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Head of Financial Crime

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100,000 - £150,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: PD/171966
  • Sector: Financial Crime Compliance
Job Description

A global leading Payments and Foreign Exchange business are looking to recruit an exception Head of Financial Crime to lead the Financial Crime function.

The role will be a blend of both operational and largescale strategic responsibilities.

Managing a flat structure team of 8 individuals, you will be responsible for:

• Leading the Financial Crime team
• Designing and developing the financial crime framework
• Acting at the MLRO (SMF17), drafting the annual MLRO report and presenting the Board
• Provide subject matter expertise in areas of client onboarding, monitoring, reporting and wider Financial Crime policies and procedures.
• Undertake the annual Financial Crime risk assessment
• Act as the senior point of escalation for complex KYC, AML, CTF and Sanctions cases
• Build relationships with business partners to actively promote an effective Financial Crime culture

The ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience within the Payments, Corporate FX or Card Schemes sector. You will currently or previously have held the CF11/SMF17 MLRO position. You will have experience of managing a financial crime team and have successfully implemented an effect financial crime framework. Ideally you will have worked with multiple regulatory jurisdictions.


This is not a BAU role and will involve all areas of financial crime. You will be expected to be a true subject matter expert with the Financial Crime field and be at the forefront of developing regulatory changes. The role holder is expected to ensure that the Financial Crime framework, policies and procedures are constantly being checked to be fit-for-purpose and are effective for an ever-changing environment.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please get in touch with Patrick Gerard Dahill at Barclay Simpson on 0207 936 8904 for a confidential conversation; submit your CV to or apply on the link.

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