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Head of AML and Financial Crime

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Our client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crime to play a pivotal role in ensuring continued best-in-class compliance with AML and financial crime law and regulation. This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career, providing AML/financial crime advice at all levels of a regulated entity. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with stakeholders at all levels.

What you'll do:

As the Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crime, you will be instrumental in shaping the firm's approach to AML compliance. You will work closely with key stakeholders across the organisation to ensure that all aspects of business are conducted in line with legal requirements. Your role will involve developing robust AML policies, overseeing investigations into suspicious transactions, conducting risk assessments, and providing training on AML-related issues. Your expertise will be crucial in maintaining our client's reputation for excellence in regulatory compliance.

  • Work closely with Directors of Risk, COLP, COFA, MLCO and MLRO(s) to ensure firm-wide compliance with the law, AML regulations, regulatory requirements, and firm policies.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all AML-related matters within the firm and with external regulators and auditors.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective AML policies, procedures, and controls in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and best practice.
  • Oversee the investigation and reporting of suspicious transactions, ensuring timely submission of suspicious activity reports (SARs) to the relevant authorities.
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring and assessment of the firm's Firm Wide Risk Assessment to identify and mitigate potential risks.
  • Provide training and guidance to partners and employees at all levels on AML-related issues.

What you bring:

As the Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crime, you will bring a wealth of experience in financial crime, regulatory, and legal requirements. Your proven track record in providing AML/financial crime advice at all levels of a regulated entity will be invaluable in this role. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling you to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels. Your strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, coupled with your attention to detail, will ensure that you can navigate complex regulatory landscapes. Your leadership skills will enable you to manage and motivate teams effectively, while your hands-on expertise in AML compliance systems will be crucial in maintaining best-in-class compliance standards.

  • Qualified solicitor (or equivalent) with extensive experience of financial crime, regulatory, legal requirements.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in providing AML/financial crime advice at all levels of a regulated entity.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to effectively manage and motivate teams.
  • Hands-on expertise on systems, databases, software related to AML compliance and reporting.

What sets this company apart:

Our client is known for setting new expectations and pushing boundaries without compromising their firm, reputation or clients. Their Risk team includes both experienced lawyers and technical specialists who address an extensive range of regulatory and ethical requirements, thinking both commercially and practically to make sure they remain compliant and true to their values.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: Risk & Compliance - Private Practice

Industry: Legal

Salary: £75,000 - £100,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Remote

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Manchester

Job Reference: FJ0322-6A730327

Date posted: 22 May 2024

Consultant: Ciaran O'Neill

Phone number:

ciaran.o'neill@robertwalters.com

Ciaran O'Neill

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