Scope and Purpose
Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in managing the relation with the Supervisory Authorities, as well as with internal and external auditors;
Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in managing Supervisory Authorities' inspections and visits;
Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in managing non-compliance events, in providing assistance and cooperation to the concerned structures, in ensuring the identification and implementation of interventions to be taken to bridge any organizational and / or procedural gaps;
Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in drafting the reporting information flows, concerning Compliance and Anti Financial Crime, required by Local Authorities;
Managing reporting information and risk assessment flows towards Head Office Compliance and Head Office Anti Financial Crime;
Perform the daily Compliance and Anti Financial Crime activities assigned;
Assist on the analysis of local and applicable international rules, as well the Bank internal guidelines applicable to the branch;
Assist in assessing the impact of internal and external rules and regulations on branch's processes and procedures;
Support in the prior compliance assessment of all innovative projects / products;
Support the Compliance Department in keeping the General Manager, Head Office Compliance and Head Office Anti Financial Crime abreast on the evolution of Spanish laws and regulations;
Support the Local Compliance Officer in the periodic review of existing policies and procedures of the Branch to ensure they are effective and up to date and compliant with current Spanish and other Supervisory Regulations and guidelines;
Support the Local Compliance Officer in managing roll-out of Branch policies and procedures to Branch staff and provide training as necessary in support of awareness;
Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in the preparation and completion of any local Regulatory and Exchange reporting;
Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in monitoring remedial actions and timely update and report Head Office Compliance and Head Office Anti Financial Crime;
Perform ex-post verifications of adequacy and actual application of internal processes and procedures;
Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in providing advice in all matters relevant from a Compliance and Anti Financial Crime risk perspective;
Perform operational activities as regards the keeping of registers (insider list, conflict of interest, etc.) and preparing reports and communications;
Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in providing appropriate training for Branch's staff in relation to Compliance and Anti Financial Crime topics.
Support the Local Compliance Officer in the execution of the day to day Anti-Financial Crime tasks including :
o AML & Sanctions Investigations and monitoring
o Review of KYC / CDD / EDD files (including accompanying notes)
o Analysis and reporting of financial crime related data;
Minimum four years of Compliance and Anti Financial Crime experience either in banks / financial institutions / local regulators;
Strong knowledge and experience in managing local regulatory requirements;
Extensive experience in conducting Compliance and Anti Financial Crime risk assessments.
Extensive experience in AML Transaction Monitoring and Sanctions screening within a banking environment.
Experience in reviewing and evaluating the correct application of KYC / CDD requirements.
University degree in law, finance and / or economics;
Spanish fluent (both written and spoken);
English fluent (both written and spoken), Italian is an advantage;
Deep understanding of the Spanish and EU regulatory environment and expectations;
Knowledge of international Compliance and Anti Financial Crime regulations and international practices (including Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, International Sanctions & Embargoes, Anti-Bribery&Corruption);
Good knowledge of Compliance and Anti Financial Crime Spanish and EU international, regulations and requirements, including Bank of Spain, CNMV and SEPBLAC circulars and guidelines;
Ability to research laws and regulations and provide advice on the applicability within a given environment;
Deep understanding of the corporate and investment banking business;
Excellent detailed-oriented skill set;
Knowledge of financial institutions, correspondent banking and trade finance products and services;
Positive attitude towards colleagues and the organisation to ensure seamless communication;
Familiarity with various corporate structures e.g. Funds, Trusts, SPVs, etc is an advantage;
Good knowledge of local and international Economic Sanctions laws and regulations;
Knowledge of Anti-Bribery and corruption regulations;
Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities;
Ability to synthetize large volume of information and identify key issues;
Ability to produce high quality work to meet challenging deadlines;
Excellent organisational skills;
Ability to work under pressure;
Good command of Microsoft Office.
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