Financial Crime Senior Manager

  • £75k
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Holmes Search
  • 15 Apr 19

Great opportunity to work as a Financial Crime Senior Manager within an investment manager. A fantastic chance to work with an international company who offer a range of investment management services and advice to individuals, pension funds, institutions, charities and trusts.

The main duties of the role are:

  • Supporting the continued review and enhancement of the Group’s financial crime framework.
  • Supporting the delivery and maintenance of the financial crime framework as specified by the U.K. MLRO and senior management of the Group.
  • Ensuring appropriate standards of financial crime practices are implemented across the U.K. regulated entities.
  • Participating in the identification of financial crime risks and implementing appropriate mitigating controls.
  • Taking the lead in drafting of the annual U.K. financial risk assessment and responsibility for tracking actions arising from the assessment.
  • Supporting in the production and updating of the Financial Crime Manual and associated computer based and face to face training.
  • Maintaining the Country Risk Matrix used by the U.K. entities.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of the financial crime systems used, ensuring they are operating as expected and re-calibrated where appropriate.
  • Dealing with exceptions arising from these systems and escalating issues to the appropriate level.
  • Supporting the MLRO in delivering a new payments screening tool.
  • Supporting the MLRO with the roll out of a revised client risk assessment process for the U.K. entities and ensuring its ongoing application.
  • Assisting in the review and enhancement of departmental and business procedures relating to financial crime.
  • Providing cover for U.K. MLRO in the review, assessment and, where appropriate filing, of Suspicious Activity Reports.
  • Producing monthly financial crime management information for use by key governance forums.
  • Supporting the U.K. MLRO in the production of annual MLRO reports for the U.K. entities.
  • Working with the U.K. MLRO and the Change Function to assess and implement any regulatory changes impacting the financial crime framework.
  • Contributing to an effective and positive risk management culture at the firm.
  • Assisting other members of the Compliance Team and undertaking ad-hoc compliance related projects as required.


Skills required to undertake the role:


  • Analytical; in-depth analysis delivered in a disciplined and structured manner
  • Planning and organising; highly organised and able to manage own workload and simultaneous tasks to meet stretching targets and strict deadlines
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to build and maintain effective lines of communication with staff at all levels and relationship building
  • Autonomous, self-motivated and delivery focused; proven ability to prioritise, manage and deliver multiple tasks
  • Collaborator and team player; both within and outside the immediate team


  • Project management, specifically in implementing financial crime related tools
  • Detailed knowledge of the UK and EU financial crime regulatory regime and requirements;
  • Experienced in carrying out key financial crime activities;
  • Good knowledge of ‘best practice’ and associated guidance in asset or wealth management firms and of the systems and controls employed to ensure financial crime risks are mitigated; and


  • Good commercial awareness and knowledge of the asset or wealth management industry.