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Sr Team Leader, Financial Crimes Compliance - Risk and Governance

Northern Trust
Manila, Philippines
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world's most successful individuals, families, and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise, and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.


Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) is the team that ensures regulatory compliance and prevent financial crime risks and incidents by supporting anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, fraud and anti-bribery/corruption investigation, formulating policies and framework as well as providing professional advice to business. The Risk and Governance Team that forms part of the FCC Team, is the team that contributes and supports the implementation and oversight of Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) and Economic Sanctions policy and governance frameworks, procedures, practices and standards to ensure quality, effective risk management and regulatory compliance. The FCC Sr Team Lead for Risk and Governance will enhance the advisory and monitoring processes related to financial crime oversight framework, interact with the FCC Team partners across UK, EMEA and APAC on regulatory topics and serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for regulatory UK AML/CTF/ES matters. The FCC Sr Team Lead for Risk and Governance will lead the FCC Risk and Governance Team which is comprised of the Quality Testing Team and the Quality Control Team.

The key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Partner with the central compliance function to understand the practical impact of Financial Crime regulatory developments as it affects Northern Trust FCC procedures and controls.
  • Advise business partners, including Senior Management, on compliance programs and applicable laws, regulations, rules, standards, including keeping them informed of developments or changes that may affect their area
  • Participate in establishing written guidance on the appropriate implementation of AML/CTF/ES programs, laws, regulations, rules and standards, through policies and procedures and other documents
  • Identify situation which may pose significant AML/CTF/ES risk and guide management in developing policies and procedures
  • Assist in updating, reviewing and implementing any change of the FCC program for UK, EMEA and APAC
  • Assist the FCC Risk and Governance Manager with performing risk assessments to support the UK and International FFC Program
  • Assist the FCC Risk and Governance Manager with performing impact or gap analysis on regulatory matters or enforcement actions
  • Provide support to Quality Control/Testing Team and Quality Assurance Team.
  • Provide support on ad-hoc projects (research projects, audit findings, etc.)
  • Analyze data, produce reports and make recommendations for improvements to processes and procedures
  • Lead and manage a team of employees, including Team Leads, providing guidance and support as needed
  • Good knowledge of bank compliance regulations, knowledge of specific topics (i.e.: Anti-Money Laundering, Economic Sanctions, ABC, Fraud, etc.)
  • Analytical ability to identify and understand compliance issues
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple requests, and exhibit a proactive, hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Ability to adapt and react positively in a changing and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Leadership and organizational skills are needed to prioritize assignments and provide feedback to staff and stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint
The successful candidate would benefit from having:
  • 4-6 years of compliance, risk management, quality assurance or equivalent related experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years of managerial experience having People Managers (ie. Team Leads) as Direct Reports
  • Bachelor's degree required. Relevant certifications or advanced degree will be a plus.
Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas.

Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world's most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today. #MadeForGreater

Reasonable accommodation

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center at .

We hope you're excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us. We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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