I trained as a chartered accountant (ACA ICAEW) and previously worked as a Financial Services tax director specialising in tax risk, FATCA and CRS. I now work in the UK firm's Economic Crime Group ('ECG'). The ECG is headed by the firm's Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO).
As part of the MLRO function, we ensure that the firm adheres to the UK's AML legislation and are responsible for the overall client acceptance & continuance procedures. This is a wide remit and the team and I deal with a variety of risks that relate to the AML legislation.
In this role we liaise with a wide range of external bodies including the National Crime Agency, the ICAEW, the FCA and various governmental bodies. We are also responsible for compliance with other pieces of economic crime legislation including Prevent of Facilitation of Tax Evasion, Anti Bribery & Corruption, Sanctions as well as reputational risks. I work closely with our Ethics and Legal teams where there are overlapping issues.