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Audit Manager - AML/Sanctions specialism

Bank of America

Bank of America

London, UK · United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Audit Manager - AML/Sanctions Specialism

Corporate Title: Vice President

Location: Chester, London or 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:

Dublin: 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.

London: Our London office is based just a stone’s throw from the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral on bustling King Edward Street. Here you’ll find modern workspaces and a state-of-the-art auditorium space. In addition, we’re proud to host an onsite restaurant that shares our commitment to sustainability by providing delicious seasonal menus which have been created with the planet in mind. Make sure to take time for yourself and head up to our rooftop terrace and take in the spectacular views across London. Finally, your physical wellness is well-catered for with our onsite gym facilities and medical centre.

Chester: Find us in the city of Chester, a destination renowned for its culture, history, and beauty. Working at Bank of America Chester offers a far-reaching global career for a world-renowned organisation, whilst being ideally situated against the backdrop of the rolling North Wales hills and the banks of the serene River Dee.

Role Description:

We are looking for an experienced Audit Manager with deep working knowledge of AML/Sanctions Auditing to join our team.

This is a great change to join a diverse team at a time of expansion, with ample opportunity to engage in interesting and impactful work. As Audit Manager, you will use your Subject Matter expertise in AML, Sanctions and Compliance to execute the assigned areas of audit work. You will work on audit strategy for the sound application of risk based auditing by defining audit scope, audit program, and test procedures. You will demonstrate strategic thinking and support change.

Your role will involve the timely delivery of audit work within quality standards and conformance to audit policies and procedures. You will assess issues for impact to business processes, controls and strategies, recommend severity ratings and escalation of broad themes or trends. In this role you will help to draft quality and timely audit issues and reports. You will exercise critical thinking and judgment to effectively influence your leadership teams, in order to improve the control environment.

Responsibilities:

  • You will act as Subject Matter Expert of BSA/AML and Fraud related risks and a solid business understanding of application of these risks within a large financial institution. Knowledge of key business segments including retail, banking, capital markets, etc.

  • Plan, perform, and lead BSA/AML Compliance and Fraud audits at the enterprise level as well as other diverse lines of business and specialty area

  • Perform audit reviews for suspicious activity filings and other compliance operational work including sanctions screening and client due diligence.

  • Support the execution of the annual BSA independent audit as well as regulatory and partner exams by creating presentation materials and providing timely responses to inquiries.

  • Design and perform compliance audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes.

  • Leverage available data and analytical tools during the planning, fieldwork, and reporting phases of audit delivery.

  • Communicate the results of audit projects to management (written reports/oral presentations).

  • Establish and build working relationships with internal and external management.

  • Perform AML risk assessments of business activities, potential risks exposures, and materiality of loss.

What we are looking for:

  • Track record of audit experience in areas related to AML, sanctions and fraud risk management programs and regulations, banking regulations, local standards, and internal policies, or
  • Demonstrable experience of conducting Bank Secrecy Act /Anti-Money Laundering audits, Risk Management audits, Compliance audits or a combination, or
  • AML investigations and SAR writing experience
  • Experience leading AML investigators at a regulated financial institution in EMEA.
  • Solid experience in Audit, Compliance, Risk, Business Controls, or other related experience
  • Excellent project management, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking abilities; Able to develop and convey a point of view
  • Professionalism, dependability, integrity and trustworthiness combined with a cooperative attitude. Able to thrive in a dynamic team environment
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to multitask and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines. Individual with desire to learn and teach others, high energy, positive attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Skills that will help:

  • ACCA, AML, Audit, or Risk and Compliance qualifications would be an advantage.

Benefits of working at Bank of America:

UK

  • 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 including access to school holiday clubs 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 emotional wellbeing helpline, mental health first aiders and virtual GP services.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for confidential support and help for everyday matters
  • Ability to donate to charities of your choice directly through payroll and the bank will match your contribution
  • Opportunity to access our Arts & Culture corporate membership program and receive discounted entry to some of the UK’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.

Ireland

  • 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 sex, 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, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependents 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.