Head of Financial Crime Governance, Regulatory Engagement & Policy

The Star Entertainment Group

Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


The Star is in an exciting time of transformation, we are seeking to appoint a Head of Financial Crime Governance, Regulatory Engagement & Policy. This role will drive strategic approach to Financial Crime governance, including taking responsibility for Financial Crime Policy and Regulatory Engagement. This position will play a vital role in maintaining relationships with key external Financial Crime regulatory stakeholders and actively participate in attending Financial Crime industry related forums.

About your new role

Reporting to the General Manager Financial Crime, you will enjoy this varied and challenging role that will involve:

  • Maintaining an AML/CTF Strategy and Monitor Financial Crime regulatory change and provide recommendations to senior management.
  • Lead the Financial Crime Policy, Regulatory Engagement, Governance and Intelligence teams.
  • Implement strategic regulatory and business change initiatives.
  • Engage with industry and regulatory stakeholders to maintain knowledge of current financial crime risk.
  • Ensure commitment to compliance with the AML/CTF Program
  • Develop and maintain a documentary architecture for financial crime, with responsibility for all AML/CTF Program documentation, version and change controls.
  • Develop and maintain the Financial Crime Governance framework.
  • Provide strategic direction on regulatory engagement for AUSTRAC/LEA requests or actions and coordinate responses.
  • Coordinate and submit Annual Compliance Reporting
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process enhancements and innovation
  • Utilising your deep understanding of AML/CTF legislation and regulations within the casino industry, to assist in the interpretation and implementation of obligations.

Our benefits

  • Discounts across award winning restaurants and accommodation
  • Diversity & Inclusion areas of focus include Multicultural, Gender, Aboriginal & Torres Strait islander and LGBTQI+
  • Both parental and secondary carers leave available to all employees
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym memberships and laundry services.
  • FREE buffet meal with a new menu every day
  • Discounted Parking available in the city
  • Career development, training, and courses via The Star Academy
  • The Star is an Employer of Choice for Gender Diversity awarded by WGEA

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Extensive experience in a financial crime risk management, governance or strategic role in a casino / gaming environment, financial institution, corporation, or government agency.
  • Strong understanding of governance and stakeholder Management.
  • Experience in drafting policy, frameworks, and procedures.
  • Experience in design, implementation, and management of financial crime risk management processes
  • Tertiary studies in a subject which requires a high level of critical analysis and independent research is desirable, e.g. Auditing, Business, Law, Economics, Accounting.
  • Possess industry relevant Membership Associations and globally recognised Accreditations (e.g. ACAMS certification, ICA certification) is desirable.
  • A track record of timely project delivery in complex operating environments.
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant statutory compliance and reporting requirements.

About us

The Star Entertainment Group’s vision is to be Australia’s leading integrated resort company. Attracting 18 million guests each year, The Star Entertainment Group’s properties across Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are world class tourist destinations that offer visitors a diverse selection of award-winning restaurants, bars, cafes, accommodation, and entertainment options.

Our culture

At The Star, we’re committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that we know will contribute to exceptional experiences for our guests, a great place to work for our team members and positive outcomes for our communities. We welcome applications from all cultures, ages, religions, genders, LGBTIQ+ people, Australia’s First Nations Peoples, and people with disabilities. We offer a range of flexible working options for team members to find the balance between work and life that’s right for them and their unique wellbeing needs.

The Star is a Founding Partner and Major Corporate Partner of Women in Gaming and Hospitality (WGHA) and has been recently awarded GOLD status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) which evaluates LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness in the workplace.

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