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Compliance Officer (Financial Crime)

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2020). Nearly 8,400 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Compliance / Financial Security

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Management position


Job summary

Key Responsibilities of the department:

  • Developing policies, procedures, training and education;
    Taking reasonable steps to establish and maintain awareness and training;
  • Developing and maintaining policy in line with evolving statutory and regulatory obligations and experience and advice from enforcement agencies;
  • Providing opinions on higher risk customer relationships and transactions;
  • Representing CACIB to all external agencies (supervisors, national authorities and law enforcement agencies), and in any other third party enquiries;
  • Ensuring that all parts of CACIB are complying with policy and therefore monitoring operations and development of the policy to this end;
  • Obtaining and using national and international findings on money laundering and terrorist financing;
  • Receiving internal reports, undertaking the internal review of all suspicions and determining if such suspicions have substance and require disclosure to the National Crime Agency (NCA);
  • All contact between CACIB and CASA London Branch and the authorities in respect of routine reports to NCA and to Customs and Police in respect of any specific investigations;
  • Preparing annual reports for CACIB and CASA management on compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations;
  • Ensuring that CACIB is fully compliant with the provisions of all relevant Anti-Bribery and Corruption legislation.

Key role responsibilities:

  • The role requires involvement, as required, in assisting FS to fulfil all of its legal and regulatory obligations in the UK;
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for the UK business with regards to financial security matters, including how to interpret bank’s policies (provide subject matter expert advise and guidance to the 1LOD);
  • Reviewing high risk clients and transactions for and on behalf of CACIB and CASA London Branch;
  • Opining on potential and existing higher risk customer relationships and potential higher risk transactions, also with the support of more experienced/senior Central FS staff (depending on experience);
  • Applying knowledge of regulatory and internal restrictions when providing client/transactions opinions, including knowledge referring to sanctions, money laundering, terrorist financing etc.;
  • Liaising with counterparts within the CACIB group and CASA London Branch in relation to financial security matters;
  • Escalating identified high risk activity to more experienced/senior Central FS staff and the Head of Central FS;
  • Record keeping of work undertaken as per internal procedures;

Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, CACIB London Compliance Manual and Compliance policies and procedures as issued from time to time; FS requirements, policies and procedures including, but not limited to, local procedures and the prevention of financial crime and fraud including reporting obligations to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Position localisation

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

• University Degree or equivalent;
• Anti Money Laundering qualification.

Required skills

• Knowledge of UK KYC and Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) requirements. An understanding of the requirements with EU Money Laundering Directives, its influence on the UK Money Laundering Regulations and the practical application of the 2017 Joint Money Laundering Steering Group guidance (and any amendments or updates as and when published) and the UK Money Laundering Regulations 2017, Sanctions and Financial Crime red flags.

• Experience working within a compliance or financial security function with exposure/experience in anti-money laundering, client due diligence (refers to junior candidate), including practical experience within an advisory role for an investment bank (refers to senior/experienced candidate);
• Experience working with embargo / sanctions monitoring software (refers to senior/experienced candidate);
• Basic to broad experience in opining on complex AML/KYC/Sanctions matters;
• Good to very good knowledge of the JMLSG;
• Good to very good knowledge of applicable FCA rules and guidance;
• Understanding of when to escalate issues and to whom;
• Understanding of Sanctions;
• Understanding of requirements in relation to PEPs/PEP UBOs and RCAs.
• Experience working with money laundering / transaction monitoring software;
• Presentational / training experience.

Technical skills required

• Good knowledge and application of UK Money Laundering Regulations, JMLSG and FCA guidance;
• Good understanding of UK/EU/US sanctions;
• Good understanding of EU Money Laundering Directives.

• Strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail;
• Strong decision making skills, including the ability to draw conclusions on complex matters and recognise the need for escalation, when appropriate;
• Resilience and ability to work under pressure;
• Flexibility and adaptability to change;
• Ability to work effectively with key internal stakeholders to ensure all requirements are met;
• Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and act on own initiative to identify tasks to be undertaken;
• Ability to share responsibilities, skills and experience with other team members; good team player.
• Clear and concise verbal and written communication;
• Ability to train others;
• Good working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint.


English speaking (fluent), French speaking (desireable)