Senior Financial Crimes Specialist

Recruiter
Wells Fargo
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 May 2022
Closes
15 May 2022
Ref
14853655
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About this role:

Wells Fargo's EMEA Global Financial Investigations Unit (GFIU) is seeking a Senior Financial Crimes Specialist who will report to the EMEA GFIU Manager and act as an individual contributor. This Senior Financial Crimes Specialist will serve as a subject matter expert for financial crimes investigations in EMEA and assist to drive key initiatives within the EMEA GFIU.

In this role, you will:
  • Complete detailed analysis and investigation of high-profile and complex fraud, AML, and terrorist financing investigations and SAR filings across six jurisdictions.
  • Complete review of investigations, training and other duties as requested by the EMEA GFIU Manager and under EMEA GFIU policies and procedures.
  • Preparation of special research projects and other analytical reports.
  • Act as a subject matter expert related to the U.K.'s Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and other regional specific regulations.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with EMEA GFIU investigators, EMEA FCRM team members, regional business/compliance partners and other FCRM investigative personnel both in and out of the United States in furtherance of investigative duties.
  • Handling high-profile law enforcement inquiries and liaising with Law Enforcement and internal stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes and internal controls.
  • Identification of unusual transactions impacting EMEA and/or other Regional GFIUs.
  • Act as an escalation point for more complex cases and provide investigative support to investigators.
  • Understanding of AML/TF Laws and Regulations in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Assist with in-region enhancements related to transaction monitoring to meet local regulatory requirements.
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience in Financial Crimes, Operational Risk, Fraud, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery, Corruption, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education.
  • Proven experience in fraud, anti-money laundering, and terrorist financing financial crimes investigations.
  • Effective writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial crimes investigations.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work under pressure and independently in a dynamic environment to ensure assignments are completed with established deadlines.
  • Solid AML and investigations experience, with good understanding of KYC & AML requirements for various client types, lines of business, and products.
  • Knowledgeable on AML/CFT in EMEA jurisdictions. Knowledge of BSA, USA Patriot Act, OFAC, and global sanctions a plus.
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or other similar qualification desired.
We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

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