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Financial Crime Manager (French Speaking)

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    Financial Services and Banking

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    Emily Jane Ashley

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    16 days ago

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Founded less than 6 years ago my Client has since paved the way in the Fintech market with one of the fastest growing platforms of its kind.

With a global footprint and over 2,500 employees my client is forecast to expand rapidly over the next 5 years. 

Individual must be fluent French and willing to relocate to Malta or Ireland.

About the role:

The Financial Crimes Manager will report to the country’s Head of Compliance & MLRO and be responsible for supporting my Client in preventing its products and services from being used for a wide range of Financial Crimes.The role will furthermore involve acting as the Company’s TRACFIN correspondent with the French Regulatory Authorities.

In this role, you will be required to:

●Carry out customer account reviews in order to determine whether a reasonable suspicion of ML/FT exists.

●Liaise with the Compliance Team to ensure that sufficient EDD has been requested and obtained on customers in according to their risk rating. 

●Review and further investigate adverse media, PEP and sanction-related escalations and present results to the Deputy MLRO.

●Extract and compile customer data required for the submission of external reports with the FIAU and responding to Law Enforcement Requests.

●Assist the Financial Crimes Team in reviewing cases escalated by the Ongoing Monitoring Teams and file external reports to the FIAU as applicable.

●Assist in the drafting and implementation of internal procedures to facilitate the escalation process.

●Implement the Company’s AML/CFT policies and procedures as well as maintain a working knowledge of local AML/CFT regulations, best practices, internal controls and AML/CFT risk management practices.

●Act as the Company’s TRACFIN correspondent and permanent control officer with the French Regulatory Authorities.

●Ensure that the Company is compliant with it’s AML obligations under French Law. 


●Must have strong written and verbal communication skills in French and English.

●Minimum of three years of relevant experience in an AML/CFT role within a financial institution.

●A thorough understanding of AML/CFT regulations within the financial services/fintech industry in France.

●General compliance experience in multiple fields including AML, Sanctions, KYC and Onboarding.

●Hands on experience in conducting financial crime investigations and writing corresponding narratives.

●Strong organizational skills – must be multi-tasked oriented and able to balance priorities and deadlines.

●Knowledge of digital assets and fintech products is preferred.

●CAMS certification, or willingness to obtain, preferred.


●Attractive compensation package working in a cutting-edge field of Fintech.

●Work in a dynamic environment and be part of a growing international team.