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Head of Financial Crime

  • Location: Belgium
  • Salary: £135,000 - £165,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: em-2102
  • Sector: Financial Crime Compliance
Job Description

Our client is a leading global banking group with operations across several core locations in Europe who are renowned for their work in wealth management. They are currently looking for a Head of Financial Crime Specialist to support their team of 6 wealth management division.  The role is a key senior position within the company and involves ensuring that all relevant AML policies, procedures, systems and controls are implemented effectively.



  • Implementing corporate initiatives and the mitigation of any related compliance risks, (e.g. sanctions, AML etc.)
  • Assess the impact of emerging regulation and legislation and oversee its implementation across all work streams.
  • Reporting and liaising with Regional Head of AML and other AML Senior Management to ensure appropriate reporting and escalation of issues and/or incidents.
  • Contributing to the development of AML methodologies by cooperating with other functions such as Compliance, Legal, Audit and Operational Risk management.
  • Report on AML Compliance matters regularly to the Country Operations Committee and/or the wealth management Operating Committee and where necessary to the FSMA and the external auditors.
  • Responsible for the local AML Risk Analysis.


Experience Required:

  • Experience leading teams, projects or compliance engagements, ideally on an international level.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of best practices and procedures in the Financial Crime domain (minimum 10 years) gained within an international organisation / bank in the Financial Services Industry.
  • Significant expertise in the Wealth Management business and particularly on complex financial products
  • Relevant Professional Qualification are highly desired, (ACAMS, ICA, ACFCS).
  • Fluency in English required and any other languages preferred, ideally French or German


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