AVP - AML Investigator

The AML Investigations team within the Global Financial Crimes Division for EMEA investigates transactional activity within the Bank for potential money laundering wider financial crime concerns. The AVP in this role will provide oversight of investigations, assessing the work of analysts and leading on working groups to ensure that the high standard of financial crime investigations are maintained to protect the Bank from financial crime risks.

Key Responsibilities:

Review of Transactions Across EMEA Region

• The analysis of the transactional behaviour of the Bank’s clients
• Investigation of transactions using the Bank’s transaction monitoring system, providing oversight and approval of London alerts.
• Oversight of all the EMEA branches with regards to the transaction monitoring
• Investigation of Sanctions AML referrals, customer monitoring cases and other event-driven reviews such as adverse media reviews, bribery and corruption, etc.
• Reporting suspicious transactions to Head Office and National Crime Agency via the SAR process

Procedures and Risk Assessment

• Review of AML procedures, ensuring they are up to date and compliant with the regulations, Global Standards and current market principles
• Providing feedback to other branches across EMEA on their AML procedures and ensuring they are compliant with their own country’s regulations
• Providing training as an AML SME across the EMEA region
• Leading working groups within the team to enhance procedures and evaluate money laundering typologies.
• Conducting reviews of system indicators and scenarios for monitoring

Skills and Experience:

Functional / Technical Competencies:

Core
• MS Office skills
• Demonstrates attention to detail
• Broad understanding of banking, financial crime risk (AML and Sanctions) in banking and a general understanding of the concepts of risk management and control
• Manages priorities effectively and delivers efficiently
• Proactively identifies and communicates improvements to process on the grounds of efficiency and effectiveness
Specific to role
• Strong analytical skills
• Good conceptual understanding of risk, compliance and controls
• Good understanding of banking products and the UK regulatory environment and broad knowledge of sanction regimes
 
Work Experience:
• Preferred – 3-5 years of relevant banking/compliance experience
• Preferred – relevant qualification

Education / Qualifications:
• Degree preferred

Personal Requirements:

• Self-motivated
• Good time-management
• Ability to work under pressure
• Works collaboratively with immediate colleagues, other teams in Financial Crime, across     ECOD and the Bank and escalates appropriately
• Establishes trusted relationships
• Shares specialist knowledge across, at least, the Financial Crime Department
• Acts as trusted advisor for stakeholders on financial crime matters
• Communicates clearly (in writing and orally), and flexes communication style as appropriate
• Actively considers and supports broad goals across the department, ECOD and the Bank
• Proactively identifies and attempts to resolve issues

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