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EU Financial Crime Risk Manager

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    Financial Services and Banking

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    Emily Jane Ashley

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    EU Financial Crime Risk Manager Paris

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    4 months ago

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My client is ambitious and influential Fintech which is focusing on its next period of growth by introducing a new EU Financial Crime Risk Manager to the team in Paris. Known within the market as a global leader in account-to-account payments, they have built their reputation by making it easy for merchants to collect both recurring and one-off payments directly from customer's bank accounts.

Regulated in Europe by France’s ACPR, The EU Financial Crime Risk Manager will report directly into the Group MLRO and is responsible for ensuring that the business remains compliant with French and EU requirements.

This is a hands-on opportunity, and will involve setting up frame work, building a bigger team and collaborating on current/upcoming projects, As well as day to day tasks BAU.

The role:

  • Closely follow legal, compliance, and regulatory developments in relation to AML/CTF and sanctions in France and the EU.
  • Revie and provide advice on escalations related to European merchants based on your knowledge and internal policies and procedures.
  • Review and approval of requests for waivers, dispensations, and minor policy exceptions from the first line defence.
  • Review and approval of high-risk customers at onboarding (e.g. PEPs);
  • Drafting high quality internal and external reports such as the annual MLRO report, enterprise-wide risk assessment and annual regulatory returns.
  • Providing financial crime management information to senior management with context and insights based on your expertise in financial crime risk.
  • Logging and tracking to completion of Audit, Self-identified and other issues.
  • Regularly testing and monitoring the adequacy of the firm’s systems and controls and providing recommendations that add value to the business.
  • Deliver targeted financial crime training to the Compliance Operations team and Sales team on areas that are identified as requiring improvement.
  • Support on Financial Crime Risk roadmap project to improve controls throughout the company.
  • Coordinate on remediation projects.

Desired candidate:

  • Considerable experience in financial crime risk management within regulated financial services.
  • Strong knowledge of French (ACPR) regulatory guidelines and requirements.
  • French Fluency and can distil complex legal texts into clear and easy to action explanations.
  • Experience in designing internal controls from scratch and driving their implementation.
  • Worked within a fast growing, scale-up business e.g Fintech.
  • Professional qualification from an internationally recognised body preferred (e.g.  ICA, ACAMS).
  • Good knowledge of UK, EU and US regulatory guidelines and requirements.

If you are looking for a role with exceptional benefits and the oportunity for progression then please apply now and/or please reach out directly to Emily Ashley at with a CV.