AML/KYC Analyst

Kuala Lumpur
Legal & Compliance


1- 3 years

Seniority level

Entry level

Employment type


The opportunity

We are looking for a AML/KYC Analyst to join our growing compliance team. This addition to the team will report to Compliance Manager and be responsible operational compliance (KYC, client onboarding, AML and sanctions screening, transaction screening) and ensure that new customers, transactions and processes run smoothly and safely. This role is best suited for high energy, hard-working, motivated individual seeking to challenge themselves in a fast-paced, growing fintech company.

You will be expected to deliver against targets for both productivity and quality, manage your own pipeline, take onboard feedback from approvers who are responsible for quality checking cases. If you develop your professional career in finance and join an international environment, this is the role for you!


  • Performing customer due diligence on new and existing clients in line with relevant regulatory and company standards.
  • Obtain and review documentation and reference data to ensure that all regulatory AML and KYC requirements are adhered prior to onboarding.
  • Identify key risks posed by potential clients, including legal structure, industry sector, customer base, delivery channel and/or reputation.
  • Perfoming ongoing and transaction monitoring.
  • Undertaking individual identity verification checks.
  • Unwrapping beneficial ownership structures.
  • Reviewing hits on sanctions data and ruling out or escalating as appropriate.
  • Checking and documenting KYC information.
  • Conducting monitoring on existing clients and updating data accordingly.
  • Supporting business developemnt colleagues in other offices with questions about the client onboarding process.
  • Training of client-facing front-office staff in AML/CTF risks, and associated processes.


  • A degree in finance, business or a closely related field.
  • 1-3 years experience in a similar role,
  • Ability to communicate complex data clearly.
  • Knowledge of KYC/AML and compliance fundamentals,
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Dedicated attention to detail; a high degree of accuracy is a must.
  • Analytical mind and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise workload appropriately.
  • Desire/ability to work successfully in a mid-sized growth company environment.

Our values

We challenge status quo

We embrace change and the opportunities it creates and always seek to improve.

We act with integrity

It’s all about trust. We make no compromise in standards of integrity in all of our actions.

We focus on clients

We are deeply committed to clients and enjoy investing in long-term relationships.

We get things done

We don't look at challenges and say that they're someone else's job—we find a way.


First Digital Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We're always on the lookout for talented, passionate people and encourage applications from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, race or religion. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.