Financial Crime Manager


  • Full Time

As a Financial Crime Manager, you will have oversight of the Financial Crime policies and processes within our stores and Head Office departments, making sure Selfridges is compliant with appropriate Financial Crime regulations. Alongside this you will embed a culture of Financial Crime awareness throughout the business through training and internal communication, recognising that it is everyone’s responsibility to prevent Financial Crime occurring.

Key Purposes:

  • To ensure that Selfridges is compliant with relevant regulatory requirements – including Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, Bribery Act, Criminal Finance Act, Sanctions, and any other regulations that Selfridges & Co are governed by.
  • To build and maintain appropriate policies and processes to ensure Selfridges is compliant with relevant regulatory requirements.
  • To create and deliver ongoing Financial Crime prevention training and support programmes to all areas of the business.
  • To lead investigations in to breaches of financial crime policy and process by means of evidence gathering, interviewing and creation of evidential packages.
  • To build effective relationships with key stakeholders within the business to influence good practice and the ongoing adherence to Financial Crime policies and process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain an awareness of Financial Crime law and regulation to continually invest in the development of up-to-date policies and processes to sustain a culture of Financial Crime compliance, awareness, and prevention within Selfridges.
  • Build and maintain a multi-layered training programme for Financial Crime, including induction training and E-Learning, to effectively embed our Financial Crime culture and awareness.
  • Undertake regular Financial Crime audits to review business compliance with Financial Crime policies and processes.
  • Support the business as a subject matter expert regarding Financial Crime.
  • Conduct gap analysis in Financial Crime prevention and present areas of improvement to senior leadership.
  • Manage the investigation of data mining output relating to Financial Crime, ensuring that all risks are prioritised, reviewed, and appropriate action taken.
  • Provide immediate responses to reports of Money Laundering and Bribery and Corruption breaches and ensure investigations are managed effectively and reputational risks are minimised.
  • Support the Data Protection team to respond to law enforcement Data Protection and Production Order requests.
  • Build effective relationships with all relevant external parties: Police, National Crime Agency, Crime Prevention agencies and partner with other Retail Loss Prevention Teams to identify and share best practice.

A bit about you

  • Qualification in Financial Crime Prevention such as ICA Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention or degree in similar related subject.
  • Relevant experience working in a Financial Crime prevention or AML function within a bank, or similar business, such as a High Value dealer, regulated for Anti-Money Laundering.
  • Good knowledge of current Financial Crime legislation such as Proceeds of Crime Act, Bribery Act and Criminal Finance Act.
  • Experienced in developing Financial Crime policy, procedure, and training programs and embedding them in large organisations.
  • Dynamic and a great communicator. Able to manage multiple stakeholders and engage people at every level of our business, influencing change where necessary.
  • Tenacious, able to ensure that all avenues and lines of investigation are fully exhausted, especially in the face of challenge.
  • Proactive and able to work on their own as well as with others in a team.
  • Methodical, and able to prioritises and plan tasks. Ability to activity work through a changing workload to always meet deadlines.
  • Open to some regional travel, specifically to our stores in Birmingham and Manchester.

This role guide represents a summary of the main areas of activity for the role, however all team members at Selfridges are expected to be flexible in the work they undertake, which may change from time to time, according to the needs of the business

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