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Senior Financial Crime Manager - London
Job ID #: 6290 Location: London
Business area: Financial Services Advisory Job category: Advisory
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Qualified (professional)
Duration of contract: Not Indicated

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 primary responsibility of the Senior Financial Crime Manager will be to deal with all matters relating to the management of financial crime engagements across portfolio of clients. In addition, you will play a key role in assisting our partners and directors to further develop our financial crime team and service offering.


 Build and maintain good working relationships with all clients and colleagues

 Assist in business development opportunities.


 Management of financial crime reviews from planning to preparation of draft reports

 Coaching and oversight of fieldwork team and review of working papers

 Ensures the efficient and effective delivery of a number of concurrent assignments

 Assists with engagement administration including preparation of engagement letters

 Leads planning meetings

 Ensures scope of review is being met and direct involvement in complex or high profile areas

 Ensures team members respond to review points raised

 Discusses issues as they arise with the internal team and with client management

Demonstrable experience in the delivery of Regulator commissioned (including Section 166 Skilled Person Reviews)

Functional knowledge of the UK and European financial crime regulatory environment (with knowledge of the global environment an advantage)


Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner

Financial Crime / AML and / or sanctions work experience/ professional qualification preferred

Experience of working with Regulatory bodies such as the FCA or Financial Ombudsman Service

Sound technical knowledge of financial products and / or customer-facing regulated activities

Qualifications and skills

Strong academic background, ideally to a degree level or equivalent

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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