* The prime purpose of the role is to assist the Head of Financial Crime Risk, Controls Policy and Advisory in the maintenance, development and implementation of financial crime compliance (AML/CTF, anti-bribery & corruption, fraud, modern slavery, sanctions and tax-evasion) policies and procedures for the Bank.
ICBC Standard Bank Plc (ICBCS) is 60% owned by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and 40% by Standard Bank. ICBCS benefits from a unique Chinese and African parentage and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise
ICBCS is a leading financial markets and commodities bank, driven to deliver the right outcomes for our stakeholders, clients, counterparties and the markets in which we operate. We deliver products in an environment which considers the appropriate needs of our clients, whilst providing guidance and expertise to ensure our employees understand our business and uphold the highest levels of conduct. We want passionate and talented individuals who are motivated by high growth potential being achieved in doing business the right way
Headquartered in London, ICBCS also has operations in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and New York.
The prime purpose of the role is to assist the Head of Financial Crime Risk, Controls Policy and Advisory in the maintenance, development and implementation of financial crime compliance (AML/CTF, anti-bribery & corruption, fraud, modern slavery, sanctions and tax-evasion) policies and procedures for the Bank. The role will involve the design, improvement and execution of the Bank's financial crime architecture in line with the regulatory requirements of global locations and the UK while taking into account the Bank's business, operations, technology and staff. The role is also to provide programme management support to the Financial Crime Compliance team and the Head of Financial Crime Compliance.
- Assist in the identification of risk factors and planning measures to effectively mitigate them.
- Review and update the Bank's financial crime compliance policies/procedures in line with regulatory expectations and legislation.
- Engage with members of business departments, operations, compliance, and legal from across the globe.
- Develop guidance, procedures and training materials on matters relating to Financial Crime Compliance.
- Manage and coordinate key administrative functions for the Financial Crime Compliance team
- Collate and prepare Financial Crime management information (MI) for the Board, Board committees and other ad hoc reports.
- Organise weekly counterparty risk management committee, including preparing the agenda, inviting attendees and taking accurate minutes of proceedings.
- Assist with regulatory inspections, Head Office, compliance monitoring and audit and present actions items for closure related to the same.
- Support the Compliance Department in the wider Financial Crime programme including advisory, investigations, Enhanced due diligence and surveillance.
- General administrative support to the Head of Financial Crime Compliance.
- Review legal documentation to assess appropriateness of financial crime compliance provisions, for example, sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption provisions.
- Draft financial crime compliance provisions in legal documentation.
- Review sanctions escalations (SWIFT messaging and sanctions exposure within our counterparty base).
- Assist in the day to day flow of emails received in Financial Crime Advisory Mailbox.
Experience required to successfully perform the role:
The ideal candidate will be a highly organised and versatile problem solver with excellent writing skills, total integrity and the ability to multitask and deal with (and manage upward) people at all levels of seniority. The candidate should also have a proactive desire to advance a career within Financial Crime Compliance.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Strong subject knowledge in commercial law; Sanctions or AML/CFT (or other FCC pillars).
- Legal qualification or equivalent.
- In house Financial Crime Compliance experience.
- Proven experience in analytical thinking and drafting.
Knowledge, technical skills and expertise:
- Understanding of money laundering, terrorist financing, tax evasion, bribery, corruption, sanctions and fraud.
- Understanding of banking / financial crime regulatory considerations in the United Kingdom and specifically for Commodities and FIC.
- Ability to interpret and summarise complex legal documentation.
- Experience with negotiating agreements governed by English law with focus on financial crime related representations and warranties.
- Ability to see the bigger picture while also spotting critical issues.
- Must be able to seamlessly multi-task, prioritise and think laterally.
- Outstanding organisational, planning and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organisation including junior and senior levels.
- Exceptional written skills with ability to distil complex subjects into clear, easy to understand terms in a short amount of time.
- Fluency in Excel, Word and Power Point is critical.