Senior Manager, UK Financial Crime

  • Competitive + bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Silicon Valley Bank UK
  • 30 Jul 18 2018-07-30

The Senior Manager, UK Financial Crime will be responsible for the day to day delivery of all financial crime and fraud prevention related activities conducted by the firm to prevent it from risk, loss and reputational damage.     The role holder will report to and

The Senior Manager, UK Financial Crime will be responsible for the day to day delivery of all financial crime and fraud prevention related activities conducted by the firm to prevent it from risk, loss and reputational damage.

   

The role holder will report to and work with the Director, UK Financial Crime to develop UK processes, procedures and policies relating to financial crime and fraud prevention for the UK Branch and SVBFG’s existing UK subsidiary (with EEA passport), and over time, any expansion into Europe. They may also assist with financial crime and fraud related activities for our offices in Israel.

 

Key responsibilities will include providing guidance and direction to the business to ensure the business remains protected. Success within the role will ensure that both Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch and SVB Financial Group UK Limited comply with all applicable regulations and guidelines in relation to financial crime and fraud.

 

The role will require strong relationship, influencing and decision making skills, the individual will lead on the management of the UK Branch AML, CTF & Fraud programme to ensure strong controls are in place to safeguard the business.

 

The role holder will be a Senior Manager within the UK branch and be expected to work independently, albeit in close collaboration and full coordination with the US and UK. They will be expected to work on both strategy and day to day issues that arise.

 

They will need to be able to work on highly confidential and sensitive matters, exercising good judgement in the execution of their role and putting the needs of the business first. The role holder will also be expected to provide leadership and to “cast the right shadow” within the wider business, including acting as a liaison point into the various AML/CTF/Fraud points within SVB in the US.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Accountability for the day to day compliance of the AML, Counter Terrorism and Fraud programme

  • Managing, monitoring performance and refining AML, Counter Terrorism and Fraud systems used to meet key performance indicators

  • Supporting both local and global organisational project initiatives to ensure adequate controls and risk mitigation strategies are sufficient to prevent exposure to the firm, both financially and reputationally

  • Building, developing and maintaining strong external tactical relationships with industry and law enforcement

  • Assessment of client risk ratings 

  • Delivering training, awareness and education materials in relation to financial crime and fraud to support staff understanding how they can meet the needs of clients and protect the firm 

  • Be a subject matter expert to coach those within the team and support the business with advice and guidance

  • Review and enhance financial crime and fraud procedures

  • Lead and investigate complex financial crime and fraud related issues

  • Maintaining current industry awareness and assessment of impact to the firm of legislative change

  • Escalation of issues for review and resolution

  • Technical development of a small team of people in relation financial crime and fraud

  • A degree or equivalent work experience is required

  • Strong knowledge of financial crime and fraud legislation

  • Strong judgement and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to synthesize complex information effectively

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to work independently and challenge effectively

  • Strong prioritisation and workflow management skills  

  • Relationship building

The individual should have an entrepreneurial, collaborative approach and a flexible style that allows for the input of others.  The individual must share the following core values of SVB:

  • An emphasis on achieving the organisation’s goals, versus individual achievement;

  • An “enterprising” approach with creative problem solving; and

  • A focused and results driven mindset.

The candidate must possess a high level of energy and initiative and be capable of functioning as a collaborative partner and value-added business contributor.  In style, the individual should be consultative versus directive and able to weigh options and alternatives effectively, yet equally capable of being decisive and willing to take risks where appropriate.

 

The candidate must be hard-working, self-motivated and able to work independently in a team-oriented environment. The ideal candidate will possess a strong sense of urgency, be able to think beyond the initial set of facts or issues and have a strong orientation for probing for less than apparent solutions. He or she should bring a strong sense of ethics, sound business judgement and the desire to be a business-oriented problem solver.