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Lucy Adam

Financial Crime team-build in Scotland – senior hire leading a new team

Our client, a large UK Retail Bank, are significantly expanding their Financial Crime Assurance community in Scotland, following a restructure to help them become an industry leading model for Financial Crime management. This includes this key hire, a senior manager with strong financial crime experience gained in an assurance or audit role, coupled with excellent leadership and stakeholder management experience. They are keen to make Scotland a key centre – using your FC expertise you will help shape the execution of the Financial Crime Compliance agenda and influence the senior management team. This is a great opportunity to join and shape a best in class team!

Importantly, for those not based in Glasgow, they have fully embraced flexible working, allowing team members the flexibility to set a pattern that suits them. The team’s focus is on output rather than when or where team members are working.

Responsibilities include:
• Creating the annual risk-based FC Assurance Plan and any required periodic refresh to ensure the plan is focused on the areas of greatest FC risk
• Executing the program of assurance activities to deliver against the approved assurance plan
• Owning and improving the risk-based assurance methodology and ensuring consistent performance of assurance across the team
• Communicating results in a manner which allows recipients to understand the assurance performed and findings for management action
• Ensuring the team has the required training, skills and experience required to deliver the assurance plan
• Driving the quality culture in the team, taking steps to improve the quality of assurance records and outputs including coaching of team members

We’re looking for
. Someone with the ambition to help this team be at the sharp edge of best practicee
• Proven experience of leading FC Assurance, Internal Audit or Compliance Monitoring Teams in a banking environment
• Excellent understanding of risk management systems and controls and an ability to assess their effectiveness

If this sounds like you please get in touch to hear more!

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