Financial Crime Risk Management, CDD Team – Manager (12 month FTC) – Newcastle (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, GB, NE1 4JD)


Financial Crime Risk Management, Central CDD Team – Manager (maternity cover)

Within the professional services environment, application of effective financial crime risk management is fundamental to both successful delivery of client services and promotion of our brand.  Risk management (RM) encompasses the technical support and processes which enable the delivery of service quality, contain the threat of litigation, limit damage to our reputation and achieve full fee recovery. The RM team supports EY in execution of and compliance with Global, Regional and local risk management policies and procedures. The team assists the development, maintenance, communication and training of key Risk Management policies, provides advice on risk matters and monitors application of policy. 


Financial crime risks relating to anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery controls, sanctions compliance and fraud are a high focus for regulated businesses and external scrutiny as regulation and practice continues to evolve. 


The opportunity
There is an opening for a Manager role within the team.  The successful applicant’s key responsibilities will include supporting the Central CDD Senior Manager in the delivery of operations and compliance from a KYC/ CDD perspective ensuring appropriate due diligence is conducted, gaps identified and closed, and quality standards maintained alongside reporting to senior stakeholders.


The team are based in Newcastle and support EY's UK and Ireland businesses and act as the first line of financial crime compliance procedures. The role will include being the first line subject matter expert on AML due diligence, EY's procedures and the technology used to support these processes. You will be responsible for managing a team and driving performance.  You will also be required to work with others to establish excellent standards of work in a team environment. This role will report to the Senior Manager, Central CDD, Financial Crime, in Newcastle.  

Your key responsibilities
You will, as a Central CDD team Manager, manage and develop a group of Analyst’s covering money laundering, terrorism and sanctions compliance to cover all financial crime client acceptance and continuance procedures for the UK and Ireland business. You will ensure the team are kept up-to-date with legal, regulatory and industry practice developments.  Deal with escalations and approvals whilst providing the necessary support to the business by acting as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).  Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the 2nd line financial crime team to ensure all compliance requirements are met establishing good working relationships
  • Develop and manage the competence and capacity of the Central CDD team, including the management of operations and change management. 
  • Assist in the review and maintenance of client on-boarding and monitoring procedures, assess engagement risk and update and amend as necessary
  • Assist with stakeholder management within the business
  • Provide training and technical guidance to raise awareness 
  • Support the Senior Manager, Central CDD, as required
  • Identify and embedded operational efficiencies 


Skills and attributes for success

  • Experience in managing financial crime regulatory compliance at a similar level in a sophisticated business environment
  • Strong technical experience  
  • Strong communication skills, capable of dealing with a wide range of staff all the way to a senior level
  • Experience of managing and developing others
  • Operational excellence skills in managing and improving quality, and effectively managing change into the team
  • Adopts a ‘can do’ attitude and acts as a role model for more junior members of the team
  • Ability to establish a high degree of credibility, respect and trust at all levels
  • Proven ability to devise and implement appropriate system and process improvements
  • Project Management and implementation experience is desirable
  • Ability to take risk-based decisions and provide substantiated arguments
  • Effective planning and organising skills to prioritise key areas of responsibility, tasks and projects


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Previous experience in a similar role and a strong proven track record
  • CDD, KYC and operational experience at Manager or similar level in a multi-service line business Leadership and supervisory experience
  • Project management experience
  • Strong analytical skills and strong risk awareness.
  • Ideally, a relevant Financial Crime, AML qualification 


Who we seek
We are looking for a Financial Crime Manager with experience working in a large, matrixed environment with a strong track record of success particularly in building and implementing financial crime processes and controls.


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


Join us in building a better working world. 


Apply now. 

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