EMEA Investigator, Financial Crime Compliance, VP, Warsaw EMEA Investigator, Financial Crime Compliance, VP,  …

Goldman Sachs
in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Jan 21
Goldman Sachs
in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Jan 21
EMEA Investigator, Financial Crime Compliance, VP, Warsaw
Our division prevents, detects and mitigates compliance, regulatory and reputational risk across the firm and helps to strengthen the firm's culture of compliance. Compliance accomplishes these through the firm's enterprise-wide compliance risk management program. As an independent control function and part of the firm's second line of defense, Compliance assesses the firm's compliance, regulatory and reputational risk; monitors for compliance with new or amended laws, rules and regulations; designs and implements controls, policies, procedures and training; conducts independent testing; investigates, surveils and monitors for compliance risks and breaches; and leads the firm's responses to regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. You'll be part of a team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment Management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centres around the world.

At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative workspaces and ergonomic services to wellbeing and resilience offerings, we offer our Compliance professionals the flexibility and support they need to reach their goals in and outside of the office.


Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) has primary responsibility for the execution of the firm's enterprise-wide Anti-Money Laundering (AML), anti-bribery, and government sanctions compliance programs and, among other things, performs enhanced due diligence and government sanctions screening, as well as surveillance and investigations designed to identify potential terrorist financing, money laundering, bribery, market abuse, or other suspicious activity.


FCC's team covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), which is based in London and Warsaw, is seeking an experienced professional with relevant skills and experience to work in the FCC EMEA investigations team in Warsaw. The candidate will carry out complex investigations to review all escalations received which may or may not require a report to a regulator/s. The various escalation sources include, however are not limited to, the business, subpoena enquiries, surveillance alerts and ad-hoc requests.

The individual will be expected to be able to identify and fully document in accordance with Goldman Sachs' written policies and procedures:
  • all forms of market abuse;
  • suspicious asset movements;
  • fraud; and
  • employee matters.
Additional responsibilities may include:
  • management information reporting;
  • enhancing policies and procedures;
  • perform certain regulatory filings with regional regulators;
  • training; and
  • working with internal audit when they conduct their reviews.
To achieve this, the relevant candidate will be required to:
  • utilize a variety of internal and external systems and databases in order to complete investigations;
  • liaise with all other departments, when needed and if it is appropriate, in order to ensure a thorough investigation is completed;
  • present a summary and proposed conclusion to management in a timely and clear manner, including proposals to implement appropriate steps to mitigate and/or monitor if necessary; and
  • report suspicious activities to regulators.
  • 5+ years' experience in financial services, compliance, law enforcement or regulatory background;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to adapt writing style to the requirements of the specified Goldman Sachs procedures;
  • Advanced knowledge of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption legislation and regulation;
  • Advanced knowledge of financial markets and products, preferably Fixed Income markets
  • Advanced excel skills;
  • Advanced understanding of Market Abuse regulations and control environment around it such as MAR;
  • Strong analytical and risk assessment skills;
  • Ability to adapt to new changes and new challenges;
  • Ability to prioritize work flows and ensure deadlines are met;
  • Ability to forge strong relationships with colleagues;
  • Ability to work independently and yet still be team-oriented; and
  • Proactive, self-motivated, detailed oriented and well-organized.


At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers .

We're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https:// www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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