Senior Manager – Financial Crime Compliance Projects

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Description


To lead, co-ordinate and centralise all Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) projects, developing and overseeing system controls and system specifications, determining and managing project scope and implementation delivery, acting as the liaison between FCC and other stakeholders to ensure all FCC policy requirements and technical specifications are adequately catered for


  1. Compliance

Manage and lead all FCC projects, engaging the FCC Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), collating their respective requirements to ensure that all financial crime and Anti Money Laundering (AML) requirements are included and are in compliance to all Governmental requirements

Centralise the development or review of the relevant Business Requirement Documents (BRDs) and Bank. Reconciliation Statement (BRSs) in respect of each FCC projects to ensure alignment to priority planning, IT infrastructure and related matters

Oversee the monitoring and application of Know Your Customer’ (KYC) and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) measures in order to ensure these are consistently applied and comply with the bank’s Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and KYC Policy

  1. FCC Systems

Define the FCC system specifications relating to existing platforms and core banking systems in relation to proposed platform offerings/applications and changes to core banking systems as part of the project landscape to ensure AML system optimisation, scenario design and calibration

Act as FCC lead for implementation of KYC platforms, dynamic Customer Risk Assessment (CRA) and other digital initiatives to ensure successful implementation to agreed specifications and within agreed timelines

Liaise with FCC Analytics team to ensure User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and other applicable testing is undertaken and the outcomes are appropriately addressed within each FCC project

Maintains updated knowledge of FCC technological advancements/automated solutions in order to optimise FCC compliance and related system capabilities and that ADCB is apprised of the latest technologies

  1. Intelligence Led Transaction Monitoring Approach

Design and develop intelligence let AML transactions monitoring processes utilizing customer data to ensure best practice processes are incorporated

Design and develop predictive models, network analysis and other methods of analytical capabilities in order to detect potential money laundering, terrorist financing and financing of illegal organisation

  1. Management Information (MI) and Reporting

Review and produce regular reports and other Master Information Systems (MIS) maintained by the department, as required, to support the Group Money Laundering

Reporting Officer (GMLRO) and Deputy MLRO to ensure project delivery and implementation is visible and tracked on a regular basis

  1. Procedure Management

Review policies, processes and procedures, providing recommendations for changes in order to accommodate any regulatory changes relating to Anti Money-Laundering aligned with international best practices/standards

  1. Stakeholder Management

Engage first and relevant second line of defence stakeholders to ensure there is clarity in relation to proposed business-led application/system/platform innovation and FCC related requirements are catered for in this regard

Establish appropriate project boards and workstreams to ensure timely project delivery

epresent FCC at relevant business line project boards or workstreams to ensure FCC specifications are catered for

  1. People Management

Manage self and team in line with ADCB’s people management policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure adherence and to maximise own and employee contribution to business performance

Manage the effective achievement of the team’s objectives through setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing the team and providing formal and informal feedback to maximise overall performance, engagement and motivation

  1. Policies, Processes, Systems and Procedures

Recommend and implement improvements to departmental policies, procedures and processes covering all areas of activity so that all relevant procedural requirements are fulfilled while ensuring that ADCB delivers best-in-class services, products and innovation

  1. Continuous Improvement

Identify opportunities to contribute to organisational and departmental change initiatives, programmes and projects taking into account best practice and standards in the business environment

  1. Customer Service

Demonstrate Our Promise and apply the ADCB Service Standards to deliver the bank’s required levels of service in all internal and external customer interactions



Minimum Experience

At least 6 years of experience/exposure to banking transactions, AML compliance programs, FCC systems management

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree with relevant specialization

Professional Qualifications

Relevant qualification/certification in data analysis/data science

Knowledge and Skills

Deep knowledge and hands on experience is data analytics and related software such as SAS and power BI

Project management

Thorough knowledge in AML regulatory framework in UAE and global best practices

In depth knowledge in AML and other FCC systems

Microsoft Office (word, Excel and Power Point)

Abu Dhabi, UAE