Job Title: DIRECTOR- FINANCIAL CRIME REGULATORY CONSULTANT


Reference:AJB JB AML 13


Date: 10 Jul, 2019

Location: City of London


Assignment Profile:

Our client is a highly regarded Financial Services Regulatory firm. They are seeking to employ a Regulatory Director to join the Financial Crime Team that advises leading UK regulated firms on regulatory and legal/regulatory best practice. The Financial Crime Team expands beyond Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC/KYB) and includes Anti-Fraud and Investigations, Transaction Monitoring and Target Operating Model assessment/development. Responsibilities • As a Director, you will be responsible and accountable for new business development, product development, and client portfolio management. In addition, our Regulatory Directors are expected to lead teams in the delivery of high-quality financial crime advisory and managed services to our clients. You will have significant hands-on skills and experience and provide high quality thought leadership to help clients manage their complex and often critical financial crime compliance, risk and governance issues. • Identifying, pitching, winning and delivering financial crime regulatory projects as well as managing client engagements in the following areas: FCT Framework Assessments, AML Transaction Analysis (Look Back), AML Know Your Customer Due Diligence, AML Enterprise-Wide and Customer Risk Assessments, AML and Sanctions Training, AML and Sanctions Independent Testing and Technology Consulting. • Design, review, enhancement, implementation, and monitoring of FCC programs for UK regulated firms. • Identify capability gaps and create a business case to fulfill those gaps. The business case should be multi-faceted including: the competitive landscape, the need, costs, execution plan and the development of an ROI. Business Development & Growth • Manage key elements of the Advisory business to meet business targets through business development activity: sales and marketing activity (networking/speaking at industry events/client alerts and white papers) and presenting proposals to prospective new clients. • Ability to identify sales opportunities and progress. • Play a key role in managing client relationships, influencing expectations, and ensuring satisfaction in area of responsibility. • Develop an understanding of the client business challenges and helps formulate solutions for client needs. Product Knowledge & Development • Develop and maintain an understanding of business units and solutions. • Provide technical oversight of financial crime compliance, risk and governance advisory work conducted by teams within areas of responsibility. • Develop thought leadership on the impact of emerging financial crime risk issues and changes in the regulatory landscape on the financial crime operations of financial institutions to help clients proactively identify and address future financial crime compliance, risk and governance issues. • Maintain an effective professional network to be informed of legal and regulatory developments within the UK financial services industry. • Maintain an understanding of the regulatory environment, regulatory drivers and business strategies to enable effective evaluation of financial crime governance, risk management and compliance environments in regulated firms. Leadership & Firm Governance • Act as an ambassador for the Advisory business with internal and external stakeholders. • Work to achieve the firm’s core mission by implementing plans that develop the business and create new products to meet the evolving needs of our clients. • Be an inspiring leader who earns respect across the team and can effectively build, lead, mentor, coach and develop high performing teams. • Development and line management of team personnel. • Provide leadership to the teams working on client assignments ensuring project delivery to the highest standard.

Candidate Profile:

Knowledge and Skills • Demonstrable ability to manage client relationships. • Leadership, people management, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills. • Assessing client’s requirements and develop a strategic plan to design, document and deliver a solution that meets those requirements. • Managing and developing junior level colleagues. • Organising and effectively handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, yet being flexible enough to respond quickly to critical issues. • adaptable and resilient on projects in order to execute successfully in spite of complexities and complications. • Strong analytical skills. • Experience of banking preferred, insurance and asset management considered. • Ideally strong Financial Crime experience with all three disciples: AML, Sanctions and ABC, but other Financial Crime will be considered. Professional Experience Required • Minimum 10 years of experience in financial services. • Experience managing a professional services or consulting organisation/business line. • Experience in managing proposal financials and business case analysis exercises. • Proven track record in managing complex commercial engagements. • Ability to provide advice regarding cross-sector AML/CTF regulations and requirements to the business lines on regulatory, transactional and documentation issues. Subject matter expertise in financial crime compliance regulations as they apply to financial institutions, including retail, wholesale and international business (trade finance). • Must be flexible to travel requirements of client service projects. • Proven experience effectively prioritising workload to meet deadlines and work objectives. • Experience working in a fast-paced, team environment.

Consultant: Jonathan Banjo


Consultant Email: jbanjo@ajbexecutivesearch.co.uk


Salary:Circa £90-110,000 Plus bBonus and Benefits


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