Compliance Manager – Financial Crime

We are one of the world’s leading education companies serving over a million students across the globe.

We provide educational services to colleges and universities, corporations and businesses, including higher education programmes, professional training and certificates, test preparation and student support services, Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kaplan was founded in 1938 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Graham Holdings.

Working within a sector which is highly regulated and as part of a US listed company, we invest considerable resources into ensuring that our business operations and the way in which we work are efficient and compliant. We are now looking to recruit a Compliance Manager to support our growing focus on our evolving control framework for economic sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption.


Based within the UK, reporting to the Senior Compliance Manager – Financial Crime and working closely with teams across the business globally, the role will manage day-to-day compliance with financial crime regulation worldwide with a particular focus on US, UK and EU financial crime regulation and sanctions regimes. This will include support in managing complex global issues and implementation of sustainable solutions across Kaplan International, to respond to emerging financial crime risks and new material sanctions laws, rules and regulations.

The role will support the Senior Compliance Manager in the implementation, execution and oversight of the compliance risk management framework, including delivery of the Financial Crime Risk Assessment across all business units of Kaplan International.

The role will also support programmes of development globally to ensure consistent application of sanctions and anti-corruption and bribery standards across all Kaplan International businesses.


  • Day-to-day management of the sanctions screening process, including undertaking screening using WorldCheck
  • Support with the development and implementation of the Financial Crime Risk Assessment, covering all Kaplan International entities and focusing on key financial crime risks and controls
  • Contribute to the regular update and delivery of training to Kaplan International business units on financial crime topics, including Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering, and Modern Slavery
  • Continue to build awareness and enhance the financial crime compliance culture within the wider business
  • Perform ongoing regulatory radar in respect of relevant financial crime matters, including understanding industry trends, emerging issues, and regulatory expectations
  • Support the business with the ongoing monitoring of compliance with sanctions regulatory regimes, including the US Department of the Treasury’s Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and United Kingdom’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) along with EEA country equivalents
  • Support the Senior Compliance Manager and the wider Legal team in developing and implementing policies and practical solutions to complex problems related to financial crime compliance
  • Deputise for the Senior Compliance Manager where appropriate and provide general support for the wider Legal and Compliance teams when required

About you:

To be considered for the role, you will need:

  • Knowledge and experience of working with the impacts of international economic sanctions regimes, including individual and third-party sanction screening
  • Knowledge of the U.S. and/or UK EEA regulatory environment in respect of financial crime
  • Excellent interpersonal/intercultural skills
  • Experience in training and preparing training materials
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong attention to detail, team oriented and organised
  • Understanding of education sector would be advantageous, but not mandatory
  • Competence with Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint

Please apply with a CV and covering letter. Closing date: 26th September 2022

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If as a disabled applicant (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) you would like to request that your application is considered under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) please let us know using this form

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

About Kaplan International Pathways 

Kaplan International Pathways, a division of Kaplan Inc., offers international students a wide range of flexible study options - from University preparation programmes in the UK, Australia, USA and Japan through to full degree programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Through our academic partnerships with leading universities, our expertise in student recruitment, our exceptional teaching and a real focus on customer service and pastoral care, each year we are proud to welcome thousands of students from more than 100 countries through the doors of our colleges. 



In the UK, we operate 9 campus-based colleges in partnership with Bournemouth University, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, University of Brighton, University of Essex, University of York and University of West of England, Bristol and an off-campus college in London offering pathways to 7 leading well-ranked UK universities. 

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