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Senior Compliance Advisor

Employer
HSBC Private Banking
Location
Zurich, Switzerland
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 8, 2024

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Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The opportunity:Senior Compliance Advisor

At HSBC, we're a trusted international organisation with a global customer base of around 39 million customers worldwide through a network that covers 62 countries and territories. In Europe, our ambition is to become the leading international wholesale bank and we need talent like you to help us meet our ambition. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top or in an exciting new direction-we offer opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

The HSBC Bank plc, Zurich branch, provides banking services to a portfolio of large corporate customers.

The Senior Compliance Advisor will support on all Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) and Regulatory Compliance (RC) matters impacting the HBCH business.

This includes AML / KYC advisory, Regulatory Compliance advisory (outsourcing, conduct, complaint management, etc), transaction monitoring, review and approval of high risk customers, issues management and project support on many FCC and RC change programmes.

Are you interested ? Do you have Risk and Compliance experience? Do you enjoy to be part of a cohesive team ?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we want to hear from you !

What you will do:

Impact on the Business
  • Advice and guidance to the business on HSBC Group Policy and local regulatory requirements. This includes Anti Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Sanctions and Prohibitions, Anti Bribery and Corruption and other applicable regulatory requirements impacting business operations.
  • Provide advice on new regulatory developments and related policy updates.
  • Support implementation and embedding of policies, procedures and controls.
  • Provide advice to management in respect of new products and services, or variations to existing products and services.
  • Provide appropriate compliance training to the business where required.
  • Discharge the accountabilities set out in the HSBC Global Risk FIM.

Leadership & Teamwork
  • Extensive support to compliance change programs.
  • Manage new / emerging compliance risk issues through to resolution.
  • Actively participate in appropriate internal governance meetings.

Operational Effectiveness & Control
  • Ensure local procedures and controls are in place to achieve compliance with HSBC Group Policy standards and local regulatory requirements.
  • Support the implementation and ongoing governance of the Compliance function. Help drive a strong compliance culture across the business.
  • Conduct AML Investigations, including review of business escalations and investigation of AML alerts generated through transaction monitoring.
  • Support preparation for external audits on behalf of the local regulator.
  • Ensure local issues are escalated to relevant country, region and global stakeholders.
  • Coordinate country level responses and actions for AML Audits, and Assurance reviews.
  • Contribute to AML and Sanctions risk assessments, including the HSBC Enterprise Wide Risk Assessment.
  • Assist in the preparation of senior governance meetings (ExCo and RMM).
  • Perform ongoing analysis of the Country AML MI to provide a strategic appraisal of emerging trends, issues. Assist and support analysis and research work (where required) on emerging risk trends. Work with the MI and Data Governance team to provide AML risk data input to recurrent and ad-hoc communications, reports and frameworks for the AML function and other interested parties.

Requirements

You should apply if you have:
  • Proven knowledge of and experience in applying legal and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Advanced understanding of Commercial Banking business with practical experience in Compliance, Audit or Operational Risk area, Legal background is an asset.
  • Team player who can build relationships within a small team and outside the Compliance function.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Analytical, well-informed and creative approach to problem-solving ability to work independently and to the highest level of accuracy and accountability.
  • Computer and IT systems literate, strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Good communicator with strong inter-personal skills.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken). Knowledge of German and French are preferred, further language skills are a plus.
  • Due to immigration restrictions in Switzerland we will only be able to consider applications from Swiss or EU citizens or from candidates holding a valid Swiss work permit.

Even if you feel you do not meet 100% of our qualifications, we encourage you to apply, if you believe this role is right for you.

What you'll get in return

We'll help you progress your career, including access to development programmes, mentoring and coaching, as well as world-class training through HSBC University.

You can work your way and will have a say in when, where and how you and your team flexibly work together.

Our benefits will give you financial security, and can include:
  • Health & meal allowance, public transport or (e-)bike allowance.
  • Our family-focused benefits can help you to support your loved ones and include: days off for key events (weddings, moving house, adoption). A one-time marriage or registering of a "Civil.
  • Partnership" grant. One-time premium for birth or adoption, as "gift" or "voucher. 4 weeks' paternity leave & 26 weeks' maternity leave.
  • Emergency Childcare with the Red Cross, free of charges for HSBC employees.
  • Purchased holidays scheme, unpaid leave, sabbatical, Volunteering Leave.
  • Accident insurance (private coverage) paid by the Employer, attractive Pension Scheme.

We'll give you a huge range of resources that support your mental, physical and social well-being, including:
  • Various sports and leisure activities organised by the employees for the employees.
  • The Bank offers to the employees and their family members specialised free, confidential service to help them deal with any personal problems - either at work or at home. Unlimited telephone consultations services available 24/7.
  • You'll have opportunities to work internationally - this can be your place to start and branch out to anywhere we have offices.
  • You'll be able to join our Employee Resource Groups that bring together colleagues with shared characteristics and common interests.

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