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Global Financial Crimes Specialist, AVP (Frankfurt)

Frankfurt, Germany

Job Description:

Job Title: Global Financial Crimes Specialist

LOB: Global Compliance and Operational Risk

Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

One of the world’s leading financial institutions, we have 57 million customers ranging from individuals to businesses to governments and we are committed to growing responsibly. We’ve been building meaningful connections in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for 90 years, and you’ll find our 200,000-strong workforce in more than 35 countries worldwide.

Here in our Frankfurt office we are looking to recruit for Global Financial Crimes Specialist to join our Global Financial Crimes team. The role will role will support execution of compliance and operational risk processes used to identify and mitigate risks associated with economic sanctions. Role will partner with business, operations and other financial crimes teams to analyze business processes, internal controls, and quality assurance trends.


  • Create and maintain a regulatory inventory .
  • Update relevant policies to ensure they reflect regulatory requirements for Financial Crimes.
  • Conduct compliance risk assessments.
  • Contribute to monitoring and testing coverage plans and related metrics.
  • Monitor and test the effectiveness of the front line unit and control function compliance risk controls.
  • Execute governance and management routines.
  • Identify aggregate, report and escalate compliance risks, issues and control enhancements.
  • Identify compliance training needs and inspect Front Line Unit (“FLU”), Control Function (“CF”) and third party participation for Financial Crimes.
  • Assist with preparations for and participate in regulatory exams and audits for Financial Crimes.
  • Escalate regulatory relations concerns to GFC Compliance Manager or Executive.

Core Skills:

  • Extensive economic sanction and/or AML experience at a US or similar peer bank.
  • Basic understanding of monitoring, testing and/or quality assurance processes.
  • Degree Required:  Bachelor’s or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of AML typologies.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and decision making skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret regulatory guidance.
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs – including strong Excel expertise.
  • Ability to quickly learn proprietary technology applications.
  • Excellent research abilities, including exposure to research tools (e.g. LexisNexis, CLEAR).
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the global banking and markets business lines.

We offer a competitive Salary and Benefits package.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

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We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

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NEUE MAINZER STRASSE 52, Frankfurt, 60311