Exits Lead, CDD Pathways

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: 89975

Join us as a CDD Pathways and Exits Lead in Edinburgh

  • This is an opportunity to join a fast paced and collaborative environment within our Financial Crime team
  • You'll be working on a bank wide innovative project that aims to align and simplify Anti Money Laundering Customer Due Diligence (CDD) requirements, knows as CDD Pathways
  • We want you to reach your full potential, so you'll have access to professional qualifications and external training opportunities
  • We know that flexible working can make a real difference to your wellbeing and professional development, which is why we offer a range of flexible working arrangements

What you'll do

As one of the CDD Pathways Leads you'll work with senior stakeholders and teams across all areas of the bank to support the programme’s critical activities, while ensuring the integrity of the CDD Pathways framework. You'll be an important contributor to the development and delivery of a new approach to the management of financial crime risk throughout the customer lifecycle following the onboarding process. Further to this, you'll play a critical role in the design and delivery of key strategic enhancements to the financial crime exits process.

Day-to-day, you'll be:

  • Supporting the Head of CDD Pathways in ensuring that the programme's goals and objectives deliver a compliant outcome
  • Supporting the development of an effective customer lifecycle management model to ensure that CDD is kept up to date across the customer lifecycle
  • Leading the design and development of strategic enhancements to the Financial Crime exits framework across the bank
  • Contributing to the work across the bank to continually improve outcomes for customers
  • Providing expert support, oversight and challenge to the CDD programme work streams through the design and delivery stages
  • Working closely with the onboarding programme to ensure consistency in the application of CDD Pathways standards across the bank
  • Supporting the design of CDD remediation strategies and treatments to identify, assess, manage, mitigate and report on CDD risks

The skills you'll need

To join us in this role you'll need to have an interest in digital innovation and how it impacts customers, as well as a good understanding of the financial service industry. You'll pair this with a robust and broad understanding of risk management principles and regulatory frameworks, particularly Anti Money Laundering.

You'll have significant experience of providing compliance and risk advisory support in a financial services environment, acting as a risk function representative to other business areas.

A recognised financial crime qualification will be essential, such as the ICA Diploma, ACAMs, or an equivalent.

We'll also be looking for:

  • Strong influencing and conflict resolution skills
  • The proven ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and concise manner, to potentially diverse audiences
  • Highly developed creative skills to resolve complex problems or identify alternatives where established procedures may not exist
  • Deep subject matter expertise regarding financial services industry best practices regarding CDD and particular knowledge of the UK regulatory requirements
  • Experience of implementing novel approaches to solve problems

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.

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At RBS, 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 - .

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