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MUFG Union Bank Americas Complex Investigations Associate/AVP- (Hybrid) in Tempe, Arizona

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Americas Complex Investigations, Assistant Vice President/Associate

Job Summary:

Reporting into the Head of Americas Complex Investigations (ACI), this position supports the dual functions of ACI which are to proactively identify financial crime risk through regional complex investigations (including regional exposure reviews) and through external engagement.

One of several key positions in the new Americas Financial Crimes Intelligence & Analytics group, this position will be responsible for supporting a team that (1) delivers an engagement model for relevant external parties (law enforcement, industry peers, etc.) and internal parties (Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) peers, etc.) to identify new typologies, initiatives, and best practices; and (2) coordinates regional complex investigations, including exposure reviews. This position is also responsible for supporting leadership to ensure a regionally consistent effort that enables the identification of financial crime risk, new typologies, initiatives, and best practices to enhance capabilities and mitigate potential financial crime risk. This position will also provide support and guidance to teams within Americas Financial Crimes Intelligence & Analytics, Americas Center of Excellence, and GFCD.

Major Responsibilities:

  • In connection with the external engagement function:

  • Assist in the execution of an external engagement strategy that is calculated to improve the Bank’s ability to proactively identify (and mitigate) financial crime risk.

  • Researching and reporting on industry best practices.

  • Tracking, logging, and reporting on external engagement in connection with the complex investigations function:

  • Under the direction of a Vice President or Director, perform investigative functions as a result of internal and external leads.

  • Conduct regional exposure reviews by:

  • Keeping statistics and preparing reports

  • Liaising with points of contact in the region

  • Sending, tracking, logging, and reporting on exposure review requests made to branches within the region

  • Requesting and reviewing bank data

  • Tracking major adverse media

  • Keep senior level management regularly apprised of progress in exposure reviews.

  • Prepares communications and presentations to be shared with business line executives and senior management.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Business, or related experience

  • 5 years of investigative, legal support, or related experience

  • Experience working in a regional team and maintaining relationships with regional and global colleagues

  • Proven excellence in execution in complex and demanding situations

  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Systemic thinker across enterprise

  • Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies

  • Detail-oriented and organized execution

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Able to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work

  • Solid judgment and a practical approach to implementation

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.

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