AML CTF Regulated Business Lead – Senior Legal Counsel

Posted on 13th February 2024
Type Full Time
Specialism Company / Commercial Law
Location London
Deadline 30th April 2024

Job Description

Location: London

Career Level: Senior Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognised worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

The Accenture Legal team are multi-disciplinary and provide a range of legal services and support for our internal teams, including Contracting & Contract Management, Board & Corporate, Litigation, Employment law, and Ventures & Acquisitions.

Job Summary:

The primary role of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) Regulated Business Lead is to lead Accenture’s AML Centre of Excellence (CoE) and be responsible for the oversight of the local Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officers (AMLCOs) across the Globe. The role will provide independent challenge, steer and support to the AMLCOs, who are in turn responsible for the day-to-day operation of the AML regulated programs in their respective legal entities.

The AML/CTF Regulated Business Lead is responsible for the strategic design and updating of consistent Global AML/CTF standards including by defining and disseminating common processes, templates and frameworks by which the AMLCOs will operate. They will also share best practices amongst the global AMLCO network and drive accountability of the AMLCOs in the operation of each local AML programme. They will be responsible for managing the regulatory perimeter and establishing new AML programmes where Accenture business is identified as falling within the regulated AML space.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Updates are appropriately identified, evaluated and factored into each AMLCO’s respective programme.

Acting as a point of consultation and/or support for the AML Programme Director and Global AML Team as required to provide input into global AML-related initiatives, including (but not limited to):

· Global Accenture Leadership and/or Board reporting;

· Global AML Programme Risk Assessment and controls evaluations;

· Definition of AML Risk Aids and AML Handbooks;

· Practical prospective business venture support, such as pertaining to expansion of existing scope of services or mergers/acquisitions;

· Global AML policies and procedures;

· Contracts and RFPs containing AML elements;

· Definition of predicate offences and red flags applicable to Accenture’s global operating footprint; The AML/CTF Regulated Business Lead will be expected to perform the following activities:

· Participate and execute key decisions for the creation of new AML/CTF Regulated Programmes or the dissolution of these programmes as required in relation to new business expansions globally (e.g. crypto) and/or expansion of licensed/regulated activities (e.g. insurance/payment services).

· Defining duties for, appointing/hiring of and onboarding appropriate individuals to fulfil the AMLCO and AML Delegate roles in each of Accenture’s regulated entities subject to local AML laws and regulations.

Providing first level approval for all local AML/CTF policies and procedures for regulated entities prior to formal local Board or Senior Leadership final approval.

· Acting as escalation point for remedial action to address findings identified through LCM monitoring of the red flag escalation and KYC processes.

· Ensuring the implementation of remedial action/resolving gaps to address findings/outcomes of formal reviews (including, but not limited to, the global AML programme audit, Company Risk Assessment and external counsel reviews).

· Performing periodic desk reviews in the local market of each AMLCO to maintain oversight over the operation of each local AML programme and identify any challenges to facilitate timely resolution.


· Regularly monitoring for regulatory/legal updates and tracking changes both locally and globally across AML/CTF and other relevant regulation, with support from selected local counsel.

· The AML/CTF Regulated Business Lead will also liaise with local AMLCOs to ensure relevant

· CBT requirements for higher risk employees in non-AML regulated areas of Accenture’s business model; and

· Global internal or external AML programme reviews.

Regulatory engagement:

· Engaging with regulatory bodies related to any regulatory investigations, remediations or other matters.

· Working with auditors (internal and external) with regard to the AML programme and monitoring implementation of audit points or regulatory findings Contributing to thought leadership articles or regulatory consultations related to AML


· Working in conjunction with the local AMLCOs, designing Accenture’s AML CBT programme.Designing and delivering:

· Tailored AML/CTF training required to be undertaken by AMLCOs and their Deputies/Delegates; and

· Local relevant awareness-raising and issue spotting initiatives, identified in conjunction with input from local AMLCOs as a result of internal or external triggers.

· Setting the standard for and ensuring the completion of any agreed formal AML accreditation/certification programs by the AMLCOs (and their Delegate, if considered necessary).

Job Qualifications

Basic (Must-Have) Qualifications:

Education: Law degree as a minimum

Work Experience: Minimum of 7 years of relevant financial services experience (e.g within Financial Institution, Law Firm or other In House Role). Experience in contentious issues preferred.

Work Requirements: Minimal travel required.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

· Working knowledge of global anti-money laundering legal and regulatory frameworks and best practice, especially European and US. Working knowledge of other anti-financial crime frameworks, such as anti-bribery and corruption, beneficial.

· Experience of working with regulators, including investigations and/or remediations.

· Knowledge, experience and understanding of the implementation of compliance programmes in global corporations, preferably in the context of a decentralized operating model.

· Knowledge and understanding of Accenture’s business vision and strategy (or similar business strategy at another company for an experienced hire).

· Significant experience skilfully managing multiple stakeholders/business interests, including dealing with senior management, promoting consistency of approach whilst remaining independent.

· Able to assess risk and recommend action on a proportionate risk-based approach.

· Good judgement, an ability to prioritize and make decisions in a timely manner, and a high level of common sense.

· Significant experience leading large projects and teams.

· Ability to collaborate with team members and other peers across various business divisions.

· Excellent stakeholder and risk management skills.

· Excellent writing and negotiation skills.

· Excellent communication skills; and Fluent in English.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent- and innovation-led company with approximately 743,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology and leadership in cloud, data and AI with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients reinvent and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

Closing Date for Applications – 30th April,2024

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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