Transaction Monitoring & Sanctions Screening Team Lead (Permanent)

 Location: London
 Salary: £60-85,000
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Transaction Monitoring & Sanctions Screening Team Lead (Permanent)

Our client, a leading international bank, is seeking an experienced Transaction Monitoring and Sanctions Screening Team Lead for their London office.

This is a permanent position and has the following responsibilities:

  • Managing the day to day activities of the Transaction Monitoring and payment/client Screening team, including alert prioritisation, work distribution and load management
  • Ensuring the comprehensive investigation of potential suspicious money laundering activity and terrorist financing and/or escalated alerts
  • Acting as the first point of escalation for the team’s Analysts for any queries related to the alert investigation
  • Engaging with relevant stakeholders including the client on-boarding team, payments processing and settlements teams, as well as front-office relationship managers etc.
  • Reviewing and drafting transaction monitoring guidelines and procedures and providing advice on completing internal suspicious activity reports to be escalated to Compliance
  • Managing the provision of summary MI on the status of transaction monitoring team activities and identified risks/issues to the Bank. Also KPI analysis for monthly and/or ad-hoc reporting, including trend analyses
  • Provide effective management of the TM Team
  • Providing guidance and direction for the TM team members
  • Ensure adequate training and development opportunities are identified and addressed for all TM staff and own the quality control for the TM team output
  • Manage aging alerts and any other operation issues


  • Good working knowledge of the global legislative and regulatory framework for Financial Crime, including anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption
  • Leadership experience in a related financial crime investigation and management role
  • An analytical and methodical approach to work, supported by a deep understanding of commercial banking products and services
  • Excellent presentation skills, and the confidence to influence colleagues at all levels
  • Experience as an AML manager in an FCI/Transaction Monitoring capacity previous relevant experience
  • Ability to lead a team of professionals by goal setting and driving completion of assigned tasks
  • Ability to interact with Infrastructure and other appropriate groups in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to identify, escalate and communicate issues to management in an effective and succinct manner
  • Effective decision making skills and strong problem solving skills

Personal Qualities:

  • Good team player with the ability to manage the team’s workload and their own
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to face off to senior managers
  • Ability to deal appropriately with strong personalities an advantage
  • Experience in providing guidance
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, including pivot tables, macros, filtering, and sorting is a nice to have
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • CAMS or similar certification is a plus

This is an urgent requirement so please contact us ASAP for further information.

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