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Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Recruiting

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11 Mar, 2015

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Job Title: Financial Crime Compliance Manager

Job Description

1.The position is sought for Financial Crime Compliance(FCC) Manager Ghana that works closely with the Country Head of FCC Ghana, the Customer Due Deligence (CDD) Advisor and the regional hub for Financial Crime Intelligence Operations in Dubai, UAE. The FCIO hub in UAE acts as a second level review team for alerts / Cases escalated from first-level reviewer teams in Chennai. The hub is expected to closely work with country Compliance / FCC (Financial Crime Compliance) and Business teams and deliver seamless FCIO capabilities;

2.To assist management in ensuring that the Businesses in SCB locations in Ghana operate in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements and all Group standards relating to anti money laundering, counter terrorist funding, anti-bribery control and sanctions, so as to protect and enhance the reputation of the Bank with its regulators and avoid significant financial loss or reputational damage; and
3.Assist to handle the suspicious or unusual customer activities escalated by the AML TS & CS Units in Chennai or reported by staff in-country.

4.Assist with the operational aspects of AML compliance, including the filing of suspicious transaction reports to the appropriate regulator, managing Production Order requests and participating in both regulatory and industry forums to remain up-to-date with relevant AML trends and risks.

5.Provide direct assistance to both the Country Head of Financial Crime Compliance and the CDD Advisor as necessary.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

*Supporting the day to day management of FCC transaction surveillance and CDD Advisory for Ghana. This is broader than AML surveillance and will include public domain search, performing analytics, assist in the development of Country Financial Crime profiles of Ghana that the Dubai hub will serve;
*Assist to ensure that Cases escalated from Chennai are disposed off within as less TAT as possible but never beyond set TAT;
*Help examine transaction surveillance across Ghana, linking up pockets of suspicious activity or intelligence to provide a consolidated/coordinated view of an FCC issue;
*Assist to provide assurance around case management system (quality of data, input discipline, sufficient coverage of all FCC activity streams). This includes the QA to be done on Transaction Surveillance, Customer surveillance etc;
*Assist to review of the Alerts flagged in CMR and assessing them against the CDD records carried by the Bank (or co-ordinate with the countries to obtain this information / documentation) to carry out an investigation and clearing and closing on a timely basis;
*Assist with the collection /Collation/Analysis of accurate FCC metrics data for the countries served, such as Cases, Alerts and SARs and providing this information on a timely basis in conjunction with the Country Head of FCC to the Head of L&C, Ghana
*Help provide training on transaction surveillance and Customer Surveillance and respond on a timely basis to queries from the stakeholders involved i.e. colleagues in Chennai and the Business;
*Assist to review and understand (gaining expert knowledge in the process) of country laws and regulations in Ghana that the Dubai hub will serve;
*Develop technical knowledge of systems to enable review of data mapping etc and work closely with country Business/Compliance teams and Chennai AML technology teams;
*Support the Country Head of FCC and the CDD Advisor in Ghana, in developing controls and procedures relating to transaction surveillance, customer Surveillance and suspicious activity reporting and CDD issues. Support the operation of such controls and procedures and keep the country AML manual up to date;
*Assist to undertake quality assurance role of transaction surveillance & customer screening to identify suspicious activities and assist in preparation of SAR filing where necessary;
*Assist the Head of FCC and CDD Advisor to ensure significant issues identified are reported and escalated in a timely manner;
*Assist to ensure regulatory requests relating to AML and CDD issues are promptly attended to;
*Assist to ensure that all activities are carried out in line with Group policies and procedures, DOIs set out for the purpose;
*Assist to ensure that the processes are always audit-ready;
*Assist to ensure that all risks are proactively identified and escalated immediately through the reporting
*Assist the Country Head of L&C Ghana and the Country Head of FCC in implementing and maintaining the Transaction Surveillance & Customer Screening system used by the unit;
*Familiarize yourself with the Bank’s businesses, products, procedures, organizational structure and internal money laundering requirements;
*Uphold the Values of the Group at all times;
*Offer general support and cover to the hub and teams in South Africa as required,
*Ensure that productivity, TAT and quality targets are achieved.
*Assist with the role out of training to the business, covering both Group and local training requirements.

Qualifications & Skills

*A good first degree / post graduate level. CAMS certification will be highly preferred; and
*Experience in the financial services industry, preferably in relation to AML Surveillance, Sanctions.
*In relation to Anti Money Laundering the job holder should:
*Experience of FCC (or departments related to combating Financial Crime) and business activities in general and have access to all business information relevant to his/her role;
*Have a good knowledge of the Group, the Policies, Procedures and Standards relating to Financial Crime Risk, as well as knowledge of the local regulations and legislation on AML/CTF and sanctions;
*Strong analytical and decision making skills. Strong responsibility and organisation skills. Excellent negotiation and communication skills – written and verbal including presentation skills. Strong learner, intellect and relater. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to complete tasks in timely manner. Self-motivated and self-reliant, with the ability to provide practical and effective advice. Inclusive style and good listening skills are required. Being able to accept challenge, listen to the other point of view and adapt your approach accordingly is essential;
*Good judgement. Excellent collaborative and team playing skills. Diplomacy, empathy and a ‘can-do attitude’. Politeness, sensitivity and the ability to gently, but professionally stand your ground when needed;
*An inquisitive approach to practices, procedures and specific transactions. Personal authority and integrity, Independence, creativity, resourcefulness, resilience and integrity;
*Sound working knowledge of MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
*Must possess ability to assess risk , excellent interpersonal skills and multi cultural awareness and sensitivity;
*Understanding of the key features of relevant FCC laws and regulations that affect the Group;
*Good knowledge of banking products and support structure, strong written and verbal communication skills; general operational knowledge;
*Minimum 5 years all round banking experience;
*Subject matter knowledge on KYC, AML / AML Certification;
*Team player;
*Knowledge of Core Banking system & other transaction & customer related systems, & DETICA AML systems;
*Good judgment. An inquisitive approach to practices and procedures; and
*Ability to determine the appropriate course of action in resolving issues & escalation to appropriate authority.


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Closing Dates

The closing date for applications is 12/03/2015. Please note all closing dates are given in Hong Kong time (GMT + 8 hours). We aim to respond to successful applicants within four weeks and will keep a record or your application in our database so that we can contact you when suitable vacancies arise in future.

Diversity & Inclusion

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