AML & Sanctions Operations Manager, Financial Crime, Dublin

Date: 21-Nov-2022

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role Title:  AML & Sanctions Operations Manager, Financial Crime


Location: Hybrid/Central Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 


This role is being offered on a permanent basis.                      


Summary of Role

Financial Crime (FC) is a Centre of Excellence for all financial crime activities and processes within the First Line of Defence. Our Purpose is to protect our Customers, Community and AIB Group through our excellence in the prevention and detection of financial crime.  By centralising activities relating to AML, Sanctions and Fraud within one team of financial crime experts and undertaking a significant technology investment, AIB is enhancing its effectiveness in preventing financial crime and ensuring timely detection and response to financial crime events, as they occur.



Our primary focus is to support business areas in managing their financial crime risks and obligations in line with AIB Policy & Standards. We provide practical support and advice on financial crime related issues, directly to business areas and we are responsible for working with them to manage these risks throughout the customer lifecycle. 


The AML & Sanctions Operations Manager will lead a team responsible for:


  • Screening and investigation of AML (ROI only) and Payment Sanctions (ROI & UK) alerts including, PEP’s SIPS, Adverse Media, Internal lists and Payments Sanctions
  • Investigating Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) (both automated and manual) across Retail, CIB and Correspondent Banking in line with regulatory requirements and escalating all disclosures to MLRO and external authorities
  • Management of information requests (e.g. Court Orders) from external authorities, e.g. Gardaí, Revenue


Key accountabilities include:-

  • Management and oversight of a sizable team with a broad range of experience levels to execute key Financial Crime AML & Sanctions Operations processes and controls, in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Application of strong operations management, operational excellence and capacity planning experience to manage the performance of the team across high volume activities, ensuring that the correct mix of resources is in place to meet predicted demand and ensuring that all AML and Sanction alerts are investigated within agreed SLA timelines and KPIs, and in line with regulatory requirements and the bank’s risk appetite.
  • Management of engagement with external authorities on relevant FC information requests, e.g. Revenue, Gardaí, etc., as well as taking appropriate follow on actions, including raising Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) and reporting to Group Financial Crime Compliance on disclosed customers as a result of STR’s and payments sanctions that cannot be discounted within regulatory timeframes and agreed KPI’s
  • Championing a Customer First culture in support of our Purpose, strategic ambition and Values, by ensuring processes and procedures consistently promote good outcomes for all our customers.


Required Skills

Minimum Criteria:

  • At least 5 years’ experience within an Operations or Compliance function with particular focus on investigating STR’s and AML & Sanctions alerts including at least 3 as a People Leader.
  • Knowledge of the economic sanctions regime and financial crime environment to identify FC risks.
  • Strong people/team management experience with an ability to lead, coach and inspire large high performing and motivated teams.
  • Demonstrable evidence of problem solving and decision making skills.
  • A strong understanding of current and emerging Financial Crime risks and practical experience of delivering and managing an effective Financial Crime control environment.
  • Ability to operate with a high level of autonomy while adapting to changing priorities and varied decision making scenarios.
  • Experience communicating complex information accurately, clearly, and quickly to all levels of management, regulators, auditors, and third parties.


If you feel you have what it takes, Click Apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information Chris from the Talent Acquisition Team can help. You can contact them on email


By when?  Closing date is Monday 5th December, 2022

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