Director - Financial Crime Compliance - FS Risk

Kuwait City
Competitive remuneration package
13 Sep 2021
21 Sep 2021
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
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Job Description 

The opportunity

Play a role defining the evolution of financial crimes compliance while helping financial institutions combat global illicit finance. Join our industry-defining team of professionals focused on anti-money laundering, sanctions compliance, counter-terrorist financing, anti-bribery and corruption, and financial intelligence matters. We use unparalleled insights into financial crimes issues, gained through work with diversified financial institutions, to rebuild compliance programs, implement critical enhancements, and respond to regulatory attention. Your role will be to lead teams of various sizes to bring exceptional quality deliverables to our clients, develop new service offerings, and drive thought leadership using your insights about the financial crimes compliance industry.

You’ll become a key member of our team, which includes career consultants, former industry professionals, veterans, regulators, governmental officials, intelligence analysts, and technology advisors. We’re committed to providing meaningful development to help further build your leadership skills to help you meet your professional goals.

Your key responsibilities

Leading teams, often across two or more clients, industry types, and engagement sizes, to consistently deliver high quality work products within expected timeframes and budget. Often acting as the senior-most EY professional on client engagements, including by closely monitoring progress, managing risks and ensuring key stakeholders are kept informed on progress and outcomes. Generating new business opportunities by building and growing relationships with financial institution clients and throughout the financial crimes compliance industry. Bringing innovative solutions to difficult business development and client engagement challenges. Motivating large teams of more-junior resources and inspiring them to deliver beyond their anticipated level of performance and experience level. Fostering a professional environment which distinguishes EY from competitors and leads junior resources to build lasting careers with the firm. Developing thought leadership and new service offerings, including by being able to analyze key aspects of industry trends, anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, emerging FCC technologies and other financial crimes regulations.

Skills and attributes for success

Managing teams with diverse backgrounds to deliver exceptional quality work to clients. Staying current on business and industry trends relevant to clients, including the latest regulatory developments, industry practices, and government and law enforcement focus on various financial crimes issues. Being innovative and creating thought leadership.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree and around 12+ years of work experience with financial crimes issues from industry, consulting, or government or a graduate degree and 12+ years of related work experience. This must include previous experience with AML, Sanctions, transaction monitoring, Know Your Customer, sanctions screening, and other key aspects of financial crimes compliance.
  • Undertaken Compliance and Financial Crime Compliance transformation projects covering governance, people, data and technology aspects.
  • A degree in political science, economics, finance, accounting, business, or a related discipline.
  • Hands-on experience in functional assessment of the AML, Sanctions and Customer On-boarding systems.
  • Exceptional communication skills demonstrated through effective writing and presentations to clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Effective leadership, project management, and engagement risk management.
  • A deep understanding of financial products and services related to depository institutions, wholesale banking, insurance, asset management, securities, financial technology, and private equity.
  • A willingness to travel up to 100% to meet client needs.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Prior experience in consulting is highly preferred, but not required.
  • Previous experience presenting at industry conference and/or publishing thought leadership articles in financial crimes compliance industry journals
  • Demonstrated experience developing new business development opportunities and revenue streams for similar organizations.

What we look for

We’re looking for passionate leaders with strong vision and a desire to stay on top of trends in the risk industry. If you have a genuine passion for helping businesses achieve their full potential, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. We also offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

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