Jacksonville, Florida

Position Overview

About DWS:

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 859bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 2021). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,500 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors - entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients' future.

About Client and Investment Guideline Monitoring department

Within the COO Division of DWS, the Client and Investment Guideline Monitoring department support KYC and Due Diligence (Client, Transactional and Service Provider) related to Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter Terrorism Finance and Sanctions and Embargoes and have a direct impact on the firm's ability to detect and avoid unnecessary financial crime risk. The team ensure the business is compliant with all relevant AML requirements, has robust business line monitoring processes in place and supports the business in ensuring ongoing compliance of key regulatory matters.

As the Client Due Diligence (KYC) - Assurance subject matter expert you will act as an escalation point and will represent the Client Due Diligence (CDD) team in front of senior stakeholders from the Business, AML/Compliance, and others.

Also, as a CDD Subject Matter Expert (SME), you will be responsible for providing CDD/KYC training to different stakeholders within DWS. The SME will also advise on local regulatory requirements and market practices on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and CDD topics, and assist in updating the respective procedures. The Assurance team will have a direct impact on the DWS's ability to detect and avoid unnecessary financial crime risk.

What we'll offer you:

A healthy, engaged and well-supported workforce are better equipped to do their best work and, more importantly, enjoy their lives inside and outside the workplace. That's why we are committed to providing an environment with your development and wellbeing at its center. You can expect:
  • Competitive Salary and Matched 401K Savings Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Away plus Bank Holidays
  • Health and Life Insurance Plans for you and your family
  • Work/Life Balance Programs including Adoption/Surrogacy/Infertility Assistance, Backup Care through Bright Horizons, Phase Back to Work and Support for New Mothers
  • A range of flexible benefits including Retail Discounts, Commuter Discounts and Gym benefits
  • The opportunity to support wide-ranging volunteer programs, + 1 day volunteering leave per year, matched personal donations to non-profit organizations dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Build and maintain a strong understanding of the relevant DWS and Deutsche Bank Group policies and regulatory environment to ensure all policies, procedures, and data sensitivity guidelines are followed and to the highest quality standards
  • Provide training on DWS KYC policies and procedures
  • Support gap assessment of revised policies and in updating the KYC Key Operating Document
  • Advise on local regulatory Anti-Money Laundering requirements and industry best-practices
  • Cooperate with other CDD Assurance team members on Global CDD Regulatory Change Projects
  • Support the Regional team responsible for performing CDD onboarding and periodic reviews by providing expertise and oversight
  • Sustain a culture of teamwork and collective achievement of department goals and objectives across global CDD Assurance Team
  • Encourage a positive and professional working environment while providing CDD Advisory support to the regional Client Due Diligence Team

Your Skills & Experience:
  • Financial services/banking experience, including KYC/Financial Crimes Compliance experience
  • Strong knowledge of end-to-end KYC and client on-boarding processes including a thorough understanding of the Control, Compliance, and Investigation functions within the financial services industry
  • Awareness and practical application of AML/KYC regulations and industry guidelines (FSA, JMLSG, EU Anti-Money Laundering Directives, MiFID II, USA PATRIOT Act, US Bank Secrecy Act, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and UK Bribery Act), including possible implications of sanctions for financial institutions (OFAC, HM Treasury, EU and UN Sanctions)
  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work to high standards and under strong time constraints
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to think laterally around issues, proposing guidance aligned to regulatory and Policy requirements
  • The ability to utilize your own area of expertise and knowledge to contribute to improvements in operational processes and policies. Combine subject matter expertise and able to able to transfer knowledge to colleagues
  • High quality educational background (university degree); CAMS designation or equivalent desired
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

How we'll support you:
  • Training and development to help you excel in your career
  • Flexible working to assist you balance your personal priorities
  • Coaching and support from experts in your team

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.
We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: \"EEO is the Law poster\" and supplement ; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Jacksonville, Florida

Our vision

We aspire to be the leading client-centric global universal bank

We serve shareholders best by putting our clients first and by building a global network of balanced businesses underpinned by strong capital and liquidity.

We value our German roots and remain dedicated to our global presence.

We commit to a culture that aligns risks and rewards, attracts and develops talented individuals, fosters teamwork and partnership and is sensitive to the society in which we operate.

Our values and beliefs


  • We live by the highest standards of integrity in everything we say and do
  • We will do what is right – not just what is allowed
  • We communicate openly; we invite, provide and respect challenging views

Sustainable Performance

  • We drive value for shareholders by putting long-term success over short-term gain
  • We encourage entrepreneurial spirit which responsibly balances risk and returns
  • We pursue lasting performance by developing, nurturing and investing in the best talent and by managing based on merit

Client Centricity

  • We earn our clients’ trust by placing them at the core of our organization
  • We deliver true value by understanding and serving our clients’ needs best
  • We strive to pursue mutually beneficial client relationships in which the value created is shared fairly


  • We foster innovation by valuing intellectual curiosity in our people
  • We enable our clients’ success by constantly seeking suitable solutions to their problems
  • We continuously improve our processes and platforms by embracing new and better ways of doing things


  • We protect the firm’s resources by always thinking and acting like owners
  • We live by the rules and hold ourselves accountable to deliver on our promises – no excuses
  • We achieve operational excellence by striving to ‘get it right the first time’


  • We build diverse teams to generate better ideas and reach more balanced decisions
  • We put the common goals of the firm before ‘silo’ loyalty by trusting, respecting and working with each other
  • We act as responsible partners with all our stakeholders and regulators, and in serving the wider interests of society

Our brand

Deutsche is clear: we are here to perform – in business and beyond. We do this with a unique mix of passion and precision. This measured approach gives us the confidence to enable agile minds to look beyond the obvious, gaining advantage for everyone we work with.

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