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FS Senior Manager Financial Crime

Salary: £70k - £90K - London

The Team 


We are seeking a Senior Manager to join our award winning, exciting and fast-paced financial services (FS) financial crime team in London.  


We deliver a large range of projects both on a proactive and reactive basis in AML, Sanctions and Fraud Risk Management including Internal Audit reviews, devising and implementing target operating models, reviewing and enhancing policies and procedures, developing and delivering training, and working on a range of AML, Sanctions and Fraud technology solutions. 
We have great relationships with a large range of FS clients ranging from global banks to boutique investment houses, and our work can be with clients in the UK and other parts of Europe or beyond.


The successful individual will support the delivery of a range of financial crime projects.  Each project will generally incorporate a review and assessment of the current state of compliance, leading a team on-site, discussing matters directly with the client, proposing and delivering solutions and providing oral presentations and high quality written documents. 
A core part of the role will also include leveraging your industry contacts, skills and experience to contribute to winning work and knowledge sharing and practice development across the team.  


Our projects are often global and you are likely to work with colleagues from other member firms and from a variety of departments and backgrounds which also often presents the opportunity to travel.    


The Role


Core responsibilities
 


As a Senior Manager, you will be expected to use your industry experience and expertise to formulate comprehensive and well considered solutions to clients’ challenges. 
The individual will also be expected to participate in marketing, knowledge sharing and practice development. The individual will be based in the London office but will need to display a flexible attitude to working and be prepared to travel to/work at other locations across the country, and, on occasion, overseas.


All candidates are expected to demonstrate the majority of the following: 


• Leading technical delivery on projects relating to financial crime and/or ABC, in particular development of financial crime and/or ABC target operating models, conducting Internal Audit and other independent financial crime reviews, advising on financial crime and/or ABC technology optimisation in conjunction with our data analytics teams, and large scale client remediation programmes; 
• Understanding of fraud controls and emerging threats across the entire FS sector, both in the digital and non-digital space.
• Leading and developing strong relationships with senior client contacts across the FS industry; 
• Leading the development of propositions and developing a marketing and business development strategy in relation to the areas mentioned above; 
• Managing the risk and commercial aspects involved in the delivery of projects including budgets, planning and project governance; and
• Managing and mentoring junior colleagues from diverse backgrounds during projects and as part of the appraisal process.


The Person


Person specification and criteria

In order to be considered for the role, you must clearly be able to demonstrate the following:

Technical expertise 
• Has either: (a) held a senior role in the FS industry such as a Deputy Head of Financial Crime, Head of AML for a division at a bank, regional/business unit/group head of ABC or an MLRO from a mid-tier bank; or (b) obtained equivalent industry experience through leading consulting projects;
• Well-developed relationships with prospective clients and/or regulators; 
• Proven track record in leading teams to produce detailed, concise written reports to senior leadership teams; and
• Substantial technical knowledge of the UK and European financial crime and/or ABC regulatory requirements and market practice of at least two of the following activities:

 

1) AML
• Target Operating Model design and implementation; 
• Review and completion of financial crime risk assessments; 
• Review and assessment of policies and procedures, systems and controls; 
• Conducting Internal Audit Reviews of a Financial Crime function
• Delivery of specific training;
• Preparing clients for regulatory visits;
• Managing regulatory enquiries, skilled person reviews and enforcement action; and 
• AML remediation activity.

 

2) TRANSACTION MONITORING
• Target Operating Model design and implementation;
• Implementation, optimisation and tuning of systems; 
• Compliance and assurance testing; 
• Delivering training and/or facilitating workshops; and
• Examination of transaction and suspicious transaction reporting processes (including experience of clearing alerts).

 

3) FRAUD RISK MANAGEMENT
• Review and completion of fraud risk assessments
• Review, assessment and design of fraud policies, processes and controls
• Confident public speaker who can address clients at all levels and deliver fraud awareness training, ensuring key messages are understood.
• Ongoing development of own fraud awareness, understanding of regulatory controls and requirements of client.

 

4) ABC
• Target Operating Model design and implementation; 
• Review and completion of ABC risk assessments; 
• Review and assessment of ABC policies and procedures, systems and controls; 
• Conducting Internal Audit Reviews of a ABC function
• Confident public speaker who can address clients at all levels and deliver ABC awareness training, ensuring key messages are understood.
• Preparing clients for regulatory visits;
• Managing regulatory enquiries, skilled person reviews and enforcement action; and 
• ABC remediation activity.

Skills/Values
• Confidence to be able to quickly establish credibility with clients;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can be tailored to a variety of audiences;
• Proven ability to work with diverse teams drawn from various teams and backgrounds;
• Proven track record of people management and leadership skills – be able to manage large, complex teams and projects with demanding stakeholders and multiple workstreams;  
• Experienced in understanding and mitigating the risks and financials associated with client engagements; 
• Excellent analytical skills and problem solving, self-motivation and possess an enquiring mind; 
• A high degree of integrity and the drive and willingness to succeed; and
• Strong team ethos and ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.

Education and Training

• Education to degree level or equivalent experience; and 
• Financial crime and/or relevant professional qualification is desirable.

 

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