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MUFG Union Bank GFCD Technology Advisor, Associate in New York, New York


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Job Summary:

As a member of the GFCD-Technology team, this individual will support the Bank’s AML and Sanctions programs, specifically focusing on Transaction Monitoring (TM), Know Your Customer (KYC), and Sanctions Screening including Transaction Filtering, Name Screening, and Screening List Management. The ideal candidate will apply practical experience in financial crimes and associated processes which will lay the foundation for our IT counterparts to develop effective and efficient systems. The primary responsibility of this is position will be to support the Vice Presidents who lead the pillars mentioned above.

Effective communication and the ability to be a successful collaborator/negotiator with other teams is required. The individual is responsible for ensuring user requirements are effectively captured and integrated into all systems. The individual will be expected to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior executives, project managers, system developers and data scientists, front line operations and business staff, and control functions. This individual must represent the best interest of the compliance department as the main liaison with system developers. The individual will become a subject matter expert on how the systems work and implement oversight functions to minimize associated risk to the bank.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and facilitation of AML and Sanctions system implementations/changes and associated processes

  • Ensure compliance with the policies and procedures related to these topics and compliance with the GFCD Global standards, policies, and procedures

  • Assess existing and planned implementations to identify exceptions or opportunities for improvement

  • Create business requirement documents, design documents, and other required project documentation used by developers to implement a system that meets compliance and operational needs

  • Provide guidance and support to stakeholders within the bank in a wide variety of projects and initiatives from a technology view

  • Work collaboratively across functional teams within GFCD to ensure effective and efficient operations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

  • Execute tests for financial crimes systems according to the GFCD-Technology methodologies, including but not limited to user acceptance tests (UAT) and tuning. Provide oversight and analysis of system integration testing (SIT).

  • Maintain the user guides, operations manuals, and procedures for the financial crimes systems.



  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in financial services preferably within in compliance, technology, audit or related functions

  • BA/BS (or equivalent work experience) with emphasis in Business, Information Technology or related field required

  • Knowledge of laws applicable to sanctions and money laundering, including OFAC requirements and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)

  • Experience working in global capacity teams and with large and complex project are a plus

  • Knowledge and experience in testing and tuning financial crime systems. Hotscan and/or Actimize experience are a plus.

  • Possesses interpersonal and communication skills along with strong business acumen. Should be a self-starter with strong collaborative, analytical, written/verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with analytics tools, SQL queries and advanced Excel skills are a plus

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: 10039370-WD