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Corporate - Compliance - List Screening - VP

Req #: 180022691
Location: Warsaw, MZ, PL
Job Category: Compliance
Potential Referral Amount: 2500 Polish Zloty (PLN)
The List Screening team is part of Compliance, responsible for supporting and leading a key aspect of the firm's Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program.
List Screening are a global utility responsible for screening the firm’s clients, employees, vendors, related parties and securities across all LOB’s and Corporate teams. Screening lists include OFAC / Sanctions, FinCEN, Politically Exposed Persons (PEP), Negative Media and Internal Lists.
The team reviews alerts generated by the firms strategic filter (Bridger) and identifies matches that require escalation to Compliance, GFCC, or the LOB.  In addition to the various screening functions, operational support is provided by the Middle Office, Business Support & Controls, List Operations and Vendor Management. Collectively, these groups are responsible for partnering with Compliance to implement screening policy changes, defining Technology enhancements, establishing controls and maintaining relationships across Compliance, LOB’s and external vendors.
Due to an expanding global footprint in accordance with the Corporate Location Strategy, a new List Screening group is being created in Warsaw, Poland to cover a number of screening functions currently residing in other locations.
Position Description:
The List Screening Department currently has an opportunity for an Operations Manager who will be based in Warsaw, Poland and assume the overall responsibility and development of a newly formed Poland Client List Screening Operations Team. A successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in the stand up and execution of the team supporting the Project Management Office and then assume the daily oversight and responsibility for all screening activates being performed within the team.  
Once the new team is in an operational state the candidate will continue on the strategic vision and evolving of the team in partnership with their colleagues in the other Client Screening locations across APAC, EMEA and North America.  
In this Vice President role, the individual will report directly to the Compliance Location Lead in Warsaw, Poland with indirect reporting to the Global Head of List Screening.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Leadership and driving the continued and ongoing build out of the Poland Client List Screening Operations Team, identifying areas that need changing to improve the daily output of the team
  • Direct oversight of a 34 person team including the day to day management of four Team Leads, ensuring that the throughput of work is to the required standards expected
  • Coaching and mentoring of the Team Leads and Core Processing Analysts on a daily basis
  • Documenting and escalation of any issues and concerns to the CLS Senior Management
  • Understanding of all the risk and controls partners (Quality Assurance, Quality Testing, Controls and the RCSA process) as it pertains to the team. Execution of any expected work
  • Develop excellent relationships with the other Client Screening Locations across APAC, EMEA and North America
  • Proactively gather and coordinate any changes to the firms screening policies / processes with Compliance or LOB Operations and Client List Screening
  • Participate or lead other Client Screening or LOB aligned initiatives as necessary
  • Detailed knowledge / subject matter expertise of CLS processes, Technology, Case Management and products / services
  • Expected to understand and learn the existing procedures in place and then help with the training execution for expansion and build out of Warsaw Corporate Centre. 
  • Occasional travel and overtime may be required
  • Support testing to ensure operational readiness for new feeds/projects
  • Function as a key contributor with demonstrated knowledge of screening issues, as well as broader functional knowledge
  • Participate in the development of goals and execution of strategies within the function or department
  • Observe the highest degree of confidentiality in the handling of information received in connection with the role responsibilities
  • 10-12 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry with a demonstrated track-record of delivery and/or relevant experience in Compliance, KYC and Screening. Experience of Sanctions, PEP’s and Negative Media an advantage
  • Outstanding client management, partnership building, leadership and direct experience of dealing with multiple stakeholders at one time
  • Effective analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills with ability to recommend and make decisions autonomously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with colleagues and senior management
  • Strong relationship building skills to influence/negotiate desired outcomes
  • Ability to deep-dive and investigate issues to see a successful resolution and broker the solution to applicable key managers
  • Experience with the build out and execution of a new team or procedures, ability to identify risks and issues and successfully navigate through to completion
  • Strong leader who can has experience with managing medium to large teams in an operational environment, able to show direction and guidance on a regular basis
  • Proven track record of ongoing coaching, educating and directing a team, ideally has experience with leading a new team where there is limited knowledge in place and needs to be developed over time
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Adept at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in high-pressure environment, driven by regulatory requirements
  • Self-reliance and willingness to "own" problems and creatively find solutions
  • Foster and champion High Performance Culture where people are empowered to make decisions that affect their work/environment
  • Develop and lead a team that is responsive to dynamic organizational and operational changes
  • AML/OFAC or Compliance experience highly desirable


J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. We have a sophisticated local market presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa which is complemented by staff around the world who support our growth and serve our clients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are excited to expand our team in Poland and we’re looking for collaborative, innovative and dedicated individuals to join us in our new corporate centre in Warsaw. Bring us your expertise and you’ll be part of a global community, working with people around the world and with a company that’s committed to investing in you and making a success of this key new location for our business.
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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