To act as MLRO and hold SMF17. A firm's obligations in respect of its money laundering reporting officer are set out elsewhere in the Handbook (SYSC) MLRO, acts as the focal point for all activity within the bank relating to anti-money laundering. Will hold SMCR d) Responsibility for the firm's policies and procedures for countering the risk that the firm may be used to further Financial Crime. Will be subject to conduct rules for Senior managers, subject to SOR. The role is full time, permanent and probation will be linked to successful approval by FCA of SMF17. Role can be hybrid but with a minimum of 50% at office and this is at the firms discretion., as other roles this is not contracted though as a hybrid role.
The purpose of this role is to take ownership and responsibility of Financial Crime related tasks within the 2nd line Risk Function and to be the primary contact and liaison between the Business and the Financial Crime Team with regard to Financial Crime matters. The MLRO role will cover all aspects of Financial Crime ensuring quality assurance and monitoring in relation to CDD/EDD, including account opening, transaction monitoring and any other ongoing monitoring requirements set out in the policies and procedures of the bank or required as part of any projects. The MLRO will also be required to ensure comprehensive AML training is place. MLRO will be responsible for reporting on financial crime matters through Governance, oversight of critical process such as SARs, undertaking regular assessments and providing the MLRO report to Board. This role will include supporting whistleblowing processes. The role report to the CRO working with senior stakeholders across the bank.
Financial Crime (Subject Matter Expert)
Responsible for carrying out training on Financial Crime matters
Carry out other duties as required by Management.
The list of duties in the job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
Minimum of 2 years banking experience in the UK and familiar with the AML and Counter Terrorism Financing Regulation set out by the FCA.
Experience of successful team working.
Fluent in conversational and written English, educated to a minimum of GCSE standard or equivalent.
In addition to the Key Competencies, the following skills are preferable;
Good knowledge of UK FCA/PRA regulatory obligations and UK AML and Terrorist Finance regulatory framework.
Comfortable working autonomously and taking the initiative when needed with little supervision.
Capacity to analyse and summarise reports and information where required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
A responsible, enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible approach to work.
Ability to work effectively under pressure to a high standard.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Good strategic thinking and a proactive approach.
Provide an excellent level of customer care to internal and external customers, managing expectations at all times and always delivering what has been promised.
Have the ability to make decisions quickly selecting the best course of action based on the available information and accepting personal responsibility for the outcome.
Attention to Detail
Ensure that information is correctly processed and that work complies with relevant internal/external rules, procedures and regulatory requirements.
Work co-operatively with others across the whole bank. Adopt a ‘One Team’ approach, considering the impact of any actions on other business areas and not just on the Branches.
Build effective relationships with Managers around the business. Train colleagues in the Branches, encouraging the sharing of best practice and exchanging of ideas.
Our client is an equal opportunity 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