senior manger, financial crime in Sydney

charlotte keilbart, randstad
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Senior Manager, Financial Crime

Sydney based role
Flexible working

The Role

The management of Financial Crime is a key function within the Internal Control and Compliance department, within the Group. Financial Crime incorporates responsibility for identifying, managing and mitigating three broad areas of risk, namely 1) Anti Money Laundering & Counter Terrorism Financing (known as “AML/CTF”), 2) Economic (or Trade) Sanctions (known as “Sanctions”) and 3) Fraud, Bribery & Corruption (known as “Fraud”). As a Senior Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring ongoing compliance with the legislative, regulatory and group requirements for these risks through the application of appropriate policies, processes and procedures. AML/CTF & Sanctions are more broadly referred to as the “AML Program”


  • Develop and maintain the Group’s Financial Crime framework, ensuring policies and practices are consistent with legislative, regulatory, and group control requirements across both the “AML Program” and “Fraud”, including
    • Maintenance and enhancement of existing policies to ensure ongoing compliance
    • Responsibility for reviewing the sufficiency of existing processes and associated controls to discharge obligations, and enhance as required to meet ongoing/changing requirements
    • Incorporate Financial Crime requirements into the IC&C obligations register and ensure these are reflected in respective policies
    • Contact point for AUSTRAC in respect of the “AML Program”, (MLRO will be designated separately)
    • Provide adequate training, guidance and advice to the 1st line to meet their requirements from onboarding through to ongoing monitoring activities
    • Develop a 2nd line monitoring capability that 1st line responsibilities are being met, including the implementation of a coordinated assurance plan; and
    • Undertake necessary internal and regulatory reporting as required.
  • Provide advice, guidance and assistance to Group’s departments in regards the development and application of processes, procedures and controls relating to the “AML Program” and “Fraud” including (but not limited to)
    • New product and client onboarding
    • AML rules and standards
    • Specific business initiatives
    • Interpretation and application of new legislative and regulatory requirements
    • Review of business processes and control design effectiveness
  • Provide challenge to 1st line departments in regards meeting minimum standards of compliance as set out within the “AML Program” and “Fraud” policies, through
    • Active engagement and communication with stakeholders
    • The build out of a Compliance Assurance Testing plan
    • Monitoring the operating effectiveness of controls; and
    • Recommendation of enhancements to 1st line activities to reduce residual risk levels.
  • Undertake specific responsibilities including (but not limited to)
    • Review and approval of new client onboarding CDD and ongoing periodic review subject to inherent customer risk levels
    • Review and validate CRS and FATCA information disclosed by clients
    • Review and approval of sanctions alerts triggered from the payment screening system;
    • Review transaction monitoring alerts and file SMRs where required
    • Conduct second line monitoring and testing activities for both the “AML Program” and “Fraud”
    • Review and issue IFTI reports
    • Prepare “AML Program” statistics for management and the RMC
    • Implement, prepare and distribute all relevant reporting associated with the “AML Program” and “Fraud”
    • Participate in the design and development of AML systems and processes.
  • Undertake “deep dives” on individual departments to test controls and where necessary coordinate remediation of control improvements
  • Coordinate necessary departmental training to assist departments in meeting their 1st line accountability for each risk
  • Implement a Breach & Incident management process in respect of the “AML Program” and “Fraud”
  • Responsible for coordinating internal and external audit reviews of both the “AML Program” and “Fraud”
  • Coordinate vendor selection and development of 3rd party contractual requirements (including determination of SLAs) as necessary to meet regulatory outsourcing standards; and
  • Develop and maintain key relationships throughout the business as necessary, ensuring open and effective risk communications.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of AML/CTF & Sanctions requirements; and
  • “Hands on” experience in the 2nd line in managing Financial Crime (as defined)


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively
  • Well-developed negotiation and influencing skills
  • High attention to detail and process; and
  • Ability to interpret legislative and regulatory requirements into commercial practice and control requirements.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Degree qualified in a business or accounting discipline
  • Strong understanding and previous experience of AUSTRAC requirements
  • At least 5years experience in a “hands on” Financial Crime (including AML/CTF) 2nd line role
  • At least 5years experience at a regulated financial institution
  • Technical Capability (has to have done an equivalent role previously)
  • Good communication skills required (verbal and written)
  • Energised and enthusiastic (lots to do)

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.

For further information, please email or apply directly.





educational requirements

Secondary School/High School