EMEA Financial Crimes - Testing Professional

HR Consultancy Limited
01 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

HR Consultancy are working on a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced EMEA Financial Crimes ? Testing Professional to join a Wealth & Investment banking group in Glasgow city centre!

This is a fantastic time to join a forward thinking, innovative and exciting workplace who have their employees and customers at the heart of everything they do. This firm encourages a supportive and family environment, where their employees work hard and are rewarded with career progression paths and learning and development!

Global Financial Crimes (GFC) coordinates day-to-day implementation of the Firm?s enterprise-wide financial crime prevention efforts. GFC includes several legal and compliance disciplines and has responsibility for governance, oversight and execution of the Firm?s Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Economic Sanctions, Anti-Corruption. GFC also develops and/or assists in the development of appropriate policies and procedures, including those designed to assist the business units to know their clients and conduct appropriate due diligence and to prevent, detect and report potentially suspicious activity. GFC has dedicated coverage managers and teams of analysts who advise and counsel each business unit regarding its AML, economic sanctions and anti-corruption obligations and its particular clients and transactions.

The EMEA Financial Crimes Group is based in London with approximately 30 employees focused on the AML, sanctions and anti-corruption obligations associated with the Firm?s business in the region. It is led by the International Head of Financial Crimes who reports to the EMEA Regional Head of Compliance and the Global Head of Financial Crimes.

A new sub-team is being recruited in Glasgow during 2017

The Financial Crimes Testing Team works closely with each of the business units and regional Financial Crimes teams to plan and execute Compliance testing on the Firm?s AML, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption processes (including third party vendors).

Skills required (essential)

-Recent experience of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, KYC Operations, testing, investigations or other risk/control functions an advantage

-Understanding of financial markets and products (in particular, Equities, Fixed Income, Commodities and Investment Banking/Capital Markets)

-Knowledge of Money Laundering Regulations in the UK and in other jurisdictions in which the Firm operates

-Experience in Know Your Customer requirements including customer due diligence and enhanced due diligence an advantage

-Demonstrate meticulous attention to detail

-Possess strong written and verbal communications skills

-Have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with colleagues across the Legal and Compliance Division (in UK, across the Firm's EMEA offices and in other regions), other Infrastructure and Control Functions (e.g. Operations)

-Possess strong analytical thinking and critical reasoning skills

-Possess the ability to research and resolve issues independently while working across teams to acquire information

-Have the ability to effectively handle a fast paced environment and work to tight deadlines; be able to re-prioritise work in response to changes in business needs, without compromising standards

-Be able to recognize and escalate risks and issues appropriately

-Be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team

-Be able to handle highly confidential information with appropriate discretion -Have demonstrable good judgment (e.g. able to apply regulatory requirements to unique transaction/client situations)


-Certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS or equivalent AML certification/license ? or certification within 15 months of hire

-For the Testing Team roles - ACCA, ACA or CIA qualifications would be desirable

If you are looking for a modern supportive environment, future career progression opportunity and to join a friendly and welcoming team then please apply below!

Contact Neil Greene at HRC Financial Service Scotland

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959445625