Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer for Trading & Supply, the Head of Financial Crime manages the global Financial Crime team, within T&S; Compliance, and is a member of the T&S; Compliance Leadership Team.

The global Financial Crime team has responsibility for:
  • Counterparty Due Diligence as part of initial counterparty onboarding and periodic re-review;
  • Acting as Financial Crime, Trade Controls and Sanctions Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), where queries from the T&S; business are escalated by the Compliance Advisory Teams.
The Head of Financial Crime will be expected to:
  • Act as the Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“DMLRO”);
  • Monitor the effectiveness of T&S; Financial Crime Policies, Procedures and Controls to ensure that they remain in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations and are aligned to T&S; risk-appetite;
  • Manage of the global Counterparty Due Diligence (CDD) prioritisation queue;
  • Verify the accuracy and completeness of any Management, Board and Regulator reports in relation to Financial Crime (including the annual MLRO report and any reporting relating to the Weekly High-Risk Committee);
  • Analyse Management Information (MI) for Financial Crime Risk purposes and for reporting at the T&S; Governance, Risk, Compliance & Assurance (GRCA) Committees;
  • Review the results of Anti-Money Laundering Risk Assessments and advise on any remedial activities;
  • Prepare reporting related to Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs);
  • Work with the T&S; Compliance Regulation team to understand the implications of any changes in Financial Crime regulation;
  • Oversee the implementation of any Trade Controls or Sanctions requirements, as instructed by the Group Trade Compliance Manager (TCM);
  • Liaise closely with the Trade Compliance Manager and their team to oversee the resolution of any T&S; Trade Controls or Sanctions issues;
  • Act as a SME for Financial Crime, Trade Controls and Sanctions related queries and issues within T&S;
  • Collaborate with the T&S; Compliance Training team to develop and deliver Financial Crime, Trade Controls and Sanctions training to the global T&S; Compliance team and the T&S; business;
  • Partner as a Financial Crime SME with other parts of Compliance and other Functions, including Legal, Finance and Audit;
  • Input into overall Compliance IT strategy and roadmap for investment into the enhancement of Financial Crime tools;
  • Be an active, effective and collaborative member of the Compliance Leadership Team;
  • Develop the skills and competencies of the global Financial Crime team.

Country of Work Location

United Kingdom

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Work Location

London - Strand

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


  • Previous DMLRO experience is essential.
  • Extensive knowledge of global financial crime regulation and legal requirements.
  • Understanding of Financial Crime screening tools.
  • Ability to apply risk-based analysis to questions relating to Financial Crime, especially in the CDD area.
  • Knowledge of Trade Controls and Sanctions requirements.
  • Knowledge of the global Energy markets (Gas, Power, Carbon and Oil) and financial markets is desirable.
  • Proven leadership experience with a demonstrated ability to motivate, develop and drive performance and encourage positive team dynamics.
  • Robust written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels of an organisation, both internally and externally, and engage with a wide range of stakeholders. Credible and persuasive in ensuring the needs of our complex business are fully understood, resolve conflict and deliver tough messages.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and partner effectively within a global leadership team.
  • Compliance is a foundation of the way in which T&S; does business and therefore integrity is one of the fundamental values that we are seeking as part of the Compliance LT. We believe integrity is the hallmark of a person who demonstrates sound moral and ethical principles during their work. Integrity is the foundation on which co-workers build relationships, trust, and effective interpersonal relationships. It is essential that the successful candidate will be able to give clear examples of integrity as one of their core values.

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