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Assistant Manager- Financial Crime

Date: Dec 2, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID130231BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager- Financial Crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineForensic
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Forensic - Using specialist accounting, investigation and business skills in assisting clients involved in commercial or regulatory disputes or in the investigation of fraud and impropriety. Working in the team will mean getting involved in a broad range of projects, i.e. Fraud investigations, and tracing assets.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The Role



We are seeking an Assistant Manager to join our award winning, exciting and fast-paced financial services (FS) financial crime team in London. Our team is globally renowned and one of the largest financial crime teams in Europe.

We deliver a large range of projects both on a proactive and reactive basis in the areas of Anti Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, Transaction Monitoring, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (AB&C) and Market Abuse. We have great relationships with a large range of UK and international FS clients ranging from global banks to boutique investment houses.



The successful individual will support the delivery of a range of financial crime projects. Each project will generally incorporate a review and assessment of the current state of compliance, discussing matters directly with the client, proposing and delivering solutions and providing oral presentations.



A core part of the role will also include leveraging your industry contacts, skills and experience to contribute to winning work and knowledge sharing and practice development across the team.



Our projects are often global and you are likely to work with colleagues from other KPMG member firms and from a variety of departments and backgrounds which also presents the opportunity to travel.




Responsibilities:



As an Assistant Manager, you will be expected to use your industry experience and expertise to formulate comprehensive and well considered solutions to clients’ challenges. All candidates are expected to show the following:



- Leading and developing relationships with client contacts across the FS industry;
- Leveraging your technical knowledge, experience and contacts to support the development of proposals and in generating new business for the firm; and
- Contributing to the risk and commercial aspects involved in the delivery of projects including budgets, planning and project governance.



The Person




Knowledge/experience:



In addition, we are looking for individuals with at least one of the following specialist areas of expertise: AML, Sanctions, and Transaction Monitoring. Specific areas of responsibilities are set out for each of these below:



In order to be considered for the role, you must clearly be able to demonstrate that you meet the person specification and criteria. Specific requirements for these are outlined in more detail below, divided into Technical Expertise, Soft skills / values, and Education and training.

In your covering letter, please specify which of these technical capabilities you have and describe how your past experience demonstrates your level of skill.



Technical expertise:



- Held a role in the FS industry such as in the financial crime team in a bank, a similar role at a consultancy or in a relevant role at the regulator;
- Enthusiasm and ability to develop relationships with prospective clients; and
- Substantial technical knowledge of the UK and European financial crime regulatory requirements and market practice of the following activities:



AML
- Target Operating Model design and implementation;
- Review and completion of financial crime risk assessments;
- Review and assessment of policies and procedures, systems and controls;
- Delivery of specific training;
- Preparing clients for regulatory visits;
- Managing regulatory enquiries, skilled person reviews and enforcement action; and
- AML remediation activity.



SANCTIONS
- Target Operating Model design and implementation;
- Sanctions screening requirements, processes and technology;
- Review and completion of sanctions risk assessments;
- Sanctions look-backs and investigations; and
- Review and assessment of sanctions controls.


TRANSACTION MONITORING
- Target Operating Model design and implementation;
- Implementation, optimisation and tuning of systems;
- Compliance and assurance testing;
- Delivering training and/or facilitating workshops; and
- Examination of transaction and suspicious transaction reporting processes.



Qualification & Skills:



Soft skills / values



- Confidence to be able to quickly establish credibility with clients;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can be tailored to a variety of audiences;
- Proven ability to work with diverse teams drawn from various parts of KPMG and backgrounds;
- Excellent analytical skills and problem solving, self-motivation and possess an enquiring mind;
- A high degree of integrity and the drive and willingness to succeed; and
- Strong team ethos and ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.



Education and training



- Education to degree level or equivalent experience; and
- Financial crime and/or relevant professional qualification is desirable.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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