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Financial Crime Risk Assurance Manager

Location: London

Employer: Metro Bank

Salary: £65,000 - £82,000 per annum plus Contributory pension + Healthcare

Reference: 11405J/902

Date added: 3 days ago

Are you an experienced financial crime assurance/monitoring professional? Do you have experience in monitoring or testing of financial crime risks and controls? Can you improve processes with your financial crime knowledge? If yes, then we may have the role for you!

As a Financial Crime Risk Assurance Manager, you will look after relationships across the Bank, driving an efficient and simple way of working. You will be responsible for making sure financial crime policies and procedures meet regulatory expectations and are applied appropriately, whilst always looking for ways to improve processes.

So what would you be doing?...

• Providing oversight and assurance of the front line though sampling, thematic reviews, and data gathering and analysis to make sure that financial crime policies and procedures are applied correctly
• Making sure regulatory requirements are being met and applied across a number of areas, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and Anti-Tax Evasion
• Identifying opportunities through assurance work to support the improvement of processes
• Working with colleagues across the front line, assessing their financial crime risk and mitigating controls in the areas where oversight is required and providing guidance to our colleagues
• Conducting testing to confirm colleagues understanding of our regulatory and policy requirements
• Supporting the development, introduction and completion of project and business solutions against financial crime and issues identified
• Identifying areas where systemic failures could occur and undertake thematic reviews where appropriate
• Publishing reports with appropriate action plans to risk mitigate any issues found during reviews

You need to be this kind of person…

• Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience for customers
• Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment
• Prepared to stick at something – we get nervous if someone has jumped from job to job as we want people who are prepared to learn and grow
• Care about doing a great job and exceeding expectations with the quality of what you do

And... we are a bank so risk is a part of everything we do. We love people who take responsibility, do the right thing for customers, colleagues and Metro Bank and have the courage to call out any concerns.

We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to do most of these wonderful things...

• Understand the risks associated with your job and what that means for you, Metro Bank and all our stakeholders
• You will have extensive experience in AML, Sanctions, ABC and Anti-Tax Evasion assurance or monitoring
• You will have an amazing knowledge of regulatory and legislative requirements for Financial Crime risk areas
• You will have experience in testing, sampling and assurance of processes to mitigate risk
• You need to be able to give colleagues guidance to meet regulatory requirements
• We need you to have a fantastic knowledge of financial crime risk assessment methodology, tools and processes
• In order to exceed in this role, you will have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, including report writing

Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked. So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Please note that sometimes we may close a job earlier for applications if we are inundated with amazing candidates.. Good luck!

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