Banking.Senior KYC Officer

Risk & Compliance Hyderabad, Hyderabad



Job Title:  Senior KYC Officer

Job Level:  Individual Contributor

Reports to:  Account Manager

Location:  Hyderabad

COE Department:  Centralized Client On-Boarding and Maintenance – CDD (“CCOB”)

Requirements: Bachelor/ Master degree, together with relevant working experience or legal background, and minimum of 2 years’ experience with customer due diligence and/or in a similar position.



To meet the continuous increase of global regulatory and tax transparency requirements around customer due diligence, the Citco Group of Companies established a centralized client on-boarding process in order to streamline the KYC data collection and maintenance thereof from customers during their life cycle. For this center of excellence department, Citco is looking to recruit an experienced Senior KYC Officer with knowledge on the legal and regulatory requirements around customer due diligence (CDD) in the context of  anti-money laundering/ countering terrorist financing (AML/CTF). The ideal candidate is familiar with the interpretation of the CDD requirements of relevant law and regulations and with good industry practice.  


The Senior KYC Officer is in charge of applying appropriate CDD on a variety of institutional customers upon analysis of information. In addition, the candidate maintains contacts with various internal managers and provides guidance to internal stakeholders and other KYC Specialists. This role entails execution of day-to-day operation and controls within team and within the given timeframe.


This position ensures that the customers fulfil their obligation under the AML/CTF law and regulation and internal controls performed within the agreed time frame.


A summary of the main tasks and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Collecting, validating, verifying, analyzing and processing of KYC documentation and Tax forms.
  • Maintaining the electronic client records and hierarchies in line with the clients’ documentation.
  • Following-up with relevant team on required documentation.
  • Ingesting and indexing of documents.
  • Performing various administrative tasks within the applications.
  • Serving as point of contact for CCOB team members and relationship managers globally.
  • Responding timely and professionally to emails and telephone queries.
  • Managing and coaching KYC Officers to meet the operational standards.
  • Timely reporting and escalating to the Account Manager.
  • Meeting internal and external clients deliverables.
  • Performing tasks accurately and in time conform policies, procedures and guidelines..
  • Performing daily controls on outstanding items.
  • Identifying potential risks when carrying out duties
  • Keep abreast of AML/KYC regulatory development in the financial industry.



  • Bachelor/ Master degree in Legal or Business Administration.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the fields of CDD, AML/CTF.
  • Experience in fiduciary services, alternative asset servicing and other financial services.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office 2016 or higher, such as Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Strong proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills including verbal and written English.
  • Problem solving skills coupled with analytical skills.
  • Good planning and time management skills (multitasking on daily basis).
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Pro-activeness in raising potential improvements on the process performed.
  • ACAMS Certification and knowledge of FATCA and CRS are advantageous.


  • Business and commercial acumen 
  • Quality and risk control
  • Decision making
  • Problem-solving
  • Client relationship management
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Coaching and Developing others
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.