Senior Consultant – Risk Consulting – Financial Crime and Compliance – Iraq (Baghdad, IQ)

EY

  • Full Time

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We help the world’s largest financial institutions navigate the intricate regulatory environment to effectively manage and assess capital in support of their ongoing strategies. More than ever, financial institutions are investing in enhancing their capital management capabilities to make better business decisions, presenting us with the unique opportunity to rally together to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.

 

 

The opportunity

 

EY’s Financial Services Risk Management (FSRM) practice is an advisory unit that provides risk management support to banks, insurers, and asset managers. Our team includes individuals who have industry, client, and product knowledge as well as quantitative, regulatory, project management and technology professionals. We are seeking a senior to join our team with market risk experience in the banking industry or advisory services.

 

Your key responsibilities

 

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

 

In the Risk Management – Financial Crime Compliance team, you will be expected to provide strategic sourcing services related to regulatory compliance, Financial Crime Compliance (FCC), corporate governance, enterprise risk management, internal controls, and internal audit, to our clients in financial services (FS) industry. You are also required to assist organizations to maintain effective and efficient controls, in order to manage organizational and strategic risks. Also, to be able to contribute to our advisory business in FCC, where advisory services on FCC target operating models, business processes and internal controls follow regulatory requirements without compromising on customer experience that are provided to the client.

 

Skills and attributes for success

 

  • Good understanding of economic or market issues and the ability to interpret their impact on clients.
  • Contribute to support and deliver on engagements related to regulatory compliance, Financial Crime Compliance (FCC), corporate governance, risk assessments, enterprise risk management, internal controls to our clients.
  • Deliver technical aspects of the FCC system relevant to CDD, AML monitoring and payment screening.
  • Utilize data analytics tools and techniques to improve transaction monitoring and sanction screening defenses for the financial services sector and conduct transaction system optimization by using advanced analytical algorithms to identify trends.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and teaming skills.
  • Leverage technology to continually learn, improve service delivery and maintain our leading-edge best practices.
  • Strong presentation skills and proficiency in the use of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Build an understanding of our solutions, share knowledge and be able to draw on subject matter specialists accordingly.
  • Self-motivated with lots of energy and drive
  • Effective project management and teamwork skills
  • You will assist in managing the financial aspects of engagements by tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders.
  • You will also establish, maintain, and strengthen internal and external relationships.
  • You'll actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives and will consistently drive projects to completion, determining that the work is of high quality.

 

To qualify for the role, you must have

 

  • 3 – 4 years relevant Financial Crime Compliance (AML/ CFT, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Fraud) experience in banking, insurance, asset management, and/or in a big public accounting firm.
  • Strong understanding of expectations of regulators. Knowledge of other jurisdictions’ AML regulations and environment, and practical experience in the industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of the global risk and regulatory environment, especially developments in the FCC space.
  • Graduate degree in law, finance or commerce preferred.
  • Demonstrate strong planning, execution and reporting skills.
  • Analytical skills: specifically, the ability to assess and decompose financial services industry processes utilizing a risk and control focus.
  • Exposure of MENA region will be an advantage.

 

  • Arabic proficiency is a must.
     
  • Experienced in of FCC-related technology projects, such as payments screening, transaction monitoring, &/or customer risk rating systems preferably at a large/ complex financial institution.

 

  • Understanding of financial regulations and laws related to financial crime, such as the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions.

 

  • Track record with a leading consulting firm in the MENA region

 

  • Ability to Travel to Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil)

 

 

What we look for

 

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident team player that collaborates with people from various teams while looking to develop your career in a dynamic organization.

 

What we offer
 

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

 

 

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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