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Senior Sanctions Compliance Expert

Job Req ID 22498014 Primary Location Warsaw, Poland Job Category Compliance and Control
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Serves as a Senior Sanctions Compliance Expert for Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM) responsible for establishing internal strategies, policies, procedures, processes related to monitoring and fostering awareness of sanctions regulatory requirements that Bank must comply with; assessing related sanctions risk exposure, overseeing the quality of sanctions control processes and setting global Citi standards to manage and mitigate those sanctions risks and protect the franchise. In addition, provides support for the collation of potential breaches of sanctions from across the firm and work with contacts in the Business and Compliance to ensure consistent and effective application and implementation of, and controls to evidence adherence to, relevant sanctions related global standards, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing comparative data, preparing and presenting regional and global reports related to sanctions risk assessments, and monitoring of sanctions related issues and escalations with senior management and global partners.
  • Supporting a specialized team of Independent Compliance Risk (ICRM) officers responsible for program execution activities.
  • Contributing to the design and maintenance of a comprehensive written ICRM Sanctions Framework (standards and policies).
  • Partnering with functional partners and key stakeholders – locally and globally, as applicable, to ensure potential risks are identified during due diligence, or escalated on an ad hoc basis, are appropriately vetted and addressed. Identifying and escalating to the Country Chief Sanctions Officer material risks and significant instances of not adherence to the Framework by accountable front line units; directs investigations in coordination with Multiple Units engaged in a particular process.
  • Creating Bank's Sanctions Policy, Monitoring it's adherence and relevant procedures; staying current on key Sanctions regulatory changes, key enforcement actions and related industry trends.
  • Overseeing adherence to procedures (including opine) and processes, to ensure compliance with policies ensuring that front line units meet required standards.
  • Managing the complaint process of clients transferred to the Sanctions Office
  • Interacting with relevant teams to raise awareness of Sanctions trends, emerging issues, remedial actions or enhancements to the program.
  • Supporting efforts in connection Internal Audit and functional regulators in Program exams and evaluations; tracks and challenges remedial actions from the front line units.
  • Drafting and editing sanctions-related reference materials; support the various electronic record-keeping logs for sanctions licenses, voluntary disclosures; subpoenas etc.; participate in sanctions training programs.
  • Responsible for Quality Assurance Program in Sanctions Office
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Bank as well as Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

Qualifications:

  • Preferably expertise of AML and Sanctions regulations, risks and typologies
  • Knowledge of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and typologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter, flexible, innovative and adaptive
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and with people at all levels of the organization
  • Work collaboratively with regional and global partners in other functional units; ability to navigate a complex organization
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and capability to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Knowledge in area of focus
  • Very good knowledge of English and Polsih(written and spoken);

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree; experience in compliance, legal or other control-related function in the financial services firm, regulatory organization, or legal/consulting firm, or a combination thereof; experience in area of focus; Advanced degree preferred

Citi Handlowy offers:

  • Job contract and social benefits (private medical care, fitness card, life insurance, pension programme, co-financing of cultural and entertainment events and more. Full list can be found here: www.karierawciti.pl under Benefits for you and Benefits for your loved ones sections)
  • Access to e-learning platform (Degreed) as well as English learning platform
  • Possibility to gain globally appreciated work experience
  • Friendly and supportive culture and team
  • Flexible and partly-remote working conditions

This role is located at Citi Handlowy (Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA), please read our privacy policy: BankHandlowyPolandPrivacyNotice

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Job Family Group:

Compliance and Control

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Job Family:

Sanctions

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Time Type:

Full time

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