We’re looking for an experienced financial crime (fincrime) expert, with plenty of BSA/AML regulatory knowledge, to be our Head of Fincrime for US Retail Banking.
You’ll report directly to our Head of Financial Crime and play a strategic role in fighting fincrime. You’ll need to be a dab-hand at managing people, projects and investigations, but you’ll need to be ready to get hands-on too. You’ll work with the rest of the Fincrime team to set up our operational procedures, train colleagues on fincrime regulation and make sure that we’re compliant.
We’re the UK’s fastest growing bank, with 1.4 million customers and nearly 700 employees. We need a crack team of crime fighters to help us stay one step ahead as we continue to grow.
You should know that we fight financial crime a little differently at Monzo. You’ll work in a team with dedicated financial crime engineers and data scientists, which helps us to spot, assess and prevent crime quickly. So you should be comfortable dealing with data and chatting to engineers at a high level about how technology can help us.
We choose not to split out different areas of crime, either. Instead we tackle all financial crime together as one team. That includes AML, fraud, sanctions breaches, terrorist financing, bribery and corruption and tax evasion. You should know each of these like the back of your hand.
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We’re looking for somebody based in the US
You’ll be one of our first US hires, so there might not be a US office when you start! Either way, we’d like you to come and spend your first month or so with the Fincrime Team in London (flights and accommodation paid for, of course), so we can get to know each other and you can get up to speed.
Once we have a US office, you’ll be based there, working with the team to launch Monzo in the US. You’ll also be part of the Fincrime Team, attend Fincrime meetings and work with Fincrime engineers, analysts and data scientists. Your manager will be the Head of Financial Crime, and she’ll help you prioritise your first areas of work.
We care deeply about inclusive working practices and diverse teams. If you’d prefer to work part-time or as a job-share, we’ll facilitate this wherever we can – whether to help you meet other commitments or to help you strike a great work-life balance. We’re keen to make sure we’re designing a bank that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different underrepresented demographics.
We started Monzo in February 2015 with the mission of building the best current account in the world. In April 2017, we received our full UK banking licence from the FCA and PRA and are now working hard to roll out our free current account later this year.
We're focused on solving problems, rather than selling financial products. We want to make the world a better place and change people's lives through Monzo.We're doing things differently. For too long, banking has been obtuse, complex and opaque.We want to change that and build a bank with everyone, for everyone. Our amazing community of users suggests features, tests the app and gives us constant feedback so we can build something we all love.