About the job
About The Job
A unique opportunity has arisen to join Lean in the Legal and Compliance team as a KYC Analyst to play a crucial role in ensuring Leans compliance with its regulatory requirements. You will be responsible for onboarding new clients in the UAE by verifying customer identities, assessing risk levels, and performing due diligence checks to prevent fraud and financial crime. at all levels of the business.
Who are we
Lean enables companies to seamlessly connect to their users bank accounts to initiate real-time payments and retrieve their account information. Our products have garnered the trust of leading companies and enabled them to deliver powerful experiences when connected with a users bank account, allowing users to perform prudent financial planning, get better rates on loans, transfer money to friends, and more, without compromising on privacy or security.
Some of Leans clients include the likes of Binance, Etisalat Group, Careem, Sarwa, and many more, making it the regions most valuable Open Banking platform. The company has now processed hundreds of millions of dollars, and its products are also connected with hundreds of thousands of accounts. Lean envisions a fully inclusive financial ecosystem that serves everyone, no matter where they bank or live in the MENAP region.
Analyze client documentation, such as identification, proof of address, and business registrations, to ensure compliance with Leans regulatory requirements
Conduct client onboarding and acceptance, AML, and sanctions investigations and analysis
Conduct KYC reviews to verify UBOs and assess risk profiles to support client onboarding
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve KYC-related issues and ensure a smooth client onboarding process
Stay up-to-date on regulatory changes and industry best practices related to KYC and AML compliance across the UAE
Maintain accurate and organized records of client information and due diligence documentation
Regularly update Leans General Counsel on all KYC / onboarding-related matters.
Proven interest in compliance and AML and/or work experience as a KYC Analyst in a similar role within a financially regulated company
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
Excellent written and spoken English required; proficiency in Arabic a plus
Integrity and professionalism; must be a team player
Must be independent and a self-starter, with excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently to tight deadlines
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workloads, progress multiple tasks and adhere to deadlines
Adaptability to fast-paced environments and evolving regulatory landscapes
A start-up mindset
Knowledge of KYC and AML regulations and procedures in the UAE
Experience working in a fintech startup.
Professional certifications in AML or KYC compliance (e.g., ACAMS, ICA Certificate in KYC/AML)
Proficiency in using relevant software and tools for KYC analysis
NB. While we think the above experience could be important, were keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply!!
Why Join us?
Our products have received resoundingly positive feedback from developers and customers alike, with Sequoia leading its $33 million Series A round, marking its first in the GCC. Yet, this is just the beginning. We’re working tirelessly to expand our coverage across the region while further deepening the value we provide to our stakeholders. To that end, we’re always on the lookout for talented, driven, and entrepreneurial candidates to join us in our mission of enabling the next generation of financial innovation. If you’re motivated by solving hard problems and leaving a lasting legacy while you’re at it, Lean’s where you need to be.
Not only do we offer competitive salaries, private healthcare, and flexible office hours, but we also insist that every member of the team hold a meaningful equity stake in the business to ensure long-term alignment.
We’d love you to join us for this journey!
Lean is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
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