About Barclays International
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.
Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superior services to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-
term sustainable returns.
Our two clearly defined divisions, Barclays UK and Barclays International, provide diversification by business line, geography and customer, enhancing financial resilience and helping to contribute to the delivery of consistent returns through the business cycle.
We have a strong core business with exciting prospects, well positioned to deliver long-term value for our shareholders.
Consistent with the objective of delivering long-term sustainable value for all our stakeholders, we have developed our Shared Growth Ambition our approach to citizenship and the sustainability of the business model we operate.
The aim is to make decisions and do business that provides our clients and customers, and the communities which we serve, with access to a prosperous future.
The delivery of our strategy is underpinned by the energy, commitment and passion of our people, and we are clear on our common purpose : to help people achieve their ambitions, in the right way.
About Financial Crime
The Financial Crime team helps ensure that Barclays complies with anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions legislation.
Overall Purpose of Role
The role holder will be responsible for leading the Financial Crime Compliance function in the Middle East, overseeing all aspects of the Financial Crime programme, and acting as the regional point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on Financial Crime matters.
The role holder will be registered Barclays ’Regulators in the UAE and in Qatar.
The role holder will be registered Barclays ’Regulators with the UAE Central Bank, the DFSA and the QFCRA. The role holder will oversee the Financial Crime function over all businesses in UAE and in Qatar.
Provide Leadership and day to day management over the Middle East Financial Crime team. Providing regular feedback and coaching, developing talent and ensuring the functional and personal development of direct reports.
Advise and support the 1Sst Line of Defence to ensure robust Financial Crime Policies, standards, procedures, systems and controls are implemented and maintained that are fit for purpose, and support and communicate Barclays values and financial crime strategy.
Provide guidance, recommendations and support in the development of the framework required to manage Financial Crime risks in the Middle East.
Develop forward thinking effective and efficient risk-based controls to counter financial crime, adequately considering available resources and any other dependencies or constraints.
Monitor and evaluate the day-to day application of systems and controls and check that they are being utilised appropriately and procedures are applied consistently.
Identify and perform detailed analysis on the new policies, standards, laws and regulations affecting Business Units. Determine solutions and requirements to ensure compliance.
Briefing senior stakeholders, and managing any areas of non-compliance in an appropriate and timely manner.
Keep up-to-date on the financial crime environment and identify information and events that impact Barclays in the Middle East.
Participate in sessions on financial crime both internally and externally, including representing Barclays at industry forums and consultations.
Obtain and analyse relevant and requirement Management Information regularly presenting accurate and timely reports to senior management and regulators on countering financial crime activity.
Undertaking appropriate responses and actions to address any issues identified.
Promote the benefits and the importance of financial crime prevention through training awareness-raising presentations and other means.
Ensuring staff training needs are identified and addressed effectively, and that all staff understands their part and obligations in the fight against financial crime.
Establish and maintain productive working relationships with key contacts and stakeholders, both internally and externally, negotiating with and influencing their objectives and priorities to ensure appropriate management of FinCrime risks.
Discharge all obligations arising from being registered with Barclays’ Regulators in the UAE and in the Qatar.
Stakeholder Management & Leadership
Provide proactive / reactive awareness training, coaching and ensure that all UAE and Qatar staff is operating in line with expectations of DFSA, Central Bank of UAE Regulators and QFCRA.
Deliver the Financial Crime Target Operating Model at a country level, in order to provide a collective and cohesive view of the Financial Crime key risk, driving positive outcomes as a consequence.
In conjunction with Head of Financial Crime Corporate Banking and other key stakeholders as appropriate, escalate and drive remedial activity with respect to developing and potential risk linked to Financial Crime.
Participate in external forums as a means to establish and maintain networks in banking / financial services and identify developments and trends related to Financial Crime.
Decision-making & Problem Solving
Be seen as the subject matter expert for Financial Crime, driving resolution of issues raised by Business and Specialist areas, senior management and external bodies.
Act as a trusted advisor to business teams, other control functions and other infrastructure areas.
Excellent problem solving, with an ability to solve complex problems.
Makes timely and difficult decisions and articulates these clearly.
Risk & Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards
The right candidate will be able to demonstrate :
Proven technical expertise in the field of Financial Crime- including domestic and international laws, regulations, and best practice regarding Financial Crime.
Experience of working within a highly regulated environment along with a sound understanding of the current environment and key issue within financial services.
Skilful co-ordination and influencing in working across a wide range of stakeholders both within and beyond the function.
Leadership and team management experience.
Experience in delivering structured project and programme management. Including managing the operational aspects of a department.
Excellent written communication skills.
Excellent management skills, with a track record of building and developing teams.
Highly organised and structured.
The right candidate will preferably have :
Bachelor’s degree preferable
Creative and forward thinking, striving to improve and find solutions through effective innovation and project management.
Experience engaging with a wide range of stakeholders across the Business, Compliance, Financial Crime, Legal and KYC colleagues