Senior Financial Crime Officer - Investment Banking Advisory

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Recruiter
MERJE Ltd
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£80000 pa to £90,000 pa + generous bonus + medical + generous pension +++
Posted
16 Jul 2022
Closes
15 Aug 2022
Ref
15466214
Job Function
Compliance/Regulatory
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
You will be part of a Financial Crime Advisory team responsible for providing for Global Markets - including areas including AML, fraud, AB&C, sanctions, PEPs and high-risk clients.

Role requirements for Senior Financial Crime Advisory Officer:
  • Supporting and assisting senior management in adherence to applicable Financial Crime laws and regulations as well as to high standards of business and ethical integrity
  • Capital Market product knowledge essential
  • Reviewing adequacy and completeness of customer due diligence completed by the Due Diligence Team on new-to-bank and recertified (existing) clients, particularly for compliance with applicable Policy and UK regulatory requirements
  • Financial Crime Risk assessment for high risk escalations, including Money Laundering, Sanctions, Bribery, corruption and internal failings.
  • Interpreting and advising the banks staff on applicable Financial Crime laws, regulations and standards.
  • Training staff on relevant Financial Crime regulations and standards.
  • Monitoring and reporting on compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards Investigating and reporting on any suspected breach of applicable standards
  • Review PEP and other higher-risk referrals (e.g. from the London Due Diligence Team, CIB business areas in London or internationally), to assess financial crime risks and agree appropriate level of risk for each referral. In addition, to ensure all relevant records are updated and maintained accordingly, to ensure appropriate audit-trails for decisions.
  • Review contract and deal with specific documentation to assess for the presence of financial crime compliance risk (e.g. sanctions, bribery, money laundering, etc.), to identify options to mitigate identifiable risk (in consultation with other specialists - e.g. Legal).
  • Represent the UK branch in Client Acceptance Committees, New Activity Committees and other internal forums related to higher-risk clients, products and risks in the operating/business environment.
  • Provide advice consistent with (and ensuring appropriate application of) Group policies and applicable legal and regulatory requirements, particularly in relation to anti-money laundering ('AML) and financial sanctions, anti-bribery, and related AML or Financial Crime policies and procedure.
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness and understanding of UK requirements, particularly in relation to Money Laundering Regulations (or equivalent), Financial Sanctions (e.g. UK, France, EU and US OFAC) and FCA Handbook (in relation to Financial Crime) and FCA Financial Crime Guidance (i.e. 'core knowledge').
  • Applying understanding of core knowledge when supporting/advising CIB business areas and support functions.
  • Competently demonstrate key AML analysis and articulate clear guidance to inform opinion on how best to identify and respond to financial crime risk, including inter-alia, via formal reporting to the AML Committee and/or a senior business forum.

Qualifications
  • Significant prior experience working in a financial crime advisory environment - including AML, Sanctions and/or anti-bribery systems and controls in a UK FCA regulated firm from a preferably a CIB environment).
  • Strong track record in assessing AML risk/cases and making (and documenting) informed decisions to mitigate AML risk / escalate accordingly.
  • A strong working knowledge of UK, EU and US sanctions regimes and an understanding of other regimes.
  • An advanced and broad understanding of general AML risk issues in a CIB environment, such as, IB product, intra-jurisdictional AML and sanctions risk and client-type risk.
  • An advanced knowledge of products/services and 1st line operations across CIB and BPSS business areas.

This is an exceptional bank with excellent career growth and opportunities. They offer a hybrid working set-up. They are at the cutting edge of technology and are a brand that you will be proud to work with.

If you are interested in this Financial Crime Advisory Officer opportunity, please submit your CV. Alternatively, call Pritesh Chudasama on 0203 637 1607 for a confidential conversation.

Please note, should feedback for the Financial Crime Advisory Officer not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, I may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities in the future.

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