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Senior Financial Crime Specialist

  • Location

    Liverpool

  • Discipline:

    Financial Crime & Fraud

  • Salary:

    £50,000 - £60,000

  • Consultant:

    Jake Kelly

  • Email:

    jkelly@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    JK/15476

  • Published:

    18 days ago

Our client is a leading financial services’ business who are currently recruiting for a Senior Financial Crime Specialist. The role will be responsible for the maintaining processes in line with Group policy, monitoring behaviour, ensuring compliance with sanction requirements and engaging with internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Deputising for the MLRO by assisting with the provision of training, supervision and guidance to the financial crime team. 
  • Undertaking the role of Business Sanctions Coordinator: acting as the day-to-day contact and coordinating with the relevant areas within PLC on sanctions-related matters, eg OFAC, questions or issues.  This includes but is not limited to completing all relevant documentation associated with the Business Sanctions Coordinator role, escalating matters in a timely manner and liaising with the financial crime teams globally.
  • Supervising the workload of and coordinating relevant administration of the team on financial crime matters.  This includes review of the quality of work produced and the provision of training as required. 
  • Providing general compliance advice to colleagues, the business and senior managers, responding to queries and interpreting the application of regulatory requirements specifically related to financial crime (including Anti-bribery & Corruption and Anti-tax Evasion requirements).
  • Assisting the MLRO with client due diligence visits, including administrative processes
  • Liaison with Regulatory Change on new rules, regulatory or legislative changes applicable to financial crime.
  • Liaison with the wider Compliance team and counterparts in the Bank.
  • Deputising for the MLRO by assisting with the provision of training, supervision and guidance to the financial crime team. 
  • Undertaking the role of Business Sanctions Coordinator: acting as the day-to-day contact and coordinating with the relevant areas within PLC on sanctions-related matters, eg OFAC, questions or issues.  This includes but is not limited to completing all relevant documentation associated with the Business Sanctions Coordinator role, escalating matters in a timely manner and liaising with the financial crime teams globally.
  • Supervising the workload of and coordinating relevant administration of the team on financial crime matters.  This includes review of the quality of work produced and the provision of training as required. 
  • Providing general compliance advice to colleagues, the business and senior managers, responding to queries and interpreting the application of regulatory requirements specifically related to financial crime (including Anti-bribery & Corruption and Anti-tax Evasion requirements)
  • Assisting the MLRO with client due diligence visits, including administrative processes
  • Liaison with Regulatory Change on new rules, regulatory or legislative changes applicable to financial crime.

Key Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Access an advantage
  • 5-10 years-experience of working in a compliance/risk/financial crime related role
  • Relevant professional certification e.g. CAMS desirable
  • Experience of compiling complex MI data for submission to internal and external stakeholders