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Job description

The Group Compliance Function aim is to proactively support Willis Towers Watson to generate sustainable value, helping the company to deliver good client outcomes, manage its conduct, protect against regulatory risk, and to maintain strong regulatory relationships. We aim to be a trusted partner to the business.

The Role

The Financial Crime Manager will be part of the global Financial Crime Team, a specialist unit in the Compliance & Risk function within the Office of General Counsel. The Financial Crime Manager will have global responsibilities, working with business, Legal and Compliance colleagues around the world.
  • Work closely with the Group Directors in the Financial Crime Team in respect of core financial crime matters; anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, bribery & corruption, third party risk, gifts, entertainment & hospitality, sanctions, export controls
  • Conduct general Financial Crime advisory work for key stakeholders; Financial Crime Directors (Sanctions, AML and Third Parties), local Compliance Officers, Legal, Senior Management, Risk Function etc.
  • Interpretation of law and regulation with provision of expert advice on due diligence and KYC requirements for entities across the Group.
  • As part of the team, lead on:
    • Defining, reviewing and writing DD / KYC policies, procedures and processes for the WTW Group
    • Develop and enhance Group, localised and specific Financial Crime Policies, Procedures where necessary
    • Develop, enhance and roll out Group, localised and specific Financial Crime training where necessary
    • Creation and enhancement of Financial Crime Management Information Reports
  • Key liaison and relationship manager with the Group's data reference teams to help retain and enhance the standards of due diligence across the Group
  • Assist in the creation and completion of financial crime related risk assessments for entities and business areas as necessary
  • Responsibility for assisting with and providing guidance on high risk escalated 'know your client' matches referred to the Group Financial Crime Team from the Group's KYC functions
  • Involvement in adhoc project work driven by the Office of General Counsel's objectives and / or priorities
  • Perform sanctions advisory work during cyclically busy periods
  • Draft and co-ordinate global and targeted communications on behalf of the Financial Crime Team
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and anticipate areas of focus and attention of regulators, keeping business management and compliance colleagues informed.

The Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Established financial services professional with at least five years financial crime experience
  • Preferably holds a relevant ICA qualification
  • Project management experience preferable
  • Competent computer skills in Excel and Outlook
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • The ability to process information in an accurate and fast manner
  • Willingness to learn and flexibility to adapt to change
  • Good attention to detail
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Problem solver
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.

Equal opportunity employer

Job Sector
Accountancy (Qualified)
Job Position
Forensic & Fraud
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