Assurance, Financial Crime; Assessment Lead - Contract, HSBC

  • 11 October
  • England - Greater London
  • CDD
 HSBC
The Senior Assurance Assessment Lead is accountable for providing FCR leadership with an independent view on the status, quality, fitness and effectiveness completeness of delivered Global Standards outcomes, including their fulfilment of formal external legal commitments: assurance must be provided to a legally observable standard for regulators, the Monitor and to the US Department of Justice.



This role is pivotal to the pursuit of one of HSBC's stated key strategic objectives, the pursuit of Global Standards. This is a functional leadership and directing role with global scope. It requires the application of a combination of senior management skills plus key knowledge and specialist assurance, testing and financial crime expertise incorporating market trends, market-leading best practice, innovation and a focus on results.



Assurance activity will be divided into two types: Delivery Assurance and Content Assurance. Delivery Assurance will look at the risks, issues and constraints that affect key projects and programme within FCR. Content Assurance will sample and assess deliverables.



This role, as part of the Assurance Core Team, will be based in London working to the Head of Assurance for FCR.



The jobholder is required to work with considerable autonomy, dealing with major issues for which there is no clear-cut solution whilst still being able to provide judgment and clear direction.



Where items of major consequence are involved, reference is made in the first instance to the Global Head of FCR Programme Assurance.



The nature of the role requires close working contact with senior executives in Global FCR and FCC functions and across the Group, including Regional FCC teams and FCC heads of the Group's main subsidiaries and their respective teams and cultural sensitivity is required.



Required Knowledge/Experience

Seasoned QA professional, with strong background in assurance and / or monitoring.

FCC, especially AML/CDD

Process and systems analysis and engineering

One or more business lines within HSBC

Firm familiarisation with the regulatory context of HSBC



Preferred Knowledge/Experience



Experience of dealing with Audit, Assurance, Operational Risk and/or BRCM functions



Required Qualities/Abilities



Strong Analysis Skills

Assimilating extensive data and information sets

Drafting Skills

Verbal Communications skills, including in presentations to large and senior meetings and audiences

Can work to demanding deadlines under pressure

Can win the trust and confidence of senior stakeholders



Preferred Qualities/Abilities



Open and approachable manner, working well as part of a wider team

Well organized; conducting activities through planning

Ability to work in a global context, recognizing variations in context and constraint between countries