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Reports to: DMLO and Head of Financial Crime Policy, Advisory and Controls
As the lead on Financial Crime Risk & Controls, you will be responsible for the design, implementation and enhancement of the financial crime risk & controls programme, including risk assessments, controls oversight & testing and managing implementation of action items flowing out of audit, regulatory or other findings.
On a daily basis you will also support the Financial Crime Compliance team by providing guidance to various stakeholders on financial crime compliance matters (anti-bribery/corruption, anti-fraud, anti-money laundering, anti-slavery, counter-terrorism financing, sanctions and tax evasion) and by handling financial crime escalations and alerts.
As the senior support and direct report to the Head of Financial Crime Policy, Advisory & Controls and DMLRO, this role will provide an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding of financial crime compliance and the inner workings of a growing global investment bank with a substantial footprint in China, Africa and other emerging markets.
Financial Crime Compliance is a key function and enjoys a high profile within ICBCS, giving members of the team ample opportunity to deliver positive impact.
You will be joining during an exciting time of growth and development within the Bank and within Financial Crime Compliance which is why we need someone who can juggle multiple competing demands by effectively prioritizing tasks with a strong focus on execution. As a senior member of the Financial Crime Compliance team with lead responsibility for Risk & Controls you will be an important part of the Bank's financial crime risk management programme.
Your job involves:
Assisting in the identification of financial crime risk factors and planning measures to effectively mitigate them
Overseeing financial crime assurance activities across all business units and back office
Testing adherence to financial crime policies and risk appetite
Developing a deep understanding of the Bank's financial crime risk management processes and procedures
Reviewing and updating the Bank's financial crime risk assessment in line with regulatory expectations
Ensuring remediation of breaches or control weaknesses
Preparing excellent and meaningful management information reporting
Producing high quality written risk assessments, reports, presentations in a short amount of time
Keeping abreast of latest anti-money laundering regulations and advising on implementing any new requirements by updating relevant policies, procedures and processes
Engaging with members of business departments, Operations, Compliance, and Legal from across the globe
Supporting all members of the Financial Crime Compliance team
Preparing for and actioning items related to regulatory inspections and audits
Developing guidance, procedures and training materials on matters relating to Financial Crime Compliance
Supporting the department in the wider Financial Crime programme including advisory, investigations, enhanced due diligence and surveillance
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor degree or higher (law, accounting/audit a plus)
Proven experience in analytical thinking and drafting
Proven experience working in a risk/quality assurance function within a financial institution
Demonstrable and significant understanding of financial crime compliance
Strong data analytics skills
Knowledge, technical skills and expertise:
Knowledge of and keen interest in financial crime laws and regulations
Ability to see the bigger picture while also spotting critical issues
Must be able to seamlessly multi-task, prioritise and think laterally
Outstanding organisational, planning and problem-solving skills
Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organisation including junior and senior levels
Strong English writing skills with ability to distill complex subjects into clear, easy to understand terms in a short amount of time
Ability to analyse complex data and translate into meaningful management information
Fluency in Excel, Word and Power Point is critical