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CIB Operations - Transfer Agency - Anti-Money Laundering/CTF - Vice President

Req #: 170116797
Location: Dublin, L, IE
Job Category: Compliance
Job Description:

CIB – Transfer Agency – AML/KYC Hub - Financial Crimes Officer (VP) - Dublin - Ireland

The Role

The Transfer Agency Financial Crimes Officer (“TAFCO”) is a “first line of defense” operational role that is responsible for ensuring that the Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing (“AML / CTF” ) responsibilities of the transfer agency (“TA”) business are performed and monitored in line with applicable JP Morgan and Client policies.  The TAFCO will act as the lead on AML/CTF, Sanctions, KYC, anti –bribery, corruption and fraud matters. The role is part of the Firm’s financial crime objectives to:
  • Identify suspicious activity and report to it to the Funds MLRO or equivalent
  • Prevent the Onboarding of non-compliant investors and identify existing investors that may create money laundering or reputational risks
  • Ensure that we do not maintain relationships or facilitate transactions involving sanctioned countries, parties or individuals. 
  • Ensure that Bribery and Corruption policies are set and monitored
The TAFCO will be responsible for the on-going management and oversight of all Financial Crimes related matters within TA and will work in partnership with TA Management and colleagues and GFC Compliance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The TAFCO will report to the Head of Transfer Agency Registration Team.
The role will cover the relevant aspects of Financial Crimes Compliance including AML/CTF, Sanctions, CTF and Bribery and Corruption. Specific duties will include the following:
  • Keeping all governing bodies and businesses appraised of financial crimes related topics and regulatory changes in all relevant jurisdictions and provide them with guidance on the interpretation and application of the requirements.  This will include presenting at board meetings and management committees.
  • Manage the upkeep and implementation of TA AML/CTF procedures and systems to ensure compliance with AML/CTF requirements.  This will include coverage of Know Your Customer (KYC) Policies, Standards and supporting technology development.
  • Act as point of escalation for complex AML/CTF matters and generally assist the TA AML/Registration team in meeting its daily and on-going deliverables. 
  • Handle suspicious activity analysis and reporting in partnership with our clients. 
  • Act as key liaison point for applicable Regulatory or Internal Inspections – managing examinations, reviews and audits which encompass facets of Financial Crimes Compliance.
  • Manage client due diligence visits with regard to our TA AML service.  
  • Participate in group projects as appropriate.
  • Provide ongoing support and advice on financial crimes issues, and alert management on risks.
  • To provide educational training on financial crimes related subjects to relevant locally based staff and assist in building a general climate of financial crimes awareness.  This will include local customised training as required.
  • Proactively assist and play an active role in the people management / development of more junior members of the TA AML/ Registration Team. Produce AML regulatory reports for clients and our businesses
  • Such duties as may be assigned from time to time
Required experience & Skillset:
  • Proven experience in the financial services industry, preferably in fund administration sector.
  • Relevant experience of AML and Global Sanctions.
  • In depth knowledge of AML and other financial crimes requirements.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Good understanding of risk assessment processes.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership, presentation and influencing skills.
  • Analytical mind.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to summarize complex topics concisely and drive practical outcomes.
  • Ability to make sound decisions, including escalation when appropriate, in regard of AML or sanction risk.
  • To work without supervision and act on own initiative to identify tasks to be undertaken.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with central and business aligned functions across the region and co-ordinate delivery across functions.
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