AML Insight Analyst

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 5000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

Klarna strives to become the world’s favourite way to buy, and you can contribute to reaching this goal! We are looking to hire great people, who are passionate about using their talents to generate success. Analytics is no exception! We are currently looking to grow our Analytics teams to satisfy the company’s ever-increasing need for complex problem solving and data-driven decision making.

Who you are

We are looking for ambitious people with significant drive! We need problem solvers, initiative takers, people that see opportunities and potential to improve. You should be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced international working environment. You will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level - thus, you should desire to go above and beyond to deliver and grow as an individual. At Klarna we embrace change, you should dare to challenge the status quo and be persistent in doing so.

What you will do

Compliance Operations is part of Klarna’s first line of defense for preventing Money Laundry and Terrorist Financing. This team is centrally responsible for reviewing transaction monitoring alerts and conducting investigations on suspicious financial transactions. Additionally, the team also reviews consumers that are matched against high-risk lists (PEPs & Adverse media), as well as Sanctions in accordance with multiple jurisdictions’ requirements.
The team conducts in-depth investigations of all identified suspicious activity in order to establish an understanding of the observed behavior and/or dismiss suspicions of potential money laundering/terrorist financing setups. If the team is unable to dismiss or find a legitimate explanation of the observed behavior, the investigation is forwarded to the MLRO office within the Compliance function, for potential SAR reporting.

As an analyst in Compliance Operations, you will focus on how to optimise processes for reviewing suspicious alerts and feeding back insights to the monitoring team. You will also drive the discovery of Money Laundry and Terrorist Financing typologies for future prevention. Development and tracking of KPIs, such as average handling time, will also be part of your scope.
Main work tasks include, but are not limited to;

  • Analyzing suspicious consumer behavior and suggest additions to the AML and CTF monitoring system
  • Working closely with the KYC & AML monitoring team to optimise transaction monitoring scenarios to reduce false positives
  • Tracking and developing team KPIs and supporting AL in monthly meetings/reports
  • Assisting Team Lead with statistics and data needed in connection with internal and external audits, as well as regular money-laundering reports submitted to the board and external authorities.
  • Maintaining team schema and tables, training new team members in SQL, and create an efficient data querying culture within the team
  • Support agents with data for increasing the quality and speed of reviews and investigations. 

You should have

  • A degree from a university in a numerate subject (e.g. Economics, Science, Engineering, or Business)
  • Applicable work experience
  • Strong Analytical Skills set: the ability to identify and isolate trends
  • Good business acumen
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience within AML
  • Good communication skills with internal stakeholders
  • Understanding of business metrics and how to interpret them
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.

You might also have

  • Strong attention to detail and experience in using structured approaches to problem solving
  • Significant drive and ambition
  • Strong conceptual ability
  • Preferably an understanding for how to perform data extraction and manipulation, as well as programming languages is a plus (SQL, R, Python, MatLab, Java, C# etc…)
How to apply

Send over a CV in English.


Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.