1st Line Financial Crime & AML Risk Manager

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 23 hours ago

Reference 1431715

 Job Description

You will be working in a proactive & supportive 1st line risk team, operating across a broad range of consumer banking products & business stakeholders. Building strong relationships, giving sound & pragmatic regulatory advice, directly contributing to the delivery of our core customer values.


The Financial Crime Risk Manager role is part of 1st line of defence within the Operations Director Governance & Risk team in BOIUK

Purpose of the Role

The role is responsible for working across all BOIUK products to develop processes and controls, to monitor the effectiveness of key metrics to manage Financial Crime risk, thus ensuring the implementation of and compliance with all BOIUK, Group Policies and associated internal standards across BOIUK. As well as ensuring that all Business Units are aware of the key Financial Crime risks impacting them

Key Accountabilities

  • Build positive effective relationships with key stakeholders within BOIUK, developing their understanding of Financial Crime risks and influencing decisions to ensure compliant behaviour.
  • Provide expertise; advice and guidance including defining regulatory requirements, embedding new procedures and ensuring that the Business is operating within defined risk appetites on Financial Crime risk to enable Business Units understand and fulfil their obligations.
  • Ensuring on-going engagement with the relevant BOI Group & UK Operations teams.
  • Participation in strategic and operational project teams
  • Manage & embed an effective risk assessment and reporting framework is in place to facilitate proactive management of business financial crime risks and the reporting, escalation and resolution of issues identified.
  • The role reports to a Head of Business and works with Managers within the Business to ensure compliance support is provided as needed.

What is the opportunity

You will be working in a proactive and supportive1st line risk team, whichoperates across a broad range of consumer banking products and business stakeholders. Building strong working relationships, you will givesound and pragmatic regulatory advice, directly contributingto the delivery of our core customer values.

Essential Qualifications

3rd Level qualification/recognised industry qualification in Financial Crime (Diploma level) or a commitment to pass one within 1 year of acceptance of role

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Experience and awareness of a variety of retail banking products;
  • At least three years extensive experience in a Financial Crime risk role;
  • Ability to analyse information and apply logical thinking to identify the key issues and points;
  • Self-starter who is used to working autonomously with minimum supervision;
  • Able to communicate with all levels of the organisation;
  • 1st/ 2nd line Financial Crime Risk Management Experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Experience of dealing with complex problems;
  • Commercial and organisational awareness;
  • Experience in a Quality Assurance/testing environment;
  • Project Management;
  • Experience in Financial Crime Risk Management systems
  • Willingness to study towards industry qualifications and attend industry events.

Key Competencies

Customer Focused – 2. People Manager

One Group, one team – 2. People Manager

Agile – 2. People Manager

Accountable – 2. People Manager

Manage Risk – 2. People Manager

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

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