Head of Financial Crime Head of Financial Crime …

Alexander Mann Solutions (Contingent)
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 13 Aug 19
Alexander Mann Solutions (Contingent)
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 13 Aug 19
The key objective of the Head of Financial Crime is to embed and maintain a culture of Financial Crime Risk awareness throughout the business account, while contributing to the development of the financial crime risk management operating model, projects, systems and processes.

Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) is the world's leading provider of Talent Acquisition and Management Services. We deliver award-winning solutions to over 65 outsourcing clients and consulting services to hundreds more. Our contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) service acts as an extension of our clients' recruitment team and provides professional interim and temporary resources.

Our client is a leader in digital services with a global client base, providing Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber security solutions to multiple business sectors including: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

On behalf of this organisation, AMS are looking for a Head of Financial Crime for a 3 month contract based in Edinburgh.

Purpose of the Role:

This role is pivotal to driving our risk maturity forward across the business, providing independent, holistic opinions on Financial Crime processes, projects and systems and being accountable for driving financial crime agenda forward in supporting the achievement of strategic goals.

An expectation of the role is to support and challenge the business through expertise and thought-leadership in Financial Crime Risk, facilitate the management of Financial Crime responsibilities, and provide advice & guidance on the impact of change on processes and systems. Collaboration with other specialists in client Financial Crime teams, risk and audit will be essential to share and implement best practices.

As a Head of Financial Crime you will be responsible for:

  • Oversight and challenge of of the embedded Financial Crime framework, tools and mechanisms to be deployed in supporting effective financial crime regulatory compliance and risk management across the account.
  • Providing advice and support to projects and systems developments on financial crime risk, processes and control techniques, ensuring regulatory AML compliance and the effective fraud risk management.
  • Contributing to the assessment/development of the Financial Crime strategy for the relevant business units to ensure consistency and supports Financial Crime policy and practice through the provision of advice, guidance and effective reporting
  • Providing financial crime advice and analysis in relation to relevant business initiatives, bespoke projects, transactions and investigations to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Supporting the identification potential of actual financial crime risks and ensure appropriate escalation, remediation and mitigation to manage risks back within appetite
  • Providing leadership and advice/contribution to other financial crime team members
  • Dealing with queries from 1st Line (FCDS markers, SARS, Pension Scams, transaction monitoring etc.)

What we require from the candidate:

  • Strong experience in a financial crime management and/or oversight role, with the ability to manage and influence business stakeholders. You should also have experience of the financial crime, regulatory environment and frameworks, with a background in financial services (preferably including Life & Pensions business).
  • A good knowledge and understanding of relevant regulations and financial crime risk management processes, systems and management techniques
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Risk operating environment, associated policies, procedures and protocols
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Proven organisational and planning skills
  • Experience within financial reporting
  • Ability to manage escalated alerts

If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the criteria outlined above, please click the link to apply before 7/8/19 and we will contact you with an update in due course.

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