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AML & Sanctions Advisory Risk Manager - London, Belfast or Bristol


AML & Sanctions Advisory Risk Manager - London, Belfast or Bristol

UK | United Kingdom

Operational Risk & Financial Crime is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a risk management framework including policies, standards and processes in line with Bank of Ireland Group across the UK business units.

The team operates as a "second line of defence" within the three lines of defence model, setting common standards, tools and methodologies for Operational and Financial Crime risks across the UK and providing quality advice and guidance to the business.

This is a critical role, working as part of the team responsible for developing AML, CTF & Sanctions risk frameworks, management tools and methodologies. You will be providing expert services and advice to the UK business in line with the UK and Group Risk Framework and in accordance with internal and regulatory requirements.

This role can be based in London, Belfast or Bristol.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and answer first line of defence risk queries in respect of high risk businesses and other AML queries
  • Review and approval of new and existing high risk customer on behalf of MLRO for Business Banking NI & GB, Corporate Banking UK, Global Markets and FCS
  • SME guidance on completing enhanced due diligence at onboarding and ongoing stages
  • SME guidance on complex structures, Trade Finance deals and bank note trading counterparties
  • SME guidance on Sanctions compliance i.e. potential dual use goods, sanctioned jurisdictions and sectors
  • Support the Head of AML, CTF & Sanctions in developing and enhancing the UK AML, Sanctions & CTF Risk Frameworks in line with Bank of Ireland Group

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrable risk management experience with particular knowledge and expertise of AML/CTF/Sanctions
  • Strong knowledge of the regulatory environment and key AML and anti-terrorism legislation/ standards
  • Experience in managing High Risk customers, including PEPs
  • Ability to provide intellectual rigor to risk assessment, development of business solutions and decision making
  • Financial and analytical acumen with the ability to manage an extremely broad and diverse agenda.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths & English (A-C)
Closing date: Oct 26, 2017

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