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Global Financial Crimes Compliance – EMEA Sanctions Investigations – Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Dorset

Job Type: Full time


Job Summary

An effective sanctions compliance program requires that any potential breach of applicable sanctions are investigated promptly and, if necessary, disclosed to the relevant competent authority as soon as practicable. As an investigator in the EMEA Sanctions Advisory and Investigations team within Global Sanctions Compliance (“GSC”) you will investigate potential breach of U.S., UK and EU sanctions across various lines of business and legal entities across EMEA. You will demonstrate independence and self-motivation, working with minimal supervision to manage complex investigations. You will work closely with colleagues in GSC and beyond, including with impacted lines of business, to analyze activity, identify potential violations of applicable sanctions and document the investigation accurately and in a timely manner. You will leverage your understanding of JPMorgan products and processes and awareness of U.S., UK and EU sanctions to investigate effectively. You will demonstrate an ability to adapt to a rapidly changing business and regulatory environment.

Job responsibilities

  • Investigate potential breaches in EMEA of U.S. and regional sanctions programs, working with colleagues across EMEA, US and Asia GFCC and other Compliance teams, local EMEA in-country Compliance, Legal and client focused staff across multiple lines of business.
  • Prepare draft disclosures of potential sanctions violations to regulatory bodies within EMEA where required in partnership with GFC Legal and relevant ICCO, LSO.
  • Prepare materials for, and present cases to, the EMEA Financial Crime Monitoring Committee (“FCMC”).
  • Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of HMT, EU, OFAC and other EMEA sanctions programs in order to identify and investigate potential violations.
  • Support requests to add or amend entries on the Firm’s sanctions filters.
  • Build good working relationship with colleagues in Global Sanctions Compliance and escalate sanctions issues with OFAC impact as appropriate
  • Adhere to regular controls and procedures to ensure that a zero-tolerance environment for sanctions breaches is maintained.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

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

  • Ability to deliver quality outputs amid continuous change and high volumes
  • Skills in assessment of risk and making sound decisions
  • Self-starter with strong presentation and organizational skills with ability to work independently under pressure and to tight deadlines yet escalate matters as appropriate.
  • Analytical mind with problem management skills with an ability to articulate complex concepts clearly both verbally and in writing
  • A quality focused work ethic and strong controls mind-set, understand regulatory requirements and adhere to appropriate controls.

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Knowledge of Investment & Corporate Banking, as well as Payments and Correspondent banking
  • Ability to write official documents accurately and concisely
  • Relevant experience of Compliance activities particularly in relation to AML/Sanctions preferred.

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) preferred or evidence of comparable academic / work achievemen