Head of Training, AML Investigations, FCC Americas

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Job Description

Job Summary

People and Talent

Lead and develop an effective team through communication, performance management, development plans and reward/recognition practices.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects SCB core values.
Provide leadership, management and coaching to direct reports to ensure they are highly engaged and performing to their potential including stretch and developmental goals.
Ensure staff in the respective team have clearly articulated and well understood roles and responsibilities through meaningful and accurate job descriptions. Set clear job objectives and description for direct reports and monitor progress against desired objectives, provide timely feedback and reward best performers.
Monitor the performance of all direct reports and the wider team in meeting agreed CADs and quality expectations and proactively identify any key trends that indicate a deterioiration in team performance. Seek solutions to any issues identified that jepordize individual or team targets.
Perform regular reviews of work completed by all direct reports as appropriate including the Supervisory checks/ TL checks to ensure quality and address any performance/ training issues.
Develop an environment where forward planning, prioritization, deadline management and streamlined workflows and collaborative, inclusive yet effective and efficient work practices are the norm.


Instil good governance and tracking mechanisms within FCC Investigations including new joiner deployment, Supervisory checks, appropriate record keeping and up to date JDs/ objectives and staff oversight
Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the firm operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role
Deliver ‘effective governance’; challenge fellow executives effectively; and work with any local regulators in an open and cooperative manner.
Plan and ensure a suitable level of readiness for Audit and Regulatory reviews.
Propose control improvements, enhancements and simplifications where appropriate.
Collaborate with Country FCC teams and FCSO Functions to ensure consistent application of standards and engagement on AML issues

Key Responsibilities

Regulatory & Business Conduct

Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
Lead the Team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles
Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Embed the Group’s values and code of conduct to ensure that adherence with the highest standards of ethics, and compliance with relevant policies, processes and regulations among employees form part of the culture.
Comply with all relevant Country regulations / legislation documented in appropriate Country Addendums and DOIs.
Support the promotion of the business, culture and practice of FCC within the letter and spirit of US Laws, including local Laws and Regulations, in accordance with Group standards

Key stakeholders

Head, FCC, Americas
Head, FCC Complex Investigations and Intelligence Unit, Americas
Head Transaction Monitoring and Automated Investigations, Americas
Head, FCC Control Oversight Group, Americas
Head of Financial Crime Intelligence Unit (FCIU)
FCC Investigations Team Leads, Americas
SCB Americas Audit, Operational Risk, L&C and SRP departments
FCC Department in region and globally
Head FCSO, Europe & Americas
CFCC 2LoD Advisory

Skills And Experience

CFCC Risk Type Advisory
Big Data Management
Business Acumen
Business Ethics
CFCC Policies and Standards
Confidential Investigations
Cross-functional Collaboration
Data Gathering and Reporting
Effective Communications
Emerging Technologies
Internal Controls
Managing Change
Organizational Governance
Planning: Tactical, Strategic
Regulatory Environment – Financial Services
Relationship Management
Risk Management
CFCC Risk Type Advisory


ACAMS certification or equivalent strongly preferred.
Bachelor degree from an accredited institution or equivalent.
Advanced degrees (J.D., MBA, etc.) will be viewed positively.
Experience in Correspondent Banking is a plus.
5 -7 years’ experience in conducting money laundering investigations within the financial industry or in the governmental regulatory, intelligence or law enforcement space (international, federal, state and local levels will be considered); or equivalent.
Experience in managing people and processes.
Demonstrated capacity to lead teams in complex investigative or equivalent work, including through the execution of projects, investigations or other initiatives that present the need for close supervision, resource-management, and effective communications.
Prior law enforcement or regulatory experience will be viewed positively.

About Standard Chartered

We’re an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 170 years, we’ve worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you’re looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents and we can’t wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you’ll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion.

Together We

Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
Are better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

What We Offer

In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations.
Time-off including annual leave, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 months maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum.
Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns.
Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning.
Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies – everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

Some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you’ve applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.

Expected annual base pay range for the role is $135,720 to $203,580. The final offer will be determined on an individualised basis using a number of variables, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience and education, internal relativity, and specific work location. At Standard Chartered Bank, Base pay is only part of the total compensation package. Discretionary variable pay and a range of attractive bank sponsored benefit programs are available and designed to foster employee overall health and well-being including, but not limited to, a best in class 401k plan with up to 8% employer match, robust medical plan coverage with employer funded Health Savings Accounts, inclusive family building benefits, and flexible/hybrid working arrangements for many of our positions subject to role specific considerations