Job descriptionOur purpose focuses on how we contribute to society, and how our business decisions can contribute to greater trust and solving important problems. In order to achieve our purpose and deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. The people who power us - our internal teams - have a vital role to make sure we have all the right resources, services and technology to be the best we can be. Not all of us work directly with external clients. The Financial Crime Team (FCT) forms part of PwC’s Risk Management practice and sits within the London-based Compliance department. Its main purpose is to support the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Chief Compliance Officer in ensuring that the firm discharges its legal and regulatory responsibilities in the areas of AML regulation. We are seeking a compliance /risk practitioner who: is enthusiastic about developing him/herself and others; has an aptitude for digesting and interpreting regulations in order to provide guidance and direction to the client-facing practice; is highly motivated and confident to work independently, but with support from more experienced subject matter experts; has a proven ability to work to deadlines; has appropriate ‘hands on’ experience of AML regulation and interpreting industry guidance. An opportunity has arisen which will provide a stimulating and challenging opportunity to: Gain experience of the PwC approach to compliance disciplines and in particular AML regulation; Acquire knowledge of the ‘products’ and services offered by the firm; Develop transferable relationship management skills, by dealing with senior partners & staff within the firm on regulatory compliance matters and sensitive client issues. The successful candidate will report to the AML specialism leaders, supporting the leaders’ activities as well as helping supervise and coach the team of more junior advisors. The role holder is responsible for managing their own workload, in consultation with the specialism leaders, and when required, will stand in for a specialism leader - ensuring that all relevant matters are brought to the attention of the Deputy MLRO. The role holder, together with the other manager positions, supports the FCT’s objectives by taking responsibility in areas relating to: the development of AML policy and procedures; periodic monitoring; the provision of subject matter advice to the client-facing practice and client onboarding team; Suspicious Activity Reporting; Financial Sanctions screening; awareness and training; the development of effective MI; formulation of the firm’s response to regulatory initiatives. They will typically have three to five years’ experience within the risk management /compliance / forensic services functions of a professional or financial services firm; Key required skills are an ability to: acquire and apply technical expertise; communicate with impact and empathy to individuals at all levels of seniority: experience of team management and leadership; ability to develop and implement appropriate policies and controls; support, lead and deliver team objectives and wider Risk Management strategic priorities. observe key principles of confidentiality and sensitivity; be adaptive, open minded and agile; be passionate about client service; be curious to learn and share; demonstrate courage, integrity and the confidence to make independent decisions. Ideally, the candidate will be educated to graduate level and hold a professional qualification from the International Compliance Association or an alternative relevant professional body.
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