Financial Crime Advisory Specialist

28.07. | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

Financial Crime Advisory Specialist

Date live: Juli. 28, 2020

Location: Canton of Geneva

Reference Code: 90265850

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Compliance

Contract: Permanent

Overall purpose of role

The key function will be to assist the Head of Financial Crime / MLRO in the development and promotion of the Compliance culture, policies and procedures within the Bank. The main scope of duties for this role will include the following: (i) review High Risk and PEP clients as well as escalations of standard risk clients to ascertain that these meet the Bank’s internal Clients Due Diligence (CDD) and AML standards plus Swiss regulatory requirements; (ii) supervise transaction monitoring, AML and sanctions controls and process related alerts; (iii) provide technical advice, create and interpret policies with an emphasis on CDD and AML requirements; (iv) provide assistance in the Banks regulatory monitoring program with a focus on CDD and AML related reviews; (v) provide assistance in AML projects; (vi) perform investigations and prepare Suspicious Activity Reports to the respective authorities and (vii) organise content of local AML committees packs.

Key Accountabilities

  • Review the risk of High Risk and PEP accounts and applying the Bank’s internal policies and procedures as well as Swiss regulatory requirements to ascertain whether additional information is required to provide sign-off and where appropriate to reject such applications;

  • Provide timely technical advice to the various business segments on account opening, CDD and AML matters;

  • Assist in CDD and AML related monitoring activities (desk based and onsite) involving Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA;

  • Assist in ensuring that policies and procedures with respect to CDD and AML are comprehensive, up-to-date and understood by the employees, especially with regards to:

  1. Updating all local policies and procedures to incorporate changes due to regulatory, structural andsystems changes,

  2. Assist in ensuring that full adherence to group policy is carried out whenever possible, and

  3. Assist in reviewing all FINMA and Swiss Bankers Association publications with a view to identifying relevant sections relating to CDD / AML matters and ensuring timely and proper compliance;

  4. Assist in delivering AML and sanctions training to employees.

  5. Assist in AML projects.

  • Assist with the coordination and review of any Onboarding and local AML &/or Risk Committees;

  • Provide oversight on the review and process (release / reject) daily alerts produced amongst others by systems such as the AML Tool (transaction monitoring), Datanomics Director (Sanction/PEPs) plus VRisk (payments);

  • Investigate suspicious transactions &/or clients as well as escalations and prepare Suspicious Activity Reports;

  • Assist in the preparation of compliance training on key regulatory issues and topics in relation to CDD and AML plus when required provide such training (i.e. act as deputy);

  • Assist in the preparation of regular management information reports;

  • Provide assistance in project related work and carry out other tasks subject to departments requirements;

  • Perform the administrative tasks which are associated with the above tasks.

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

  • Experience of interaction at Senior Management level

  • Flexibility of approach in considering commercial imperatives whilst managing regulatory risk.

Decision-making and Problem Solving

  • Displays a high level of analytical thinking.

  • High standard of judgement, problem solving and persuasion skills.

Person Specification

  • Demonstrates a commitment to high standards of delivery. Delivers objectives consistently within required timescales.

  • Practical experience in translating regulations in to workable policies and procedures.

  • Significant report writing skills (in English). Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and French are a critical requirement of the position.

  • Several years’ Financial Service experience, ideally gained in a wealth management or private banking environment.

  • Detailed knowledge of Swiss Banking regulations and international AML and sanctions standards.

  • Working knowledge of material regulations in jurisdictions in which the Bank operates, especially UK, EU and US.

  • Onboarding experience.

  • (Desirable) educational qualification to degree standard.

  • (Desirable) completion of a relevant Financial Crime or Compliance professional qualification (e.g. ACAMS, International Compliance Association).

Risk and Control Objective

Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards

Purpose and Values

Our purpose is creating opportunities to rise. We support sustainable and inclusive growth by connecting the ideas, innovations and aspirations of our customers and clients to the capital that can bring them to life. For over 325 years we have funded progress, and today we remain committed to helping make our world more sustainable, more inclusive and more connected.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We respect and value those we work with, and the contribution that they make.


We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do.


We put our clients and customers at the centre of what we do.


We use our energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results.


We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.


Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, 100%


Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA

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