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MUFG Union Bank Assistant Vice President, Financial Crime Office, Center of Excellence (Temporary) in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Vice President, Financial Crimes Office, Center of Excellence for our Financial Crime Office in Amsterdam (12month contract).

MUFG Bank Europe N.V. (MBE) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), one of the largest ranked Financial Groups in the world in terms of assets. A world-class set of businesses and more than 180,000 employees in 50 markets. MUFG offers stability in an ever-changing market, providing services to high-profile clients worldwide.

For more than 50 years MBE offers commercial banking services to both Japanese and non-Japanese corporate customers in The Netherlands and, through its branches, in Central and East Europe. The goal is to be among the top performing foreign-owned banks operating in The Netherlands, providing value-added banking services and excellent operations, fulfilling both Japanese and non-Japanese customers' needs.

At MBE we are committed to contributing to a more sustainable future. Thus, we will encourage you to embed environmental, social & governance (ESG) factors in your everyday work and in our culture.

The MBE subsidiary based in The Netherlands is a network of branches, managed from Amsterdam.

Our vision? To become the world’s most trusted financial group. You’ll help us achieve it.

Main purpose of the role

To ensure that our organisation conducts its business such that we protect our reputation, our business, and our customers within the regulatory and legal framework.

As part of a leading global financial group, MUFG is required to act with integrity and meet our corporate responsibilities in the fifty-plus countries and regions where we operate. Ensuring we have a comprehensive financial crimes compliance program is one of our most important responsibilities. MUFG has established the Global Financial Crimes Division in New York, USA to lead the program and each region under this program has a Financial Crimes Office.

Financial Crimes Office MBE (FCO MBE) is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of effective systems and controls to protect customers’ assets and to mitigate the risk that MUFG might be used to further financial crimes in the countries in which it operates.

MUFG’s financial crimes compliance framework includes control processes designed to help the Bank detect, deter, and prevent financial crimes as well as assess and mitigate related risks (i.e., money laundering and terrorist financing risk, sanctions risk, and bribery and corruption risk) in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws, rules, regulations, supervisory guidance, and commensurate with the Bank’s risk profile and risk appetite.

Function positioning

FCO MBE is part of the MBE Compliance Division, which is responsible financial crimes risk management and oversight. FCO MBE is managed by Head of Financial Crimes MBE.

The role includes the following:

As an Assistant Vice President in FCO MBE, you work in a team that contributes to the operation of the financial crimes compliance framework. Your responsibilities and accountabilities include, but are not limited to, implementing the program in a “business as usual” environment to mitigate the financial crime risks.

In summary, this role requires:

  • Supporting the drive for compliance with MUFG’s global policies;

  • Working on the resolution of issues identified via MUFG’s testing functions, audits, regulatory exams, programmatic reviews, and quality assurance efforts in collaboration with other colleagues in FCO MBE.

  • Ensuring key processes are run efficiently to deliver quality and reliable information, to support the firm’s business growth and control procedures. Developing and integrating these processes with the equivalents in MUFG to deliver a first-class FCO MBE team.

  • Providing support and logistic arrangements to enable FCO MBE to deliver its change programme efficiently and effectively across the MBE markets.

  • In all your activities ensure that the legal entity integrity of MUFG Bank Ltd is respected, escalating to your supervisor if you identify any actual or perceived conflicts of interest between them.

With regard to the role in Center of Excellence, this role requires:

  • Reviewing Know Your Customer files to ensure that the proper due diligence financial crime requirements have been met.

  • Reviewing transaction monitoring and sanctions screening alerts that are escalated to FCO MBE and conducting an assessment. Where appropriate escalating those clients for management awareness or regulatory filing.

  • Providing feedback on client due diligence files and transaction monitoring and sanctions screening with the aim of identifying and mitigate potential emerging risks, such as the increase in the type of specific alerts.

  • Supporting the VP, Financial Crimes Office, Center of Excellence with Know Your Customer and Transaction Monitoring related projects.

The tasks described above, apply to the business of the MBE Amsterdam office and its branches.

In order to be successful in the role, you will need the following:

Skills and experience:

  • A University level degree, or other higher learning to a similar standard, is preferred.

  • At least 5 years of experience, preferably in a Compliance role or a Customer Due Diligence Operational role or Alert Handling in Transaction Monitoring.

  • The ability to assess large, complex files ensuring consistency of information and alignment to procedural documentation.

  • High level of personal independence

  • Strong team player

  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information appropriately

  • Verbal and written communication skills in English are essential, and in Dutch are preferred.

Personal requirements:

Integrity and Responsibility

  • Balance Risk with Opportunity

  • Customer Focus

  • Demonstrate Global Perspective

Professionalism and Teamwork

  • Drive For Results

  • Collaborate and Build Partnerships

  • Communicate Effectively and Professionally

Challenge Ourselves To Grow

  • Influence and Inspire Others

  • Lead Change & Seek Continuous Improvement

  • Think Strategically

  • Manage and Develop Talent

What do we have to offer:

We offer you a role in one of the largest banks of the world in a growing and international environment. You have various opportunities to develop yourself and we will support you with that by offering various training and development possibilities.

Besides that we will offer you:

  • Gross salary based on experience and consistent with the market

  • 8% holiday allowance and 13th month payment.

  • Bonus under discretion of the Management board (max. 20%)

  • 30 vacation days per year. Optional you can buy 15 additional days.

  • Commuting allowance based on annual public transport 2nd class, most economical way, or € 0,19 per km with a max of 75km one way.

  • Remote working allowance (max €60,- a month)

  • Possibility to order Office Equipment’s (up to €500,-)

  • Possibility to order a mobile device (up to €800,-)

  • Bicycle plan (fiscal benefit)

  • Company fitness (fiscal benefit)

  • Employee contribution towards Pension insurance (max 5%, currently 2%), our pension scheme is based on a defined contribution scheme.

  • Training & development possibilities paid by the bank (internal rules)

  • Health insurance: Collective premiums offered, for own expense.

Additional information :

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

The role is based in the Netherlands. All candidates need to be willing to relocate to the Netherlands. Internal employees will be supported in case of relocation.

For more information regarding this position you can contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist at:

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute