Senior Investigations Manager - Financial Crime Risk

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • HSBC
  • 21 Aug 18 2018-08-21

Senior Investigations Manager - Financial Crime Risk

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Financial Crime Risk is a Global Function that brings together all areas of financial crime risk management at HSBC and is dedicated to implementing the most effective global standards to combat financial crime. The function has been set up in a way that enables us to build on our achievements in managing financial crime risk effectively across the bank and continue to strengthen financial crime detection, anti-money laundering, sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption compliance.

We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our team as Senior Investigations Manager.

Principal responsibilities

  • The jobholder is required to lead, support and manage a multi-disciplined team and managing internal conflict through to resolution
  • Tackling major issues for which there is no clear cut solution while still being able to provide judgement and clear direction.
  • The nature of the role requires close working contact with other business areas across the Group, as well as senior stakeholders within each business line
  • Implement and adhere to Global Standards, through conformity with regulations
  • The Regional Team is the focal point for the investigation of all types of fraud and financial Crime under the Regional Head.
  • Senior Investigation Managers will be expected to be available to travel, principally within region.
  • Investigative resources will be prioritised on a risk based approach having regard to the potential for staff involvement, in which cases will always be fully investigated, the amount of financial loss and prospects of recovery, regulatory and reputational risks, existence of lines of enquiry, whether a police or regulatory investigation is already in progress or is likely to start, identifying and remediating any root causes and business expectations.
  • The Senior Investigation Manager and the Regional Head provide Senior Management and, through the Audit Committee, the Board, with details of investigations and their findings. Weaknesses identified in management and control processes are reported upon, along with the provision of recommendations to limit future potential losses.
  • Interaction takes place on a regular basis with representatives at global, regional and country level, and as and when required with Senior Management. Additionally, there is regular interaction with Fraud or Financial Crime Investigation Heads or Senior Managers in the other major Financial Institutions and the job holder is expected to communicate on a frequent basis with the police or senior officers, other law enforcement and industry bodies in general.

  • Advanced investigative skills from law enforcement, regulatory, forensic accountancy or legal disputes. Seasoned professional with direct involvement, particularly within Financial Crime Compliance environment, Anti Money Laundering, Anti Bribery and Corruption as well as Fraud
  • Financial Services industry experience.
  • Ability to undertake intrinsic investigations or analysis of customer activity.
  • Good working knowledge of Sanctions, Anti Money Laundering, Fraud and Anti Bribery and Corruption legislation in the region and, associated regulation and guidance.
  • Ability to lead change, contributing to joining up with the other teams in Risk and Business globally.
  • Experience of dealing with law enforcement.
  • Ability to recognize suspicious financial activities and escalate to meet internal or external regulatory requirements.
  • Case Management experience.
  • Experience of managing or supporting a multi-disciplined team and proactively managing any issues or conflicts as they arise with tact and diplomacy.
  • Resource management; resource levelling, conducting appraisals, managing conflict.
  • Lateral thinker with an ability to exercise strong judgement, interpret and solve complex issues, working independently for extensive periods of time with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent attention to detail required along with a high level of analytical competency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An inquisitive approach to practices, procedures and specific transactions. Personal authority and integrity. Independence, creativity, resourcefulness and resilience.
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and influencing skills, who will be able to adapt their approach for different audiences such as senior stakeholders.
  • Strong collaborative and team playing or management skills. Diplomacy, empathy and a can do attitude.
  • Strong leadership skills to influence and motivate staff.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office.
  • Creativity and willingness to take the initiative.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Fluency in multiple languages would be an advantage.
  • ICA, ACAMS, CFE or equivalent qualification an advantage.
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Candidate with less relevant experience or skills may be offered a lower Global Career Band than stated above.

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