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MUFG First Line Client Liaison/KYC Officer, Assistant Vice President in New York, New York

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

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 120,000 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.

The selected colleague will work at an MUFG office or client sites four days per week and work remotely one day. A member of our recruitment team will provide more details.

Job Description

We are looking for passionate, proactive, KYC experts to join our growing team. You will maintain proper KYC practices for new and existing customers, whilst liaising with first and second line business stakeholders.

KYC roles at MUFG provide opportunities for establishment and growth, while being a part of an inclusive team. Our employees embody MUFG’s cultures and principles. There is a high degree of collaboration and innovation. We promote client centricity, diversity, respect, and integrity. It is a unique opportunity to be part of the building blocks of a forward-thinking organization.

If you’re ready to help us achieve our vision of being the world’s most trusted financial group, submit an application today.


  • Support the KYC due diligence process by engaging and closely collaborating with Corporate Banking clients, Relationship Managers, Product Groups, Onboarding Unit, Quality Control, AML Advisory and other stakeholders

  • Partner with Relationship Managers/Product Groups to enable more enriched discussions on risk/AML/Sanctions compliance issues, while managing the progress of KYCs from an end to end basis for an assigned list of clients;

  • Monitor/review business activities across various product areas, while fulfilling responsibilities related to Request for Information (RFIs) related to KYC/risk/compliance issues identified as part of the KYC due diligence;

  • Responsible for maintaining an understanding of various Corporate Banking client relationships, working with various local product areas & other global stakeholders to understand business ties, and taking ownership of client due diligence review as part of assessing relationship/product risk as critical functions to help various Corporate Banking groups within GCIB;

  • Showcase high proficiency in identifying risk flags, supported by rigorous trainings and guidance from Process Governance, AML Advisory & other stakeholders;

  • Collaborate & handle requests from FLoD Control Office, SLoD, TLoD (i.e. Internal Audit);

  • Attend appropriate training & support on a periodic basis;

  • Meet the requirements of various MUFG standards, policies & procedures including but not limited to Global KYC Standard, U.S. Branches Know Your Customer Procedure for First Line of Defense;

  • Seek guidance & escalate complex scenarios to Team Lead as needed;


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics or equivalent work experience, Master's in Business or CFA preferred

  • Prior KYC experience of working with Corporate Banking clients preferred

  • Ability to work in a fast paced culture and deadline driven environment

  • Awareness & understanding of Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence procedures

  • Understanding of Final CDD Rule

  • Understanding of rules involving BSA/AML, OFAC & Sanctions

  • Exhibit culture of strong risk principles

  • Ability to engage local & overseas stakeholders in different time zones

The typical base pay range for this role is between $90k-$112k depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience and location. This role may also be eligible for certain discretionary performance-based bonus and/or incentive compensation. Additionally, our Total Rewards program provides colleagues with a competitive benefits package (in accordance with the eligibility requirements and respective terms of each) that includes comprehensive health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, educational assistance and training programs, income replacement for qualified employees with disabilities, paid maternity and parental bonding leave, and paid vacation, sick days, and holidays. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click the link below.

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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 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 on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, gender identity, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran and military status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status of an individual or that individual’s associates or relatives that is protected under applicable federal, state, or local 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