Financial Crime Program Director

London Permanent £130,000 - £140,000 per year
  • An opportunity lead a major Financial Crime and Sanctions programme.
  • Must have strong Programme Management experience within Financial Crime.

About Our Client

A major international bank based in London.

Job Description

Financial Crime Program Director responsibilities:

  • Drive the implementation of the banks financial crimes risk appetite, policies and standards through working with Financial Crime and Sanctions SMEs, local Country Compliance teams, Operations and Business and Technology stakeholders.
  • Provide support and logistical management to enable the Financial Crime and Sanctions Programs to deliver their book of work efficiently and effectively across the EMEA region with specific responsibility for the management of financial crime-related projects.
  • Manage the EMEA Financial Crime Risk Assessment team and oversee the development and implementation of an effective regional process
  • To lead the implementation of the Financial Crime programs across the EMEA region.
  • Deputise for the EMEA Head of Governance and Strategy as required
  • To ensure the successful delivery of the EMEA Financial Crime risk assessment program, with a key focus on stakeholder engagement
  • Work with stakeholders across Financial Crime teams to deliver end-to-end change programmes
  • Overseeing work streams to build business cases, business user requirements and functional specifications
  • Leading the end to end delivery, including development, testing and implementation of IT
  • To coordinate FC strategic projects to set objectives, report progress and carefully manage delivery risks
  • Managing change requests
  • To provide advice to 1st line of defence functions on deployment of controls
  • To coordinate and provide advice to stakeholders responsible for testing and auditing
  • To support on the coordination of responses to financial crime related regulatory examinations
  • To lead on financial crime related technology related initiatives
  • To coordinate responses to regulatory breaches or other regulatory events.
  • To support in the analysis of impact assessments of regulatory change.

The Successful Applicant

Financial Crime Program Director Knowledge and experience:

  • Has demonstrable experience working in a financial crime leadership role with the relevant knowledge and understanding of appropriate systems and controls frameworks
  • End to end programme management experience in financial crime or AML within a financial services organisation, preferably Financial Services
  • Knowledge of UK and EU Financial Crime related regulations, legislation and industry best practice
  • Has previously worked in a role responsible for designing and implementing financial crime programs
  • Has previously been involved in/managed business wide financial crime risk assessments
  • Has extensive stakeholder management experience and adopts a proactive approach to stakeholder engagement and management, using initiative to meet with stakeholders and build strong relationships
  • Has extensive project management experience
  • Experience/demonstrable comfort with technology concepts and solutions that support the development of an effective Financial Crime framework
  • Has experience anticipating, identifying and managing risks in programme delivery
  • Has experience of dealing with regulatory examinations
  • Strong ability to manage competing priorities

What's on Offer

Up to £140K basic plus benefits and bonus

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Policy, Economics & Regulatory Affairs
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Financial Services
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