Financial Crime Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • To develop and oversee a financial crime programme including policy and controls, and to carry out financial crime analysis and develop behavioural analytics to highlight financial crime risks;
  • Help ensure that World First Asia meets its obligations, in relation to AML, CFT, Fraud, Sanctions, Bribery and Corruption and Market Abuse/Insider Trading in line with local requirements as well as UK rules. Researching and understanding changes in regulation in relation to AML & CFT and developing and implementing relevant policies;
  • Developing AML & CTF guidance materials and overseeing training in line with requirements;
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual MLRO report to senior management;
  • Assisting in undertaking at least an annual financial crime risk assessment and ensuring that remedial action is taken where required;
  • Advising on the regulatory implications of future business activities and undertaking ad hoc risk assessments of these activities e.g. new partnerships or products etc.;
  • Representing the compliance function within business and operational meetings, providing subject matter expertise to the business and responding to queries and being a point of reference for CTF, AML and sanction compliance;
  • Working closely with the Compliance across the group and other areas of business, carrying out system testing / ensuing best practice is maintained;
  • Preparing for inspections by banking partners, regulators & other external partners.
  • Manage financial crime rules/parameters.
  • Monitor financial crime within the business to understand trends.


Key Capabilities:


  • Proven experience of working in a senior Financial crime, transactional monitoring/sanctions or broad financial crime role within a regulated firm
  • Strong working knowledge of HK AMLO Guideline. Knowledge of JMLSG & FCA guidance as well as other jurisdictions’ financial crime regimes is desirable
  • Industry recognised financial crime/AML qualification preferred (e.g. ACAMS/ICA)
  • Knowledge and experience in dealing with financial crime and implementing appropriate controls
  • Experience in writing policies and procedure manuals and overseeing their implementation.
  • An understanding of emerging compliance issues.
  • Attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • 5+ years of experience in financial crime compliance


Salary and Benefits:


  • A competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • An excellent benefits package including Mandatory Provident Fund; health, dental and life insurance; enhanced maternity and paternity leave policies
  • 20 days holiday, birthday day off, charity leave, 3 life event days during your career with WorldFirst
  • Perks, including: free breakfast, Friday beer fridge, business casual dress code, annual company parties – and more!


To Apply:


Please submit your CV (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to us.

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