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Financial Crime Operations Manager

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  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy

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  • Salary:

    £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus!

  • Contact:

    Jessica Harmer

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    10 December 2023

🚀 Join Us in Shaping the Future of Financial Integrity!

Are you an experienced Financial Crime professional ready to take on a pivotal role in a dynamic and rapidly growing company? An exciting opportunity awaits you as the Senior Financial Crime Operations & KYC Manager.

About Us: As my clients business enters a new phase of growth, they're on the lookout for a proactive and dynamic individual to spearhead the strategic setup of our Financial Crime and KYC/Onboarding department. Join them in scaling up existing processes, supporting our expanding customer base, and shaping the future of financial integrity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Shape the future state of the department while managing day-to-day activities.
  • Process Enhancement: Review, reshape, and enhance operational processes in line with policies and risk assessments.
  • System Optimization: Conduct a strategic review of systems, provide recommendations for improvement, and define requirements for scalability.
  • Quality Control: Improve the quality control framework and oversee its execution to ensure effective implementation.
  • Team Management: Guide and lead Financial Crime and KYC teams, providing necessary coaching, training, and support.
  • Department Build-Out: Define resourcing needs and recruit new staff to strengthen capabilities as activities grow.
  • Operational Expertise: Provide SME operational recommendations in strategic projects, influencing senior leaders and product teams.
  • Risk Management: Promote and embed a strong culture of risk awareness and accountability for controls across teams.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other business areas to ensure alignment with business objectives.

Skills We're Looking For:

  • Industry Expertise: Previous experience in a similar Financial Crime role in the Financial Services sector (Investment and/or banking).
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Expert knowledge of Money Laundering Regulations 2017, JMLSG guidance, and KYC requirements.
  • Proactive Leadership: Self-starter with a dynamic approach, keen to make an impact in a scaling environment.
  • Change Management: Confident leader adept at coaching teams through change.
  • Problem Solver: Proactive and effective problem solver with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Communication Skills: Strong communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels of the business.
  • Autonomous Decision Making: Ability to work independently and make sound decisions.
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