Forensics - Financial Crime Director - Sanctions Tech Specialist

10 Apr 2018
08 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About the teamWe are investing in our Financial crimes practice in the UK and globally. The Financial crimes unit in the UK works with clients to manage business risk through responsive and robust investigations driven by analytics, remediation built around technologies to improve efficiency and transformation projects that aim to emerge stronger from unplanned events or change clients financial crime functions for the better through enhanced controls, monitoring systems, analytics, improved policy and procedures and more effective risk management.

What makes the Financial Crime team stand out is our ability to combine a legacy of complex investigations experience, with regulatory consulting expertise, with a focus on transformation for the future. Technologists are a core part of the team structure and delivery model, which complements our broader team. We also have a number of joint business relationships with regulatory technology providers that form part of our client solutions and investments. As a global practice we are ranked as a vanguard consultancy by ALM Consulting research 2017.

About the roleWe support our clients with a range of services:

Current state assessment, implementing and optimising Sanctions screening solutions and the associated alert handling processes

Current state assessment, implementing and optimising AML transaction monitoring systems' components (e.g. detection scenarios, segmentation logic, threshold setting and tuning)

Current state assessment, implementing and optimising Fraud detection and prevention technologies

Designing, deploying and assisting Financial Crime Intelligence Units (FCIU) in their proactive and thematic research

Assessing and enhancing organisations current and target operating models

Reviewing end-to-end data flow (data quality, data lineage), analysing ETL technologies and discovering key data elements

Designing and developing dashboards, visualisation and metrics

Designing automated and data driven controls to better manage and protect data assets

Validating and testing data and reports submitted to regulatory bodies

Your Main Responsibilities:

Managing projects including project delivery, budget and risk

Actively contributing on client-facing project work, demonstrating domain expertise, and motivating a team to produce the required high standard of deliverables

Developing and owning the Sanctions technology proposition and delivery methodologies

Building and maintaining relationships both internally within the PwC network and externally with clients

Supporting sales initiatives through leading on bids, proposal responses and developing opportunities

Essential skills and experienceIn order to be successful you will need to show ability in most of the following areas:

Detailed understanding of the relevant Sanctions regulations in the UK and US, and ideally in other jurisdictions

Experience implementing and optimising Sanctions technologies (Fircosoft, Oracle OWS, LexisNexis, SBS, Actimize, BAE Systems, etc.)

Advanced data analytics techniques, using platforms such as SQL, SAS, SPSS, R

Experience in visualisation products such as Tableau and QlikView

Advanced MS Excel (VBA and macros)

A wide network of senior client relationships

A proven track record in winning new engagements/clients and identifying new opportunities with existing clients.

The ability to make new contacts, listen to their needs and interpret this to provide new opportunities to assist them

You will also need to have:

Track record of managing data project delivery and project teams including ability to meet deadlines, overcome challenges, manage stakeholder expectations and produce project deliverables

Ability to develop new ideas into structured, deliverable proposals and projects

Ability to identify and address client needs, develop and maintain meaningful client relationships

Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities

Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills

Excellent presentation and report writing skills

Desirable Skills:

Previous experience in a Sanctions role either in Compliance, Operations, MI & Data Analytics, Risk or with a Technology Vendor

Deep knowledge of the UK, European and US financial crime regulatory environment

Understanding of statistical analysis methods and the ability to apply these in the appropriate circumstances

Experience of business analysis tasks and approaches

Data modelling and/or data architecture experience

Experience of the software development lifecycle

Knowledge of different DBMSs (Data Base Management System) and ETL technologies

Who we're looking forWe are currently looking for experienced directors with expertise in Sanctions technologies and strong analytical background to join our growing Financial Crime Unit. We have ambitious plans and are looking for individuals who can develop and build our go-to-market Financial Crime propositions and excel in client delivery.



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