Senior Transaction Surveillance Specialist



4500 espinho, portugal
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

At Pleo, we're driving the future of financial operations with our innovative solutions, and we're searching for a trailblazer in the field of fraud prevention to join our mission. As we expand our capabilities in safeguarding businesses around the globe, we invite you to bring your expertise and vision to our dynamic fintech environment.

Join the Financial Crime Operations department at Pleo, where we're on the front lines of safeguarding our customers and their funds. As a Senior Transaction Surveillance Specialist, you are the ninja in the shadows 🥷, welding cutting-edge technology to fend off financial crime in ways the banking world has yet to witness 💫. This role is for the brave, responsible, and diligent individuals ready to tackle the complexities of the financial world 🕶.

What You'll Be Doing:

Case Handling & Investigations: You will be the primary point of contact for level 2 case assessments and investigations using our advanced transaction surveillance tool. Deep dive into complex cases, utilising your expertise to unravel the intricacies of financial transactions and detect suspicious activities.

Risk Committee Presentations & SAR Recommendations: Play a critical role in the decision-making process by making Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) recommendations and presenting your findings effectively in risk committee meetings. Your insights will guide strategic decisions and influence our approach to managing financial crime risks.

FinCrime & Tech Projects: Contribute to internal projects aiming at the enhancement of our surveillance framework. Your role will involve the innovative integration of AI-powered tools to refine our monitoring processes and develop new methodologies for detecting financial crime.
Training: Your role will involve the training on observed patterns from your investigation work and assistance of Junior Analysts with BAU.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience working within a FinTech, traditional financial institution, or regulatory body
  • 3+ years of experience in assurance or internal/external audit, focusing on financial crime domains
  • Relevant compliance qualifications (ACAMS, ICA)
  • Expert Investigator: Exceptional ability to follow up, assess, and investigate complex financial activities with a keen eye for detail.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Profound understanding of UK/EU AML regulations, with ACAMS or similar certifications preferred.
  • Tech-Savvy: Adept at leveraging technology, with the ability to co-create and streamline processes using AI-powered tools.
  • Effective Communicator: Outstanding communication skills, capable of presenting findings and recommendations clearly and persuasively in high-stakes environments.
  • Proactive Mindset: Self-driven and meticulous, always on the lookout for anomalies and risks, with a proactive approach to problem-solving.

Show me the benefits!

  • Your own Pleo card (no more out-of-pocket spending!)
  • Lunch is on us - with catering in our Lisbon, Copenhagen and London offices or a monthly lunch allowance paid directly together with your salary in other markets 🍜
  • Private health insurance to ensure you’re fit in body and mind to do your best work
  • We offer 25 days of holiday + your public holidays
  • For our teams we offer remote working options
  • Option to purchase 5 additional days of holiday through a salary sacrifice
  • Wellbeing days - fully paid days off designed for a slower pace, allowing you to take time to recharge and prioritise self-care
  • We’re trialling MyndUp to give our employees access to free mental health and wellbeing support with great success so far ❤️‍🩹
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning - acquire new skills, stay abreast of industry trends and fuel your personal and professional development continuously
  • Paid parental leave - we want to make sure that we're supportive of families and help you feel that you don't have to compromise your family due to work 👶
  • All of us have a stake in Pleo’s success - ask us about our equity grant scheme


Why join us?

Working at Pleo means you're working on something very exciting: the future of work. Our mission is to help every company go beyond the books. Pleo itself means ‘more than you’d expect’, and it’s been the secret to our success over the last 8 years. So it’s only fitting that we’d pass this philosophy onto our customers to help them make the most of their finances.

We think company spending should be delegated to all employees and teams, that it should be as automated as possible, and that it should drive a culture of responsible spending. Finance teams shouldn’t be siloed from the rest of the organisation – they should work in unity with marketing, sales, IT and everyone else.

Speaking of working in unity, our values tell the story of how we work at Pleo. We have four core values, the first of which is ‘champion the customer’, which means we address real pain points that businesses face. Next up is ‘succeed as a team’, which highlights how our strength lies in our diversity and trust in each other. We also ‘make it happen’ by taking bold decisions and following through to deliver results. Last but not least, we ‘build to scale’, creating lasting solutions that address today’s challenges and anticipate tomorrow’s needs.

So, in a nutshell, that's Pleo. Today we are a 850+ team, from over 100 nations, sitting in our Copenhagen HQ, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Montreal and Lisbon offices —and quite a few full-time remotes in 35 other countries! Being HQ'd out of Copenhagen means we're inspired by things like a good work-life balance. If you don't work in the office with us, we'll help you set up the best remote setup possible and make sure you still have time to connect with your team.

About your application

  • Please submit your application in English; it’s our company language so you’ll be speaking lots of it if you join 💕
  • We treat all candidates equally: If you are interested please apply through our application system - any correspondence should come from there! Our lovely support isn't able to pass on any calls/ emails our way - and this makes sure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone 😊
  • We’re on a mission to make everyone feel valued at work. That’s only achievable if our team reflects the diversity of the world around us - and that starts with you, hitting apply, even if you are worried you might not tick all the boxes! We embrace and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply - regardless of race/ethnicity, colour, religion, nationality, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, socio-economic status, culture or beliefs.
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