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MUFG Union Bank KYC Quality Checker (Maternity Cover) in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Would you like to work for one of the World's largest banks in an exciting, dynamic and international environment?

We are currently recruiting for a KYC Quality Checker for our Commercial Support Office in Amsterdam (maternity cover, 12 months).

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.

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

Commercial Support Office (CSO), located in the 1st line of defense, provides expertise and support to the front office in managing client Financial Crime integrity risks, Sanctions, transaction monitoring and data integrity.

CSO KYC team is responsible for supporting the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) processes and complying with local and international AML/KYC/CDD regulations. As part of this team, you will be working closely with the Relationship Managers and front office KYC analysts on assessing and managing the integrity risks of new and existing clients. It also includes verifying and analysing clients’ CDD data, performing background screening, risk assessments and quality control of KYC files. The Relationship Managers can be located in Amsterdam office – The Netherlands, or in branches such as Austria, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

Members of CSO KYC team will also work closely with the other parts of the Commercial Support Office (ie. Data Integrity, Quality Assurance, Financial Institutions and Sanctions teams) and other departments (Financial Crime Compliance, Audit, Data Management Office, etc.) to ensure all customer information is compliant with regulatory standards, to guarantee high quality and timely completion of all customer due diligence requirements at the onset and renewal of customer relationships.

In addition, as an AVP, you will take part in setting standards, providing content expertise, improving the established procedures and workflows, guiding and training colleagues on KYC related matters. Occasionally, a KYC AVP will, representing CSO KYC team, take charge of some internal projects relevant to KYC topics.

Function positioning

KYC Senior Analyst is a member of CSO KYC Team, a part of CSO – Commercial Support Office, locating in the First Line of Defense.

KYC Senior analyst has a direct reporting line to the Head of CSO KYC team.

The role includes the following:

  • Undertake quality check (QC) of KYC files prepared by the front office KYC Analysts; including the risk assessment of money-laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions, financial crimes, tax evasion, of new and existing clients;

  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with relevant internal parties to complete the KYC review with all required documents;

  • Deliver report/analysis on a timely manner and with good quality; Contribute to the completion of the team’s workload;

  • Discuss and escalate complex issues surrounding customer files and other AML risk-related issues to the appropriate stakeholders.

  • Provide training and support to new team members or KYC makers;

  • Act as a subject matter expert on required procedural documents and process to onboard/review customers;

  • Participate in AML and KYC discussions, where required, with RMs, customers, Financial Crime Compliance, audit and testing teams, etc.;

  • Provide advice and guidance to the front office/other relevant colleagues in regards to AML/KYC requirements and managing client integrity risks;

  • Contribute ideas to further improve the KYC/CDD process, procedures and manuals;

  • Take initiative where necessary to assist the team (liaise with other department, ensure quality of KYC files, response to QA/audit, responsibilities in internal projects, etc.);

  • Handle administrative tasks related to CSO KYC responsibilities.

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

  • The function requires knowledge at MBO/HBO level and above; and wide practical experience across a number of financial services areas.

  • 3 years of experience in AML-KYC-CDD fields.

  • Demonstrate experience in KYC work within financial service area.

  • Good understanding of AML-CTF framework, financial crimes and business banking.

  • Experience with AML monitoring and screening is an advantage.

  • Compliance qualification is an advantage.

  • Strong research and analytical skills.

  • Accuracy, attention to details.

  • Understand complex procedure and process; implement them in daily work with different and changing scenarios; and be open-minded about optimizing and improving such procedure/process.

  • Fluent in English. Dutch, Japanese or other languages is an advantage.

  • Competent skill with Microsoft office applications.

  • Communicate clearly and pro-actively; well explain certain topics for other colleagues.

  • Time management/prioritization skills.

  • Self-motivated, with an ability to adapt and be flexible in a team environment.

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. External candidates need to be willing to relocate to the Netherlands. Internal MBE employees will be supported in case of relocation.

For more information regarding this position you can contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist at: ayhan.catak@nl.mufg.jp

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

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