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MUFG Union Bank Global Financial Crimes Compliance Complex Investigations, Vice President in Irving, Texas

Global Financial Crimes Compliance Complex Investigations, Vice President - 10041523-WD


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Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020).In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

Position Summary:

Reporting into the Head of Global Complex Investigations (GCI), this U.S.-based, global, position supports the dual functions of GCI which are to proactively identify financial crime risk through global complex investigations (including global exposure reviews) and through external engagement. Regional leads will be located in Asia, EMEA and Japan.

One of several key positions in the new Global Financial Crimes Division Operations function, this position will be responsible for supporting a team that (1) delivers an engagement model for relevant external parties (law enforcement, industry peers, etc.) and internal parties (GFCD peers, etc.) to identify new typologies, initiatives and best practices; and (2) directs and coordinates global complex investigations, including exposure reviews. The incumbent is responsible for supporting leadership in the oversight to ensure a globally consistent effort that enables the identification of financial crime risk, new typologies, initiatives and best practices to enhance capabilities and mitigate potential financial crime.

Major Responsibilities:

  • In connection with the external engagement function --

o Assist in the development and implementation of an external engagement strategy that is calculated to improve the Bank’s ability to proactively identify (and mitigate) financial crime risk.

o Leverage information and leads from both internal and external sources to help inform the strategy of AML Compliance.

o Identify industry best practices to be leveraged by the GFCD Operations Training team.

o Manage investigations of leads received from external sources.

  • In connection with the complex investigations function—

o Proactively identify globally-significant financial crime risk, direct necessary exposure reviews and any required follow-on investigations.

o Keep senior level management regularly apprised of globally-significant financial crime risk, GCI’s response to that risk, and any risk findings.

o Provide recommendations and takeaways to Global AML, Sanctions, ABC, Training and other functions based on information learned through these investigations.

  • Performs investigations as a result of internal and external leads.

  • Coordinate with regional Intelligence & Analytics teams to implement the global model.

  • Work collaboratively across functional teams within GFCD to ensure effective and efficient operations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

  • Prepare communications and presentations to be shared with business line executives and senior management.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Business or related experience.

  • At least 7 years of investigative or related experience with specific emphasis on AML, BSA and Financial Crimes at a financial institution, regulatory agency or law enforcement agency.

  • Experience interacting with the Executive Committee Leadership, control function leadership, and compliance subject matter experts.

  • Proven excellence in execution in complex and demanding situations.

  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills.

  • Systemic thinker across enterprise.

  • Strong written and oral communicator.

  • Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies.

  • Detail-oriented and organized execution.

  • Executive level presentation skills.

  • An Enterprise Risk Management perspective.

Additional skills-

  • Experience interfacing with banking regulators and enforcement staff.

  • Thorough understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • The ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including Bank staff, management, directors and prudential regulators.

  • Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work.

  • Ability to work with teams of project managers.

  • Solid judgment, strong negotiating skills, and a practical approach to implementation – including knowledge of Bank systems.

  • Ability to balance regulatory requirements with the best interests of the Bank and its customers.

  • Japanese language skills welcome.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job : Compliance

Primary Location : TEXAS-Irving

Job Posting : May 13, 2021, 3:12:18 PM

Shift: : Day

Schedule: : Full Time

Req ID: 10041523-WD