Financial Crime Officer

Start date: Immediately DOE Flexible

Role Summary

Our ambition is to be the best insurance business in the world and due to our continued growth and investment, we are looking to recruit a Financial Crime Officer to join our growing compliance team.

The Financial Crime Officer will be responsible for supporting the Head of Compliance and the Compliance Team in ensuring Consilium Insurance Brokers and associated Aventum Group companies comply with all relevant financial crime regulations and legislation applicable in the general insurance and reinsurance sector.

This role will suit an individual who is personable and meticulous, comfortable taking ownership and initiative when working independently and alongside the wider business when needed.

The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of the FCA’s handbook, rules, and guidance applicable to (re)insurance, with particular experience working within a reinsurance or Lloyd’s broker.

Role Responsibilities

  • Be a point of call for the internal and external day to day financial crime queries

  • Provision of financial crime compliance advice, including regulatory developments, systems/controls, etc.

  • Advise on frameworks, policies, procedures, processes, and systems to ensure they are fit for purpose.

  • Lead in the development and enhancement of a sufficiently robust financial crime prevention framework covering issues such as AML, ABC, ATC, anti-fraud, financial sanctions, tax evasion, etc. 

  • Conduct risk assessments of potential economic sanctions associated with new/current financial products and services.

  • Ensuring effective subject matter expert visibility, understanding, and assessment of the organisation’s financial crime threats, risks, and overall control maturity

  • Act as subject matter expert for all local/regional sanctions requirements.

  • Conduct ongoing monitor of the business’s adherence to its financial crime framework.

  • Provide advice to the business in response to sanctions case referrals (and provide final analyses) for claims and premium processing requests, in line with OFAC, UK, UN, and EU sanctions

  • Advise on potential risks associated with complex insurance transactions/products or services.

  • Provision of training on financial crime matters.

Role Requirements

  • At least 3 year’s relevant financial crime compliance experience gained ideally within the (re)insurance or Lloyd’s markets.

  • Ideally Financial Crime professional qualifications, or willing to study towards. 

  • Expert knowledge of the FCA expectations relating to financial crime, JMLSG guidance and relevant financial crime legislation. 

  • Knowledge of and experience with OFAC, UK, UN and EU sanctions laws and regulations 

  • Experience gained within general insurance or reinsurance a distinct advantage. 

  • Sound knowledge of relevant anti-financial crime laws and regulations such as AML, Sanctions, Terrorist Financing and Bribery & Corruption. 

  • A forward-thinking outlook with the ability to work on their own initiative. 

  • Strong communication skills, ability to engage with and support stakeholders at all levels

  • Good level of IT literacy particularly in Excel and Word

Joining Aventum:

Headquartered in London, but with offices internationally, Aventum (formerly Direct Insurance Group) is a niche Reinsurance, Underwriting and Wholesale business with key markets in Asia, Ireland, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, United States and the UK. Founded in 1996 as a regional UK-focused retail broker, the Group now operates globally with a team of around 200 skilled professionals. Group premiums are now in excess of $600 million. The Company continues to grow year on year. Within the group, insurance solutions are provided under a number of distinct brands.

Our teams are diverse in nature, reflecting the markets where we do business. Teams are empowered and enabled to make decisions, meaning that the Company remains an agile player in its markets. We are one family of employees that listens and values ideas and innovation. As the business continues to grow, the Company offers outstanding scope to develop and build a rewarding, successful career.

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