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Shell Counterparty Due Diligence Analyst - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Counterparty Due Diligence Analyst - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

If you’re highly ambitious, safety-conscious, and thrive in complex and uncertain situations, this role will help you grow and develop in a business that encourages both personal and professional development where you’ll be part of some of the most ground-breaking projects anywhere in the industry.

Where you fit in

The Counterparty Due Diligence Analyst will be responsible for researching the required information on counterparties to perform a risk assessment and make a recommendation on their suitability to do business with Shell Trading & Supply. Your research will focus on the counterparties geographical presence, industry, products traded, political status, and reputation. Accountabilities- Undertake basic, standard and shipping customer due diligence to make recommendation on the suitability of business relationships- Liaise with external counterparties to collate required company information/documentation - Analyse and verify evidence collated during the customer due diligence process to ensure authenticity- Collaborate with commercial and functional stakeholders to enhance their understanding of the financial crime on-boarding requirements to raise the profile of the financial crime team and ensure the smooth onboarding of new and existing customers.- Prepare customer due diligence review files and ensure all internal and regulatory records management standards are adhered to.- Develop an understanding of the Trading & Supply financial crime systems and controls including a working knowledge of the Compliance, Financial Crime and ABC manuals. - Advise internal and external stakeholders on customer due diligence requirements in a timely fashion.

This role is reporting to the Team Lead Counterparty Due Diligence (CDD), the Counterparty Due Diligence Analyst is part of the Counterparty Due Diligence new business team within the Global Financial Crime team. The successful candidate will be responsible for completing risk assessments of new counterparties in line with counterparty due diligence policies and procedures.

The global Financial Crime team has responsibility for:

  • Counterparty Due Diligence as part of initial counterparty onboarding and periodic re-review;

  • Acting as Financial Crime, Trade Controls and Sanctions Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), where queries from the T&S business are escalated by the Compliance Advisory Teams.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop an understanding of the Trading & Supply compliance systems and controls including a working knowledge of the Financial Crime policy and procedures.

  • Analyse documentation, assess the risks of new counterparties and complete a risk assessment and recommendation to start business with Shell Trading and Supply.

  • Complete reviews at different levels of due diligence depending on the risk profile- Simplified, basic, standard and enhanced. Risk assessments to include analysis of findings, identification of any red flags and mitigation.

  • Liaise with Counterparty Onboarding Focal Points to obtain required company information/documentation.

  • Analyse substantial amounts of data including transactional data. Verify evidence obtained and identify red flags and other areas of concern.

  • Prepare documentation to support discussion with Senior Management on counterparties with significant financial crime risks and/or High-Risk PEP relationships.

  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures, including handling of customer data to comply with GDPR.

  • Articulate due diligence requirements and the onboarding process to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

  • Escalate issues that require further investigation.

  • Prioritize workload with shifting demands and priorities in a fast-paced commercial environment.

  • Work to tight deadlines and often under pressure.

  • Be an active and effective member of the Financial Crime team.

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Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

Houston - One Thousand Main


What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum (2) two working experience in KYC/AML areas.

  • Experience in Tier 1 Financial Institutions (Wholesale, Commercial/Corporate, Investment Banking) and/or large Commodities or Trading Houses (Oil, Energy) would be highly valuable.

  • Certifications in AML such as Certified AML Specialist (CAMS), International Association Diploma in Anti Money Laundering or suitable equivalent would be advantageous.

  • Fluent in Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese or Mandarin would be advantageous.

  • Understanding of high risk jurisdictions and the associated risks of dealing with Politically Exposed Persons.

  • Understanding of corporate structures and complex entity structures including SPVs, Trusts, Funds including identification of Ultimate Beneficial Owners.

  • Stakeholder engagement skills to manage relationships across different businesses and functions.

  • Exhibit resilience at work. Be able to meet tight deadlines often under pressure.

  • Self-starter who can work independently demonstrating personal drive and taking own initiative.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team.

  • Compliance is a foundation of the way in which T&S does business and therefore integrity is one of the fundamental values that we are seeking as part of the Compliance team. We believe integrity is the hallmark of a person who demonstrates sound moral and ethical principles during their work. Integrity is the foundation on which co-workers build relationships, trust, and effective interpersonal relationships. It is essential that the successful candidate will be able to give clear examples of integrity as one of their core values.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX