Anti-Financial Crimes Director

Multiple Locations: New York, NY, USA • United States

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At FORVIS, your career is designed with a purpose. We want our team members to thrive professionally and feel the impact their work yields when serving clients, industries, and local communities. This starts by empowering team members to design a career journey that leverages their skills and fuels their passions.

Creating a best-in-class employee experience is at the heart of our vision for the future. With several industry focus areas, multiple service lines, and locations in five geographical regions across the country to choose from, the opportunities for your career are without limit.

About FORVIS

FORVIS is a Top-10 professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services, driven by our commitment to using our forward vision to provide rewarding career opportunities and deliver unmatched client experiences. Learn more at FORVIS.com

Design your career with purpose at FORVIS. For more information about our firm locations, visit FORVIS.com. FORVIS, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected classifications.

It is FORVIS's standard policy not to accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

• FORVIS expressly reserves the right not to consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies.
• FORVIS further reserves the right not to pay a fee to a recruiter or agency unless such recruiter or agency has a signed vendor agreement with FORVIS.
• Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of FORVIS without having a FORVIS vendor agreement in place will be considered the property of FORVIS.

Requisition Number: 2022-9996

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Director - Anti Financial Crimes - Regulatory

Locations: New York/Chicago/Charlotte/Hybrid

Ready to Accelerate Your Career? Join our rapidly expanding advisory team!

FORVIS, formed by the merger of DHG and BKD, is a Top 10 professional services firm focused on providing Advisory, Assurance, and Tax services. We are driven by our commitment to FORward VISion in providing rewarding careers and delivering unmatched client experiences through innovative services to our industry leading global clients.

The newly combined Anti Financial Crimes (AFC) practice brings our global footprint, clients, industry expertise, and innovative solutions together to help global companies exceed their strategic objectives and needs. We have a national and global footprint with a significant portfolio of financial services clients spanning banking, insurance, global markets, asset and wealth management, and payments. Our clients range from the largest, premier global banks, insurers, and financial institutions to super-regional and community banking clients, asset managers, and Fintech start-ups.

What Makes A Highly Successful Advisor?

With further planned investment we aim to accelerate the growth of our AFC practice both in the US and internationally. We are looking for two key director-level candidates, one in the UK and one in the US, to help drive these efforts working closely with our Global AFC lead. This is an outstanding opportunity to take a lead role in all aspects of the growth of our AFC practice in the US and UK.

Your background is likely to include significant experience working within a professional services environment, or experience working closely with professional service teams in a banking environment. Either way you will clearly understand what is needed to build and grow a successful advisory practice.

You should be highly skilled, entrepreneurial, and future focused. A self-starter with curiosity and a passion for continuous learning. You should possess a strong growth mindset, driving innovation through delivery, and helping clients succeed beyond their expectations.

You will contribute by:

Working closely with the global lead for AFC to:

  • Develop and execute the strategy to support the future growth of the AFC practice
  • Drive US/UK business development activities including client targeting, proposition development and revenue generation
  • Work closely with our marketing team to ensure marketing materials reflect the full range of services provided
  • Leverage your AFC client networks to support the development of the practice
  • Lead US/UK recruitment activities, working closely with our Talent Acquisition teams to identify required skills, onboard new team members and deploy on engagements
  • Leverage our partners in our Talent Shift business to provide staff augmentation resources to our clients


Your skills and experience will include:
  • Advising and assisting clients on requirements of their Financial Crime Compliance Programs
  • Assessing financial crime risk at the enterprise and/or business unit level and helping implement detection and comprehensive compliance programs
  • Conducting financial crime risk assessments for the purposes of assessing risks within various lines of business and ensuring proper controls are in place to mitigate identified risks
  • Understanding complex AML investigations and analysis in diversified operations
  • Managing all phases of the engagement, including the execution of the project deliverables, communications with the project team
  • Managing the relationship with client-side project members to facilitate project fulfillment
  • Identification of significant emerging issues that impact our client base

We Are Looking for People Who Have Forward Vision and...
  • Independent thinking skills by making decisions related to engagements to include dynamic problem solving, risk assessment, quality control, and data and information evaluation
  • Highly Proficient verbal and written English communication skills; ability to communicate effectively
  • Professional demeanor toward duties and responsibilities, particularly with regards to independence, professional ethics, and the exercise of professional judgment
  • Must be reliable and able to meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 12+ years of professional experience in relevant roles within the Financial Services sector, focusing on US and UK banks
  • BA or BS in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field
  • Proficiency in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Strong understanding of AML, Economic Sanctions, and Due Diligence regulatory and compliance requirements


Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field
    • CFE certification
    • Experience in Fraud, Anti-Bribery & Corruption
    • CAMS certification


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At FORVIS, your career is designed with a purpose. We want our team members to thrive professionally and feel the impact their work yields when serving clients, industries, and local communities. This starts by empowering team members to design a career journey that leverages their skills and fuels their passions.

Creating a best-in-class employee experience is at the heart of our vision for the future. With several industry focus areas, multiple service lines, and locations in five geographical regions across the country to choose from, the opportunities for your career are without limit.

About FORVIS

FORVIS is a Top-10 professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services, driven by our commitment to using our forward vision to provide rewarding career opportunities and deliver unmatched client experiences. Learn more at FORVIS.com

Design your career with purpose at FORVIS. For more information about our firm locations, visit FORVIS.com. FORVIS, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected classifications.

It is FORVIS's standard policy not to accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

• FORVIS expressly reserves the right not to consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies.
• FORVIS further reserves the right not to pay a fee to a recruiter or agency unless such recruiter or agency has a signed vendor agreement with FORVIS.
• Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of FORVIS without having a FORVIS vendor agreement in place will be considered the property of FORVIS.

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