Overview

Are you ready to start your career in a rapidly progressing company with service at the heart of everything we do? Then you’ve come to the right place.

We are GC Partners and we are a specialist financial exchange company. We help Private and Corporate clients move their money at the best rate, using our 20 years of experience, our bespoke technology and dedication to customer service. We have 6 offices around the globe including Hong Kong and Dubai, with further expansion in the future.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Compliance Manager and Deputy MLRO to join our busy and growing Payments team.

If you have a collaborative and adaptable work ethic, a drive for success and are looking for your next opportunity then we would like to hear from you.

Job Purpose

The Compliance Manager and Deputy MLRO support the delivery and development of GCEN’s Compliance and AML/CTF Programme. He/she acts as a trusted AML expert for the business, design controls, lead projects and oversee multiple touch points, which include assisting with running the daily operations of the UK Compliance Team, whilst driving priority initiatives on the compliance roadmap.

The Compliance Manager and Deputy MLRO will collaborate with compliance and operational teams and other relevant internal partners to ensure that GCEN Compliance programme complies with all applicable UK laws and regulations. The Compliance Manager and Deputy MLRO must demonstrate excellent project management, regulatory, process and systems design, data analytics, and documentation abilities.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Managing a team and ensuring the day-to-day operations of the compliance department are met and supported
  • Support the Compliance Director & MLRO in all aspects of the UK Compliance Programme including the ongoing monitoring and resolution of AML/CFT-related cases
  • Deputise for the MLRO as required while ensuring that any internal suspicious activity reports or other referrals are quickly assessed, investigated, documented and where appropriate reported to the relevant authorities (NCA or Action Fraud)
  • Facilitate risk-based Know Your Customer (KYC), Onboarding and Transaction Monitoring (TM) programmes to detect PEPs, and unusual activity, and investigate/report suspicious activity by regulatory requirements or escalate to the MLRO as appropriate
  • Assist with the monitoring and development of the UK Compliance team, including training, capacity planning, tracking team and individual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) for the programme
  • Maintain an open line of communication with colleagues across the organisation to ensure staff understand their accountability for compliance with all AML/CTF policies and procedures
  • Liaise with law enforcement agencies, regulatory and other external partners (Banks) as required in responding to their audits/queries/investigations
  • Ensure that customer complaints are recorded and investigated in line with regulatory requirements and that the appropriate and timely responses are provided to clients
  • Oversee the timely review and response to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs)
  • Ensure that all CIFAS reviews and filings are completed accurately and on time
  • Oversee the onboarding of high-risk FX clients and all Investment Clients, ensuring Anti Money Laundering(AML) legislation and Customer Due Diligence requirements are met
  • Oversee the completion of Source of Wealth (SOW) and peer reviews for corporates and individuals and act as an escalation point on high-risk customers, suspicious transactions, RBAs, and 3rd to 3rd approvals.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate submission of all regulatory (FCA) and Statutory reports and filings.
  • Ensure that all VIBAN approvals are with the approved risk parameters as outlined in internal policy documents and by our banking partners
  • Ensure that the Firm’s country risk rating following FATF/UK GOV high-risk third countries updates are revised in line with the internal risk appetite
  • Discuss promptly with the Compliance Director any compliance or regulatory issues arising in the Business, and report the issue in the appropriate log, agreeing on the corrective action to be taken including responsibility, timelines, and review date
  • Monitor Compliance inboxes and respond to ad hoc query reviews in a timely and professional manner
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of CompCo and RiskCo., presentation decks
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of Bank KYC Requests

Qualification & Experience

  • ICA or CISI Compliance qualification required
  • College degree 2:1 or higher preferred (BA/BS); Law or Masters’ degree preferred
  • 3+ years’ proven experience in a senior level Compliance or Risk advisory role either for a financial servicescompany or retail bank, with 6+ years’ overall compliance experience
  • Deputy MLRO experience (preferred)
  • At least 2 years’ experience of managing a team /managerial experience
  • Have experience of leading a Compliance or Risk and Anti-Money Laundering function; Ability to leadcolleagues effectively;
  • Able to build trusting and collaborative relationships across the business and with external suppliers; Have anexcellent understanding of PSD2, FCA handbook, and UK Money Laundering Regulations; Possess excellentwritten and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate at all levels
  • Have excellent stakeholder management skills, with the confidence to challenge supportively and effectivelywhere appropriate and at all levels
  • Demonstrate strong time management and delegation skills with the proven ability to manage multipleprojects effectively; Proven ability of leading a team to success, regardless of obstacles

Benefits of working at GC Partners

  • Workplace pension – employer contributions
  • 25 days of holiday per year, plus bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • A truly global business with opportunities for growth
  • Plus additional benefits

Equal Opportunities

GC Partners is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and each applicant is given fair consideration throughout the recruitment process.

Please be aware that due to the volume of applicants, we may not be able to respond to all applications.

If you are interested in joining the GC team, please email your CV and contact details to [email protected].

Please be aware that due to the volume of applicants, we may not be able to respond to all applications.