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Financial Crime Policy Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Financial Crime Policy Manager to join Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), a leading charity body and financial institution who are experiencing continued growth and development. Working as an integral part of the CAF Risk and Financial Crime department, supporting the activities and key initiatives across the organisation.

The role holder is responsible for developing and overseeing Financial Crime Policies and Standards, designed to ensure CAF and its subsidiaries are compliant, protected from risk and loss from financial crime.  The Financial Crime Policy Manager is an SME for financial crime compliance.

The role is situated within the Second Line of Defence and will support all CAF entities through the continued development and enhancement of CAF Financial Crime related policies.  The role scope includes all CAF entities including as an example CAF, CAF Bank, CFSL, CAF America and CAF Canada.

The role holder will have notable experience with Financial Crime related legislation and guidance as well as adherence to other applicable guidance including the Charity Commission and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). 

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain, develop and manage CAF Group Financial Crime Policies and Standards;
  • Ability to be able to convert Financial Crime related legal and regulatory requirements into concise business friendly Policy obligations;
  • Proactive CAF stakeholder engagement for all Policy changes, ensuring business needs, alongside risk and regulatory needs are appropriately accommodated within Financial Crime related Policies and Standards;
  • Engagement with CAF businesses to support business procedure evaluation to ensure they meet expectations including regulatory requirements;
  • Horizon scanning for Financial Crime related regulatory change, including deputising for the Director of Risk and Financial Crime at external committees (such as the Money Laundering Advisory Panel);
  • Accountable for oversight and authorisation of Financial Crime related policy deviance, where temporary or permanent exceptions to Financial Crime related policies are agreed
  • Provide support for second line compliance monitoring and testing of financial crime risks;
  • Provide second line support for first line fraud prevention teams;
  • Produce regular management information and data for reporting on Financial Crime risks to be presented to Regional and Executive Boards;
  • Provide an advisory role for the business as the SME on Financial Crime

Key Skills:

  • Hold a relevant Fighting Financial Crime professional qualification from an internationally recognised body (e.g. ICA, ACAMS)
  • Proven and demonstrable success in developing Financial Crime compliance frameworks
  • Experience in advising on financial crime matters in an organisation with a diverse range of business activities.
  • Significant experience of managing a diverse workload in relation to financial crime activities and have a strong ability to engage with internal and external business partners.
  • Significant compliance experience gained in a financial institution or other similar environment working in FFC (e.g. financial institution, law enforcement, Third Sector)
  • Experience in developing and implementing Compliance planning, monitoring and reporting relating to financial crime

About us

We’re a charity, a bank and champion for better giving, and for over 90 years we’ve been helping donors, companies and charities make a bigger impact. We exist to make giving go further, so together we can transform more lives and communities around the world. We are CAF and we make giving count.

CAF is a Disability Confident Employer. We guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. Please advise us if you consider yourself to have a disability.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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