Financial Crime Officer

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At a glance

The Financial Crime Officer is positioned in the Compliance department and has a reporting line to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO).

The compliance function centres on compliance risks. Its mission is to assist senior management in identifying, assessing and effectively managing the compliance risks of ABN AMRO.

It has developed a risk-based approach designed to ensure that every reasonable measure (including policies, procedures, instructions, IT systems, monitoring methods, awareness and training activities, objective-setting, incentives, deterrent measures and sanctions) is taken in order to avoid or reduce the possibility of such compliance risks occurring and to minimise the damage if such a risk should nonetheless occur.

The department is responsible for all UK matters on advice, policy, training, regulatory developments, and monitoring regarding both financial regulations and combating financial crime.

Your job

Supporting the MLRO, the FCO will enhance the advisory, monitoring, and training processes in connection with financial crime oversight framework.
The FCO will be dedicated to doing this in a way that:

  • upholds the firm’s legal, regulatory, ethical standards and reputation;
  • fosters partnerships, collaboration and the compliance culture throughout the firm;
  • heightens awareness of relevant AML, sanctions and financial crime regulatory issues; and
  • support the MLRO in delivering consistent guidance, advice and innovative solutions;, in all matters relating to AML and Financial Crime to the key business lines, including; Clearing, Global Markets, Lease and Commercial Banking International (Dutch Desk).

To assist the MLRO with the monitoring and oversight of AML, sanctions and financial crime risks. This role will also require working with the MLRO to foster good working relations with Head Ofiice Compliance, and Security Intelligence Management to ensure that global policies are understood, and where applicable reflect local UK requirements via the relevant policy uplifts. The FCO supports the MLRO; who is the primary point of contact on day to day business activities, fulfil the key monitoring and oversight activities, as set out in the financial crime plan devised by the MLRO.

The Financial Crime Officer has the following responsibilities:

Assist the MLRO with providing the business and support functions with a proactive, expert and effective financial crime advisory service.

Undertake financial crime monitoring activities, as directed by the MLRO in the annual financial crime monitoring plan.
Undertake ad hoc client file reviews, as directed by the MLRO in relation to emerging risks or concerns.
Policies and Procedures
Assist the MLRO in maintaining adequate policies and procedures sufficient to achieve compliance with ABN AMRO’s obligations under relevant regulations and for countering the risk that the business line might be used to further financial crime.

Provide input on periodic Dashboard and MI reporting to assist the MLRO report on the key MI metrics relating to financial crime matters. Produce written reports on specific client file reviews for the MLRO in a format determined by the MLRO.

Risk Identification and Assessment
On a systematic basis, and in line with the monitoring plan devised by the MLRO, identify and assess financial crime risks. Keep abreast with current EU, FCA, DNB, ECB and AFM AML / Financial Crime regulations.

Your working environment

ABN AMRO is an enterprising bank with a primary focus on Northwest Europe. We serve clients in the retail, private banking and corporate banking sectors. We are also present internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Asset Based Finance and Clearing.

At ABN AMRO we have a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The shift towards sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Supporting our clients at times that matter has always been our role and our responsibility. Together, we aim high and work towards lasting relationships that are relevant and responsible, both now and in the future. We want to be the bank that leads the way.

Our strategy goes far beyond financial value: we want to accelerate the transition to sustainability. We do this by supporting and advising our clients in order to facilitate their sustainability shift. Our commitment to clients, employees, investors and society calls for clear direction, focus and dedication.

We concentrate on our three strategic pillars:

• Support our clients’ transition to sustainability
• Reinvent the customer experience
• Build a future-proof bank

Our strategy requires a culture of working together and permanent learning. It’s only with this mindset that we unleash the best in ourselves to deliver a high standard of performance. ABN AMRO’s culture is the catalyst for the evolution in which we find ourselves: our people are imaginative, trust each other and do just that little bit extra to help clients.

ABN AMRO UK is part of the Corporate Banking business line and operates the following businesses in the UK:

• Corporate and Institutional Banking which includes Corporate Banking, Clearing, Global Markets - Sales & Trading and Financial Institutions
• Commercial Banking which includes Asset Based Finance and International Desk, which provides transactional banking services

Our business lines are supported by a number of functions such as Risk, Compliance, Legal, IT, Finance (Including Tax), Business Management and Human Resources. We currently employ approx. 380 people in the UK.

Your profile

• Ideally some AML and financial crime experience.
• Professional qualifications, such as the CISI Diploma, or equivalent. Any specific professional qualifications in relation to AML / financial crime would be useful.
• An ability to undertake AML & financial crime monitoring activities and produce written recommendations to the MLRO.
• Ability to resolve conflict and deal with confrontation through tact and skill.
• Ability to work independently, but a strong team player.
• Assertive, analytical, accurate and tenacious.
• Display initiative in identifying and presenting solutions to support activities and plans.
• Forward looking and focused on effective processes and increasing efficiency
• Practical and pro-active approach.
• Self-motivated and well organised.
• A good understanding of relevant existing, and emerging regulatory requirements in relation to financial crime.
• Excellent command of the English language both written and orally
• High level of IT literacy.
• Attention to detail.

What we offer

Joining ABN AMRO means working on meaningful projects. Projects that have an impact on our clients. Working with a wide range of people with different backgrounds, opinions and ideas. In the UK, in the Netherlands or elsewhere in our international network. We offer an environment where you will be challenged on a daily basis - professionally as well as on a personal level - so that you can grow to become the professional you want to be.


Are you interested? Please apply via the button below.

For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner,, +44 203 192 9342.

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Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ABN AMRO

Locatie: London

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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