Compliance and AML Specialist

Julian Perigo
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  • Minimum 3 years of experience required
We are currently looking for a Compliance and AML Specialist for our client's AML/Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention function. 


The remit will firstly be to support and protect their business against Fraud
and Money Laundering Risk, Internal Fraud, Security, and related reputational risk and secondly to ensure a swift and effective detection of money laundering activity and embed anti-money laundering legislation, rules, and guidance throughout the business.

  • Manage and maintain a cost-effective Financial Crime Prevention function supporting and protecting their business against Fraud and Money Laundering Risk, Internal Fraud, Security, and related reputational risk ensuring that the needs of all stakeholders are met;
  • Own all aspects of the Compliance framework;
  • Maintain the compliance monitoring program;
  • Own regulatory relationships;
  • Contribute to the approval process for new business and marketing initiatives;
  • Manage and set departmental and individual goals and targets for the Financial Crime Team investigations department;
  • Responsible for anti-money laundering (AML) compliance providing oversight, control, support, and coordination for anti-money laundering compliance;
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of an effective tactical and strategic anti-money laundering program;
  • Understand and have continuing knowledge of all local AML requirements to ensure that the AML program is consistent with all applicable local laws, regulations, and rules and that the AML program is updated, as required, in light of changes to local laws, regulations and rules;
  • Develop and manage a regular monitoring and reporting process to inform senior management, the audit committee, and the board, as necessary and required;
  • Ensure that all activity and transactions that are identified as potentially suspicious are investigated, reviewed, and resolved in accordance with established procedures;
  • Manage AML Compliance Teams to address issues raised in internal audit reports, self-assessments, compliance reviews or regulator’s examination about AML policy;
  • Liaison with national and international law enforcement entities and liaison with local financial industry representatives to proactively identify fraud trends/criminal activity and organized criminal attacks.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience of working as a Compliance officer / AML within a Payments Industry/Electronic Money Institution;
  • AML / CTF advisory experience and good working knowledge of SARs regime;
  • Working knowledge of the legal and regulatory obligations for UK; including MLRs PSRs and EMRs;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Credible stakeholder engagement skills to align with our organizational values and behaviors.
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