Zaremba - AML Specialist - Rīga, Rīgas pilsēta, Latvia

Marina Zaremba

Rīga, Rīgas pilsēta, Latvia

Services

AML Specialist

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Certified anti-money laundering specialist

In 2009 I was invited to a new founded financial institution to create an internal control system. The same year I successfully passed the Exams and became CAMS- Certified anti-money laundering specialist by ACAMS (http://www.acams.org/Home/).
At the same time in 2009 new strategy was accepted at the Bank and e-commerce was chosen as one of the priorities. I've used the opportunity to expand my knowledge and gain new experience in the field of e-commerce and cards businesses.

Head of Customer Compliance and Monitoring Division

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Latvijas pasta banka has been successfully operating in the financial market of Latvia since 2008. LPB provides a wide range of services both for physical persons and for companies in international markets.
At the moment Latvijas pasta banka is one of the most dynamically developing financial institutions in Latvia. LPB activity focuses on the needs of their customers, and they offer strategically important bank products for their business development.

key AML person

The Bank

Since 2009, Latvijas pasta banka has been actively operating in the field of e-commerce, and it has been constantly developing in this direction. The Bank offers its customers a payment system to pay for purchases on your website using a credit card. Bank cooperates with VISA and MasterCard international payment card systems.
As LPB was founded I was invited as a key AML person to implement AML rules and practices into a new institution.
At LPB I'm still responsible for AML activities and e-commerce risks. E-commerce is one of the most rapidly developing trends, requires constant enhancement, broadening and deepening knowledge; you need an imagination to prevent possible fraudsters ideas and experience to feel the possible problems.

AML/KYC Responsibilities:
• Bank's internal control system's development, including development of forms and other normative documents (policies, procedures, manuals and etc.)
• Following regulations', best practices' news/changes and introduction to the Bank
• Sanctions' screening and control for online transactions and customer base (Accuity, http://www.accuitysolutions.com/)
• Customer underwriting for account opening; acceptance for additional banking products (loans, escrow accounts and etc.)
• AML activities manuals working-out, including:
o Suspicious/unusual activities detection tools and ways to inform FIU
o Beneficiary owners' detection
o Source of wealth and source of funds detection and verification
o Ongoing monitoring tools and methods, criteria
o Documents, confirming business evidence, analyse
• Staff trainings
• Reporting to the Board of Members, Internal/External auditors
• Production of technical tasks on the development of IT programs and testing the product before implementation
• Cooperation and relationship maintenance with corresponding banks (requests' processing, correspondent banks' acceptance)
• Cooperation and relationship maintenance with FIU (reports, training), State Regulatory (www.fktk.lv/en)-...

Compliance Department, Head of the Analytical Group

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April 2005 - August 2009

Rietumu Bank is one of the largest privately owned banks in the Baltics States, founded in 1992 and specialized in corporate banking and affluent individuals.
The Bank is well represented in the global market, providing services to customers all over Europe, the Baltic States, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other regions.
A new structure within the Bank was performed and I 've become a Head of the Analytical Group responsible for the biggest group of Customers- EU non-residents. A lot of tasks were successfully implemented.

Head of a specially designated

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Since 2004 I've been engaged in Anti-money laundering and combating Terrorism financing processes in the financial sector. As a Head of a specially designated group I was responsible for the internal control system developing from the very beginning: procedures, methodology, technical tasks and staff training. As a Head of the analytical group I was responsible for Customer acceptance and underwriting, especially non-residents of EU, unusual and suspicious operations' detection and money flows' monitoring. I was closely cooperating with State Regulatory and Financial Intelligence Unit.

"Rietumu Banka", Clients'Business Information Department, officer (www.rietumu.com)

JSC "Rietumu Banka", Clients'Business Information Department

April 2004 - April 2005

Rietumu Bank is one of the largest privately owned banks in the Baltics States, founded in 1992 and specialized in corporate banking and affluent individuals.
The Bank is well represented in the global market, providing services to customers all over Europe, the Baltic States, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other regions.
I've joined the Bank in 2004, the year AML activities were placed as the first priority. It was a great moment for new challenges and achievements. I was interested in this area and became a responsible person for starting AML processes and developing objectives and directions in which to move.

Qualifications & Certifications

Economics and Management

The University of Latvia

Economics and Management

The University of Latvia

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