Posted on :
19 Jun, 2012
Our Group Financial Crime Control (GFCC) function supports Standard Bank Group by minimising the overall impact of financial crime, ensuring the safety of our people and assets and increasing the trust of our stakeholders.
We aim to proactively prevent, detect, report and respond to all financial crime matters in order to mitigate economic loss, reputational risk and regulatory sanction across Standard Bank Group. To do this our GFCC teams cover a wide variety of different issues. These include investigating staff misconduct and allegations of theft, fraud, corruption and robberies, as well as syndicate related matters and issues that might be a risk to our business reputation. Ultimately, we aim to make our staff and group assets safe, while ensuring our customers trust in Standard Bank.
On this two-year programme, you’ll join a major financial crime control function that employs around 600 people and covers all the geographies we operate in. You’ll enjoy rotations in our South African and African operations, where you’ll gain practical experience as an investigator in all of our business areas, covering different aspects of financial crime investigations and forensic audits.
Picture yourself as a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) working in a corporate environment. By the end of the programme, you’ll be ready to complete the required exams and accreditation to become a fully certified fraud examiner.
Your rotations will cover three main business divisions – PBB, CIB and Group functions, giving you extensive experience of how GFCC works.
We also have these specialist teams:
In this team we cover financial crime information management, trend analysis and executive reporting, as well as money laundering surveillance. Our key focus is to ensure we’re proactive in dealing with financial crime and developing preventative strategies.
In GPS we aim to protect staff, customers, premises and assets at all times. We’re continuously trying to improve our ability to combat crime and are vigilant in proactively addressing threats. We combine technology and physical intervention to focus on prevention and are always looking for collaborative ways to fight crime with operational intelligence and tactical excellence.
As well as investigating high-impact cases of financial crime and misconduct, this team manages protected disclosures, carries out forensic audits, assesses financial crime risk and analyses forensic data. It’s also the team that rolls out and maintains ethical initiatives across the group.
Two of the key areas we focused on in 2012 were increased regulatory surveillance in relation to money laundering, and terrorist financing. To legislate for these across the group we needed to concentrate on a number of areas, including customer identification, record keeping and training, as well as detecting, preventing and reporting money laundering and terrorist financing.
You’ll have at least a three-year B.Com degree or equivalent, including forensic accounting, accounting, taxation applications and law subjects such as criminal law.
As well as educational qualifications, you’ll need an analytical and logical approach to problem solving, an eye for detail and the ability to be responsible and accountable for complex work. Naturally, you’ll need to be a good communicator and networker, with the ability to work under pressure, make rational decisions and complete tasks. You’ll also need to be a South African citizen.