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Head of Compliance and Financial Crime

  • Location London
  • Job-type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH113415
  • Salary £130000 - £150000.00 per annum
  • Specialisation Banking and Finance
  • Posted February 17, 2021

A global bank with a selective but strong presence in London is looking for a new MLRO / Head of Compliance. In this role, you will lead a small team of 3 passionate financial crime and compliance specialists, as well as a team of 9 financial crime operations.

Due to the size of the role, you will be expected to roll your sleeves up and do BAU financial Crime and Compliance work, but also take a more strategic and holistic view.

In this role you will:

  • Be the key liaison with country regulators such as FCA, PRA, Bank of England, HRMC etc.
  • Conduct regular risk and data quality assessments
  • Investigate and analyze factors which may affect risk mitigation/alignment
  • Perform gap analysis on Group related policies and procedures, and country specific regulatory guidelines. If there is a gap, to submit dispensation request to relevant Group forum to close the gap.
  • Provide guidance to country level stakeholders on any change in Group level policies and procedures and ensures business level standard operating procedures are aligned to meet Group requirements
  • Provide business advisory to country level stakeholders on AML and Compliance related matters
  • Perform on going validation of monitoring strategies to ensure appropriate AML and Compliance governance and control

To apply for this role, please submit a CV which has the following:

  • 10+ years in financial crime compliance experience, with 6+ in MLRO, Head of Compliance or similar position
  • Strong experience, or proven understanding of retail and private wealth management
  • Ideally working knowledge of smaller institutions and how to effectively run a financial crime programme
  • Current right to work in the UK
  • Prior FCA registration for SMF17 or SMF16

To learn more please email with your CV attached.