Senior Financial Crime Manager

12153 United Kingdom, London Business Support Permanent

The role: Senior Financial Crime Manager

We are looking for a Financial Crime Manager to join our Financial Crime team in London.

This role follows a hybrid approach to working, allowing you to combine working from home with working in our modern offices. These discussions are between you and your manager to find the best pattern for you both! We will kit you out to work from home but know that working as a team is what makes us great and spending quality time together is essential for keeping us mission aligned.

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As Senior Financial Crime Manager within the Financial Crime Team you will be responsible for directly supporting the MLRO in implementing and maintaining an ongoing robust AML CFT framework across Flutter International.

You will support and provide guidance alongside the MLRO, to financial crime managers, the wider financial crime team and Flutter International in relation to jurisdictional AML/CFT Legislation, rules and regulatory requirements to ensure the ongoing compliance of the Divisional AML/CFT control framework and procedures and play a key role in any required development projects as assigned by the Divisional MLRO. You will be supporting the MLRO and be accountable for the establishment, co-ordination, development and embedding of the global AML risk management framework and ensuring that overall AML risk is aligned to business objectives, products and processes.

Your work will be varied, and you will deal, either in a support role or directly with the Executive members, Directors and key staff throughout the company and also represent the company at regulator meetings and / or conferences as applicable in the absence of the MLRO.

You will retain responsibility for oversight of specific licences reviewing and reporting on suspicious activity as required.

You will be actively involved in overseeing the management of the training programme for the financial crime team to the wider business ensuring annual training is delivered on a timely basis with appropriate content and that additional training is provided to specific business areas where appropriate whilst maintaining appropriate records.

Why we need you:

  • Monitoring and reporting of Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) trends and typologies and risks, Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) and Sanctions risk (as defined by internal processes)
  • Understanding the reporting obligations and legal requirements in assigned jurisdictions to ensure submission of high-quality SARs to the Divisional MLRO
  • Ensuring all detailed controls / procedures remain up to date and meaningful for regulatory scrutiny and internal application.
  • Application of the legislation provisions, reporting obligations, proscribed reporting format as directed by the Divisional MLRO including where needed, Deputy MLRO responsibilities including submission of external disclosures to external law enforcement
  • Assist with the assessment and management of ML / TF risk posed by products and services offered in jurisdictions of responsibility.
  • Deliver research and support to ML/TF law, obligations, and practicalities of investigating and reporting suspicions and be responsible for
  • Work with due-diligence teams on player screening reviews (use of FinScan / Worldcheck software) and escalations / queries on players.
  • Work with the business and wider financial crime team to make recommendations for the enhancement or improvement of AML/CFT training supporting the Divisional MLRO on wider projects specifically relating to the division and where directed by the MLRO, on projects which have a wider impact and support the Group
  • Work with Compliance, Responsible Gaming, Fraud & Payments, and other operational/cross functional teams on projects where AML/CFT review and input is required
  • Provide support to the MLRO in managing cross-license application of customer risk assessment process – ensure Enhanced Due Diligence on High risk customers is being applied
  • Manage the second line of defence quality assurance program ensuring timely reporting the MLRO and communicating issues in a timely manner with appropriate follow up to the business
  • Lead Incident reports / investigations of breaches of identified compliance requirements – determine reporting requirements of the same ensuring reporting to the MLRO where required
  • Provide support and guidance as required including taking the lead in the absence of the MLRO
  • Act as the focal point to ensure any MLRO requests are handled by the team in an effective and timely manner and communicated as required in an appropriate format
  • Assist in the management of the financial crime management team as may be required from time to time and directly support the workflow manager to upskill and embed strong robust procedures fat an operational level
  • Manage the annual refresh of all policies and procedures owned by the financial crime team to ensure they remain fit for purpose and meet regulatory expectations and will be responsible for delivering proposed changes to the MLRO for consideration

Who we’re looking for:

You’ll have a strong appreciation of cross jurisdictional organised crime activity, and the transactional typologies of terrorist financing. You will be strong in reviewing, interpreting, and communicating and applying AML/CFT requirements in a commercial context. You’ll have a good understanding of the requirements and expectations of international Financial Crime Units and maintain Deputy MLRO/MLRO experience having worked in a regulated entity (not necessarily gaming).

You’ll have experience of taking care of international law enforcement/third parties requests and possess strong internet investigation capabilities.

You will be well organised, able to plan and prioritise work tasks. You can expect in this role to work under internal volume and external deadline pressures, and we’ll need you to be confident in learning new IT systems / application and use of software as well as possess great communication skills.

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive.

Your package will include:

  • Discretionary annual performance bonus
  • Starting from 25 days paid annual leave increasing with service
  • Health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • Personal life insurance and income protection
  • The option to join our company pension scheme
  • A personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby
  • External learning support of up to £2,000 or equivalent in local currency, dedicated 4 learning “Power Hours” every month during office time, full access to the Udemy and Mindtools platforms, in-house leadership program and many other training opportunities for developing your skills and progressing your career
  • Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us
  • Online Discount Scheme, including discounted shopping and cinema vouchers
  • Access to an on-site gym.

About the Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange. Flutter brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

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