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MUFG Compliance Officer (AVP) in Paris, France

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Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th 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.

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MUFG is one of the largest financial groups in the world. MUFG Bank Paris branch is a company on a human scale that provides investment solutions to a broad array of international customers.

We are looking to hire a Compliance Officer whose role will cover both regulatory compliance and financial crime. The candidate will assist in the Compliance coverage of the business lines of the Paris branch, which includes maintaining a robust financial crime and core compliance function, advising the business on transactions, analysing applicable EU and French laws and regulations and reporting identified risks and issues to senior management.

The role is based in Paris and requires daily interactions with our Regional Headquarters based in London. The candidate will report to the Head of Compliance of the Paris branch.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review of due diligence checks with respect to KYC

  • Review AML and sanctions alerts, as the case may be investigate potential money laundering and fraudulent financial activity across client business lines, including drafting suspicious activity reports (SAR)

  • Preparing reports and risk assessments required by applicable processes

  • Acting as a contact point for local escalation of compliance-related concerns, incidents, breaches of legal and regulatory requirements or Group policies and procedures regarding all compliance matters.

  • Review Compliance policies and procedures regarding all compliance matters, including financial crime (KYC, Sanctions, AML and ABC) and core compliance (market conduct, cross-border transactions, data privacy etc)

  • Analysing the impact of new laws and regulations, in coordination with the Legal Department

Essential Requirements include:

  • 3 to 5 years in a wholesale/investment banking compliance function with regulatory compliance and/or financial crime experience

  • Fluent English & French

  • Law, compliance or economics degree or similar

Skills required:

  • Ability to apply legal and regulatory requirements to practical situations

  • Strong communication skills, excellent French and English language skills (written and spoken)

  • Being well-organised and solution-oriented

  • Good Microsoft-Excel, -Word, -Outlook and -Powerpoint knowledge

  • Ability to perform duties pro-actively and reliably under pressure

  • Enjoyment of teamwork and being a team player

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