Senior Sanctions Officer

22nd December 2022

Senior Sanctions Officer - £400 - £450 per day

Hybrid 2 days remote

London Financial Crime

Our client, a leading Investment Bank, is looking for an experienced Sanctions Officer to join the team on an initial 6 months contract. You will play an integral role in providing technical sanctions advice, drafting and implementing policies and standards and using Sanction Screening systems to process alert escalations.

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  • Providing technical Sanctions & Embargo advice to queries escalated from our live payments teams.
  • Draft, review and approve Sanctions Policy document.
  • Providing support on queries relating to payment transparency and wire transfer regulations and UK guidance.
  • Processing client sanctions screening alert escalations using Fircosoft.
  • Provide timely and consistent sanctions and Due Diligence advice to key stakeholders regarding potential transactions.
  • Conduct risk assessments on proposed transactions.
  • Review sanction alerts identified during KYC onboarding and periodical review.


  • Proven experience in and understanding of Sanctions.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in banking.
  • Experience of using Fircosoft and processing sanctions payments alerts or similar sanctions screening and filtering systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of UK, EU and US sanctions.
  • A good understanding of Banking and Investment products.
  • Good understanding of financial crime risk and control (AML and ABC) in banking.
  • Ability to read and interpret swift messages.
  • Self-starter with relevant sanctions and payments experience who requires minimal supervision.
  • Strong financial sanctions knowledge in particular OFAC, EU and UK regulations.

Please contact Lascelles Reid-Barlow at for further information.

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Senior Sanctions Officer - £400 - £450 per day

Hybrid 2 days remote