Head of Financial Crime

Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Legal and Compliance
Apply before 11/06/2021

We are a world-leading insurance company with a purpose to act and champion human progress by protecting what matters. This is a dynamic and inclusive organisation where everyone feels they belong, are included and destined to thrive. With this in mind, we have a challenging role to head the Financial Crime function within AXA Partners.  The overall responsibility of this role is to set policy and strategy in respect of Sanctions, AML/CTF and ABC.

We are looking for a Head of Finance Crime to ensure that AXA France AML requirements are defined and adhered to as part of the relevant delegation to the CLP business. With a number of years of experience you will dive into multiple tasks and responsibilities, including identifying, assessing, mitigating, managing and reporting on Financial Crime risks across AXA Partners.

We understand how important work-life balance is and we absolutely embrace smart working, so are extremely happy to talk about flexible options that suit your needs.

This is a permanent full-time (35-hour) position and can be based in UK, France or Ireland.

Day-to-day responsibilities …

  • Ensure the implementation of a compliant Sanctions Screening Program across AXA Partners.
  • Ensure Compliance with the Financial Crime requirements as required by AXA Group
  • Ensure AXA France Financial Crime requirements are in place over the delegated business lines.
  • Ensure robust AML program across AXA Partners.
  • Drive business Compliance with applicable national regulatory requirements
  • Ensure compliance with relevant GSH/PFPM requirements.


About you …

You are analytical with the ability to lead and support your team and business in order to inculcate an effective compliance culture. Due to the nature of the role, you will need to be well=experienced with global legal and insurance regulatory frameworks.

Commercial acumen and the ability to influence with persuasive skills and a high level of personal integrity is a must. Your own strong knowledge and understanding of insurance products and distribution models will help you meet deadlines, prioritise, multi-task and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced ever-changing environment.

Lastly, occasionally, we would like you to travel to the business operations to oversee the effectiveness of local compliance programs.

AXA Group is the world leader in insurance and asset management. We protect and advise our clients at every step in their lives, by offering products and services which satisfy their needs in the areas of insurance, personal protection, saving and asset management. AXA is the leading insurance brand worldwide, with over 100 million clients. We are transforming from payer to partner for our client, with a strong focus on risk prevention.

Our mission: Empower people to live a better life.

Our values: Customer First, Courage, Integrity and One AXA.

AXA Partners is an AXA transversal business unit offering a wide range of solutions in assistance services, travel insurance and credit protection.

AXA Partners’ role is also to implement innovative solutions emerging from the AXA Innovation unit.

Combining passion with advanced expertise, we design and deliver worldwide solutions for partners and communities. We protect what matters, when it matters.


At AXA Partners, we’re proud to be committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all backgrounds. In order to apply, click ‘Apply Now’ and you’ll be able to upload your profile/CV from there. If you require an alternative method of applying, please send an email to andrea.yolland@axa-assistance.co.uk

Your application will be reviewed by a member of our dedicated recruitment team, who will aim to get back to you as soon as they can.

AXA Partners:

Group Personal Pension Plan

Life Assurance 4x salary

Private Healthcare benefit

25 Days Annual leave rising to 27 in one year increments

Free staff travel insurance

Staff motor breakdown scheme

Staff home emergency cover benefit

Discounted home insurance