Head of Financial Crime & MLRO

£120k - £132k per annum


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About the role:


  • Manage and lead the Client on Boarding Team as Head of Financial Crime and MLRO
  • Act as an SME for the company ensuring compliance with its AML and financial crime obligations
  • Establish and create a Client On Boarding/Financial Crime team that is fit for purpose and continues to align with the business needs and regulatory environment
  • Report to the Compliance Director and Board, including an annual MLRO’s report to the Board
  • Design, develop and implement a financial crime strategy across the business
  • Oversee and manage a CDDKYC and client on boarding procedures at the company ensuring clients are only on boarded after appropriate risk assessment and due diligence is conducted
  • Other ad hoc duties compliance and CFT duties as and when required
  • Implement and design a periodic review process for high risk clients to be conducted annually
  • Oversee and implement a financial crime framework that includes counter fraud, anti-bribery and corruption controls, tax evasion and terrorist financing controls.
  • Ensure appropriate policies and procedures and risk documents in relation to financial crime are established and implemented across the business
  • Liaise with audit and compliance monitoring as appropriate and ensure any control gaps are successfully resolved and mitigated.
  • Chair and run the Financial Crime Committee as well as delivering monthly management information report which summarises any issues, control weaknesses and plans for resolution.
  • Deliver AML and financial crime management information to the Board quarterly and also annually through the annual MLRO report, and to the FCA as and when required.
  • Oversee and manage the AML screening controls for sanctions, PEPs and adverse media
  • Investigate, review and approve all PEP related relationships including high risk PEPs, corporates owned or controlled by PEPs and State Owned Entities.
  • Provide AML and financial crime compliance advice to the business and management
  • Manage the company’s financial crime systems and controls to identify, assess, monitor and manage money laundering risk
  • Investigate SAR transactions flagged as suspicious and submit to NCA and ensure trend analysis is conducted and shared with the Board.
  • Ensure all employees complete their regulatory training annually including financial crime
  • Anti-bribery and corruption and market abuse.
  • Provide AML and financial crime compliance advice to the business and management
  • Investigate transactions flagged as suspicious and approve detailed reports
  • Provide advice and guidance to the compliance transaction monitoring team (six members) in assessing AML and financial crime risk.


  • Previous approval as MLRO SMF 17 will be an advantage
  • Thorough knowledge of Money Laundering Regulations, Terrorism Act 2000, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Criminal Finances Act 2017 and Joint Money Laundering Steering Group guidance
  • Working knowledge of database applications (e.g. Access)
  • Working knowledge and experience of front-end trading platforms
  • Microsoft Office – Intermediate Level
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (Diploma/Certificate in AML or Financial Crime desirable)

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