Head Of AML - Financial Crime

Competitive | Bristol | Permanent
Posted 1 year ago


The Global Financial Crime Unit is a key function within the Global Information Security and Risk Group, providing a centre of excellence for the provision of financial crime risk management services on a global basis. The Global Financial Crime Unit is responsible for the prevention, detection, investigation, analysis and reporting of all suspected and confirmed internal and external financial crime incidents that result in direct or indirect losses to businesses globally.
The Regional Financial Crime Unit Manager - EMEA will hold a senior management position within the Global Information Security and Risk Group, reporting directly to the Global Head of Financial Crime.
The role will be responsible for leading, managing and developing a team of Financial Crime professionals within our Loan Services business under the 3 lines of defence operational risk model, in the prevention, detection, investigation, analysis and reporting of all internal and external Financial Crime (Fraud, Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Terrorism Financing) across all business units within the company’s operations in the EMEA region of responsibility.
The role will support the Global Financial Crime Unit in delivering a consistent, best-in-class service to its global customer base, and will act as the main point of business contact for all Financial Crime related matters in the EMEA region.
Skills and Experience

• 7 to 10 years Financial Crime Risk Management related experience (Fraud and AML/CTF) within the Financial Services industry – strong domain experience across a variety of Consumer and Commercial Financial Crime environments, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF).
• Previous experience acting as the Approved Person performing controlled functions within a financial services environment as per FCA requirements. Strong knowledge of the JMLST guidelines.
• Demonstrated experience leading / managing / developing / coaching / mentoring / motivating staff within a Financial Crime Team within a financial services environment.
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with differing business units and key stakeholders to provide exceptional service to our external clients.
• Experience working with and interacting with clients and key stakeholders (both internal and external). Excellent team player with strong interpersonal and communicative skills sensitive to the needs of functional business units.
• Strong Financial Crime prevention, detection, monitoring, case management and other risk management systems experience.
• Awareness of Financial Crime frameworks, process, controls, prevention systems and technology within a financial services environment.
• Current industry knowledge of new / emerging Financial Crime and Fraud Risk Management detection methodologies and prevention / technological solutions.
• Strong knowledge of the JMLSG guidelines, UK Money Laundering Regulations with previous experience leading a team of Financial Crime specialists, and a track record as acting as a MLRO.
• Experience reviewing and identifying changes in Financial Crime regulations to assess any potential impact on existing company policy or procedure with a view of developing and executing change to ensure regulatory compliance.
• Experience providing effective wing to wing incident management, direction and remediation for significant and sensitive Major Fraud and Internal Fraud investigations.
• Experience managing Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing operations within a financial services environment – transaction monitoring, reporting, customer due diligence, PEPS and reducing sanctions / compliance risk and regulatory penalties.
• Experience developing and implementing effective Financial Crime functions, tools, processes and policies, designed to reduce net fraud losses, reputational impact and opportunities for regulatory sanctions and penalties.
• Experience implementing and maintaining a Financial Crime Management governance framework.
• Prior experience rolling out Financial Crime and Fraud Awareness Training programs (Internal and External Fraud).
• Experience building strong engaging relationships and providing communication and reporting to senior management and key stakeholders.
• Understanding of key parameters and decision factors in managing Financial Crime risk effectively.
• Ability to prioritise work and perform multiple tasks / portfolios to agreed deadlines.
• Resourceful – strong organisational, planning and execution skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong policy, process and project management experience.
• Excellent analytical, decision making and problem solving skills.
• Strong individual work ethic and as part of a team.
• Ability to influence colleagues and implement initiatives across functions.
• Ability to act with discretion and maintain confidentiality.
• Integrity, initiative and commitmen

For more information about this role, please contact:

Sara Susman

0161 237 0006

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