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Financial Crime Manager - Big 4 firm

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Job Title: Financial Crime Manager - Big 4 firm
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Contact Name: Ben Kinley
Contact Email: bkinley@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Within the professional services environment, application of effective risk management is fundamental to both successful delivery of client services and promotion of our brand.  Risk management (RM) encompasses the technical support and processes which enable the delivery of service quality, contain the threat of litigation, limit damage to our reputation and achieve full fee recovery. The RM team supports the business in the execution of and compliance with Global, Regional and local risk management policies and procedures. The team assists the development, maintenance, communication and training of key RM policies, provides advice on risk matters and monitors application of policy.

Financial crime risks relating to anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery controls, sanctions compliance and fraud are a high focus for the regulated businesses and external scrutiny as regulation and practice continues to evolve.

 

The opportunity

Part of a small team and reporting to the Regulatory Director, you will support the Firm's compliance in all areas of financial crime risk. You will also support firms in Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar, and liaise with other member firms and regional and global management to represent the UK firm.

 

Your key responsibilities

You will be a key member of the UK firm's financial crime team covering money laundering, terrorism, sanctions compliance and anti-bribery regulation.  You will keep up-to-date with legal, regulatory and industry practice developments, including assessing consultations.

This will include:

  • Reviewing the firm's policies to assess business risk and monitor, update and amend as necessary

  • Providing training to raise awareness and update the firm's knowledge repository

  • Conducting regular reviews of compliance with all financial crime regulation

  • Investigating suspicion reports and maintain the reports register

 

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong personal communication skills and ability to deal with a wide range of staff

  • Negotiation and influencing skills

  • Analysis and problem solving

  • Ability to establish a high degree of credibility, respect and trust at all levels 

 

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Degree-level education or equivalent and subsequent professional qualification, such as a qualified accountant, lawyer, or other regulatory compliance qualification

  • Regulatory compliance experience at Manager or similar level in a multi-service line business

  • Leadership and supervisory experience

  • Ability to devise and implement appropriate system and process improvements

 

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Ability to build relationships across the firm, in particular with senior personnel

  • Ability to take difficult decisions and provide substantiated arguments

  • Effective planning and organising skills to prioritise key areas of responsibility, tasks and projects 

 

What we look for

A commercially focused Financial Crime Specialist with strong communication, leadership and analytical skills.

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