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Assistant Manager - Financial Crime

Posted 2 February by KPMG Ended

We are seeking an Assistant Manager to join our award winning, exciting and fast-paced financial services (FS) financial crime team in London. Our team is globally renowned and one of the largest financial crime teams in Europe.

We deliver a large range of projects both on a proactive and reactive basis in the areas of AML, Sanctions, Transaction Monitoring, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (AB&C) and Market Abuse. We have great relationships with a large range of UK and international FS clients ranging from global banks to boutique investment houses.

The successful individual will support the delivery of a range of financial crime projects. Each project will generally incorporate a review and assessment of the current state of compliance, discussing matters directly with the client, proposing and delivering solutions and providing oral presentations.

A core part of the role will also include leveraging your industry contacts, skills and experience to contribute to winning work and knowledge sharing and practice development across the team.

Our projects are often global and you are likely to work with colleagues from other KPMG member firms and from a variety of departments and backgrounds which also presents the opportunity to travel.


As an Assistant Manager, you will be expected to use your industry experience and expertise to formulate comprehensive and well considered solutions to clients’ challenges. All candidates are expected to show the following:

- Leading and developing relationships with client contacts across the FS industry;
- Leveraging your technical knowledge, experience and contacts to support the development of proposals and in generating new business for the firm; and
- Contributing to the risk and commercial aspects involved in the delivery of projects including budgets, planning and project governance.

The Person


In addition, we are looking for individuals with at least one of the following specialist areas of expertise: AML, Sanctions, and Transaction Monitoring. Specific areas of responsibilities are set out for each of these below:

In order to be considered for the role, you must clearly be able to demonstrate that you meet the person specification and criteria. Specific requirements for these are outlined in more detail below, divided into Technical Expertise, Soft skills / values, and Education and training.

In your covering letter, please specify which of these technical capabilities you have and describe how your past experience demonstrates your level of skill.

Technical expertise:

- Held a role in the FS industry such as in the financial crime team in a bank, a similar role at a consultancy or in a relevant role at the regulator;
- Enthusiasm and ability to develop relationships with prospective clients; and
- Substantial technical knowledge of the UK and European financial crime regulatory requirements and market practice of the following activities:

- Target Operating Model design and implementation;
- Review and completion of financial crime risk assessments;
- Review and assessment of policies and procedures, systems and controls;
- Delivery of specific training;
- Preparing clients for regulatory visits;
- Managing regulatory enquiries, skilled person reviews and enforcement action; and
- AMLremediation activity.

- Target Operating Model design and implementation;
- Sanctions screening requirements, processes and technology;
- Review and completion of sanctions risk assessments;
- Sanctions look-backs and investigations; and
- Review and assessment of sanctions controls.

- Target Operating Model design and implementation;
- Implementation, optimisation and tuning of systems;
- Compliance and assurance testing;
- Delivering training and/or facilitating workshops; and
- Examination of transaction and suspicious transaction reporting processes.

Qualification & Skills:

Soft skills / values

- Confidence to be able to quickly establish credibility with clients;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can be tailored to a variety of audiences;
- Proven ability to work with diverse teams drawn from various parts of KPMG and backgrounds;
- Excellent analytical skills and problem solving, self-motivation and possess an enquiring mind;
- A high degree of integrity and the drive and willingness to succeed; and
- Strong team ethos and ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.

Education and training

- Education to degree level or equivalent experience; and
- Financial crime and/or relevant professional qualification is desirable.

Required skills

  • ABC Analysis
  • AML
  • Financial Crime
  • KYC
  • Anti Money Laundering

Reference: 34382998

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