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Financial Crime Manager - London
Job ID #: 6348 Location: London
Business area: Risk Management Job category: Risk Management
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Bachelor's Degree
Duration of contract: None

BDO. Because relationships matter.

BDO LLP is one of the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firms providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide. With more than 3,500 talented people, generating close to £400m in UK revenues, we bring real leadership across the mid-market. We are a member of BDO International, which has more than 1,260 offices worldwide, spread across 147 countries. We are a profitable, dynamic and forward-looking firm with a reputation for quality. Our ambition is to be the leader for exceptional client service.

At BDO you can be yourself - we value you as an individual and want you to realize your aspirations. You have a voice and your opinion counts. We give you the challenge and support you need and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. Working at BDO enhances your professional development at all stages of your career. Few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. We recognize and reward your high performance and you have the opportunity to excel, progress and share in our success. We are clear on what we expect from you and what you can expect in return.

Being at BDO is personally as well as professionally fulfilling. Relationships matter, and we have a friendly and inclusive culture built around our core values of honesty and integrity; empowerment and personal responsibility; mutual support and respect; and professional and personal client relationships.

The firm is looking to strengthen its internal financial crime team.  A rare opportunity has arisen for a manager, with AML and/or ABC experience , to join the Financial Crime Policy and Risk team based in London.

The role is crucial to the firm’s success and its excellent reputation.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Financial Crime Policy and Risk and the Head of Quality and Risk.

The Financial Crime team provides leadership, guidance and tools to help partners and staff manage their obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations, the Bribery Act, Financial Sanctions regulations and the Criminal Finances Act. . The areas covered by the Team include:

    • Client acceptance and identification

    • Engagement letters and terms of business

    • Dealing with the technical aspects of financial crime queries

    • Gifts and Expenses register

    • Disengagement issues

    • Regulator visits

    • Guidance and training on financial crime risk matters

    • Updating financial crime risk assessments

    • Development and implementation of policies, guidance and internal controls

Specific role
o Assist in updating anti-bribery risk assessment and any resulting amendments to procedures.
o Develop/refresh guidance, where appropriate, including management of the related intranet pages;
o Deal with the provision of advice, referring to Head of Financial Crime as required to the business on more complex AML/ABC areas covering  legal  requirements, internal polices and best practice guidelines.  This includes acting as a point of escalation regarding technical queries;
o Deal with technical queries from the client on-boarding teams;
o Acting as a mentor to the more junior financial crime team members and providing coaching with a view to assisting them to achieve their personal career goals;
o Produce professional written documents for partner review;
o Demonstrate clear ability to lead/manage more straightforward assignments with minimum supervision;
o Support the partner and director in the delivery of the department’s strategy;
o Proactively manage own career.

o Previous team management  experience;
o Knowledge of and experience in providing guidance on Proceeds of Crime Act, the Bribery Act, the Money Laundering Regulations and the Criminal Finances Act and best practice in these areas;
o Ability to  research, analyse, interpret and communicate effectively  the AML processes of the firm;
o Well presented with a professional level of communication – both verbal and written;
o Proactive and adaptable to deliver a solution driven approach to their work;
o Efficient and effective time management and organisational skills;
o Operational awareness of AML within a professional services firm

Our Agency Policy
BDO has a commitment to building relationships directly with candidates (and agencies) in our local markets and as such, we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies. We work closely with our preferred suppliers to support us in sourcing quality candidates but we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and an agency has been instructed by a member of the BDO Resourcing team. We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to BDO by any means other than through our recruitment portal. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the BDO Resourcing team, BDO reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

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