Senior ABC (Anti Bribery and Corruption) / Sanctions Officer EMEA

Credit Suisse
London, UK
Closing date
12 Feb 2021

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Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we have a global reach with operations in about 50 countries and employ more than 45,000 people from over 150 different nations. Embodying entrepreneurial spirit, Credit Suisse delivers holistic financial solutions to our clients, including innovative products and specially tailored advice. Striving for quality and excellence in our work, we recognize and reward extraordinary performance among our employees, provide wide-ranging training and development opportunities, and benefit from a diverse range of perspectives to create value for our clients, shareholders and communities. We are Credit Suisse.

We Offer
A department which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm's D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global Conduct and Ethics Standards.

The Chief Risk and Compliance Officer (CRCO) function was created in 2020 through the combination of previously separate Risk and Compliance functions, to further enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of our control environment amid stricter regulatory frameworks. The responsibilities of CRCO include Risk, ranging from Enterprise Risk management to risk and finance reporting, and regional risk teams covering the risk management for our entities, and Compliance, focused on achieving professional excellence by providing state of the art technology, strengthening surveillance and testing processes and by aligning controls to keep risk within appetite. The success of CRCO depends on our ability to achieve our vision and fulfil our mandate, which in turn depends on the skills, experience and engagement of our employees. We offer a fast-paced, collaborative and diverse work environment that will support innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial ideas.

You will provide specialist advice and analysis in relation to all issues relating to anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) providing subject matter expertise and guidance as well as interaction with the global ABC function and oversight of the ABC control framework. You will coordinate closely with the Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Advisory Teams to ensure that consistent advice and analysis of complex ABC issues are appropriately controlled and ensuring that the UK aligns with global standards and have responsibility for assisting and advising regional EMEA offices.

The role will be at Vice President level and will be responsible for managing one ABC Team member.

This to include (but not limited to):

  • Providing advice and guidance on ABC matters referred by the FCC Advisory teams, business and support functions.
  • Dealing with significant complex ABC issues, referred by advisory teams, requiring detailed analysis and/or external legal advice/interaction with regulators etc.
  • Proactive advice to the advisory teams and the business regarding ABC legislation and global requirements.
  • Oversight of ABC-related language, reps and warranties in contractual documentation.
  • Delivering targeted face to face training on ABC related topics.
  • Liaising with Global function to ensure that controls and procedures in the UK and EMEA regional offices adhere to global framework and to maintain awareness of ABC threats and risks.
  • Managing the risk of third-party intermediaries via close coordination with businesses seeking to engage introducers.
  • Ensuring by testing and review that the ABC control framework is robust and operating effectively.

This role is open to discussion regarding flexible / agile working.

You Offer

Significant experience working in an ABC or similar financial crime position at a financial institution. Preferably be educated to degree level or have an appropriate Financial Crime Compliance qualification such as an ICA Diploma in Financial Crime or equivalent work experience. Ability to coordinate with the Financial Crime Compliance Advisory Team Heads and senior partners in the business divisions. You will be expected to provide credible challenge to the business. Some experience in managing people would be preferred but not essential. Results-oriented, hardworking individual with outstanding problem solving, interpersonal skills. Possess excellent attention to details. Understands the value of diversity in the workplace and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of working life so that people from all backgrounds receive equal treatment, realize their full potential and can bring their full, authentic selves to work. This should be further elaborated on in your application. Credit Suisse is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, civil partnership, marital or family status, pregnancy, disability or any other status that is protected as a matter of local law.

Credit Suisse is committed to providing equal opportunities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, civil partnership, marital or family status, pregnancy, disability or any other status that is protected as a matter of local law.
Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success

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