EMEA GFCC KYC Vice President

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


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The EMEA GFCC function is a subset of the Compliance structure within J.P. Morgan, covering all lines of business and is led by the Regional Head of GFCC. EMEA GFCC staff cover advisory, monitoring and investigations, sanctions, bribery and corruption, training, independent testing and KYC quality. GFCC staff are located within all lines of business and in our major locations within the region.


GFCC is seeking a talented individual to join our EMEA GFCC KYC Advisory team, supporting Compliance and Business partners within CIB/CB (Banking/Commercial Banking/Treasury Services/Trade Finance/Markets and Custody Services) across the EMEA region. This position requires a self-motivated individual with a strong financial crimes background including risk management along with knowledge of regulatory trends.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review escalations related to KYC policy exceptions for the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) and Commercial Bank (CB) clients booking to EMEA
  • Provide SME advice and guidance to business and KYC support staff on complex onboardings and operationalisation of policy requirements
  • Review PEP and Negative Media escalations
  • Support the first line on client calls when dealing with specific AML regulatory requirements
  • Perform ad-hoc risk assessments of client due diligence records for a variety of high risk clients (including financial institutions such as hedge funds, private equity firms, broker dealers, correspondent banks and money remitters) relating to financial crimes and vulnerability to proceeds of crime
  • Participate in the development and implementation of projects and GFCC initiatives
  • Manage multiple and often competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Identify significant risk issues and escalating appropriately
  • Strong and positive collaboration with partners across multiple disciplines and functions


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Proven ability to make sound decisions, including escalation when appropriate, regarding financial crime risks
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and organisation skills
  • Demonstrate sharp attention to details in reviewing escalations to GFCC and executing initiatives to ensure the highest quality deliverables in the allotted timeframe
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication
  • Sound knowledge of AML and KYC rules and regulations including industry practice in UK and EMEA
  • A good understanding of CIB and CB business, product and client base
  • Proven ability to develop strong relationships with business and cross functional stakeholders, engaging and influencing as appropriate
  • Proven record of working in a global, fast-paced environment and under tight timelines to deliver high-quality results
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