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Financial Crime Officer (AVP)

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £70,000 p/a + benefits + bonus per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Financial Crime & Fraud
  • Contact: Pritesh Chudasama
  • Contact Email: pchudasama@merje.com
  • Contact Phone: 0203 637 1607
  • Expiry Date: 10 June 2024
  • Job Ref: PCH/11685

Financial Crime Officer (AVP) – AML, Sanctions, AB&C, and Fraud. 

I'm looking for a bright, inquisitive mind with good academics to join a specialist financial crime advisory team that advises the business on complex client cases across all financial crime disciplines and jurisdictions.

This financial crime advisory role is with an exceptional corporate bank that specialises in clients that most large banks need help understanding. Think of clients like Crypto, MSBs, drinks firms that create CBD products and ship them globally, a tech startup that creates cutting-edge drones, and large listed fintech. But are these drones being used as weapons? Can the CBD products that the drinks firm produces cause reputational damage to the bank? What sanctions exposure do these companies have? Are the client's AB&C and Fraud policies aligned with the bank's risk appetite? This is what you will work on, and take a risk-based decision if you can work with this client, why, and if not, how, what solutions are there, etc.

One of the key responsibilities for this role is to be able to take all your findings and analysis and write up a detailed report, which can be anywhere between 5-10- pages long. This report will be shared with senior stakeholders and presented at high-risk committee meetings. The ability to write reports and then receive feedback and comments from various stakeholders is an important skill you should have. To reiterate - you must be an excellent written communicator with prior experience creating financial crime reports in document format or email.

You will work with highly talented financial crime managers who will guide you on your way, but you will be given the autonomy to think critically and make a risk-based decision.

You will work with clients over the years and support them along their journey to ensure they are aligned with the bank's financial crime risk appetite as they expand their business and move into new products & services with further financial crime risks.

The bank has a nurturing culture, a meritocratic environment, and clear career plans.

Requirements for the role:

  • Good academics or proven professional experience.

  • A genuine interest in financial crime and good knowledge of financial crime regulations covering AML, Sanctions, AB&C and Fraud.

  • An understanding of startup/SME corporate clients (not large FIs).

  • Currently working in financial crime using a risk-based approach.

  • We are open to people coming from a financial crime think tank or research firm

If you are interested in this financial crime opportunity and would like to apply, please submit your CV. Alternatively, call Pritesh Chudasama on 0203 637 1607 for a confidential conversation.

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