Financial Crime - 2 positions available    FTC 3-6 months

Our Client, a mid sized European Bank, is currently searching for two Financial Crime candidates.  One for a Management position in Head Office, the other is slightly junior in a retail branch in London.  Both positions are fixed term contract 3-6 months with the possibility of becoming permanent.  Details below:-


Job Purpose

To assist the MLRO to provide compliant Financial Crime risk and control framework, to provide a 2nd line oversight and advisory function to the Bank.


To assist the MLRO in fulfilling the statutory obligations of the ‘Nominated Officer’ as laid down in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Terrorism Act 2000 and Money Laundering Regulations 2017, and the regulatory obligations of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) as required by the FCA’s Handbook.


Job Description

  • The position will work closely with the Head of Compliance and MLRO to provide an expert advisory and monitoring service to the bank to ensure compliance with relevant rules, regulations and codes of conduct. The position also direct responsibility for deterring and reporting attempted money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crime. In particular, a good level of knowledge and understanding of the UK Regulated Banking environment is required.


The role of FC Manager:

  • Assist with client KYC remediation project, in support of the MLRO
  • Preparation of MI and reporting to Bank Committees
  • Assist with Annual review of the AML, Sanctions & Fraud Policies
  • Handling of escalated transactions, including research, report writing, approval and transmission
  • Provide AML training as required
  • Assist MLRO with any Suspicious Activity Reports and external NCA reporting
  • Ensure record keeping policy is adhered to
  • Keep abreast of regulatory, legislative change and industry specific updates - share findings and observations that may materially impact the business
  • Oversee Sanctions screening
  • Liaise with external providers regarding electronic AML verification
  • Undertake any ad hoc AML/TF/Sanctions reporting , risk assessments as required
  • Maintenance of PEP Register
  • Reviewing the adequacy of Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Business (KYB), source of funds, client information, client profiling and suitability during the account opening process
  • Providing the business with advice and guidance on all relevant regulatory obligations and requirements with a particular emphasis on UK regulations
  • Working with the business to ensure that the Bank establishes and maintains appropriate policies, procedures, systems and controls
  • Monitoring all aspects of the business to identify actual or potential weaknesses of internal controls and advising on remedial action that may be taken by line management.
  • Other ad-hoc duties when required to a standard of the work as may reasonably be expected.
  • The list of duties in the job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Money Laundering and Banking
  • Experience of working in a customer-focussed environment
  • Experience of successful team working.
  • Relevant recognised Financial Crime qualification preferred



  • Very good knowledge of UK Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance regulation and FCA regulatory obligations
  • A good understanding of the bank’s products, services and processes and of the customer relationship.
  • Comfortable working autonomously and taking the initiative when needed with little supervision.
  • Capacity to analyse and summarise reports and information where required
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Confident oral and written communication skills with all levels of the business.
  • Good strategic thinking and a proactive approach.
  • Team player
  • A responsible, enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible approach to work.
  • Numerate
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A flexible attitude to the team’s work, including a willingness to reprioritise and undertake any of the tasks of the MLRO / Compliance Officer or a member of Senior Management, often at short notice.
  • Act with integrity at all times and embrace the philosophy of treating customers fairly.
  • Embrace the values of the group leadership model.


Equal Opportunities

To be able to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of The Bank’s Equal Opportunities and be able to carry out duties in accordance with this policy.



Key Competencies

Treating Customers Fairly (TCF):  All staff must be aware and understand the FSA’s requirements regarding Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) incorporated in the Bank’s Policy and remain committed to ensuring the 6 outcomes are achieved.

Fraud Prevention:  All management and staff must be alert to the possibility of fraud, ensuring that no action is undertaken on behalf of the Bank or a customer without a clear understanding of the purpose and background to the transaction.

Providing Excellent Customer Service:  Exceed the expectations of internal and external customers through the quality of customer services, meeting their needs and demonstrating the added value of the service provided.

Attention to Detail:  Ensure that information is correctly processed and that work complies with relevant internal/external rules, procedures and regulatory requirements.

Team Working:  Work co-operatively with others; openly exchanging information where appropriate and supporting colleagues to achieve business goals.

Training and Competence:  Keep up to date with relevant developments in marketing and Anti- Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing matters by taking annual AML, Banking Code, TCF tests.

Self-Motivation:  Carry out every task set to the best of your ability, looking for ways to improve performance and standards, setting personal goals at or beyond business expectations.

Influencing:  Focuses on the requirements of the customer, demonstrating the relevance and benefits of a particular service in a way in which the customer will understand.

Making good decisions:  Selects the best course of action based on the available information and accepts personal responsibility for the outcome.

Bringing innovation to problem solving:  Continuously improves the business by generating new and practical ways of doing things in order to solve problems and gain competitive advantage.

Making change work:  Help the business to introduce changes to structures, processes, products and services effectively and efficiently by focusing effort and commitment on making the change work.


Our client is an equal opportunities employer, and ensures that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Candidates are selected for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.


Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.


For further information, please contact: 

Enrico Castagnetti, Wintermann Search & Selection Limited

Mobile:        +44 (0)7711 267500




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