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Global Head of Transaction Monitoring

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    (Remote - UK Based)

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

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  • Contact:

    Selina Wandrei

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Hamlyn Williams have partnered with a globally leading FinTech unicorn who are looking for you to join as their Global Head of Transaction Monitoring. Our client has a remote first culture, but you need to be located in the UK. In this role, you will will lead the real time and retrospective transaction monitoring teams and drive the continuous improvement of their systems and processes. This role reports into the VP of Compliance Operations.

As Global Head of Transaction Monitoring you will be responsible for:

  • Oversee the day to day running of the Transaction Monitoring functions (real time transaction screening and retrospective transaction monitoring);
  • Drive the continuous improvement of processes and systems used by the TM teams through the use of data to more efficiently and effectively mitigate any AML related risk;
  • Be the key stakeholder for internal product teams and external providers aimed at enhancing TM;
    Coach and Develop TM Managers;
  • Provide structure and a control framework to effectively support the different regulated entities;
  • Own the mid and long-term strategic planning for the Transaction Monitoring Function;
  • Work as part of the Senior FinCrime Management Team to contribute operational expertise in the development and implementation of organisational strategies, procedures, practices, and applications.

As Global Head of Transaction Monitoring you will need:

  • 5 years management experience, within a start-up/scale-up environment;
  • Has a deep desire to solve real problems and sees the beauty of data and structure and how important these are to understanding a problem and identifying solutions;
  • Strong experience using different data modelling techniques to mitigate either AML or Fraud related transactional risk;
  • Ability to understand regulatory requirements and turn into procedures;
  • A good understanding of Screening and Transaction Monitoring processes and requirements
  • Has exceptional organisational skills and pays attention to detail;
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence others;
  • Strives to continuously grow and develop themselves and their teams;
  • Is adept at conducting 80/20 analysis, drawing out business insights and presenting findings and recommendations persuasively;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to get your hands dirty.

If you are a skilled Global Head of Transaction Monitoring , you can apply by:

I am a Compliance and Financial Crime market specialist working with a large variety of clients across the Financial Service industries. If this role is of interest to you, or if you’d like to explore other opportunities in the market, please feel free to reach out directly. Contact Selina Wandrei at