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Business Risk Officer - Financial Crime Risk

Location: Belfast
Company: Citi
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Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.
Department Overview:
With a rapidly growing presence, our team in Belfast is a key part of the Citi Markets global organisation delivering world-class solutions to meet the needs of our corporate, institutional, government, and individual investor clients in 160 countries and territories. We offer meaningful careers for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, our diversity is our strength and our people, our greatest asset. Our roles provide challenge and progression, working in an exciting and growing global Financial Markets organisation based in Belfast.
Financial Crimes is a key pillar of Markets In-Business Risk & Control and covers Anti-Money Laundering, Know Your Customer, Sanctions and Anti Bribery disciplines. As the first line of defence risk management function, the team proactively identifies risk and drives a robust control environment with continuous improvement.
The role is to provide direct support to global and regional AML, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery risk-related projects and initiatives. The successful candidate will support the strategic development and execution of Financial Crimes related programs. The candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of targeted specific guidance to the first line personnel on financial crimes risks.
Key Responsibilities:
- Support the EMEA instance of Global Financial Crimes Risk program and manage first line of defence action plans for AML/KYC, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery
- Prepare and consolidate reports for the Global Head of MSS Financial Crimes, Senior Business management control forums and governance committees summarising progress on financial crimes projects, key issues, results, conclusions, and actions taken
- Determine, develop, and execute appropriate guidance, procedures and targeted training on financial crimes risks for business personnel
- Provide support to the MSS Business Sanctions Risk Officer team and global Delegated Oversight function.
- Work with key stakeholders to identify and manage financial crimes risks, manage execution of various related initiatives, assess controls, and identify opportunities to enhance existing AML, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery controls and processes
- Embed a strong compliance culture within the first line by maintaining broad ongoing communication about Financial Crimes risk
- Ensure that emerging risks identified are socialised with key stakeholders, execute mitigation strategies, and address Issues and CAPs with stakeholders and escalate these, as appropriate
- Liaise with Independent Compliance Risk Management, Compliance Assurance and Internal Audit to facilitate consistent coverage across Markets businesses, as well as appropriate resolution of any issues identified
Development Value:
This role is a great opportunity for the correctly motivated individual to get exposure to Markets and Securities Services businesses within Citi and develop relationships with many different business and control functions throughout the firm.
The successful candidate will work across a broad range of stakeholders including Sales and Trading, Business Management, Operations, Legal, Compliance and Technology, to ensure appropriate controls are in place and implementation of key policies is consistent with Citi standards.
The candidate will be provided with a comprehensive and ongoing training program including Financial Crimes and Markets conduct and governance issues. We anticipate that over time the applicant will be able to grow in stature, steadily earning the trust and respect of senior executives in handling increasingly complex tasks, taking on higher-level responsibilities and having greater participation in global initiatives and projects.
- Prior experience in Financial Crimes role preferred
- Strong understanding of AML, Sanctions and/or Anti-Bribery risks associated with trading and sales activities a plus
- Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience (eg prior experience in Risk, Governance, Compliance , Legal, Project Management)
Skills & Competencies:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate globally across diverse groups
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite products (Excel, PowerPoint)
- Attention to detail with strong focus on accuracy of information
- Ability to work in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines and changing priorities
- Self-directed; passion for excellence
- Must be able to work in a team environment; listens and works well with others; delivery-focused and open to different ideas/viewpoints
- Keen interest in improving and applying knowledge and skillset within the industry
- Bachelor's Degree/University degree or equivalent experience
What we Offer:
As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;
- 23 days paid annual leave
- Award winning pension scheme,
- Life assurance and
- Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare
In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme and employees also have the option (provided they have a student loan from the Student Loan Company) to divert saver and company match contributions to their student loan.
We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; on site restaurant and coffee shops, online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.
Our select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras. Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi faith room demonstrates Citi's commitment to growing a diverse workforce.

Job Family Group:
Risk Management

Job Family:
Business Risk & Controls

Time Type:
Full time

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