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Global Sanctions Team – Senior Manager


Key responsibilities of the Global Sanctions function include management and maintenance of Macquarie’s global sanctions framework (including policies, procedures, guidance and risk appetite), assurance and testing of Financial Crime Risk-owned sanctions controls, oversight of sanctions screening controls (name and payment screening) and providing sanctions advice on clients, transactions and the impact of new sanctions. 

The scope of the role is broad and covers aspects of governance, advisory, solutions, monitoring & assurance and training.  More specifically, the role will include:

  • Day-to-day advisory on complex sanctions escalations from business, operations groups, and Financial Crime Risk colleagues
  • Supporting on the periodic review of sanctions policies, procedures, and other key documents
  • Contribution to projects aimed at the development and enhancement of Macquarie’s sanctions control framework, to ensure it is commensurate with regulatory expectations and industry best practice for a global financial institution
  • Conducting periodic testing and assurance reviews of sanctions-related controls to ensure these are operating effectively and in line with both regulatory and policy requirements
  • Reviewing regular sanctions compliance monitoring reports and initiating relevant follow-up action or investigation where required
  • Assisting in developing and rolling out sanctions-related communications and training for business, operations groups, and Financial Crime Risk colleagues, via both online and face-to-face delivery
  • Assisting with the development of sanctions-related metrics and input to regular reporting to senior management
  • Assisting with the maintenance of the Global Sanctions intranet and SharePoint sites, including for example FAQs and sanctioned country overviews
  • Administration and record keeping for sanctions-related governance fora and working groups

 The role will provide the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a small but dynamic and influential Global Sanctions team
  • Contribute to the evolution of Macquarie’s financial crime controls
  • Engage with stakeholders across all regions and business lines
  • Apply sanctions knowledge across varied business activities and transactions

Role requirements:

  • Preferably Degree Qualified
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a second line sanctions compliance and advisory role in an equivalent financial services institution
  • Strong OFAC, EU & UK sanctions knowledge. Knowledge of other programs, including Australian sanctions, would also be an advantage
  • Knowledge of investment banking products and services would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of trade sanctions and export controls would be an advantage
  • Risk-oriented thinking considering the broader impact of decisions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels across multiple divisions and regions
  • Demonstrates drive and commitment and is solutions focussed
  • Ability to execute independently and work with team members

Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and work through significant challenges to achieve objectives

About the Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent, centralised unit responsible for ensuring all risk across Macquarie are appropriately assessed and managed. Its divisions include Behavioural Risk, Compliance, Credit, Financial Crime Risk, Internal Audit, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Aggregate Risk, and RMG Enterprise Support.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: RMG-966806
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Singapore
Category: Mid-level, Risk Management
Group: Risk Management Group
Division: Financial Crime Risk
Recruiter: Neil Mehaffey
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