Lead Financial Crime Risk Assurance Manager

  • Metro Bank
  • Feb 12, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Are you an experienced financial crime professional? Do you have experience in monitoring or testing of financial crime risks and controls? Can you improve processes with your financial crime knowledge? If yes, then we may have the role for you!
As the Financial Crime Lead Risk Assurance Manager, you will be responsible for providing oversight and assurance of the front line through sampling, thematic reviews and data gathering and analysis. This is to make sure that financial crime policies and procedures are being applied consistently and appropriate across the Bank. 
So what would you be doing?...
• Being accountable for the Financial Crime Assurance team’s delivery against the annual plan• Using data and lessons learned to help drive the direction of the team’s financial crime assurance activity• Identifying opportunities through your assurance work to support the improvement of standards and processes, making sure they remain simple and easy to understand • Building and leading a high-performing team of Financial Crime Assurance specialists• Working with colleagues across the front line - you will need to assess their financial crime risk and mitigating controls in the areas where oversight is required• Maintaining your regulatory knowledge and horizon scanning to inform your view of downstream financial crime risks that may be relevant to the Bank• Identifying any areas where systemic failures could materialise and undertake thematic reviews where appropriate and liaising with Internal Audit as necessary
You need to be this kind of person…
• Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience for customers• Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment• Prepared to stick at something – we get nervous if someone has jumped from job to job as we want people who are prepared to learn and grow• Care about doing a great job and exceeding expectations with the quality of what you do
And... we are a bank so risk is a part of everything we do. We love people who take responsibility, do the right thing for customers, colleagues and Metro Bank and have the courage to call out any concerns.
We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to do most of these wonderful things...
• Understand the risks associated with your job and what that means for you, Metro Bank and all our stakeholders• You will need experience in building assurance and control frameworks, defining and managing assurance plans and leading the delivery of these plans• To exceed in this role, you will have an understanding of how retail banks practically manage their financial crime risk; and how best to operationalise legal and regulatory requirements• It is essential you have the regulatory, legislative requirements and industry practice for key financial crime risk areas, including; AML/CTF, fraud, sanctions and ABC• You need to have a good working knowledge of how to apply the Bank’s risk and control framework to achieve the right outcome for colleagues and customers

Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box.  We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked.  So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Please note that sometimes we may close a job earlier for applications if we are inundated with amazing candidates.. Good luck!