Global Financial Crimes Manager - Payments SME

Bank of America

Bank of America

Accounting & Finance
Dublin, Ireland · United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Global Financial Crimes Manager (Payments SME)

Corporate Title: up to Director

Location: Dublin

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Location Overview:

Overlooking the spectacular Iveagh Gardens with access to all amenities in the beating heart of central Dublin is our Park Place office. Travel options include the LUAS, Dublin Bus networks as well as the Dublin Bikes station, positioned just outside our front doors. As part of our commitment to supporting staff travel to and from work in the most sustainable way possible, we also provide tax saver tickets as part of our award-winning benefits package which means getting to work has never been easier.

The Team:

You will be working in a team that supports overall MLRO accountabilities across our global financial crimes assurance activities. This includes non-financial regulatory reporting, Sanctions Alert Review/Sanctions filings, review escalated client matters, regulatory Engagement and Client Reviews/MLRO Approvals. You will be joining an established team that offers ongoing training and development in a dynamic work environment.

Role Description:

Your role will be responsible for supporting the execution of the Company’s Anti-Money Laundering Program with a focus on Global Banking, Global Payment Services and Global Operations. Key responsibilities include assisting Global Financial Crimes executives and managers with activities that support the identification, escalation and timely mitigation of financial crimes risks in alignment with the Financial Crimes Enterprise Policy and Standards.


  • Supports the development and maintenance of Global Financial Crimes owned policies and standards, and reviews relevant Front Line Units/Control Functions-owned policies and procedures to ensure that regulatory requirements and operational risks are appropriately addressed.
  • Assists in the production of independent financial crimes risk management reporting to Senior Leaders.
  • Assists in the monitoring of changes in regulations applicable to Global Financial Crimes, including advising business leaders, directing the appropriate areas to implement or amend policies, standards, procedures and/or processes to address regulatory requirements, and challenging the implementation plan as needed.
  • Contributes to risk coverage plans, executes independent risk monitoring, testing, and risk assessments.
  • Collaborates with Enterprise Independent Testing to execute independent testing of FLU/CF responsibilities.
  • Supports with escalating financial crimes related compliance and operational risks and issues to appropriate governance routines, management/board level committees.
  • Assists in the identification, aggregation, reporting, and escalation of the remediation and thematic analysis of FLU/CF-owned issues and control enhancements related to financial crimes.
  • Assists in the review of internal and external operational loss events, including the development of remediation plans to strengthen controls and providing oversight to ensure they are addressed appropriately.
  • Reviews and challenges the FLU/CF’s Single Process Inventory for financial crimes related processes and controls.

What we are looking for:

  • Demonstrable experience working in anti-money laundering compliance, audit, risk or testing position.
  • Proven experience of payment legislation and its application in the UK and European supervisory regimes.
  • Technical knowledge in European payment schemes, payment formatting (including ISO) and payment transparency industry guidance.
  • Technical knowledge in: Non-banking Financial Institutions such as Money Service Businesses, electronic money institutions, merchant acquirers; Correspondent banking relationships.
  • Financial Services and/or related government entity.
  • Understanding of Global Payment Services products and processes.
  • Great attention to detail, individual initiative, a sense of urgency and responsiveness, with a desire to grow, learn and take on increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Must be a self-motivated, critical thinker who is comfortable and effective working with varying levels of guidance.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a dynamic environment and global team setting.

Skills that will help:

  • Certification: ACAMS – Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.
  • Monitoring, Surveillance, and Testing experience.
  • Regulatory compliance and risk management experience.

Benefits of working at Bank of America:


  • Private healthcare for you and your family plus an annual health screen to help you manage your physical wellness with the option to purchase a screen for your partner
  • Competitive pension plan, life assurance and group income protection cover if you become unable to work as a result of a disability or health reasons
  • 20 days of back-up childcare and 20 days of back-up adult care per annum
  • The ability to change your core benefits as well as the option of selecting a variety of flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances including access to a wellbeing account, travel insurance, critical illness etc.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for confidential support and help for everyday matters
  • Access to free counselling through the Employee Assistance Program and virtual GP services through our private health care plan
  • Ability to donate to charities of your choice and the bank will match your contribution
  • Opportunity to access our Arts & Culture corporate membership program and receive discounted entry to some of Ireland’s most iconic cultural institutions and exhibitions.
  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering in your local community.

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, membership of the Traveller community, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, civil status, socio-economic background, family status or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.