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Financial Crime Advisory - Assistant Manager

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £53,000 + Excellent Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 4 months ago

  • Sector: Financial Crime & Fraud
  • Contact: Sam Anderson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2765
  • Expiry Date: 02 August 2023
  • Job Ref: SA/10352


A new vacancy has arisen for a Financial Crime Advisory AM to join a leading accountancy and business advisory firm.

As an Assistant Manager within the Advisory team, you will play a key role in assisting the team with developing the financial crime offering and working methods. You will support the delivery of financial crime compliance engagements across a portfolio of clients across all sectors (including FS & non-FS).

Key Responsibilities:

Build and maintain strong working relationships with all clients and colleagues.

Deliver projects in the required timeframe as agreed with the client.

Support in the delivery of independent reviews by assessing and evaluating the design and operational effectiveness of clients' current financial crime compliance framework against regulatory requirements and expectations, including:

-Governance and oversight arrangements (governance structure, three lines of defence model and management information)

-Risk management (risk appetite statement, business-wide risk assessment, customer risk assessment)

-Due diligence (customer/enhanced due diligence, initial customer screening)

-Ongoing monitoring (transaction monitoring, suspicious activity reporting, ongoing customer screening, payment screening)

-Training (strategy/plan, material content, attendance monitoring)

Prepare clear and concise reports representing the output of engagements to be received by the client, as well as third parties such as the client's regulator, banking partner, auditors etc.

Provide verbal and written recommendations to clients on how to enhance their financial crime controls to meet regulatory requirements and industry practice.

Support in the delivery of creating and enhancing clients' financial crime systems and controls, including:

-Uplifting financial crime policies and procedures to be in line with regulatory requirements and expectations

-Conducting business-wide risk assessments, using quantitative and qualitative analysis to support accurate identification and assessment of inherent risks

-Designing and delivering bespoke financial crime training based on the client's size, business model and risk profile

Provide support and guidance to junior members of the team, including quality assurance of their fieldwork.

Assist with engagement administration, including preparation of engagement letters and client take on.

Assist with realising the team's financial crime opportunities and strategic framework through marketing (such as writing articles/thought leadership).

Demonstrate awareness of commercial, financial, and operational management, including how to maximise utilisation and efficiencies in processes.

Key Skills & Experience:

Good experience in financial crime compliance, either in-house at a firm, a regulator/supervisor or another consultancy.

Passionate about supporting clients with their financial crime frameworks to support the mitigation of financial crime risk.

Sound knowledge of some/all the team's strategic sectors (financial services, betting and gaming, real estate, crypto and legal) and the inherent financial crime risks which lie within these sectors.

Interest in learning, upskilling, and expanding knowledge and skillset into broader sectors through undertaking diverse projects and receiving on-the-job coaching.

Demonstrable experience of being able to juggle multiple projects and deadlines, prioritising work where needed, and independently managing own workload successfully.

Experience of writing detailed reports, with clear, concise, cohesive, and rational assessments, adapting the tone and style based on the recipient(s).

Ability to investigate and resolve problems with some support and guidance as required involving senior members of the team.

Enjoy working in a close team environment, involved in great team spirit by bringing energy, enthusiasm, and facilitation of learning.

Being self-aware and requesting feedback on of areas required for technical and business skill improvements, to drive enhancement of own knowledge and capabilities.

Experience of building and developing working relationships which support positive outcomes.

An inquisitive attitude to positively challenge the team's working papers and

methodologies as you work on engagements to enhance effective and efficient engagement management.

A positive approach to quality risk management


Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.

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