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MUFG Union Bank Global Financial Crimes Programme Testing Analyst in London, United Kingdom

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Overview of the Department/Section

Global Financial Crimes Compliance Testing Department leads and administers a risk-based testing program on AML, Sanctions and ABC processes, procedures, controls and systems across MUFG Bank. The department is headquartered in New York, with regional teams across MUFG locations of London, Singapore, China and Tokyo.

Main Purpose of the Role

Bank and Securities

Responsible for supporting the Global Financial Crimes Compliance Testing (“GFCCT”) function in performing deep dives and targeted risk-based thematic reviews of financial crimes compliance (AML, Sanctions, ABC) processes globally with an emphasis on the design and effectiveness of measures (controls) taken to monitor and mitigate financial crimes risk.

Key Responsibilities

Bank and Securities

  • Assist in conducting and supporting financial crimes compliance reviews for MUFG branches globally, that evaluate the effectiveness of existing financial crimes compliance as well as the design and implementation of relevant controls, such as escalation processes, documentation of policies and procedures, reporting, list screening, regulatory change management, governance framework, and training.

  • Assist in developing test plans, scripts, procedures, and sampling methodologies that incorporate regulatory expectations, industry developments and lessons learned from regulatory finding and internally identify issues by compliance testing and internal audit

  • Assist in implementation of a coordinated, consistent and risk-based AML, Sanctions and ABC testing program

  • Assist in developing and maintaining quality control processes to drive adherence to Global Testing Standards

  • Assist in the drive of central coordination, governance, and reporting, leveraging regional structures and best practices

  • Assist in preparing/reviewing reports summarizing the objectives, scope, findings and conclusions of completed testing

  • Assist in the validation of Management Action Plans designed to address remediation efforts and testing review findings

  • Assist in the coordination with Issues Management for monitoring and tracking resolution of financial crimes testing findings

  • Monitor developments, such as changes in the regulatory environment, which may necessitate ad hoc testing

  • Support general compliance activities and other duties, including special projects as assigned

Work Experience


  • Relevant experience within the financial crimes area of a global bank, consulting firm or regulatory agency or/and;

  • Relevant experience with performing compliance testing, quality control/assurance processes or internal/external audits (focus on Financial Crime Testing)

  • Base-line knowledge of financial crimes compliance laws and regulations.

Skills and Experience

Functional / Technical Competencies:


  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Education / Qualifications:


  • BA/BS Degree; JD,CPA, and/or CAMS a plus

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Some travelling, domestic and international may be required

Performance & Duties

The role holder will be assessed in accordance with their employing entities performance framework and process with relevant input obtained from the dual hatting entity as relevant.

As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and emended in consultation with the role holder. The role holder will carry out other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role as requested by their line manager or Department Head.

Managing conflicts of interest

  • You will have responsibilities for both Bank and Securities

  • You will be required to perform your duties and responsibilities on an entity neutral basis, without favour

  • You are required to follow regulatory requirements applicable to ensure each business is appropriately supported and to maintain the legal entity integrity of each of Bank and Securities.

  • Working terms are dictated by functional mandates, the terms of the Dual-Hat Arrangement Agreement in place between Bank and Securities and any other relevant agreements entered into between Bank and Securities.

  • You have responsibility for identifying and resolving where there may be a difference or conflict in needs between Bank and Securities, escalating to your manager where required.

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.