Compliance Consultant, Fraud & Financial Crime

London, United Kingdom
Jan 14, 2023
Feb 14, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Bovill is an independent, specialist financial services regulatory consultancy with a global offering. We specialise in helping clients solve difficult and interesting problems, so we look for people who thrive on intellectual challenge, can roll up their sleeves to delve into issues and get satisfaction from helping clients, conduct a thorough analysis of a problem and translate that into practical advice.

Our Fraud & Financial Crime Practice is looking for a highly motivated, proactive yet disciplined compliance associate to provide high quality financial crime regulatory advice and support to clients operating across the regulated sector, which includes retail, corporate and investment banks; wealth and asset management firms; and authorised payment and electronic money institutions.

Some of the areas you can expect to assist clients include:
  • Advise clients on UK financial crime regulatory. requirements, expectations and industry practices.
    • Be a key member of the team leading independent reviews of firms' systems and controls.
    • Lead execution of design and operational effectiveness testing of clients' financial crime risk management controls including due diligence, transaction monitoring, screening, and suspicious activity reporting processes.
    • Plan projects and assignments, including those with multiple workstreams. Coordinate and allocate work to junior team members, track and report on progress internally and to clients.
    • Draft, revise, and present client deliverables, including but not limited to: reports; policies and procedures; presentations; and correspondence.
    • Manage client relationships and be your clients' point of contact.
    • Lead client meetings, such as interviews and presentations, which often include senior stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of Bovill's Financial Crime practice by developing and deepening client relationships
  • Foster a professional relationship with clients and contacts, ensuring regular and open communication
  • Actively seek to increase Bovill's client base by providing market insight and building meaningful, long-term client relationships
  • Be the focal point for all such matters within the firm and provide specialist insight into financial crime systems and controls
  • Take an active role in knowledge sharing, thought leadership and practice development to ensure the practice remains abreast of emerging regulatory developments and understand how client activities may be impacted

As you will be responsible for developing a pipeline of clients through generating new leads and leveraging existing relationships, prior consulting experience would be advantageous.

Successful applicants will have:
  • Ideally a minimum of five years demonstratable financial crime compliance-related experience gained at a financial institution, legal practice, consultancy and/or the regulator.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Financial crime-related Diploma level professional qualification, or willing to study towards.
  • Very strong technical knowledge of UK AML/CTF regulations and guidance, and a strong working knowledge of other relevant anti-financial crime laws and regulations such as sanctions, terrorist financing, fraud (CIFA) and bribery and corruption.
  • Proven track record of exceeding financial goals and sales targets; consulting experience would be advantageous.
  • Deep understanding of the FCA's policies and procedures.
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to construct well-founded, clear and concise observations and recommendations..
  • Proven ability to manage client relationships and large / complex engagements.
  • Ability to write policies and other framework documentation.
  • Experience translating regulatory rules and guidance into meaningful and pragmatic solutions for clients.

Given the technical nature of the work we do, exceptional communication skills and high attention-to-detail are paramount.

When the opportunity arises, you may also be required to assist other teams and clients on a wider range of regulatory matters, so a willingness to develop your knowledge across the spectrum and to collaborate on work outside of your main areas of expertise is encouraged.

In return we offer:
  • The opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial, fast moving, stimulating environment
  • Strong career development support - mentoring, coaching, relevant training and development - to enable your progression
  • The opportunity to work closely with, and learn from, our global team of regulatory experts
  • A small informal company environment with minimal bureaucracy
  • A competitive salary, performance-related discretionary bonus, and benefits package

Bovill actively supports flexible working and are introducing a hybrid working practice. We welcome applications from candidates who wish to work part-time, flexible start & finish or compressed hours.
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