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Senior Financial Crime Manager

Cameron Kennedy
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15 Sep 2021

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Senior Financial Crime Lead

To £80,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits + Share Options


The Company

They are an innovative start-up Fintech company set up to innovate and disrupt the existing mortgage market by offering an AI driven technology platform which speed up processes and provide better automation within the mortgage market. Their platform will revolutionise the mortgage market. The role can be partly remote at the discretion of the company.

Skills and Experience Required

· To be considered for this role you should meet the following criteria:

· Significant experience in a financial crime role in particular fraud experience (preferably in the mortgage industry but not essential;

· Previous experience as an MLRO or a Deputy MLRO;

· Relevant financial crime qualifications;

· Knowledge and experience of financial crime analytics;

· Experience in investigating fraudulent transactions;

· Reporting to and liaison with the FCA, NCA and/or OFSI.

· Passionate about using technology.

The successful candidate may also have:

· Experience in performing AML, KYC and transaction monitoring reviews;

· Previous experience with SIRA and /or National Hunter;

· Experience in Compliance, preferably in the mortgage industry.

The Role

The company are looking for an experienced individual to play a key role in identifying

financial crime risks to the business and enhancing their risk assessment methodologies.

The three significant parts of the immediate role where a new financial crime system is being implemented include the following:

(a) Front end - Mitigate the risk of "Customer Fraud". Case management - i.e. the AI system will automatically feed cases into the Fraud system (i.e. data is sent to SIRA and the incumbent will need to manage the concerns/flags raised as an output from the system). Post completion work: Keep all customer enrolments monitored continuously to ensure no fraudulent activity arises.(i.e. for those customers that enroll onto 25 year mortgages).

(b) Back end - Mitigate the risk of internal fraudulent activity

(c) Training - provide support to the internal operational team to train/mentor on the company's compliance requirements

The role responsibilities include the following:

· Assist in the identification, investigation and prevention of fraudulent transactions, and translate these into rules for the lending decision system.

· Take responsibility for operating the firm's financial crime processes, systems and controls for asset and liability deals checking for and investigating sanction and PEP alerts.

· Ensuring that the company's financial crime prevention arrangements are consistent with applicable legal and regulatory requirements and expectations.

· Assisting to manage and deliver all financial crime controls, while providing advice, guidance and support to staff in all areas of financial crime prevention.

· Act as Deputy MLRO and Deputy Head of Compliance in designing, developing, and delivering the Financial Crime framework, systems, and controls. This framework includes anti money laundering (AML), Counter-terrorist financing (CTF), anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) and anti-fraud systems & controls Financial crime training and financial crime projects.

For full information including a full job specification of duties please contact Sheldon Paule in confidence on 0044 0207 3370044 or email him at
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