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Financial Crime Officer

Reference: C24

Level: Experienced

Business area: Compliance

Location: London

Summary

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Crime Officer to join Miller’s Compliance team.  

The Compliance team of 11 individuals covers policy activities, monitoring activities, advice to the business, board assurance, sanctions screening and counter-party due diligence.

The Financial Crime Officer will be a key member of this team and will report to and work closely with the Compliance Manager, and will be responsible for ensuring that Miller maintains an effective financial crime systems and controls framework, provides accurate and timely delivery of  financial crime advisory services to the business, monitors adherence to financial crime related policies and procedures and oversees the delivery and quality of the Sanctions and Business Entity Authorisation Teams.  

The Financial Crime Officer will also work closely with the Compliance Policy and Compliance Monitoring teams, to provide input to enable the effective development and delivery of the overall internal control framework.

 

The Compliance function sits alongside the Risk and Internal Audit functions to form the Internal Control Framework. Each function reports to its respective Committee, which meet every quarter. Compliance also works closely with the Legal function and interacts with all areas of the business.

The candidate

The candidate will be expected to demonstrate most of the following attributes:

  • Proven experience working in a the financial services sector within a financial crime role, preferably having held such a role in an insurance broking firm or a consultancy providing advisory services to broking firms.
  • A strong understanding of the insurance industry, and the regulatory environment within which Miller operates and the financial crime related requirements it must meet.
  • Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures which ensure that regulatory expectations are met, but also take into account any operational and commercial implications.
  • A strong understanding of and experience in making business decisions based on applicable sanctions regimes, in particular sanctions expectations under EU/HM Treasury, OFAC, UN and the export control order 2008, and the awareness of the risks associated with Polictically Exposed People.
  • A good understanding of applicable financial crime requirements and their application to financial services firms, including but not limited to expectations under FCA regulations, Bribery Act, Criminal Finances Act, Data Protection Act, Lloyd’s legislation and Money Laundering/Proceeds of Crime.
  • A good understanding of the financial crime and know your client expectations that Miller is expected to comply with.  
  • Experience in managing the performance of others, to lead by example, as well as being able to assist in their on-going competence and knowledge development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, allowing you to interact with individuals across all seniority levels, and have experience in being able to influence others.
  • Strong judgement and be able to arrive at accurate decisions, largely unsupervised, in a timely manner. 
  • Strong attention to detail and be precise in your work.
  • Strong report writing skills and have experience in producing reports using Microsoft Word and Excel.
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