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Head of Financial Crimes Compliance, Los Angeles, CA

We are representing a national banking business in their search for a Head of Financial Crimes Compliance.

Why Join Us:

  • Exciting newly created position with opportunity to work strategically with senior business executives
  • Financially stable business with year on year growth of 15% for the previous eight years
  • Culture built on valuing and empowering people, achieving goals through a superior customer experience

Expectations first 12 months:

  • Build understanding of business and develop relationships with key executives and stakeholders
  • Continue development of financial crimes group – improving and implementing policies and procedures, upskilling team members, providing strategic guidance
  • Implementation of new financial crimes monitoring system


  • Reporting to the CEO and Audit Committee and managing a team of 12, you will be responsible for managing all financial crimes oversight for the business
  • Actively participating in business decisions with a proactive approach, assisting the business in translating compliance into decision making process
  • Participating in industry and bank committees for policy creation, ensuring consistency with regulatory requirements
  • Implementing and maintaining an effective financial crimes reporting and communication program, training exciting and new employees
  • Providing ongoing reporting and communication to senior management related to financial crimes compliance
  • Working directly with regulatory bodies to ensure compliance
  • Cultivating and enhancing the bank’s culture of compliance
  • Providing thought leadership on the impact and implementation of regulation
  • Acting as escalation point of contact for complex transactions
  • Supervising and monitoring all financial crimes policies and procedures, ensuring they are updated and enforced in an appropriate timescale


  • Essential Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • You must bring significant financial crimes experience, ideally from a small to medium sized institution – including AML, OFAC, BSA, KYC and Sanctions
  • You will have demonstrable experience improving financial crimes programs and implementing financial crimes systems and software
  • You will ideally be CAMS certified or be prepared to undertake the certification process

Relocation Policy:

  • The business will cover relocation costs for exceptional candidates – remote working is not available

Application Process for Head of Financial Crimes Compliance: Qualified professionals are to submit resume to Steve Harrison:

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