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Senior Consultant in AML/CFT - Financial Services

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  8 Nov 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1411536

EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (EY FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region. An international team of over 16.000 professionals is working across borders for our clients in the financial sector: Banking, Insurance, Payment Institutions and Wealth & Asset Management, in all service lines: Consulting, Tax & Legal, Transactions and Assurance. As we consider our people as the heart of EY, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


The Opportunity

At EY Belgium Financial Services, we built a thriving Legal & Regulatory practice of more than 30 professionals, bringing together skilled, pragmatic business advisors with an in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory framework within the financial sector. 
Our fast-growing Legal & Regulatory team, given its sector-focused and multidisciplinary approach, provides legal and regulatory business advices to all major financial institutions active in Belgium, particularly banks, insurance distributors, investment funds, asset managers, payment services institutions, etc.
To strengthen our team, we are looking for legal experts with experience in Anti-Money Laundering / Counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), excited about growing their careers within our team. You will have the opportunity to make a real difference within the EY FSO legal consulting practice during a time of exciting growth and help build trust in a changing economic and regulatory environment.


Key Responsibilities

As a Senior Consultant, you will provide legal and business advice to financial institutions with respect to a variety of (financial) laws and regulations, as well as identify legal and business requirements. 
Your principal area will be AML/CFT and sanctions. You will directly contribute to the implementation of AML/CFT and sanctions regulatory requirements into the compliance frameworks and operational set-up, process-flows, parameters and procedures of financial institutions, by delivering on-site projects in close cooperation with the clients’ first and second lines of defense. In addition, you will assist financial institutions with their AML/CFT legal and regulatory compliance, by providing legal advices as well as performing compliance assessments, due diligences, negotiation with stakeholders and regulators, etc. You will have a great opportunity to expand your legal knowledge and skills, and will frequently work with other EY-teams. 
You will demonstrate a pro-active, client-oriented attitude and help further develop the practice and act as an interface with our clients, both locally and on EMEIA level. 
You will have opportunity to make a real difference within the EY FSO legal consulting practice during a time of exciting growth and help build trust in a changing economic and regulatory environment.


Skills and Attributes for Success

•    Belgian Master degree in Law
•    Professional experience (between 3 – 6 years), either within a law firm, consultancy firm or financial institution.
•    Solid knowledge of AML/CFT regulations and international sanctions, with the willingness to learn further in this field. 
•    Keen interest in the financial sector, looking to make your mark on this fast-changing sector.
•    Diverse way of thinking to be able to have different solutions for our client’s challenges. 
•    Outstanding client stakeholder management skills and ability to build relationships through solid communication and presentation skills.
•    Fluency in Dutch and/or French, with an excellent knowledge of English.
•    Strong team spirit, balanced by a healthy sense of autonomy.


What working at EY Offers

•    You will be part of a leading global professional services firm.
•    You will be part of the EY family where everyone is willing to offer support and senior management is very accessible. 
•    You will join a dynamic and growing team with a great mix of young and experienced professionals focusing on financial services.
•    You will get extensive trainings  on technical matters, as well as soft skills and project management, and you will have access to new technologies and innovative equipment.
•    We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service, without sacrificing your personal priorities. 
•    While our client-facing profession might require part-time working at client site and business traveling at times, we are committed to helping you achieve a lifestyle balance.

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