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Date live: Apr. 15, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Compliance

Reference Code: 90386698

Contract: Permanent

Role Title: Head of Financial Crime, APAC


What will you be doing

The Head of Financial Crime, APAC will be responsible for providing strategic and functional leadership of Barclays’ Financial Crime Function in APAC.

·Responsible for Anti Money Laundering (AML), Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF), Sanctions compliance and Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC) across Barclays’ businesses in APAC (Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and Private Bank)

·Accountable to the Head of Compliance, APAC and Head of BBPLC Financial Crime, member of the BBPLC Financial Crime Management Team and Asia Pacific Compliance Management Team.

·Input into the development and maintenance of the financial crime risk framework, policies and supporting standards, to ensure compliance with relevant anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions legislation;

·Ensure jurisdiction specific financial crime regulatory requirements over and above Barclays Policies and Standards are identified, documented and applied.

·Support APAC Executive and Businesses to manage financial crime risks within appetite, review and approval of new products and oversight of annual financial crime risk assessments.

·Provide Financial Crime advice and oversight for strategic investments and business growth initiatives.

·Manage APAC regulatory and law enforcement relationships.

·Work with other Risk disciplines, Internal Audit and Compliance Assurance to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of financial crime controls.

·Oversight of the financial crime services delivered to the APAC businesses in accordance with the agreed Intra Group Agreements


What we’re looking for

  • Extensive Regulatory and Financial Crime experience in a global, universal bank, in particular, strong Global Markets, Investment Banking and Corporate Banking background. Particularly an understanding of the Asia Pacific regulatory environment.
  • Experience engaging and influencing Executive Management.
  • Experience of leading the transformation of financial crime operating models.
  • Experience advising Executive Management on Financial Crime risk matters.
    • Drives to high standards and seeks out opportunities to innovate and enhance.
    • Experience overseeing performance, issues and related risks of services.

Skills that will help you in your role

  • Seasoned Financial Crime professional with comprehensive experience in the industry and of the regulatory environment.
  • Deep understanding of Financial Crime risk.
  • Experience of working with stakeholders at ExCo level.
  • Experience of developing and delivering strategy and business plans for a region.
    • Strong partnering, influencing and collaboration with stakeholders.
    • Fluent in English, with strong written and oral communication skills particularly as relates matters of law and regulation and how they apply to business and client matters.

·The candidate will ideally have a degree level education and academic track record.

·Professional qualifications, certifications and/or registrations relevant to the Financial Crime roles.

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