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Corporate - Compliance - Global Financial Crime - Sanctions Compliance Officer - Associate

Req #: 180009873
Location: Bournemouth, ENG, UK
Job Category: Compliance
Potential Referral Amount: 0 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Corporate - EMEA Compliance – Global Financial Crimes - Sanctions Compliance Analyst/Officer (502/601)
JP Morgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at
Our Compliance Function
With a diverse team of Compliance professionals supporting all areas of our business around the globe, the team is working diligently to be innovative and present all business partners with thoughtful and unique solutions to the challenges they face.  The Compliance function has a robust set of priorities in place focused on best practice and employee development to ensure goals are delivered.
The Role
The Global Financial Crimes Compliance team is responsible for Anti Money Laundering (AML) monitoring and Sanctions screening for all EMEA booked activity across the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) businesses and to provide KYC Compliance support to the heritage TSS business. The team’s role is part of the financial crime objective to:
  • Identify suspicious activity and report to law enforcement
  • Prevent clients being on boarded or being maintained that create money laundering or reputational risk to JPMC
  • Ensure JPMC does not maintain accounts or facilitate transactions involving sanctioned countries, parties or individuals.
As part of the Global Financial Crimes team, the EMEA Sanctions team is responsible for ensuring compliance with the firm's global sanctions processes, including advising the various LOBs on sanctions issues, conducting sanctions investigations, providing sanctions oversight, and handling sanctions escalations within the EMEA region. This includes coordinating the day-to-day compliance with U.S. sanctions program within the region, as well as the global point of contact for compliance with the UK, EU and other sanctions programs which operate across the various booking locations within the EMEA region.
The team works in partnership with colleagues in US and Asia Compliance, local EMEA in-country Compliance teams and client focused staff in the lines of business.
As a result of the routine screening of JPMorgan’s day to day transactions with its customers, a proportion of that activity is escalated as sanctions related suspect items which require further review and analysis by Compliance in order to ensure compliance with both our legal obligations and company policy
The successful candidate will work as part of the Global Sanctions Screening team within Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC), becoming a member of the Senior Escalation Team in the overall EMEA Sanctions Escalations function. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the review of production transactions across the various lines of business which are escalated to Compliance daily as suspect items against OFAC, HM Treasury, EU or other sanctions programs.
  • Responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of the escalation review process from the initial review function across Sanctions Compliance teams.
  • To develop a good working knowledge of HMT, EU, OFAC and other sanctions programs in order to support ad hoc queries raised by CIB business partners and their customers.
  • To adhere to regular controls and procedures to ensure that a zero-tolerance environment for sanctions breaches is maintained.
  • Build a strong working relationship with key internal partners who are part of the end to end payment and screening process, based across multiple locations and time zones.
  • Be one of escalation points for enquiries and issues raised by internal stakeholders across various Lines of Business, Compliance or other teams.
  • To investigate and resolve problems associated with the adherence to OFAC and other sanctions programs in a timely and customer focused manner.
  • To work without supervision and act on own initiative to identify tasks to be undertaken.
  • To work on small projects as sole contributor or member of a wider project team, representing Compliance and providing added value as required.
  • Identify and implement improvements to team functionality, processes and procedures, and controls.
  • Play an active and positive role in the Sanctions Escalation Compliance Team and other broader GFCC functions regionally and globally. 
  • Lead and/or participate in project teams and other performance improvement initiatives.
Requirements / Qualifications
  • Knowledge of banking / payment processing, especially familiarity with SWIFT payment message structures required.
  • Relevant experience of Compliance activities particularly in relation to AML/ Sanctions required.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) required or evidence of comparable academic / work achievement
  • Interest in subject matter and background knowledge in world political and economic events as it impacts foreign policy objectives useful.
  • Analytical mind
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in risk assessment. The ability to make sound decisions, including escalation when appropriate, in regard of AML or sanction risk
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and organization skills
  • Able to execute responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and bring tasks to completion within established timeframes.
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication.
  • Proven in-depth PC skills, good working knowledge of excel/access/VBA would be advantageous.
About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co:
J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion.  The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.
J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package.

J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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