K2 Integrity is looking for a senior sanctions associate for our Financial Crimes Risk Management practice. The senior associate will work closely with the managing directors of the FCRM practice on a variety of sanctions-related issues, including monitorships, investigations, advisory services; interfacing with regulatory authorities; sanctions training; and thought leadership, as well as other financial crimes compliance issues as they arise. The ideal candidate will have experience working on U.S. (OFAC), UK (OFSI), EU, and UN sanctions and possess strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to understand and address sanctions-related regulatory and legal developments, providing guidance to clients on potential exposure and risk mitigation strategies. In addition, the candidate must be comfortable with public speaking as this role will play an integral part in K2 Integrity’s ongoing sanctions training services.
- Develop, draft, and review sanctions policies and procedures for financial institutions, corporations, and others.
- Work with managing directors to research sanctions-related issues and provide advice to clients to assess and mitigate sanctions exposure.
- Conduct sanctions trainings for compliance officers at corporation and financial institutions.
- Track emerging issues and new developments on topics related to US/EU/UN sanctions, export controls, and AML laws and regulations, and draft client alerts and other thought leadership pieces.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve and develop new processes and to ensure efforts are efficient and synchronized across all channels.
- Use a high level of independent judgment to solve problems, escalating issues to senior management as necessary.
- Cultivate relationships with new and existing clients for continued business development.
- Support client engagement and business development efforts.
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree or J.D. preferred.
- Minimum three years of professional experience in sanctions and AML/CFT compliance at a financial institution, law firm, government, nongovernmental organization, or other relevant entity.
- Subject-matter knowledge in sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control and familiarity with US/EU/UN sanctions as well as export control regulations promulgated by the United States, EU, UK, and UN.
- Superior research, writing, and editing skills.
- Prior training experience preferred.
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail.
- High levels of professionalism and self-motivation, together with a sense of urgency.
- Exceptional ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines with efficiency.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or experience in using other database applications.
- Ability to travel as needed.