The WTW Compliance Function
The WTW Compliance Function’s aim is to proactively support WTW to generate sustainable value, helping the company to deliver good client outcomes, manage its conduct, protect against regulatory risk, and to maintain strong regulatory relationships. We aim to be a trusted partner to the business. Within WTW’s internal control system, we form part of the second line of defence, as a function independent from daily business activities.
WTW Compliance lead the management and co-ordination of WTW Compliance policies and procedures, identifying applicable regulatory requirements and assisting in implementing relevant processes to enable standards to be met. Compliance also provide guidance and training and monitor compliance with regulatory obligations and implemented controls within the Compliance Program. The Compliance team leads the management and co-ordination of the requirements of our global Regulators.
Reporting to the Global Compliance Director - Financial Crime, within a team of skilled subject matter expert colleagues, the Compliance Director – Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption will be an important leader in the global Financial Crime Team, a specialist unit in the Compliance function within the Office of General Counsel.
The Compliance Director – Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption will have global responsibilities, working with business, Legal and Compliance colleagues around the world. The Compliance Director – Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption will have one direct report and will also be supported by Financial Crime Officers and Financial Crime Managers who advise on general financial crime matters.
The Compliance Director – Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption will be a key contributor to the aim of maintaining an efficient, independent Compliance function and framework.
- Lead the development, management and co-ordination of WTW Compliance anti-bribery & corruption policies and procedures, identifying regulatory requirements and implementing relevant processes to enable standards to be met.
- Provide leadership, technical advice and guidance to Compliance and business leaders on anti-bribery & corruption risk and risk management.
- Conduct anti-bribery & corruption advisory work for key stakeholders; senior leadership and management, Global Compliance Director - Financial Crime, in-market Compliance Officers, Legal, Risk, etc.
- Principal WTW Compliance and Financial Crime Team senior liaison on anti-bribery & corruption matters for WTW business and Compliance.
- Proactively develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders to foster a collaborative approach to embedding a strong culture of anti-bribery & corruption compliance
- Interpretation of anti-bribery & corruption law and regulation with provision of expert advice on anti-bribery & corruption risks and issues.
- Responsible for providing guidance and training as necessary.
- Support Compliance and business to develop and enhance localised and specific anti-bribery & corruption policies, procedures and processes where necessary.
- Line management responsibilities for the Compliance Director – Global Third Parties, to lead and support them in effectively performing their role and responsibilities and development
- With the other Financial Crime Compliance Directors, develop and support the Financial Crime Officers and Financial Crime Managers in carrying out their roles and responsibilities and development
- As part of the team:
- Assist with and provide input into the global financial crime framework
- Define, review and write financial crime policies, procedures and processes
- Develop, enhance and roll out global, localised and specific Financial Crime training where necessary.
- Provide constructive input into financial crime monitoring and audit activity
- Assist in the creation and completion of financial crime related risk assessments
- Involvement in project work driven by the Office of General Counsel’s objectives and / or priorities
- Draft and co-ordinate global and targeted communications on behalf of the Financial Crime Team
- Keep abreast of industry trends and anticipate areas of focus and attention of regulators, keeping business management and compliance colleagues informed.
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Experience of working in a senior compliance regulatory or legal role
- A subject matter expert in anti-bribery & corruption law, regulation and risk
- Knowledge/understanding of regulatory and corporate governance
- Managerial or professional experience within an insurance broking, insurance environment or within a highly regulated business environment.
- Experience dealing with financial crime regulators and conducting financial crime investigations an advantage
- Fluent business English essential
- Experienced in achieving results through others, and experience of managing direct reports will be advantageous
- Project management experience preferable
- Competent computer skills in Excel and Outlook
- Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to engage effectively with colleagues of all levels and particularly senior business leaders
- Excellent analytical problem-solving skills
- Strong communication skills both written and verbal
- Excellent regulatory and corporate governance knowledge/understanding with exposure to financial crime
- Commercial awareness; a commercial and pragmatic approach
- Motivated and enthusiastic
- Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
- Team player with good interpersonal skills
What can we offer you?
In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including: a fantastic pension scheme, life insurance, medical insurance and flexible benefits including dental cover, additional life assurance, and many other options and Corporate deals.
WTW is an equal opportunity employer.