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Financial Crime Assurance Manager

The Requirements

We're looking for a Financial Crime Assurance Manager to join us in Belfast or Central Park, Dublin

  • If you're a strategically focused assurance or risk management professional, our role based in Compliance and Risk Assurance could be the ideal position for you
  • As a Financial Crime Assurance Manager, you'll have the opportunity to play a central role in the on-going development of Ulster Bank's second line assurance capabilities, while being a key member of a specialised team tasked with providing assurance to the board and senior management
  • This role offers a unique chance to help shape and guide the bank’s progress as you'll have extensive exposure across the bank

What you'll do

You'll be joining our Financial Crime and Conduct Assurance team, part of the second line of defence Compliance & Risk Assurance (C&RA) function which reports to the Director of Compliance.

The team provides objective assessment over the prudential activities undertaken by UBIDAC and its subsidiaries to confirm they operate in accordance with applicable policies and regulations as set out in the Financial Crime and Conduct Assurance Plan. You'll be responsible for supporting the team leader with the delivery of the risk based Financial Crime assurance elements of the Financial Crime and Conduct Assurance Plan.

You'll also be:

  • Supporting the creation, maintenance and delivery of the second line of defence Financial Crime Assurance Plan for UBIDAC and its subsidiaries
  • Assisting in delivering and documenting high quality risk assurance reviews across customer-facing businesses and support functions to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations and bank policies
  • Planning and delivering reviews on time and within budget to provide adequate assurance over the key risks within the scope of the review
  • Executing robust and efficient testing strategies, and making sure that updates in respect of assurance work are recorded to allow accurate and up-to-date MI
  • Drafting robust reports, advising on the adequacy of the control environment, the root causes and themes of issues and the risk culture
  • Managing relationships with key stakeholders that are challenging, constructive and professional, aiding the performance of reviews

The skills you'll need

We're looking for someone with an understanding of assurance or audit, and considerable information technology knowledge. Along with financial services experience in a regulated environment working on aspects of financial crime, you'll have strong internal and external stakeholder management and influencing skills.

You'll hold a relevant degree or a relevant professional qualification, and you'll have knowledge of the design and execution of assurance programmes within a financial services environment.

You'll also demonstrate:

  • A solid grasp of risk and control matters in financial crime
  • Evidence of professional learning and development to build and maintain skills and expertise
  • The ability to make professional judgements on the adequacy and effectiveness of control frameworks, demonstrating commercial awareness and sound business judgement
  • The ability to challenge effectively
  • Strong written communication skills, with the ability to author reports with minimal oversight

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary and you'll also join our retirement savings plan. You can also choose from a selection of protection, healthcare or lifestyle extras from RBSelect, our fully flexible reward programme.

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.

Inclusion

At Ulster Bank, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more.