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Manager, UK Financial Crime - Anti-Bribery & Corruption

Silicon Valley Bank
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

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Job Description


The Manager, UK Financial Crime, Anti Bribery and Corruption, will be responsible for managing, monitoring and assessing complex ABC and financial crime issues to ensure the firm is protected from risk. They will be required to prioritise and work independently whilst working as a member of a small team to ensure the firm remains protected against financial crime threats.

The role holder will report to and work with the UK MLRO to continue to develop UK processes, procedures and policies relating to ABC and financial crime for the UK Branch, and over time, any further expansion into Europe. They will also review legislation and assess changes to ensure the firm remains compliant and work with the UK MLRO with impact analysis and risk assessments in relation to anti bribery and corruption.

The role holder will be required to work closely with the other teams within UK FC, their US counterparts and the first line business teams to ensure our ABC control requirements are satisfied to ensure UK Branch manages all ABC financial crime activity within risk appetite and regulatory compliance.

The role will require strong relationship, influencing and decision-making skills, the individual will lead on the monitoring and management of the UK Branch ABC programme to ensure strong controls are in place to safeguard the business.

The role holder will be a Manager within the UK branch and be expected to work independently, albeit in close collaboration and full coordination with the US, UK and European colleagues. They will be expected to work on both strategy and day to day issues that arise.

They will need to be able to work on highly confidential and sensitive matters, exercising good judgement in the execution of their role and putting the needs of the business first. The role holder will also be expected to provide leadership and to "cast the right shadow" within the wider business, including acting as a liaison point into the various ABC points within SVB in the US.

  • Managing, monitoring performance and refining ABC systems and procedures used to meet key performance indicators
  • Responsible for coordination of Regulatory returns and reporting.
  • Responsible for development of the ABC control framework.
  • Ensuring by testing and review that the ABC control framework is robust and operating effectively.
  • Liaising with the Global function to ensure that controls and procedures in the UK and EMEA adhere to the global framework and to maintain awareness of ABC threats and risks.
  • Building, developing and maintaining strong external tactical relationships with industry and law enforcement
  • Delivering training, awareness and education materials in relation to ABC financial crime to support staff understanding how they can meet the needs of clients and protect the firm
  • Be a subject matter expert to coach those within the team and support the business with advice and guidance
  • Review and enhance ABC financial crime procedures and processes
  • Maintaining current industry awareness and assessment of impact to the firm of legislative change
  • Significant experience working in an ABC or similar financial crime position at a financial institution.
  • Good understanding and experience of ABC financial crime risks in the technology sector.
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills demonstrated across all leadership levels. You will be expected to provide credible challenge to the business.
  • An ability to work independently in completing assigned duties to sometimes tight deadlines
  • Strong planning, coordination and analytical skills - ability to understand sometimes complex proposals to synthesize corresponding ABC financial crime risk and appropriate risk mitigations.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Results-oriented, hardworking individual with outstanding problem solving, interpersonal skills.
  • An interest in the technology sector and venture capital / private equity transactions.
  • Preferably be educated to degree level or have an appropriate Financial Crime Compliance qualification such as an ICA Diploma in Financial Crime or equivalent work experience.
  • Understands the value of diversity in the workplace and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of working life so that people from all backgrounds receive equal treatment, realize their full potential and can bring their full, authentic selves to work.
The individual should have an entrepreneurial, collaborative approach and a flexible style that allows for the input of others. The individual must share the following core values of SVB:
  • An emphasis on achieving the organisation's goals, versus individual achievement;
  • An "enterprising" approach with creative problem solving; and
  • A focused and results driven mindset.
The candidate must possess a high level of energy and initiative and be capable of functioning as a collaborative partner and value-added business contributor. In style, the individual should be consultative versus directive and able to weigh options and alternatives effectively, yet equally capable of being decisive and willing to take risks where appropriate.

The candidate must be hard-working, self-motivated and able to work independently in a team-oriented environment. The ideal candidate will possess a strong sense of urgency, be able to think beyond the initial set of facts or issues and have a strong orientation for probing for less than apparent solutions. He or she should bring a strong sense of ethics, sound business judgement and the desire to be a business-oriented problem solver.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Silicon Valley Bank is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to expanding its commitments and investments to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company culture and innovation ecosystem. We are strongly committed to the values and policy of equal employment opportunity across our employment practices.

Silicon Valley Bank UK Limited is registered in England and Wales at Alphabeta, 14-18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR, UK (Company Number 12546585). Silicon Valley Bank UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority (Firm Reference Number 543146). Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.

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