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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 June 2024
Shared Service Centre

SSC Associate - KYC Quality Assurance

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy – and directly advise the owners and management teams leading them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Shared Service Centre team (SSC) provides essential support to a number of teams across our firm. As well as assisting on large-scale operations, beyond the capacity of a core specialist team, they provide the unparalleled expertise we need to keep moving forward. As part of this friendly department, you’ll have the chance to work on exciting projects and develop your skillset. There’s real opportunity, making it a great chance to use industry knowledge and experience to solve problems in your next career step, or it can be a place to learn if you’re just starting out. If you want to work on important projects and explore your potential, we’ll give you the friendly, supportive working environment to go far.

We’ll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

The role

The firm is looking to recruit an SSC Associate who will jointhe ATE QA Team (After The Event Quality Assurance)within BDO’s Shared Service Centre (SSC) Internal Compliance Area, based in Liverpool City Centre. This will be a challenging and rewarding role where you will be involved in the administration and assurance of the firm’s Conflicts of Interest (COI), Know Your Customer (KYC)& Anti-Money Laundering (AML) requirements, and on-line management systems (Including CMS & CTO2). Successful applicants will be required to engage with Partners and senior stakeholders to discuss the 7 key risk areas identified by BDO (AML, Ethics & Independence, Conflicts, Reputational, Execution, Commercial, Network), and any mitigations provided for these risks.

The role will include:

  • Undertakinginternal “After the Event” Quality Assurance reviews, to confirm that all appropriate On-Boarding due diligence(Conflicts, KYC andAssessment of risk factors) have been carried out, following theapproval and opening of a new project code on the firm’s management systems, in-line with agreed processes.

  • Creation and management of internal review reporting, through initial findings, draft and final reports together with necessary issues and actions logs.

  • AML/CTO2 Champion Be a subject matter expert and maintainknowledge, expertise – Together with supporting and developingyour colleagues across the SSC and BDO.

  • Dealing with internal queries from Client/Project teams, and SSC teams on the firm’s “AML Guidance and how this should be applied following the identification un-satisfactory outputs from the internal reviews.

  • Liaising with Partners and other senior stakeholders to resolve and remediate any deficiencies identified as part of the review process.

  • Support the BAU team – Supporting with ad hoc projects for the Standard Due Diligence/Enhanced Due Diligence and the Research teams, as requested by the ATE QA Team Leadand Economic Crime Team.

  • Providing on-going support to the firm’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Economic Crime Team, alongside regular feedback on key areas of fault identified as part of the review.

Administration support:

  • Escalating more complex matters to the ATE QA Team Lead and/or the firm’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Economic Crime Team asrequired.
  • Management and input over an internal ‘Issues Log’ to ensure that any areas of deficiency are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise through supporting the Standard Due Diligence/Enhanced Due Diligenceand Research hubs.
  • To locate through public sources and be able to research potential and existing BDO clients.
  • Carrying out checks on the firmselectronic ID and Sanctionstool as part of the overall On-Boarding process.
  • Confirming all relevantrisk factors have been identified, considered and mitigated by the relevant partnerafter the completion of a request in the firms on-boarding system and the opening of a new project code.
  • Collaborate with the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and the Economic Crime Team to stay well informed on KYC/AML approach along with changes in regulations and techniques.


  • Collaborate with SSC Assistants, Senior Assistants and SSC/BDO colleagues on regulatory and business process changes/implementation, ensuring a consistent and successful implementation.

  • Provide regular and ad hoc updates to the SDD/EDD and Research hubs ensuring knowledge across the team is current, complete and consistently delivered.

  • Share knowledge and experience with the SDD/EDD and Research hubs enabling them to continue building on their own established competence and capability frameworks. 

  • Demonstrate and lead promotion of best practice.

You'll be someone with:

  • Knowledge and experience of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, and the implementation/application of these regulations in real world scenarios.
  • IT skills - strong working knowledge of MS Office including Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet research.
  • Well presented with a professional level of communication.
  • Strong verbal communication, and experience dealing with difficult conversationsand;
  • Strong written communication with experience collating information into navigable and clear reports, with a high-level summary of key points.
  • Experience withtime management and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise and support an organised workload.

You'll preferably have:

  • Experience and knowledge of heightening risk factors within AML/KYC, and appropriate mitigating points.

  • Knowledge of business/key terms within the Accounting/Audit/Professional Services industry, and the application of AML principles in these areas.

  • Detailed understanding of typical corporate structures, ultimate beneficial ownership of organisations/entities and appreciation of influence and control over bodies corporate.

  • Ability to use own initiative and take a risk basedapproach.

  • Good telephone manner. 

We'll value you

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to our business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture.  From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another.  At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices.  BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.  With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.




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