Associate, Financial Crime Sanctions – Wilmington

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Job Title : Associate, Financial Crime Sanctions

Location : Wilmington, US

Job Category: Legal & Compliance



About this role

Business Unit Overview:

Blackrock’s Compliance Department protects Blackrock’s reputation and provides client focused advice.  It understands challenges and advises on the impact of regulation in our business, with the objective of:

Actively participating in business decisions to champion our clients’ interests and assist the business to translate Compliance into their daily work
Have client interests at the center of everything we do
Cultivate and enhance the compliance culture within BlackRock
Provide thought leadership on the impact and implementation of regulation
Developing and fostering excellence within the Compliance team

Role Description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join our established Financial Crime team based in New York or Wilmington, DE. The role will help manage and execute on the global framework for sanctions compliance. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate sanctions compliance operational experience at an investment bank or asset manager.  This role, in a high-profile area, will provide the successful candidate with exposure to senior business stakeholders within BlackRock and the opportunity to contribute to shaping and growing the Sanctions program.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for key sanctions program strategic initiatives and day to day financial crime compliance issues and escalations;
Work with the business and other key stakeholders to identify and mitigate sanctions risks;
Conduct testing and validation on global sanctions procedures and controls; 
Build strong alliances with counterparties within the global financial crime team and key stakeholders, including Technology & Operations, to leverage capabilities and skills in order to drive efficiency and mitigate global sanctions risks;
Assist in the delivery of financial crime training and awareness sessions including tailored face to face training on sanctions risk to higher risk business teams;
Assist with daily escalations of sanctions alerts associated with clients; investment management agreements (IMAs); private investment transactions and public securities trades including assessing sanctions risk and reviewing/drafting sanctions language in client contracts
Review policies and procedures to ensure they are fit for purpose and up to date;
Provide input to risk assessments on risks and controls associated with sanctions risks; Perform horizon scanning of the sanctions regulatory and legislative environment and carry out analysis of sanctions related legislative changes.


Minimum of 5 years of financial crime experience with at least 3 years with demonstrated experience in sanctions compliance role in a similar position at an investment bank or asset manager;
Strong knowledge of US sanctions law and an understanding of UK/EU sanctions laws and the application within a Global multinational firm;
Experience with application of sanctions to public securities trades and private equity investments strongly preferred;
Experience conducting desk-based testing of sanctions procedures strongly preferred;
Experience supporting the building or implementation of compliance programs, including policies and procedures;
Excellent communication skills to influence stakeholders, regularly liaise and be a point of contact for the business regarding sanctions issues and the ability to articulate complex situations;
Be solutions-orientated and use initiative;
High standard of accuracy and excellent attention to detail;
Very strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing and presentations;
Proven ability to excel in a high-pressured environment;
Ability to prioritize workloads and adhere to deadlines;
Excellent organizational and self-management skills including ability to handle and address multiple enquiries within tight deadlines;
Excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong personality, combining energy, enthusiasm, resilience, tenacity and diplomacy.

Our benefits
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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