Compliance, Internal Audit & Risk

Financial Crime VP – Controls Testing

£100k - £101k per annum


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About the role:


* Review and oversee controls and reviews conducted by the team, supporting as required.
* Conduct complex controls and reviews.
* Identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness of control tests and reviews and be pro-active to deliver change.
* Identify opportunities to improve controls, processes and procedures and be pro-active to deliver change.
* Providing suitable challenge to the business and functions with regards to financial crime risk.
* Preparation of control and review reports outlining key findings and agreed remediating actions.
* Peer review of reports prepared by team members.
* Ensuring that issues identified are dealt with in a timely manner and receive sufficient focus
* Assist the Head of Financial Security CTA in the oversight of the team and effectiveness of the Financial Security assurance plan for London Branch. Including in/out-sourced controls, 2LoD and 1LoD controls and other assurance elements of the framework.
* Proactively identify emerging Financial Security risks highlighted by the regulators and providing recommendations in how to manage these developments.
* Supporting and representing the Head of Financial Security CTA in meetings and committees.
* Oversight of the production of timely and accurate Management Information (MI).
* Assist CTA team members with escalated queries.
* Support CTA team member development.
* Manage medium sized projects and complex financial security controls and review topics.
* Support the development and delivery of training to the business line.
* Build effective relationships with business peers.

Skills desired:

* Professionally qualified Compliance professional with expert level of knowledge and experience in a financial crime environment, conducting controls monitoring and reviews, in a UK FCA regulated banking organisation.
* Professional experience in a Compliance supervisor or team leader role.
* Detailed working knowledge of the UK regulatory environment for financial crime and guidance issued by regulators.
* Strong experience in anti-money laundering, financial sanctions and fraud risk controls testing ad reviews.
* Excellent analytical skills with the ability to translate technical concepts and provide specialist guidance and advice to others.
* Experience of drafting financial crime assurance frameworks.
* Ability to apply a holistic approach to identifying, investigating and mitigating financial crime risk and propose risk mitigations.
* Strong people management skills and an ability to work with individuals to set individual objectives and manage performance to ensure their delivery.
* Proven communication and relationship management skills and an ability to manage relationships with senior stakeholders.
* Strong computer skills and a good knowledge of common software e.g. Microsoft Office. Experience using Compliance software.

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