Analyst, UK Regulatory Compliance

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Job Description

You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected. 

Position Mission

The Compliance Analyst supports the Compliance Manager and the UK Market Compliance Officer (MCO) leading the Compliance function in the UK and co-ordinates regulatory compliance for all the lines of business operated different legal entities within this market. 

This involves liaising with the Line of Business Compliance Officers for other entities for the appropriate entities, the Money Laundering Reporting Officer and the Anti-Corruption Team in the market to ensure that the activities meet UK regulatory requirements.

The Compliance analyst works with the business to ensure that there is a strong compliance culture in the UK. This includes supporting the UK Compliance Team on compliance related activities such as Compliance Risk Assessment, Second Line Testing, Reporting and other activities as required and working with the UK business to ensure that it meets its objectives in a compliant manner.

Main Activities


  • Currently the position is responsible for leading on the following tasks:

  • Monitoring / Testing: Assists in the development of a risk based approach monitoring plan yearly and with any required amends in the interim period.

  • Conduct independent second line compliance monitoring and testing of business level controls in the UK and provides advice to the Line of Business Compliance Officers and the business to mitigate control gaps.

  • Take appropriate steps to assure that Compliance issues are regularly monitored and that appropriate monitoring programs are in place within each business function.

  • Provide administrative oversight as necessary to effectively document Compliance monitoring activity

  • Compliance Programme/ Policies:  Ensures the compliance programme for the UK is documented in compliance manuals and procedures, and regularly updated and maintained.

  • Co-ordination/ Reporting: Co-ordinates with Line of Business Compliance Officers in the UK by attending regular meetings and implement and maintain regular reporting.

  • Continuing education: stays current on compliance topics by attending events, seminars and meetings arranged by law firms and professional associations.

  • Compliance Risk Assessment: Assist with identifying UK related risks and assist the relevant businesses in mitigating UK regulatory risks.

  • Other: Deal appropriately with other staff and control functions, and perform other tasks as requested or necessary from time to time to support the effective running of the overall UK Compliance program.

Please note that this role can be located in London or Brighton and we are flexible on working pattern for these locations.  


Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.



  • Experience of working in a control or testing environment, or with critical governance programmes

  • Strong analytical skills and experience with reporting, ability to drive business insights from the data and provide actionable steps

  • Strong influencing, communication and relationship skills

  • Excellent relationship building skills, with a track record that clearly demonstrates cultural awareness and an ability to build lasting partnerships across local and market teams.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills demonstrated across band levels and business acumen

  • Knowledge of regulatory environment

  • Must be self-motivated, dependable, adaptable and detail oriented with a proven ability to work independently or within a team environment.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills and must be able to manage competing priorities under demanding deadline

  • Knowledge of company operating processes within Amex preferable

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.


To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).


ReqID: 19016867
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2019, 6:53:03 AM