Lead Internal Auditor – Financial Crime

Konexo

  • Full Time

We are seeking a Lead Internal Auditor / Audit in Charge with Financial Crime Experience in financial services firms including banks and electronic money institutions (EMIs) in the UK. Must have experience in designing audit programmes to test the design and operational effectiveness of financial crime controls.

Job Title: Lead Internal Auditor – Financial Crime

Job Type: Full-time

Contract Type: Ad-Hoc

Location: Hybrid and remote roles

Contract Term: This will be on project basis and you will be paid a daily rate. You will be supporting our clients on their respective audit needs and may, at times, be working alongside Eversheds’ lawyers.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Lead Internal Auditor / Audit in Charge with Financial Crime Experience to assist us with financial crime audits of our clients’ AML programmes . The ideal candidate will have experience of planning and leading financial crime audit programmes for financial services firms, including UK banks and electronic money institutions. The candidate should have an excellent understanding of financial crime risks and controls, and be able to identify and assess financial crime risks in the context of the firm’s business activities. The candidate should also have experience in identifying and implementing performance improvement and efficiency initiatives, through the use of advanced analytics and other technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and executing audit programmes that evaluate the effectiveness of financial crime controls and provides recommendations for improvement.
  • Identifying the financial crime risks and controls in the context of the firm’s business activities.
  • Seeking and developing opportunities for performance improvement and efficiency through the use of data analytics and advanced technologies.
  • Managing and mentoring the team of junior auditors.
  • Ensuring overall quality excellence and consistency of audit work.
  • Reporting to senior stakeholders and Board committees, as well as key stakeholders at the client.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years+ experience auditing financial crime controls within financial services firms, including banks and electronic money institutions.
  • Excellent knowledge of regulatory requirements and applicable guidance (MLRs, JMLSG, FCA Handbook) and industry best practices.
  • Excellent understanding of financial crime risks and controls within different business models.
  • Experience of presenting to senior stakeholders and Board level committees.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of planning and managing multi-jurisdictional audits would be desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will also hold a professional certification such as Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
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