Financial Crime Senior Associate - Subject Matter Expert
Who we are
Our rapidly-growing Financial Crime team (sitting within PwC Operate) supports many of the firm’s leading clients, largely within the banking and financial services sector. We deliver both remediation and managed services, from client premises and our purpose-built delivery centre in Belfast. We cover a broad range of financial crime-related work for clients, including: compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements, completing Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and sanctions reviews and carrying out alert and transaction monitoring.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for highly-motivated individuals to fill a range of roles on our projects. We work over a diverse range of projects and locations and require dedicated and ambitious individuals.
At the Senior Associate grade, you will be a subject matter expert, depending on client requirements, you will have the following responsibilities:
Knowing client policies and procedures fully and support the team with technical queries.
Implementing new or changing processes and challenging clients where requirements are unclear or unworkable.
Developing and delivering training for new joiners and existing team members.
Engaging with client teams (typically Policy and Compliance).
What is in it for you?
As we’re responsive to client demands, your role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high profile clients. We’re also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally. You’ll therefore be included on our specific Augment training framework, which will be tailored to match your skills, needs and career aspirations. Fully funded by us, you will complete externally accredited qualifications that will benefit you in the roles you are working in. Our training programme is further enhanced through a variety of softer skills training sessions focusing on your relationships and leadership style.
In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:
Our dedicated internal Careers Service.
Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related)
25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package
A flexible benefits scheme that be tailored to suit your (and your family’s) needs. Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC
More about our clients
Our clients are typically large banks, asset managers and hedge funds. With remediations, we are often engaged at the point at which clients are facing serious regulatory pressure with strict deadlines, therefore our ability to mobilise quickly and complete our work efficiently are of the upmost importance. Increasingly, we are also providing ongoing managed service support, with a strong emphasis on operational- and cost-effectiveness. Both of these areas have led to sustained growth across the Financial Crime team over the last four years.
Where will you be based?
The role will be based in Belfast; however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond, sometimes at short notice and sometimes over lengthy periods of time. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.
Applicants should have some or all of these skills and experience:
Experience in AML, KYC, PEPs, Transaction Monitoring or Fraud and familiarity with policies and processes used to address financial crime risks.
Knowledge of regulatory developments driving the industry and key issues affecting regulated firms.
Strong knowledge of company structures, funds and banking products.
Responsibility for others (training, performance, workload/productivity, development).
A high level of attention to detail and experience following strict processes and requirements.
Quality and/or control testing or audits.
Experience within the financial services sector.