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MUFG Union Bank Americas AML Program Office (APO) GRO & Global Standards Program Integration AML Advisory, Vice President in New York, New York


Americas AML Program Office (APO) VP, GRO & Global Standards Program Integration AML Advisory

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Job Summary:

Reporting into the Director, Head of GRO & Global Standards Program Integration AML Advisory, this new position has been created for the purpose of driving the implementation of the Bank’s Global Standards in the Americas region. This role will be required to engage with many key stakeholders within the Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD), Financial Crimes Office Americas (FCOA) organization, Center of Excellence (COE), and the lines of business. The role will be based in New York, NY.

The role holder is responsible for the rollout of the Global Standards (GRO) across MUFG Americas and MUFG Union Bank, and will work with multiple lines of business, compliance and operational teams to implement the Global Standards. This role holder will serve as the subject matter expert in the uplift of current state processes, including developing action plans, reviewing procedures and processes, understanding technology impacts, and identifying training needs. The role holder is also responsible for internal stakeholder engagement, issue identification and management, progress reporting and other activities as directed by the Director, Head of GRO & Global Standards Program Integration AML Advisory.

Major Responsibilities:

In connection with the FCOA- APO organization –

  • Serve as an owner and central point of contact for the GRO in the Americas

  • Act as communication channel from APO to GFCD for all matters related to implementation of Global Standards

  • Assist with efforts to retire US policies, including performing gap assessments to identify US requirements not included in Global Standards

  • Assist Business Lines and Center of Excellence (COE) with GRO implementation, including conducting gap assessments, defining requirements and plans for uplift, reviewing procedures, assessing technology changes, identifying training requirements and developing training materials, and assisting with implementation of any impacted changes

  • Engage in ongoing communication with Business Lines and COE to remain informed of implementation status and challenges

  • Track and manage questions and issues arising from implementation of Global Standards, and work with Global and Regional stakeholders to resolve issues as part of implementation

  • Provide first level review and challenge of procedure documents

  • Develop and manage ongoing progress reporting, and hold regular touchpoints with GRO and APO Management to provide updates on GRO implementation progress, risks and issues

  • Stay informed of ongoing issues and remediation efforts in progress at the bank and potential impacts to GRO

  • Assist APO with ad-hoc projects and key initiatives



  • A Bachelor’s degree, at a minimum, required

  • 7 plus years’ experience in compliance and risk management, with a strong emphasis on BSA/ AML laws and regulations.

  • Experience with analyzing and operationalizing policies through development of procedures and processes

  • Experience in financial crime investigative processes (i.e. KYC, SARs, transaction monitoring, regulatory reporting, etc.).

  • Experience interacting with compliance subject matter experts

  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to problem solve

  • Highly detail-oriented and organized execution

  • Proven ability to execute in complex and demanding situations, often with tight deadlines

  • CAMS certification preferred but not required.

Additional skills

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task or manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • The ability to interact effectively at various levels of the organization, including APO and COE senior management

  • Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work

  • Ability to work with multiple teams and with project managers, as appropriate

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

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: NEW YORK-New York

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10033201-WD