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MUFG Vice President, Anti-Bribery & Corruption - GFCD in London, United Kingdom

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Overview of the Department/Section

The Financial Crimes Office for EMEA (FCOE) in London is part of the Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) headquartered in New York. It works to ensure that our organisation conducts its business such that we protect our reputation, our business, and our clients within the regulatory and legal framework. It is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of effective systems and controls to protect clients’ assets and to mitigate the risk that MUFG might be used to further financial crime.

Main Purpose of the Role

The Anti Bribery & Corruption (ABC) team is a separate function within the Financial Crimes Office for EMEA, covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The ABC team is responsible for managing the ABC framework: implementing the Global ABC standards within EMEA, designing appropriate controls to ensure compliance with these standards and the global ABC policy, and providing an advisory function related to ABC queries. This position supports and promotes the MUFG ABC EMEA agenda from London as EMEA HQ. The role includes supporting the ABC function.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for working on ABC initiatives across MUFG’s banking arm and securities business under a dual-hat arrangement. Under this arrangement, you will act and make decisions on behalf of both the bank and the securities business, subject to the same remit and level of authority, and irrespective of the entity which employs you.

You are responsible for:

  • Operating as a regional SME for ABC through handling queries and providing relevant technical advice to the business and other stakeholders, including review of contractual clauses.

  • Delivering the ABC agenda in EMEA under direction of the ABC Director in EMEA.

  • Supporting the implementation of the Global ABC Standards and relevant controls within relevant areas of the Bank to manage the ABC control framework, and developing appropriate quality assurance mechanisms through liaison with the Compliance Testing team and other stakeholders in USA and London.

  • Monitoring relevant legal and regulatory developments and ABC related news, designing appropriate controls to ensure compliance and manage bribery risk.

  • Supporting the EMEA representative to the Global ABC Working Group, responsible for the development of ABC policies and procedures and maintaining these documents.

  • Working with the ABC Director to contribute to the continuous enhancement of the anti-bribery and corruption framework through current state risk and control assessment and identifying improvements.

  • Supporting regional ABC training and awareness initiatives.

  • Proactively collaborating with local Compliance and key regional control partners, including Legal, HR/Recruiting, and Finance.

  • Manage ABC investigations and related projects.

Work Experience

Essential:

  • The successful candidate should have a minimum of 5-8 years of experience in addressing ABC risk and have a deep understanding of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act and local regulations a plus.

  • Experience working in a financial services firm, regulatory agency, or law firm would be preferred.

Skills and Experience

Functional / Technical Competencies:

Essential

  • Broad understanding of banking, financial crime risk (ABC) in banking and a general understanding of the concepts of risk management and control

  • Strong practical understanding of risk, compliance and controls

  • Good understanding of AML, KYC, Sanctions and banking products and the UK regulatory environment and working knowledge of both sanctions regimes and the trade finance business

  • Experience of managing both colleagues and projects, interacting with stakeholders at a senior level.

Education / Qualifications:

Essential:

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability

  • A proactive, motivated approach

  • 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

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • A creative and innovative approach to work

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment

  • Strong numerical skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

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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