Financial Crime Data Services Analyst

Bradford / Remote
Competitive + benefits
26 Jul 2022
16 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Crime Data Services Analyst

You will be part of a specialist Financial Crime analytics team working on multiple use cases that will bring substantial value to the society.

The team are responsible for analytics, systems, intelligence, MI production and regulatory reporting from which you will be a data leader.

Using your knowledge of advanced analytics you will develop data models which will be used by the team and wider function. You will have support of a data engineer throughout the lifecycle of model build and deployment.

Development and sharing of analytical skills in the team are key to our success.

The role is based in our Bradford head office but will have flexibility of remote working.


About the role

As a Financial Crime Data Services Analyst you will help the Financial Crime team to proactively identify threats and risks through advanced analytics. You will own models from multiple use cases and engage with various stakeholders, have excellent communication skills and enable smarter decisions to be made from data.

  • You will use your skills to lead the production of statistical analysis and predictive analytics using supervised and unsupervised learning techniques

  • Model governance will be documented to show feature engineering, importance and bias mitigation

  • Models must be explainable and with the support of a data engineer deployed

  • You will support the team with enhancements to our technology stack with your knowledge and expertise of data

  • You will have the opportunity to improve your knowledge of financial crime risk including experience of AML, KYC, sanctions and fraud retail banking products and the UK regulatory environment

  • Additional open source learning will be available as personal development is key to a successful team


About you

You will have the ability to identify and communicate often complex data and analytical solutions to the wider department, ensuring transfer of key findings to inform business changes and risk mitigation.

You must be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Ability to find solutions to various data problems
  • Able to write testable code to a high standard and document version histories using Git or equivalent
  • Be an expert in the building of statistical and advanced analytical models
  • Strong use of Python and proficient in SQL for analytical querying
  • Able to support the financial crime function in relation to specialist data training, techniques and analytical modelling
  • Ability to showcase feature engineering, importance, bias, ethics and model governance


Desirable skills:

  • A knowledge of financial crime within financial services but not essential
  • Use of Tableau or Power BI
  • Developing data strategy


About us

At YBS we don’t have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.


About our Benefits 

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.

  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.

  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.

  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.

  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts,


Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, click apply now to send us your application.


Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date *

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