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Financial Crime Testing AVP

  • Location Sutton
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH124153

Financial Crime Testing AVP - Fintech specialising in Correspondent Banking, International Payments and FX

Sutton, England.

Are you a strong leader that can support and deliver an effective FCC Risk Assurance Programme in an innovative and dynamic environment? Working across the group, the successful individual will take ownership in delivering the AFC team's monitoring obligations and expert FCRM

You will get the opportunity to work for a forward thinking company that continues to grow in the Correspondent Banking, Trade Finance and Payments space.


  • Leading the development of an Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) annual risk-based review plan
  • Providing oversight and assurance of operations and front-line teams by undertaking quality assurance, testing, thematic reviews, validation, and deep dives via data gathering, sampling and analysis to ensure that financial crime policies and procedures are applied correctly
  • Publishing reports with appropriate action plans to risk mitigate any issues found during reviews
  • Undertaking gap analysis of procedures and policies to ensure regulatory requirements are being met and applied across Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & CTF, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and Anti-Tax Evasion
  • Identifying opportunities through ongoing monitoring work to support the improvement of the CAB financial crime risk and control framework, processes, and procedures
  • Working with colleagues in AFC to deliver an effective financial crime compliance programme and provide SME guidance as required.
  • Support governance processes including presentation of findings and recommendations to Governance forums and Management
  • Contributing to continuous improvement of the AFC QA and Continuous Monitoring programme
  • Identifying areas where systemic failures could occur and undertake thematic reviews in line with industry trends or regulator guidance
  • Providing challenge to stakeholders on the design and effectiveness of financial crime controls through the monitoring programme and supporting stakeholders in determining necessary control remediation
  • Maintaining strong stakeholder relationships across Front Office, Risk and Operations
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the firms' products and activities regulatory reporting obligations by
  • Staying abreast of regulatory changes and industry trends by attending relevant industry forums to proactively consider and assess the impact on our regulatory framework


  • Understanding of financial crime risks and related controls, especially associated with Trade Finance, Correspondent Banking, Transaction Monitoring, Payments and Sanctions
  • Working knowledge of UK regulations and regulatory framework and relevant industry guidance, such as JMLSG
  • Understanding of control design assessment and effectiveness testing techniques and practices
  • Experience planning and executing reviews and undertaking validation of issues
  • Exposure to casement management, Sanctions and Transaction Monitoring Systems
  • Ability to complete reviews and tasks within defined timelines
  • Ability to manage a range of stakeholders, working effectively with front line teams and balancing compliance and commercial objectives
  • Report writing experience with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written