Head of AML Onsite Review Team – London

We are looking for a proactive and passionate AML professional with experience leading AML and/or EDD teams in a fast-paced organization. The individual will manage the strategy and performance of our AML Onsite Review team and help ensure an efficient and professional client onboarding experience.

If this role aligns with your experience and expertise, we offer you the chance to be a part of a truly international and vibrant company with more than 330 skilled and dedicated employees worldwide, who are all passionate about creating next-generation mission-critical financial services infrastructure and leading the rise of a super-correspondent banking network.

The position and why we need you

At Banking Circle, we want to make an impact that pioneers the industry and creates instant value for our clients. But we also want to be a best-in-class employer where innovation and career development is going hand in hand.

To support that and our exciting growth journey, we are looking to hire a highly skilled Head of AML Onsite Review Team, who will lead a team of Onsite Reviewers conducting onsite reviews at the premises of Banking Circle’s prospect regulated and high-risk clients. You will be reporting to the Head of Onboarding and be a part of our growing AML function, who works closely with our relationship, product and compliance teams to deliver a best in class AML model.

You will liaise with the team and other internal stakeholders to ensure an efficient, and professional, client onboarding experience, whilst protecting the business from potential financial crime risks. To that extent, you will need to observe the regulatory framework of Banking Circle, the client’s local regulatory requirements and Banking Circle’s risk appetite.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own and enhance the structure and strategy of AML Onsite Reviews
  • ​Build a knowledge hub for the AML Onsite Review team
  • ​Manage the team’s workload and prioritize according to our strategy
  • ​Train, guide and provide feedback to the team members
  • ​Collaborate with internal teams and stakeholders
  • Review onsite reports and provide advice/feedback when required
  • Report to Senior Management monthly on the overall status of onsites conducted

Skills & Qualifications

To be the right candidate for this position, we expect you to have a demonstrated capability from an applicable role where you have more than 6 years experience in managing teams in Financial Crime related topics, and a strong understanding of AML regulation and legislation in Europe and Asia.

The successful candidate will have strong critical thinking and analysis capabilities and possess performance management skills that empower the team regardless of level of seniority. You understand regulations impacting PSPs, Banks and NBFIs globally, and you know about AML risks and controls.

You should be results driven, with an ability to build strong working relationships with key stakeholders and have good people management skills. You possess advanced communication and time management skills, which enables you to message clearly across all levels within the organization and you can drive a high performance and morale in your teams through a trusted status with your team. We expect you to be proactive and not afraid to take initiative.

As Banking Circle is an international company it’s a requirement, that you are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. If you master other relevant languages it will be an asset. The position will be based at Banking Circle’s offices in London.

Join Banking Circle

If this position has caught your interest and you have what we’re looking for, then please send us your resume and application via the apply link. As we will be conducting interviews continuously, we urge interested candidates to reach out as soon as possible. If you have questions about the position or what it’s like to be a part of Banking Circle do not hesitate to contact Maybrit Lind from People on +45 53863791. Banking Circle offers a competitive compensation package and a dynamic and collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local laws, regulations and ordinances. Please note that we do not accept applications by email.

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