Senior Compliance Officer (Special Investigations Unit) Zurich

 Location: Switzerland
 Salary: Attractive base salary
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Meraki Talent are currently recruiting for a Senior Compliance Officer (Special Investigations Unit) to join a multinational private bank in Zurich.

The Special Investigations Unit is part of High Risk Clients & Compliance Investigations in Compliance and tasked with the handling of investigations triggered by internal or external events as well as the ongoing monitoring of sensitive client relationships. Members of the SIU are called upon to conduct reviews of complex cases and transactions in close cooperation with other units. The role requires a blend of analytical skills, investigation experience and strong communication skills as well as bringing a high level of integrity to bear in all situations.

 Duties of Duties of Senior Compliance Officer:

  • Conduct complex financial crime investigations, including transaction analyses
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for the enforcement of anti-money laundering (AML) standards and the assessment of unusual activities
  • Report investigation results in a concise and adequate manner to Front, Senior Management and Business Risk Committee
  • Incorporate intelligence solutions to conduct both proactive and reactive investigations to mitigate emerging threats to the Bank
  • Act as centre of competence for financial crime issues and special situations and escalations for the Bank
  • Coordinate and cooperate with key stakeholders and other Compliance functions (Front Compliance, Markets, Remediation Teams, Legal, etc.), Compliance Project Managers as well as with foreign locations

 Requirements of Senior Compliance Officer:

  • University degree (Law or Business Administration) or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate unpopular opinions/decisions and to stay firm under pressure
  • Solution-oriented and very strong analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively apply working knowledge of global AML/CFT regulations and standards, current money laundering schemes to effectively identify and mitigate risks
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with Senior Management or Regulatory Bodies and the ability to work autonomously
  • Proven track record of solving highly complex problems, decision-making and prioritizations abilities
  • Seasoned effective leader and team player; strong decisive, result-oriented manager of people and projects with the ability to provide leadership to a team of peers and in some cases to senior leaders
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions: ability to interpret an extensive variety of data and deal with complex situations
  • 8+ years of expert experience in Legal and Compliance or Audit at a globally operating Bank
  • Fluent German and English

To apply for this role please contact jenna.gallagher@merakitalent.com or for more information call +44 141 648 9416.

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Consultant - International

Jenna Gallagher


Jenna is part of our international accountancy team, with a focus on corporate finance across France, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. Jenna prides herself on being a professional, approachable, honest and knowledgeable consultant at all times with clients and candidates.