BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.
We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.
BDO LLP operates in 18 offices across the UK, employing 3,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £428m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 74,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $8.1bn.
The firm is looking to strengthen its internal financial crime team. An opportunity has arisen for an individual with financial crime experience, in particular Anti- money laundering experience, to join the Financial Crime Policy and Risk team based in London. The role will be include responsibility to act as deputy to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
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
Dealing with the technical aspects of financial crime queries
Liaising with and Regulators and providing support for Regulator visits
Guidance and training on financial crime risk matters
Updating financial crime risk assessments
Development and implementation of policies, guidance and internal controls
Engagement letters and terms of business
Gifts and Expenses register
o Assist in updating financial crime and corporate failure to prevent tax evasion 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 financial crime 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. Provide assistance and guidance in relation to more in depth due diligence.
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 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.