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Sanctions Specialist



Towarowa 25A


Sanctions SpecialistNumer ref.: Location: Warszawa
The Role Responsibilities

Financial Crimes Compliance, Sanctions Europe & Americas (“FCCEA Sanctions”) provides advice to relevant stakeholders on the interpretation and application of regulatory expectations, laws, best practices and Group Sanctions Policy and Procedures on an ongoing basis. The Sanctions Advisor provides sanctions advice for in process payments/transactions, manages sanctions queries from lines of business (“LoB”), possesses advanced level process knowledge of Potential Circumvention Attempts (PCA’s), and Sanctions Risk Events (SRE) processes. To effectively achieve sanctions compliance goals, the Sanctions Advisor must maintain current knowledge of internal and external sanctions requirements and developments, policies and procedures, and appropriately identify and communicate impact. This role also performs watch list screening for name matching, utilising an understanding of Bank Anti-Money Laundering and sanctions related policies and procedures. The Sanctions Advisor will review, cases generated through daily sanctions screening of the firm’s transactions, customers, and products, against relevant internal and external sanctions lists to ensure compliance with applicable sanctions programs. The Sanctions Advisor will identify customers who pose a sanctions risk, or pose other FCC related risk such as terrorist financing, money laundering, or potential circumvention attempt (PCA) risk, and proactively recommend controls. The Sanctions Advisor will also participate in system development initiatives and global projects, specifically related to the sanctions case management tool. This role will ensure that related logs and supporting documentation are complete and up to date. The Sanctions Advisor will maintain a dotted reporting line into the EA RST. The Sanctions Advisor will be responsible for updating the EA RST of the sanctions compliance activities undertaken in Warsaw.


  • FCCEA Sanctions provides regulatory and compliance advice to business and control units on an ongoing basis. These efforts involve responding to questions and issues as they arise and proactively keeping business units apprised of regulatory developments and Group policy changes. FCCEA Sanctions, along with other control functions, manages supervisory and Monitor queries, and advises Operations on transactions prior to execution. FCCEA Sanctions administers Group Sanctions Policy and Procedures in the Europe & Americas region, the RST DOI and any applicable Country Addendum, including its implementation in accordance with Group standards, a, as well as the provision of targeted sanctions compliance training and strategic outreach to internal and external stakeholders. FCCEA Sanctions manages OFAC and OFSI Reporting and prepares supervisory reports providing transparency on the health of the FCCEA Sanctions Compliance Program as required.


  • Analyse comprehensive impact of financial crime related regulatory matters on the relevant business area and its operations.
  • Ensure that key changes (to laws, rules, regulations) are implemented (in region/country), in coordination with group communications.
  • Support relevant stakeholders to make decisions based on current internal and external requirement, practices and trends.
  • Keep track of and provide advice to relevant stakeholders on the interpretation and application of regulatory expectations, laws, best practices and policies related to FCC.


  • Assess sanctions screening alerts in real time for potential sanctions violations.
  • Analyse and decision in-process payment escalations from the operational and business groups in accordance with SCB risk-appetite, Group Sanctions Policy, and Procedures, and all applicable sanctions regulations.
  • Identify activity and concisely propose on blocking and rejecting in-process transactions pursuant to applicable regulations; provide proper interpretation of the policy on matters related to PCA.
  • Contribute to projects related to systems testing and enhancement in procedures.
  • Verfy name screening results conducted following implementation of new sanctions.
  • Collobrate with, and answer queries for other Regional Sanctions Teams (RST’s).
  • Perform deep dive analysis via the Sanctions Risk Event (SRE) Process.
  • Works with the operations and support units to achieve high standards of efficiency under the ACT framework.
  • Contributes to the list management process, through proactively recommending additions, de-listings, amending records and ensure their integrity.
  • Proactively engages with stakeholders to steer business practices toward exemplary regulatory governance.
  • Establish and develop effective working relationships with Compliance colleagues and personnel of business units.
  • Ensure that significant issues are escalated to EA RHoS and senior management within a timely manner.
  • Work Peer Bank Return (PBR) cases in accordance with the Americas Country Addendum and DOI.
  • Ensures the sanctions function operates in compliance with the relevant Sanctions Policies, Procedures and Departmental Operating Instructions for Name and Transactions Screening alert investigation activities.
  • Adheres to deadlines and record-keeping obligations as defined in policies and procedures; Works with the operations and support units in achieving the sanctions agenda.
  • Proactively escalates matters which might give rise to a Potential Circumvention Attempt or conduct requiring notification to OFAC, OFSI and/or other government agencies.

Risk Management

  • Responsible for identifying, assessing, monitoring, controlling and mitigating risks to the Group. Also, an awareness and understanding of the main risks facing the Group and the role the individual plays in managing them.
  • The ability to interpret the Group’s financial information, identify key issues based on this information and put in place appropriate controls and measures.
  • Apply Group and FCC policies and processes (, client screening, risk assessment) to manage risks.
  • Make recommendations to relevant stakeholders on possible risk management responses to identified risks and/or findings of concerns from investigations.
  • Assess risks arising from products / segments / geographies / customers / transactions.
  • Identify financial crime risk indicators through various internal/external sources that impact SCB and its clients.


  • Responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the Group’s arrangements to deliver effective governance, oversight and controls in the business and, if necessary, oversee changes in these areas
  • Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
  • Responsible for delivering ‘effective governance’; capability to challenge fellow executives effectively; and willingness to work with any local regulators in an open and cooperative manner
  • Support all control checks undertaken by FCC under the Operational Risk Framework (ORF).
  • Be accountable for identification and escalation of potential risks and issues to senior management through appropriate governance channels and the Quality Assurance framework.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

  • Regional Head, FCC Sanctions Europe & Americas, Group Head US Sanctions
  • Head, Europe Sanctions
  • FCC Europe Regional Sanctions Team
  • FCC Americas Regional Sanctions Team
  • Corporate and Institutional Banking
  • Group Sanctions and Regional Sanctions Teams
  • FCC Assurance & Continuous Assurance
  • Group Internal Audit
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Advanced degree in mathematics preferred
  • 1,5+ years of relevant work experience in Sanctions Compliance
  • ACAMS certification or industry equivalent desired
  • Sanctions knowledge is a MUST
  • SWIFT and Fedwire standards knowledge is a MUST.

What we offer:

  • Career development in a fast-growing company with a clear business strategy
  • Opportunity to expand international experience and build global professional relations
  • Permanent
  • Competitive benefits package (incl. health & life insurance, pension plan, meal cards)
  • 3 days of paid volunteering leave our employees can use to support the cause of their choice
  • Convenient location (next to Rondo Daszyńskiego) with subway, tram and bus lines
  • Comfortable office space with chillout areas, free coffee/tea & fruit supply
  • Contribution to building our newest Global Business Services centre

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