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Head of Financial Crime Advisory

NatWest Group
Balsall Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Director/Head of Finance
Contract Type
Full Time
Join us as a Head of Financial Crime Advisory
  • Take on a specialist leadership role, leading a team who provides holistic advice on the interpretation and impact of financial crime policy and standards on the business
  • You'll be building out financial crime advisory capability to deliver multidisciplined advice across the bank, addressing gaps in service proposition with fit for purpose solutions
  • This is an opportunity to build relationships across the financial crime industry both with peer banks and service providers and regulatory authorities to understand trends, risks, issues, control failures across the industry

What you'll do

As Head of Financial Crime Advisory, you'll be building and leading relevant specialist advisory support to deliver credible and realistic functions to interpret and embed FinCrime standards and guidance in line with business risk appetite.

You'll be accountable for the leadership of financial crime advisory support to all parts of the FinCrime Hub and franchises on the interpretation of FinCrime policy, standards and risk appetite decisions including jurisdictional considerations.

You'll also be:
  • Working closely with key stakeholders in franchises and the lines of defence to identify new and emerging opportunities to strengthen and diversify capability
  • Leading FinCrime advisers, including support for standards, technology and transformation teams implementing strategic financial crime systems spanning all disciplines
  • Partnering with colleagues across Operations to provide specialist support to identify and address capability, process or risk gaps
  • Coordinating with the second line of defence for major policy framework changes and realignment to ensure impact assessment and alignment across the first line of defence
  • Partnering with the lines of defence to act as the primary contact for FinCrime regulatory engagements and requests, working closely with the FinCrime Hub and franchise teams to manage and coordinate responses to regulatory requests
  • Acting as the primary first line of defence point of contact for FinCrime related audits, legal cases working closely with the second and third lines of defence, and providing specialist knowledge and support with confidential sensitive FinCrime investigations

The skills you'll need

We're looking for someone with an understanding of financial crime policies and standards and how these apply to both personal and non-personal products and services across the bank and its jurisdictions.

In addition, you'll need:
  • Experience of building and leading functions of advisers, reacting to policy and strategic change to build fit for purpose and relevant advisory capability
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management skills, with a proven ability to influence at senior management levels and collaborate across the organisation
  • Experience of working with and delivering across the three lines of defence.
  • Proven leadership skills, building and nurturing diverse teams who provide support across a global operational footprint
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate multiple sources of information, alternatives and associated consequences

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