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MUFG Vice President, Senior Reviewer, Compliance Assurance and Testing in London, United Kingdom

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 6th 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.


As a member of the Compliance Department, you will:

  • Support the Head of Compliance Testing Delivery in delivering the Testing & Monitoring Annual Plans.

  • Deliver risk-based assurance to the firm’s senior management and the Group through independent challenge and good quality reporting.

  • Ensure key testing and monitoring processes are run efficiently to deliver quality and reliable information, to support MUFG’s business growth and control procedures.

  • Coach, develop and oversee the work of CTD team members.

  • Liaise with regulators, auditors and Compliance QA to promote a good understanding of the firm’s controls and governance.

In all your activities ensure that the legal entity integrity of both MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc (including branches and affiliates where appropriate) is respected, escalating to the senior management as appropriate if you identify any actual or perceived conflicts of interest between them.



Provide the following services to the department:

  • Carry out testing and monitoring work with the aim of identifying any attempt by clients of members of staff of the firm to commit financial crime, market abuse, manipulation, or other breach of rules or regulations.

  • Complete the regular and ad-hoc tasks necessary to complete the reviews, monitoring, testing and other work which makes up the department’s risk based testing programme.

  • Carry out quality controls over processes and support the work of the Quality Assurance team which is responsible for checking the Compliance department’s processes and practices to provide senior Compliance management with confidence that necessary tasks are being delivered satisfactorily.

  • Participate in departmental compliance and conduct risk assessment exercises to help direct the work of the department.

Role and Responsibilities- Technical

  • Act as an SME to lead, manage and own the delivery of technically complex, well-articulated and comprehensive risk-based thematic and desk reviews of the London and EMEA business areas to provide assurance over compliance and conduct risks to key stakeholders

  • Play a leading role in the design and delivery of risk based testing.

  • Supervise the work of staff on the team including coaching, supporting and training junior members of the team

  • Deliver high quality technical analysis of regulatory risks and requirements applicable to specific activities and embed these into the operations of Testing and support senior management in the identification and mitigation of these risks.

  • Assist Testing management in the creation and delivery of the department’s Assurance Plan by identifying key areas of focus for reviews

  • Assist in the periodic review of relevant procedures, systems and controls to determine whether they are up to date and effective to identify/ facilitate remedial action where necessary.

  • Provide regular MI for periodic Compliance reports to senior management.

  • Act as a Compliance SME and/or support staff participation in Compliance technology or regulatory implementation projects, staff training, procedures and administration tasks as necessary.

  • Demonstrate and share knowledge of UK and EU regulatory developments and provide practical and immediate interpretation of regulations in the context of the firm’s business activities.

  • Participate in departmental compliance and conduct risk assessment exercises

  • Liaise with stakeholders to address substantive matters arising and escalation and presentation of significant issues to senior management where necessary. Develop strong and lasting relationships via interactions with key stakeholders whether in the front office or in support functions.

  • Track, manage and take ownership of the remediation of compliance & conduct issues by working with relevant business stakeholders

  • Act as an independent challenge to the front office, escalating any concerns about breaches or law, regulation or internal policies.

  • Support delivery of the wider Compliance Division’s objectives.

  • Take ownership and lead on managing own career, personal and professional development. Identify opportunities and platforms to enhance Compliance, Regulatory and Financial Industry knowledge and experience to continue to improve product and services knowledge across MUFG which can be reflected in reviews, communications and interactions with stakeholders.

Management and Accountability

  • Meet tight deadlines and adjust your priorities to meet urgent deadlines

  • Be accountable for ensuring timely delivery by team of staff

  • Develop staff through identification of developmental opportunities, motivation, coaching, mentoring, bilateral meetings and other activities designed to enhance the capabilities of Testing individuals

  • Escalate and action follow up items to resolution

  • Have regular meetings with line manager to review progress on delivery of objectives

In addition to the duties described above, you will contribute to the work of the Compliance department in any other ways reasonably expected, including memberships of projects and working groups and assisting with other priorities in the department or group as a whole.

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