MLRO Position

You will be responsible for helping to set the money laundering agenda within our client. You will take a consultative approach and work closely with every business division to implement and manage a comprehensive and proportionate to the nature, scale and complexity, AML/CTF framework.

Some of the main elements of the role will involve:

  • Ensuring that the company remains up to date with relevant regulatory developments
  • Carrying out a regular ML/TF risk assessment of the companies business
  • Coordinating the implementation of standards, policies and guidance, and ensuring these are being communicated effectively to all relevant staff
  • Advising our Compliance Operations team on the development and maintenance of AML/CTF procedures to ensure we stay true to our policies
  • Identifying deficiencies in policies, procedures, systems or controls relating to ML/TF and implementing remedial actions to address such deficiencies
  • Reviewing potential / existing high risk relationships and transactions
  • Determining whether or not suspicious activity reports have substance and require disclosure to the relevant authorities
  • Conducting an annual assessment of training and awareness needs, and implementing an effective company-wide training programme
  • Conducting regular monitoring, testing and reporting on the effectiveness of the AML/CTF programme, including system and tools, and day to day operations
  • Preparing regular management information reports for distribution to the Senior Management
  • Lead the companies review of and response to relevant regulator and industry body consultations
  • Support meetings with external auditors and regulators

    Essential Requirements:

    • Must have 3-5 years experience as an MLRO within Payments, FinTech, or FX companies
    • You have experience in a MLRO Compliance team at a regulated company or corporate.
    • Must have experience in how new regulations coming into play will impact the business’ products and expansion plans
    • You’ve operated in an environment with multiple regulatory requirements
    • You have experience in drafting, implementing and rolling out AML/CTF frameworks and policies
    • You’re constantly driving for improvement, efficiency and risk management
    • Your risk radar is finely tuned and you work tirelessly to mitigate identified risks
    • Your communication skills are first class, and you are able to distil complex and cumbersome regulation into understandable English
    • You are easy to work with anc cope well under pressure/challenges

      Desirable Requirements:

    • You’ve supported assessing and implementing regulatory requirements across multiple geographies
    • You’ve designed/maintained AML/CTF processes and procedures
    • You’ve in depth knowledge of non-UK regulatory requirements
    • You’ve overseen the validation of AML/CTF tools/scenarios (design and performance)
    • You’ve been responsible for overseeing KYC/sanctions checks and/or conducted investigations
    • You have relevant professional qualifications (e.g. ACAMS or ICA AML

       

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