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Financial Crime Team Lead

Ref: 77521

  • 60,000-75,000
  • 14 Jul 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Financial Crime Team Lead

About the Company

Brightwater are pleased to be supporting this role exclusively - Irish based life assurance company HQ'ed in Dublin. 

About the Position

Reporting into the Head of Compliance and MLRO, you will lead the AML team and assist in ensuring Financial Crime policies and procedures are upheld. This role has 4 direct reports. Whilst the Italian language is preferred, it is not essential. Candidate must have a background in insurance. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that controls are in place to facilitate the monitoring and authorisation of client transactions in accordance with policy and procedures;
  • Ensure daily screening of clients against defined watch lists as part of the risk assessment and approval procedures;
  • Interact with internal teams and distributors in cross border markets to obtain necessary information to complete Financial Crime Compliance risk assessments;
  • Ensure that the team obtain and document information relating to suspicious transaction reports identified as part of ongoing activity or received from staff for review and make decision as whether report and/or escalate decision to Head of Compliance where appropriate;
  • Lead the identification of any weaknesses in Financial Crime and Compliance procedures and make recommendations to improve process effectiveness and efficiency as required;
  • Lead the creation of Financial Crime controls for compliance monitoring tasks including new markets as part of the Company’s expansion strategy;
  • Supervise a team of 4 staff which includes the provision of outsourced AML activities (as defined) performed on behalf of our sister company;
  • Recommend changes of Financial Crime Policies to Head of Compliance;
  • Responsible for preparing AML and other Financial Crime Presentations to governance, operational forums and participate in projects;
  • Prepare and deliver training on Financial Crime.


  • Fluent in English, Italian (desirable) / other EU languages (desirable).
  • Relevant 3rd Level Degree and / or Industry qualification essential to include completion or part completion of the ACOI exams and the Financial Crime qualification.
  • Previous experience in financial services with AML or compliance background (desirable).
  • Insurance experience

Remuneration Package

Competitive, market leading salary and benefits package. 

For more information on this role or any other roles within the Compliance and Risk space, reach out to Louise Morrissey in Brightwater or email me at [email protected] . Alternatively please apply via the link below.

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