Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Financial Crime MLRO
  • Division:
    IBP Risk & Compliance
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Financial Crime Officer (Assurance) - 12 Month FTC (6522)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Team Description:

The Financial Crime team is part of the Firm's second line of defence and is responsible for all aspects of financial crime management including Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF), Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC), Market Abuse, and Sanctions in relation to Investec Bank plc (IBP) and Investec Wealth and Investment Limited (IW&I).
Specifically, the teams primary responsibilities are:

• Establish a strong framework to prevent, detect, investigate, and report Financial Crime risk;
• Ensure Financial Crime related policies, standards and procedures are adequately and effectively implemented;
• Perform quality assurance testing and targeted thematic reviews on the systems and controls environment;
• Maintain effective Financial Crime business wide risk assessments in conjunction with other key stakeholders to enable a risk based approach to the management of financial crime risk;
• Report Financial Crime related management information to Senior Management, ensuring any relevant risks are highlighted accordingly;
• Promote the team as a trusted control function which aims to protect the Firm from Financial Crime risk.

Description of role and key responsibilities?

Support the Head of Assurance in maintaining an effective Financial Crime assurance function for both Investec Bank plc (IBP) and Investec Wealth & Investment Ltd (IW&I), in particular to:
• Maintain effective risk assessments of AML, CTF, ABC, Sanctions, Tax Evasion, and IW&I Fraud and Market Abuse in conjunction with the business and Operational Risk to enable a risk based approach to the management of financial crime risk.
• Execute a control and monitoring environment to ensure Financial Crime related policies, standards and procedures are adequately and effectively implemented.
• Perform quality assurance testing and targeted thematic reviews on the systems and controls environment.
• Assist in monitoring activities over Investec Bank plc subsidiaries, key outsourcers and to ensure service levels in place are maintained.
• Assist in the production of management information including Key Risk Indicator reports.
• Participate as part of the Financial Crime team to ensure that the whole team's objectives are achieved.
• Develop and maintain effective relationships throughout the Firm on behalf of the Financial Crime team;
• Carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required

Core skills and knowledge
Must have practical Financial Crime assurance/monitoring experience in a similar role and be able to demonstrate the following:
• Strong understanding of all relevant AML and CTF regulations, regimes and legislation;
• Strong work ethic and able to work on own initiative;
• Capable of considering information, making decisions and able to communicate at all levels;
• Strong investigatory skills and analytical ability;
• Comfortable taking ownership and responsibility for tasks;
• Open, flexible and team orientated attitude;
• Strong administrative skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise.

Other attributes that would be helpful, but not essential for the role
• Relevant industry qualifications (e.g. an ICA Certificate/Diploma).


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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

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Jess Sheehan


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