Financial Crime Risk Operations Officer
Standard Chartered
Lagos, Nigeria, Africa & Middle East
3d ago

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours -

do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good. We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture -

one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. Job Purpose

Reduce legal, regulatory, operational & reputational risks associated with financial crime by :

  • Where relevant, managing local services for AML transactions surveillance.
  • Developing local financial crime risk related, actionable, intelligence.
  • Undertaking internal investigations.
  • Managing the Country level speaking up Programme.
  • Supporting the Group’s Anti- Bribery Programme / Sanctions
  • The Role Responsibilities

  • Acts as the interface between the Bank and local regulators, government agencies and the law enforcement on FCC matters.
  • Provide assurance to local management that AML / CFT / Sanctions risks are managed within the Country.
  • Establish measures to investigate suspicious transactions
  • Monitor developments in external / internal financial crime risks including trends. Develop responses and advise the business on financial crimes risk and trends.
  • Provide financial crime surveillance and intelligence capabilities to monitor business customers and staff for unusual activity and to escalate issues that require review or investigation.
  • Manage relationships with FCR Operations vendors in the Country so that external specialist support is available when required.
  • Conduct financial crime risk assessments to identify Country level risk.
  • Provide investigation in the areas of cash sam, trade sam and norkom in AML related issues.
  • Implementation and management of speaking up in Country.
  • Support Country Head FCC in Anti-Bribery in Country; form an Anti-Bribery network of business and functional representatives in Country;
  • perform gap analysis between the Group Anti-Bribery policy and procedures and Country requirements (laws & regulations);
  • maintain awareness of the Group’s Anti- Bribery programme; training on Group Anti-Bribery policy and procedure.

    Other Responsibilities

  • Relationship Management with the law enforcements. Attending court cases where required. Coordination of business to provide a response to local production orders, court orders, request for information from regulators or law enforcement agencies.
  • Coordination with GIA to ensure adequate oversight and tracking of remediation of surveillance and investigations related regulatory findings
  • Attendance at appropriate local risk committee where required
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • Experience in the financial services industry and FCR Management
  • Have a good knowledge of the Group policies, procedures and standards relating to financial crime risk as well as knowledge of the local regulations on AML / CFT and sanctions.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills. Strong responsibilities and organization skills. Strong drafting skills.
  • Excellent negotiation & Communication skills- written & verbal including presentation skills. Strong learner, intellect and relater.

    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to complete tasks in timely manner. Self motivated and self- reliant, with the ability to provide practical and effective advice.

    Inclusive style and good listening skills are required. Being able to accept challenge, listen to the other point of view and adapt your approach accordingly is essential.

  • Good judgment. Excellent collaborative and team playing skills. Diplomacy, empathy and can-do attitude’. Politeness, sensitivity and the ability to gently but professionally stand your ground when needed.
  • An inquisitive approach to practices, procedures and specific transactions. Personal authority and integrity. Independence, creativity, resourcefulness and resilience.
  • Sound working knowledge of MS office suite particularly word, excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must possess ability to assess risk, strong leadership qualities, excellent interpersonal skills and multi cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Understanding of the key features of the relevant FCR laws and regulations that affect the Group.

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