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Head of Financial Crime

  • Location East London
  • Job-type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH108949

A forward thinking and dynamic firm based in London is looking for a financial crime specialist to come in a lead their experienced and hungry team. You will initially have a team of 3 direct reports and would be tasked with focusing on their careers and the functions capabilities.

In the role you will report to the CRO, but will ultimately be responsible for

  • Developing industry leading AML and financial crime policies and procedures, and ensuring the implementation and operation of appropriate systems and controls.
  • Ensuring, through effective monitoring, that staff observe the AML and financial crime compliance procedures when undertaking business activities.
  • Identifying, analysing, monitoring and mitigating AML and financial crime risks.
  • Determining whether or not suspicious activity reports have substance and require disclosure to the relevant authorities.
  • Ensuring fulfilment of Money Laundering reporting and Law Enforcement Agency liaison requirements.
  • Reporting on AML and financial crime risks and risk appetite to the appropriate governance fora in a timely manner.

To to this role:

  • You will have a strong passion and ability in line management and leadership
  • Understanding of FX an derivative is a huge advantage
  • Be goal orientated - the company has some seriously impressive benefits which come with hard work
  • Excellent knowledge of legal, regulatory and industry requirements and banking business processes, standards, policies and procedures relating to AML, preferable with a payments background across multiple currencies
  • Professional experience in an MLRO or Deputy MLRO role.
  • Strong leadership skills and track record of developing a robust financial crime and AML control framework.

To learn more about this role, please email your CV to / 020 3862 2750