BBVA Compass Client Onboarding Specialist II in new york, New York


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Summary of Responsibilities:

The Client Onboarding Specialist for CIB USA will be responsible for the procedural aspects of Know Your Customer (KYC) records performed in conjunction with Relationship Management and AML Compliance teams.

The main responsibility is to collect and review KYC and CIP information for new client onboardings as well as periodic reviews for institutional clients. (Corporate / Financial / Asset Management)

Major/Essential Job Duties:

  • Perform independent research and liaiase with RM to understand the current and future nature of the client relationship with the BBVA group.

  • Evaluate prior versions of KYC records to determine if uplift or adjustments are required.

  • Following a review of public source data, engage RM or client directly to obtain necessary documentation

  • Review data and perform screenings to highlight any issues for escalation and enhanced due diligence

  • Remain available at all times to facilitate completion of the KYC and the client set up in internal systems

Level of Complexity and Risk Involved:

High level of complexity regarding KYC regulations, business offerings and procedural requirements


Required skills:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Accounting or similar

  • Professional experience in Client Onboarding / Compliance / KYC

  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to deal with deadlines and conflicting priorities

  • Professional work ethics

  • Self-motivation skills; ability to work independently

  • Computer skills: Excel, PowerPoint presentations, Word, Acrobat

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, listening, and written presentation skills)

  • Ability to build consensus and work in a team environment

  • English mandatory; Spanish language skills desired

Desired skills:

  • Specific understanding of the current regulatory environment for KYC

  • Knowledge of external database tools, including SWIFT KYC / Bankers Almanac / LexisNexis

  • Licenses ACAMS / FINRA S99 a plus

Job ID 2018-115667

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Work Location US-NY-New York