Senior Consultant - Anti-Financial Crime Consulting Services


Contineo is strengthening our capabilities in AFC as our clients continue to face significant challenges in the sanctions environment. A core component of the team is to service our clients by reviewing, optimising and advising on their sanctions screening solutions, mainly around name and transaction screening and to manage the constantly shifting and demanding regulatory requirements.

As a company we deliver a large range of projects both on a proactive and reactive basis in Sanctions, AML and KYC Risk Management including Internal Audit reviews, regulatory support, reviewing and enhancing policies and procedures, tuning and optimisation and working on a range of Sanctions, AML and Fraud technology solutions.

The successful individual will support the delivery of a range of financial crime projects. Each project will generally incorporate a review and assessment of the current state of an Anti-Financial Crime solution, leading a team on-site, discussing matters directly with the client, proposing and delivering solutions and providing oral presentations and high quality written documents.

Core responsibilities 

As a Senior Consultant, you will be expected to use your industry experience and expertise to support successful completion of project work plan. You should demonstrate excellent client service and assists team members in developing technical and professional competency.

At the direction of Managers, the Senior Consultant may accept responsibility for decision-making and preparation of deliverables.

The individual will also be expected to participate in marketing, knowledge sharing and practice development.

Key responsibilities

  • Support technical delivery on projects relating to anti-financial crime, in particular development of tuning and optimisation solutions for sanctions screening and transaction monitoring systems, conducting reviews of client’s processes and procedures, support clients with regulatory reviews and other independent anti-financial crime reviews, advising on anti-financial crime technology, optimisation and remediation programmes
  • Proactive about evaluating, synthesising, organising and interpreting data and processes
  • Actively build relationships with your clients and provide them with timely high- quality service
  • Supporting managers in the development of propositions and contribute with marketing material
  • Have an inherent interest in project management and team leadership
  • Review deliveries from junior colleagues during projects 
  • Communicate progress and identify any potential issues or risks and escalate to managers in an agile and clear manner

Technical skills 

  • Scripting (python) – would be nice to have
  • Advanced Excel, SQL and Data Analysis 
  • Prior experience in AML sanctions/transaction monitoring/KYC compliance requirements.
  • Any knowledge of Fircosoft or any other screening solution would be of great benefit

Personal skills / values

  • Confidence to be able to quickly establish credibility with clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can be tailored to a variety of audiences
  • Proven ability to work with diverse teams 
  • Experienced in understanding and mitigating the risks associated with AFC projects
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving, self-motivation and proactive approach
  • A high degree of integrity and the drive and willingness to succeed; and
  • Strong team ethos and ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure 

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