Client verification Associate

Date: 15-Nov-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

We are currently recruiting for a Client verification Associate


Profile Summary
To support the senior members of the with AML/Client Verification Team functions in a timely and cost efficient manner ensuring adherence to all SLA’s and procedures for London Branch, manage the control of AML/KYC documentation in line with Internal Compliance Procedures/FCA regulations


Duties and Responsibilities

•    Support the team leader in the review and verification of AML/KYC Client documentation
•    Support the team leader the review of counterparty registration applications and follow up reviews with adherence to all Mizuho Compliance procedures
•    Support the team leader with the review of information currently held on due diligence files against the current Due Diligence policy and regulatory requirements and identify any shortfalls
•    Perform client identification and verification on Financial Intermediaries
•    Liaison with Internal Clients Advising Business Units of due diligence requirements
•    Work to support the team by sharing ideas and knowledge
•    Support the team leader with resources to ensure that processes and individuals sustain business demands
•    Maintain high quality reference data across London Branch and European Office systems in conjunction with AML/KYC Client documentation verification
•    Build relationships and business understanding with Internal Clients in order to initiate and implement improvements to existing processes
•    Support the team leader with Counterparty Verification team with Projects and adhoc tasks within Shared Services
•    Build collaborative relationships and business understanding with Internal Clients in order to initiate and implement improvements to existing processes
•    Support the Group head and other team leads in running the day to day business and applying strategies driven by the yearly business plans for EIOD ops.
•    Being first point of escalation for queries from internal and external parties


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

•    Great organisational and time management skills
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Strong numerical and analytical skills
•    Customer-centric career experience
•    Demonstrable ability to innovate, support change and problem solve
•    Collaborative nature to contribute to a successful team performance
•    Sound knowledge of the Banking Industry
•    High level of computer literacy and skills in data manipulation / presentation
•    Language skills are an asset, but not essential
•    Maintain transparent communication to provide clear direction to the team
•    Strong decision making skills to efficiently delegate tasks
•    Foster the spirit of teamwork and cohesiveness across the team
•    Motivate the team to complete tasks to a high standard
•    Empower individuals to take responsibility for their goals
•    Coach, mentor and develop the team in a positive and constructive manner

We champion a flexible work environment, as we understand the need for people to meet other commitments or simply strike a good work-life balance.  As such, we are happy to talk flexible working for this role such as reduced working hours.  The role will also include homeworking.  

At Mizuho we are committed to supporting equality and diversity, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community that we operate in and from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, beliefs, gender identities and disabilities.  

If you require more information about our equal opportunities policy or wish to discuss any accessibility requirements or reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team – and we will be happy to help. 




Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management. 

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial 
Any personal data you provide will be processed in accordance with our Recruitment Privacy Notice. Please do not create an account or apply for any vacancy if you do not agree to the terms of our Recruitment Privacy Notice available here