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Permanent. Financial Crimes Compliance

Job Reference: 249263

The Financial Crimes Compliance (FCC) function executes second-line responsibilities with regards to financial crime risk, supporting all areas of the Group to help identify and manage FCC risks, by providing independent and objective oversight, challenge and support to Lines of Business and Functions. As a specialist global function, FCC is responsible for setting Financial Crime Risk metrics as well as policies for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (AB&C).

Financial Crime Compliance Advisory roles are accountable for ensuring adequate controls are in place to manage financial crime risk. They provide subject matter expertise for the purpose of setting policy, providing guidance and advising the businesses and functions on managing financial crime risk to ensure compliance to both global and local laws, rules and regulations relating to financial crimes.

Responsibilities:   
  • Advise on issues related to Know Your Customer (KYC) obligations, including reviewing complex structures and higher risk customers for AML related-risks Draft and negotiate contractual provisions pertaining to AML, sanctions, and anti-corruption issues across all business lines
  • Review, advise on, and oversee the execution of transactional due diligence pertaining to AML, sanctions, and anti-corruption concerns
  • Assist in identifying and reporting suspicious activity
  • Understand, advise on, and assist with implementing the Firm’s Global KYC Standards across the Firm
  • Review, interpret, and advise on relevant laws and industry best practices pertaining to AML
  • Participate in internal governance committees
  • Represent the Firm in relevant industry groups and other external forums
  • Assist, and work with outside counsel as necessary, in representing the Firm before regulatory authorities in matters related to AML legal issues
  • Provide support for special projects arising from the administration of the GFC program
  • Develop content for and deliver specialized training to relevant internal audiences concerning AML legal issues
  • Liaise and coordinate with key stakeholders across the Firm, including Legal, Compliance, Regulatory Relations, and Risk, to ensure appropriate execution of the Firm’s enterprise-wide financial crimes prevention program
Qualifications/Experience:     

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience, preferably at a consultancy business, financial institution, law firm, or government/regulatory body
  • Ideally experience from a Big 4 firm, or a boutique specialist AML consulting firm
  • Strong understanding of financial markets and banking transactions
  • Detailed understanding of the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to AML as well as sanctions and anti-corruption
  • Ability to understand and assess a wide variety of complex commercial transactions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to provide viable solutions in a time-sensitive environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, and effective time management
  • Strong project management skills
  • Sound judgment and an ability to appropriately escalate issues internally
  • Proven ability to handle highly confidential information professionally and with appropriate discretion
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and team-player attitude
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS or equivalent AML certification/license
Salary: $150-175k USD per annum, plus benefits

If this sounds like a good match for you and you would like to learn more, we would welcome your application. Go ahead and apply. 

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