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AML Lead - First Line (Hybrid)


Job Summary


Zurich Life Assurance plc, one of the fastest growing life insurance companies in the Irish market, is looking for a First Line AML Lead to join the Operations Function. This role is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious AML expert, with second line experience, who has excelled in their previous role and is ready to take on a new challenge.


You Role



The accountabilities include but are not limited to:


  • Supporting the AML 1st Line
  • Accountable person, Head of Service Quality and wider Operations Leadership team in meeting their AML responsibilities.
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency and enhance controls through technology and capability building within the Operations function.
  • Work in partnership with the Compliance function to lead the implement new and emerging AML/CFT regulation and projects.
  • Working with the Operations teams to ensure that the business follows a “best practice” compliance approach.
  • Support in defining and carrying out of the first line monitoring and assurance plans.
  • Ensuring that first line activities are completed in line with the compliance framework and plans.
  • Ensuring that AML Business Risk Assessments are carried out to the required standard and timelines.
  • As appropriate support the development and implementation of AML/CFT procedures in the first line and ensuring Compliance Standards are appropriately documented and communicated in Operations.
  • Liaise with senior management on AML related matters. Interact with internal stakeholders and help build strong relationships.
  • Deliver AML/CFT related training to Operations.
  • Stay up to date with emerging AML requirements and regulatory expectations and communicate these to senior management as appropriate.
  • Champion and promote a positive AML culture and awareness in Operations.
  • Support Team Coaches and Risk Champions in developing effective controls regarding AML in the first line.
  • Support delivery of ad-hoc AML initiatives as deemed necessary by the Operations Leadership team.

Your Skills and Experience


As a First Line AML Lead your skills and qualifications will include:


  • Excellent understanding of the Insurance industry and AML regulations
  • Compliance related qualification and experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of AML policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Self-starter with excellent organisational, planning and time management skills.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Very high standard of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to think clearly and logically.
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative and to work a part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive relationships with all contacts inside and outside the Company.
  • Ability to seek out and use all available sources of information to make informed decisions and to solve problems.
  • Positive and flexible attitude to change.
  • Constructive and supportive working style.
  • Structured and organized approach to problem solving.
  • Experience in producing high quality reporting to senior management.

Additional Information


Primary work location is Blackrock. Position is Dublin-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.


If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are


Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.


Zurich is a strong brand – with our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.


At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Join Zurich and be part of this culture. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!



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