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Financial Crime Director – Global Risk Management, EY UK

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Join a team that’s committed to playing its part in Building a Better Working World by building trust and integrity in the markets and communities EY serves through the design, build and execution of effective Financial Crime risk management and compliance programs designed to enable the business whilst meeting stakeholder expectations.

The opportunity

Building on the evolution of EY’s Global Financial Crime compliance program over the last 3 years, the new Financial Crime Director will focus on strengthening EY’s 1st Line compliance processes and procedures, including the supporting technology enabling compliance across the business. They will also be responsible for overseeing the Central Due Diligence team, Cygnus (GDS), a team focused on supporting teams meet various FinCrime regulatory requirements. They will act as a consultant to engagement teams assisting them evaluate client and engagement acceptance and continuance decisions whilst at the same time working with other Risk Management and business enablement functions to evaluate and improve the compliance procedures designed to enable compliance with non-negotiables.

The person will also work closely with the Global Financial Crime Leader to elevate the importance of understanding personal responsibilities for Financial Crime compliance throughout the business.

Your Key Responsibilities

Building on the evolution of EY’s Global Financial Crime compliance program over the last 3 years, the new Financial Crime Director will focus on 3 key elements:

  • Design and implementation of 1st line compliance processes and tools to enable the business’ compliance with non-negotiables. Specifically:
    • Anti-Money laundering client acceptance / client due diligence
    • Anti-Money laundering Suspicious Activity Reporting
    • Anti-Bribery & Corruption 3rd party onboarding / vendor due diligence
    • Economic & Trade Sanctions acceptance screening and continuous monitoring
  • Engagement team consultation supporting:
    • Client and engagement acceptance and continuance decisions
    • Responding to client enquiries
    • Developing training and education content
  • Country & Region Risk Management (FinCrime) consultation:
    • Responding to Regulator enquiries
    • Policy and process consultation
  • FinCrime Learning and Education:
    • Develop learning content for Global FinCrime training of all EY people (new hire and annual updates)
    • Develop and deliver learning content for FinCrime and SL Quality networks

The Director will be responsible for supervising members of the Financial Crime team in both the Executive team and at the GDS. They will report directly to the Global Financial Crime Leader. They will be accountable for timely development of new / improved business processes and for working with regions to successfully implement solutions throughout the Regions, including supporting any required change management (training and communications).

In addition to these responsibilities associated with EY’s “1st Line”, the Director is required to work closely with the Compliance Director, a role also reporting to the Global Financial Crime Leader. The Financial Crime Director will be required to work with the Compliance Director to shape and inform EY’s 2nd Line compliance monitoring, to receive and action results where those results conclude changes to EY’s 1st Line policies and procedures are required.

The Director is required to provide detailed, comprehensive explanations of highly complex Financial Crime regulatory requirements to senior people throughout EY – Partners, Engagement leaders, Area and Region Risk Management for example. They will additionally be responsible for making key decisions on amending EY’s compliance program elements or introducing new elements.

Skills And Attributes For Success

The role requires a recognized Financial Crime qualification in either one or more of the following: Anti-Money laundering, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Economic and Trade Sanctions. Of the three, Anti-Money Laundering is the dominant qualification requirement. Other Risk Management qualifications may be considered with experience working in Risk Management, Financial Crime or Compliance being preferable.

The role-holder should be / have:

  • A strong team player, comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently
  • Excellent communication and networking skills – able to influence a broad range of internal and client facing professionals
  • Strong knowledge of EY as an organization, its functions, service lines, offerings and strategy
  • Ability to work in a high pace, agile environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, managing multiple priorities effectively
  • Ability to synthesize complex information into simple, high impact messages

What We Offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
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