Senior Analyst – Operational Analysis

Financial Intelligence Unit -AUH

Key Accountabilities - Assess the AML/CFT compliance regime from the quality and quantity of the filed STRs and coordinate with reporting entities and other regulatory authorities to ensure the safety and security of the UAE financial sector. - Support the strategy formulation exercise of the Financial Intelligence department by outlining how the Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) and Suspicious Cases Analysis section can be aligned to the objectives and strategy of CBUAE - Perform operational and strategic data analysis for the benefit of stakeholders based on emerging trends, patterns and issues related to money laundering, terrorist financing and associated criminal activities - Work with the Head of Financial Intelligence in order to develop tools and recommendations for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism, in addition to the criteria and guidelines that set the obligations of the reporting institutions of the UAE - Coordinate with reporting institutions in the development of clear rules, forms, and guidelines for STRs - Manage the process of review, analysis and assessment of STRs received from the Reporting Entities for the detection of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism along with other predicate offences - Conduct strategic analysis to identify emerging ML/FT related threats and vulnerabilities and recommend mitigating measures - Facilitate the collection and distribution of all financial intelligence for further investigation or action, ensure that relevant data is collected and communicated in a timely manner, and maintain internal controls to ensure incoming correspondence is distributed as per work load - Manage the process of taking action against any suspected cases, oversee the development of support analysis for the Legal Affairs section and enforcement authorities, liaise with other Financial Intelligence Units of other jurisdictions on international investigations when required - Review, analyze and assess reports pertaining to STRs and link together information from other sources to develop comprehensive reports on a regular basis - Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of policies, standards, and guidelines established by international bodies such as the Financial Action Taskforce, MENA – Financial Action Taskforce, Egmont Group, etc. - Guide and motivate subordinates, prepare performance evaluations and appraisal reports to assess their productivity, progress, training needs and ensure that they are continuously developed for higher level roles - Perform any other duties outside the scope as and when required. Education / Qualifications / Certifications - Graduate Degree in Banking/Finance/ Economics. - 3 - 8 years’ of experience with at least 3 years of experience in a similar role. - Working experience in the UAE, with appropriate familiarity with the UAE market and regulations - Proficient in English; Arabic would be an advantage