Corporate - Global Financial Crimes Compliance - Sanctions Compliance Advisory VP

JP Morgan

Location: Dorset

Job Type: Full time


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Organization Description

Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.

Our Compliance teams work globally across all lines of business to advise internal stakeholders on the impact of regulatory requirements and how to balance these with the firm’s needs. Their diverse mandate means they also provide input on new business strategies, product lines, policies, training, operational processes, risk mitigation and control.


Taking your career to the next level in Global Financial Crimes Compliance (“GFCC”) means you will build on your previous experience and move into an independent role working in partnership with colleagues in line of business, US, and Asia Compliance , local EMEA in-country Compliance teams and the lines of business.

We are seeking a talented individual to join our GFCC Sanctions Advisory team in EMEA. You will work as part of the EMEA Sanctions Compliance team within Global Sanctions Compliance (“GSC”). The role requires a level of independent decision making and judgment and you must be able to adapt to a rapidly changing business and regulatory environment. You will work effectively with minimal supervision to align yourself and the team with responsibilities outlined by the function.

This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including the ability to:

  • Understand various Line of Business products and services, for example Markets, Custody, Securities Services, Trade, Payments, Wealth Management, Transfer Agency
  • Provide sanctions advice and guidance with respect to sanctions laws, including OFAC and other relevant jurisdictions impacting particular Line of Business
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of HMT, EU, OFAC and other sanctions programs in order to provide advice and to support ad hoc queries raised by business partners and their customers
  • Provide training and additional guidance when necessary, respond to sanctions escalations, and maintain and update sanctions guidance as necessary.
  • Keep informed of any changes to processes and procedures, regulatory change and ensure open verbal dialogue with colleagues across the EMEA region.
  • Demonstrate a quality focused work ethic and strong controls mind-set, understand regulatory requirements and adhere to appropriate controls.
  • Utilize strong organizational skills that enable effective work prioritization of multiple asks and ensure timely escalation of key risks/issues to management.
  • Communicate at all levels.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of ever changing Sanctions landscape through knowledge and research.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate most or all the following:

  • Skills in assessment of risk and making sound decisions in regard of sanction risk
  • Relevant experience of Compliance activities particularly in relation to AML / Sanctions preferred.
  • Good communication skills - both verbal and written, including the ability to convey complex ideas and concepts in a clear manner appropriate to the audience.
  • Ability to establish good relationships with other parts of a large organization.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving, owning the issues and having the determination to follow tasks/issues through to resolution.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple deliverables.
  • Interest in subject matter and background knowledge in world political and economic events as it impacts foreign policies useful.
  • Knowledge of banking / payment processing, especially familiarity with SWIFT payment message structures preferred.
  • Self-starter with strong presentation and organisational skills with ability to work independently under pressure and to tight deadlines yet escalate matters as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a quality focused work ethic and strong controls mind-set, understand regulatory requirements and adhere to appropriate controls.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) required or evidence of comparable academic / work achievement

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

Global Financial Crimes Compliance (“GFCC”) is responsible for developing and implementing the requirements and standards for the Firm's Enterprise-Wide Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Programs. The team’s role is part of the financial crime objective to ensure compliance with the firm's global sanctions program by advising the various LOBs on sanctions issues, conducting sanctions investigations, coordinating the day-to-day compliance with U.S. sanctions program within the region, as well as being the global point of contact for compliance with the UK, EU and other sanctions programs which operate across the various booking locations within the EMEA region.

Employees at the Bournemouth Corporate Centre provide a wide range of support for the firm's day-to-day, global business activities. More than 4,000 professionals, representing many of the firm's functional groups, work at this campus. Having so many employees together on a single campus means that teams here collaborate, innovate and generously share their time — with one another and our local community. It also means we're able to offer robust training, development and internal mobility opportunities. The firm has invested in creating a world-class Corporate Centre in Bournemouth with refurbished high performance workplaces, state-of-the-art technology and collaboration tools, and the type of facilities our employees need and deserve. It's a first-class environment, where people take great pride in the important work they do for the company.

At JPMorgan Chase & Co. we value the unique skills of every employee, and we’re building a Compliance organization that thrives on diversity. We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re looking to build your career as part of a team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you.

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