Forensic & Investigation Services – Financial Crime Manager

Grant Thornton

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Job Description:
Grant Thornton Forensic & Investigation Services (FIS) supply a range of services to large corporates, lawyers and regulatory authorities. Our work falls broadly into the following areas: investigations, disputes, digital forensics, financial crime and competition services and monitoring.

As a service line within FIS, the Financial Crime team helps clients of all shapes and sizes by providing the advice they need to navigate complex financial crime risks and challenges. Our work is varied and includes:

Reviewing a firm’s financial crime framework (or specific elements within it) to assess business risk and regulatory compliance
Providing training to raise awareness and update a firm’s knowledge repository
Internal systems reviews – combining internal audit and industry insight to report on financial crime control design and effectiveness
Helping a firm to scope and carry out remediation activities in relation to core financial crime process (such as KYC, CDD/EDD, screening)
Conducting investigations on behalf of a firm and providing recommendations to help them determine appropriate next steps
Supporting an organisations response to identified regulatory breaches, such as sanctions breaches or instances of money laundering, bribery or corruption
Helping clients of all shapes and sizes, from FS and non-FS regulated sectors, as well as corporates. We support businesses who make a major contribution to the growth of the economy in the UK and beyond.
What you’ll be doing:


Utilise and actively grow your network of contacts, and attend external networking events to support our brand awareness and market presence.
Be aware of the wide range of Grant Thornton services and spot opportunities to sell those services to clients whilst articulating and promoting Financial Crime services to other departments.
Contribute to the strategic planning of business development activities, and lead specific opportunity related activities  e.g. preparing proposals/bids, presenting at pitch meetings, organising conferences/client events, developing marketing materials.

Co-ordinate the reporting cycle including drafting report sections, aggregating multiple authors, review and oversight of junior colleagues’ work and arranging appropriate review cycles.
Ensure project teams keep organised records of work done and conclusions reached and that assignment files adhere to firm quality and risk management guidelines.
Manage the end-to-end delivery of assignments including delegation of tasks, coaching junior team members, responsibility for timelines and budget, identifying risks and issues with escalation to Partner/Director as appropriate.
Support partners/directors in client meetings and substitute for them when required.
Prepare job performance reviews and agree objectives with the Partner or engagement lead.

Set deadlines for self and junior team members and achieves them.
Contribute to the internal networking and knowledge sharing activities e.g. presentations at internal ‘lunch and learn’ meetings within FIS and the wider Financial Services Group.
Work effectively with all members of the team, building respect of peers and junior team members.
Mentor and coach junior team members; appraise them giving regular feedback, complete timely performance reviews and provide development opportunities.
Operations and results

Take responsibility for assigned projects, including reviewing work of juniors, monitoring time and budget progress, and obtaining partner review of deliverables as required.
Have a good knowledge of technical matters relevant to Financial Crime, including MLR2017, CFA2017, BA2010, JMLSG, and FATF guidance.
Ensure compliance with internal procedures including the completion of take-on, conflict checking and setting up charge codes.
Proactively understand the firm’s potential liability on assignments.
Adhere to the Firm’s risk management policies and is aware of changes in the firm’s approach to risk management.
The minimum criteria

Min 4 years relevant experience (min 2 years in a financial crime role (consultancy or industry) preferred
Financial crime professional qualification preferred (but not required) e.g. ICA, ACAMS, CISI, ACFE
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, primarily Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
Skills to set you apart

We are looking for candidates with a genuine interest in our clients and a passion to help them navigate financial crime challenges. You will have strong technical knowledge of the UK financial crime regulatory regime (across AML, ABC, sanctions, terrorist financing, fraud) and an awareness of current developments and issues. You will have commercial awareness of client issues particularly within the regulated sector. As a Manager, you will have experience leading teams of junior colleagues and also be comfortable working independently using your own experience. You should be focused on self-development as well as having the desire to coach, mentor and develop your colleagues. Our employees share our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.


Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.

Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right.


Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.


Bring your whole self

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO


There’s more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

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