KYC Team Leader  (6 month FTC)

Reporting to Head of Sales & Marketing



The “KYC Analyst” is responsible for Digitisation of Customer KYC Files that is to transition from traditional paper-based processes to a digital and automated system for managing and storing customer identification and verification documentation.


This role requires a strategic approach to ensure successful implementation while upholding compliance standards and data security. This role will mainly work with Chief of Staff and reporting to Head of Sales & Marketing.



  1. Leading the project of digitisation of Customer KYC Files
  • Take charge of the initiative to digitise and organise customer KYC files, making them easily accessible and manageable with the help of Branches.
  • Collaborate with relevant teams to implement a digital KYC repository, ensuring data security and compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Streamline processes for retrieving, updating, and maintaining digital KYC records.


  1. Preparation for the FATF Grey Listing Audit through enhancing the quality of EDD reviews and customer files.
  • Identify gaps in Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) procedures and customer files.
  • Collaborate with compliance and audit teams to ensure preparedness for the upcoming FATF Grey Listing Audit.
  • Implement strategies to improve the quality and completeness of EDD reviews and documentation, ensuring they align with FATF (Financial Action Task Force) requirements.


  1. Provision of training to KYC Analysts and Branch teams on proper CDD/EDD reviews and required documentation.
  • Develop training programs that educate KYC Analysts and Branch teams on conducting effective Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and EDD reviews.
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of training and making adjustments as necessary.
  1. Overseeing and supporting the completion of overdue KYC reviews
  • Monitor the status of KYC reviews to identify and prioritise overdue cases.
  • Provide guidance and support to teams working on overdue KYC reviews to ensure timely completion while maintaining accuracy and compliance.


  1. Provision of coaching and guidance to 1st Line on KYC and customer due diligence matters
  • Offer one-on-one coaching and guidance to frontline employees, including Relationship Managers and Branch teams, on complex KYC and customer due diligence matters.
  • Help resolve inquiries and provide insights into interpreting regulations and applying best practices.


  1. Communicate effectively with internal teams, including branch teams, legal, and compliance departments, to ensure compliance standards are met:
  • Act as a bridge between different internal teams, fostering clear and efficient communication
  • Liaise with legal and compliance departments to resolve complex compliance matters.
  • Collaborate with Branch Teams to address compliance-related queries and concerns, ensuring alignment with regulations and guidelines.



A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as finance, business administration, information technology, or a related discipline is often preferred.


Advanced degrees or certifications in project management, compliance, or data management can be beneficial.


Minimum 5 years of experience in roles related to KYC, compliance, data management, project management, or technology implementation is important. Experience in a leadership or supervisory role is also valuable.


A deep understanding of the financial services industry, including its regulatory landscape, compliance requirements, and customer due diligence processes, is essential.


Familiarity with AML, CTF, and KYC regulations and their impact on customer data management and storage.


Strong computer skills, including familiarity with document management systems, database management, and digital file storage solutions


Skill in managing organisational change related to the transition from paper-based to digital processes.


The ability to analyse complex information, identify patterns, and make data-driven decisions to optimise processes and workflows.


Leadership skills to guide and coordinate teams involved in the digitisation project, providing clear direction, setting goals, and monitoring progress.


Turkish and English: Full proficiency in written and verbal communication required.


Eligible work visa in United Kingdom

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and ensures that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Candidates are selected for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.


Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.


For further information, please contact: 

Enrico Castagnetti, Wintermann Search & Selection Limited

Mobile:       +44 (0)7711 267500




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