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MUFG Assistant Vice President, Audit Manager - Global Financial Crimes Audit (12 Month FTC) in London, United Kingdom

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Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 160,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) is one of the world's leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with around 2,300 offices in over 50 countries including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and Oceania, and East Asia. The group has over 150,000 employees, offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.

As one of the largest financial groups globally with a vison to be the world's most trusted, we want to attract, nurture and retain the most talented individuals in the market. The size and range of MUFG's global business creates opportunities for our employees to stretch themselves and reap the rewards. Behaving with integrity and responsibility, underpinned by a desire to build a culture which is fair, transparent, and honest, drives everything that we do. We aim to be the financial partner of choice for our clients, whatever their requirements, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

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EMEA Internal Audit (EIA), as the Bank’s third Line of Defence, and in accordance with the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Standards (IIA Standards), provides independent assurance to the Board and Executive Management on the quality and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls to monitor manage and mitigate key risks to achieving the Bank’s objectives.


An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced financial crime audit professional to join the Global Financial Crimes audit team as an Assistant Vice President (Audit Manager) for a 12-month maternity cover period. The main purpose of the role is to execute and deliver all audit engagements assigned to them by the Head of Audit. The Audit Manager will support the Head of Audit and Senior Audit Managers in delivering the engagements, and will be responsible for leading smaller engagements. Audit Managers will have, and continue to develop, subject matter expertise in their area. It is an exciting time to join the Internal Audit function as we continue to build towards a best in class, global audit function. The Global Financial Crimes Audit team reports globally into the Global Head of Financial Crimes Audit in New York, and therefore the role holder will be responsible for working alongside, and building relationships with, both regional and global counterparts.


  • Assist the Head of Audit/ Audit Director with the respective Portfolio, risk universe sections, risk assessments and audit plans.

  • Ownership of the assigned area of responsibility during the engagement and manage the stakeholders (both internally and externally). May have responsibility to work on multiple engagements concurrently.

  • Help and support Head of Audit/Audit Director in planning engagements, identify relevant key risk areas and produce quality Audit Planning Document.

  • Working autonomously and ability to deliver smaller audit engagements to required timelines and quality standards.

  • Devises effective and efficient tests of key controls, executes and documents audit work and concludes on the results of audit tests and overall effectiveness of controls.

  • Escalates audit issues to senior management. Interacts with auditee and audit team to develop and negotiate solutions.

  • Assess regulatory requirements and trends in financial crimes and incorporate this into continuous monitoring activities. Deliver continuous monitoring assignments for agreed audit entities under the supervision of Head of Audit.

  • Maintain constructive relationships with stakeholders so that audit planning and delivery is achieved smoothly and professionally.

  • Follows up on issues to ensure satisfactory closure of Management Action Plans. This will involve the testing of remediated controls before closure of issue.

  • Assist the Head of Audit in preparing management information and third-party submissions.

  • Work collaboratively with all internal audit colleagues regionally and globally.

  • From time to time, may also be required to take a team role in EIAO’s strategic initiatives e.g. a working group.


  • Internal Audit experience gained in financial services industry.

  • Financial crimes knowledge evidenced via experience and/or relevant professional qualifications


Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent understanding of risk-based auditing methodology.

  • An understanding and appreciation of financial crimes risks and controls in first and second lines of defence.

  • An understanding of global regulation requirements for financial crimes.

  • Ability to work well as part of a small, focused audit team.

  • Ability to lead smaller audit engagements, under supervision from the Senior Audit Manager/Audit Director

  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills as the role holder will interact with senior stakeholders.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Confident, motivated self-starter

  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability

  • Strong focus on high quality output and ability to coach and support the team in this

  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly

  • Strong decision-making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement

  • A structured and logical approach to work

  • A creative and innovative approach to work

  • The ability to manage material workloads and tight deadlines.

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well under pressure

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