FCC Governance & Controls – Associate Compliance Officer

Luxembourg (Siège Lux House)

FCC Governance & Controls – Associate Compliance Officer

Role & work environment

Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Governance & Controls Luxembourg is the second line of defence function supporting ING Luxembourg, its underlying entities and the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Manager in managing the FCC risks.

The Governance and Controls function includes oversight of 1st line of defence AML related processes & sourced activities, the monitoring of customers’ activities (aka Transaction Monitoring) as well as the investigation of atypical & complex cases regardless of the source of identification (Adverse Media Screening, Transaction Monitoring, Name Screening, …) and the handling of special requests (Police, FIU, ...).

The mission of Governance and Control team aims to identify and report on emerging threats and risks stemming from known and evolving forms of Financial Economic Crime (FEC), such as money-laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, and transnational and organised crime.

The team is working together based on knowledge and expertise, as well as the skill set needed to best perform the job.

You report hierarchically to the Head of the FCC Governance & Controls, who reports to the Head of Financial Crime Compliance, being the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Manager of ING Luxembourg.

Key responsibilities

The role of the FCC Governance & Controls Associate Compliance Officer is critical for the Bank’s defence against money laundering, terrorist financing and fraud. As an Associate Compliance Officer, you take part in the execution and further development of the anti-money laundering strategy of the Bank by reviewing client’s profile and transactions, reporting unusual transactions, analysing trends and providing input on emerging risk or risk typologies to strengthen the existing risk control framework.

You will be responsible for the following (non-exhaustive) overview of activities:

  • Review Financial Crime Compliance alerts escalated by 1st line of defence or other compliance teams, which includes Transactional Monitoring alerts or any other Unusual Activity Reports (atypical cases) or requests for analysis received, in line with prescribed procedures and determine whether transactions occurring are valid Anti-Money Laundering (ML), Terrorist Financing (TF) or Sanctions Evasion risks.
  • Handle periodic and immediate Name Screening cases (PEP/TER) and Adverse Media Screening (negative news screening);
  • Monitor the queues for alerts for ensuring adequate management of outstanding alerts and prioritization rules;
  • Preparing suspicious transaction report & suspicious activity report (SAR) filing;
  • Maintaining accurate and concise records of all investigations undertaken including details on the rationale for any decisions made;
  • Ensure adequate follow up by 1st line of defence of alerts / cases investigated by FCC Governance & Controls function;
  • In close collaboration with colleagues of other compliance teams, promote/enhance the knowledge and awareness with regards to FCC within the organisation;
  • Represent the FCC Governance & Controls team in projects, workgroups by coordinating, providing input, defending his/ her position, challenging the discussions and communicating the output to the members of the team;
  • Identify key areas for improvement and provide support and guidance to implement good practice;
  • Any other associated duties required from time to time to meet the teams mission and targets.

Key Competences

A colleague with a talent for taking it on and making it happen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for always being a step ahead. In other words, you strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges in a fast changing and complex environment. You are a naturally collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems.

As a FCC Governance & Controls Associate Compliance Officer you will also need:

Competences / Behaviour:

  • A work experience in the banking world, with proven knowledge in the FCC domains or equivalent;
  • Capacity to understand the main points of risk for the Bank specifically in relation to Customers and transactions and the overall risk tolerance of the Bank;
  • Ability to recognize suspicious transactions, investigate risk-based any unusual activity and to prioritize the in-depth reviews;
  • Very good knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint, knowledge of other software application is a plus;
  • Strong analytical skills, interest for data (analysis) and the way to process them, as well as a keen eye for detail;
  • Able to use different communication styles fitting with the need of the (internal) customer, both verbally and written;
  • Being able to quickly integrate new concepts, procedures, modifications in the organisation or methodologies;
  • Good skill set in the areas of personal effectiveness (i.e. autonomy, team spirit, courage and self-confidence, problem solving & result oriented by delivering as promised within tight deadlines, “hands-on”, good written and oral communication, capable to work in changing circumstances, customer focus and investigative & learning ability).

Education and Languages:

  • A master degree in Law, Economics or equivalent in experience;
  • Strong and effective communication skills – fluent in written and spoken English and French.

Your working environment

With over 900 employees in the Grand Duchy and thanks to the combination of our local presence and the strength of a robust multinational like ING, we offer our personal and business customers a wide range of solutions through the channel of their choice.

ING is a global bank with a strong European base. 53,000 employees serve around 38.4 million customers, corporate clients and financial institutions in over 40 countries. Operating in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg since 1960 as a universal and accessible bank, our products include savings, payments, investments, loans and mortgages for retail and private banking customers, whom we sever serve online and through our network of branches. For our Wholesale Banking clients, we provide lending, sustainable finance, payment & cash management and fund services.

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Region: Europe
Country: Luxembourg
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