Senior Financial Crime Manager and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)
Aon are currently recruiting a Senior Financial Crime Manager and MLRO to join our team in Redhill, Chelmsford or Epsom. The MLRO will be primarily responsible for managing the anti-money laundering activities of all Aon companies in the UK (with the exception of Hewitt Risk Management Services Limited), in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and Aon policies, including the Aon Hewitt Ireland Investment Branch. To provide a central point of contact for day-to-day financial crime compliance support and guidance within designated Divisions of Aon in the UK.
Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
Aon is an equal opportunities employer. Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.
About the Role
As MLRO some of your key responsibilities will involve:
- Hold the MLRO function for relevant entities including the FCA Controlled Function(s). This position will also require registration with the Central Bank of Ireland and Jersey Financial Services Commission as MLRO.
- Strong stakeholder management, both internally and with relevant regulators.
- Provide oversight of all anti-money laundering activities as required under the Money Laundering Regulations for relevant business divisions.
- Work with the Executive Management team, Compliance Business Partners and relevant Compliance Officers and the wider UK Risk and Compliance Team to provide accurate, timely and consistent advice and guidance to operational staff across Aon in the development and monitoring of operational documents, procedures and systems to ensure effective compliance with Aon’s anti-financial crime requirements
- Liaise with other members of the UK Risk and Compliance Team as appropriate to ensure policies, guidance and training take into account any trends identified, and to provide consistency of approach on financial crime across Aon in the UK as appropriate
- As directed undertake and manage (either personally or with others) financial crime investigations, projects or tasks. This will require liaison with senior stakeholders, Internal Audit and Aon Law as required.
- Prepare and deliver required anti-money laundering reports to the Board(s) and Executive teams as required.
- Prepare and deliver required financial crime reports to the Financial Crime Director or Board(s) as required.
- Provide clear management, guidance and development to any direct reports.
- Deputise for the Financial Crime Director when necessary.
- Through research of rules and supporting literature to maintain own knowledge of financial crime standards appropriate to Aon and the pensions/investment industry. A working knowledge of general insurance would also be beneficial.
- Manage compliance sign-offs and maintenance of registers e.g. events, entertainment, meals & gifts, gifts approval, OFAC and trade restriction Bridger checks.
- Actively contribute to, and encourage achievement of, team and department goals.
- Represent the Financial Crime Team in discussion with clients, prospects, staff, suppliers and others.
- Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.
As MLRO your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
Recognised qualification such as ACA, IIA, ACII, ACoI, (A)FPC or professional qualification (e.g. ,ICA Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and/or Financial Crime Prevention)
Financial Crime compliance experience
Experience, Knowledge & Skills
- Experience of working in a large financial corporation
- Experience of holding the FCA CF11 function
- Experience of UK anti-money laundering legislation and guidance as issued by the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group
- Strong working knowledge of the money laundering legislation and regulations in Ireland.
- Experience of management and leadership
- Excellent working knowledge of financial crime environment including legislation and regulation
- Excellent working knowledge of the corporate pensions and employee benefit industry
- Experience of working in a senior financial crime prevention role
- Excellent oral/written communication skills
- Excellent stakeholder management, relationship building and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels within the Corporation and various business units
- Team player
Salary and Benefits
This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.
We’re happy to talk flexible working. If you need to flex your working pattern, Aon offers flexible and agile working policies and we’re happy to discuss options with you upon application.