Head of Unit – Anti Money Laundering

Deadline: 1/10/2023

Job Description:

Main Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Management of AML function in respect to its relevant policies, procedures, systems, monitoring and reporting.
  • Reviewing, investigating, and reporting money laundering cases and raising critical cases to management where applicable.
  • Providing the on-going monitoring and resolving of the formal complaints
  • Dealing appropriately with the consent refusals following the submission of the SAR
  • Identify new trends as the first line of defense on accounts to support the team with building new rules and controls where required.
  • Build new processes, optimize existing processes, and completely replace broken processes.
  • Proactively identify, monitor, and solve issues using SQL/Python
  • Sound judgement and confidence to make independent decisions on potentially fraudulent activity or PEP/Sanction matches.
  • Ability to assess referred cases to ensure minimal inconvenience to the customer while preventing monetary and reputational loss to the company.

Education and Trainings/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Legal or Accounting, Statistics, or relevant majors is a must.
  • Having at least 4 years’ experience in AML/CFL, Auditing, Financial, Banking is a must and preferred in the E Payment industry.
  • Passing AML certifications/ course not less than 50 hours
  • Good command of English is a Must


  • Should be Iraqi and having previous approval from CBI as Head of Unit AML
  • Strong Analytical background
  • Able to break complex problems into simpler ones, and priorities setting .
  • Manipulate and analyses data with ease using SQL/Python
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Should have experience in Financial Crime, Fraud and/or AML

Required Certifications:

  • ACAMS , CAMS ,  CFC (Holding one of these certificates as non-expired is a must)
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