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MUFG Union Bank Americas Financial Crimes Risk Assessment and Analysis - Analyst in Tempe, Arizona


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Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020).In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. Its part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

Job Description:

Reporting into the Americas Risk Assessment Manager, with a matrix into the Global Financial Crimes Risk Assessment team, this position is one of several key supporting positions in the Americas Financial Crimes Risk Assessment team. This position will be responsible for working across functions, countries and branches to support the Global Financial Crimes program and oversee all financial crimes risk assessment activities within the Americas. Responsibilities include advising on and supporting the design of the regional components of the risk assessment process, supporting execution of the annual Global Financial Crimes and U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Risk Assessments, raising management awareness of issues identified during execution of the Risk Assessments, driving remediation activities, meeting regulatory obligations, and managing financial crimes risk within the region.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the Americas Financial Crimes Risk Assessment team in the design and implementation of the methodology and questionnaires.

  • Support the Head of Financial Crimes Risk Assessment and the Americas Risk Assessment Manager to implement and execute the U.S. and Americas AML and Sanctions Financial Crimes Risk Assessments and Targeted Risk Assessments.

  • Provide training, guidance and direction on the implementation of the methodology, including obtaining data and inventorying controls.

  • Liaise with regional and local compliance officers on risk assessment-related projects, initiatives, and data collection.

  • Provide subject matter expertise around the collection, organization, and evaluation of quantitative data relevant to the risk assessment process within the region.

  • Assist with writing Risk Assessment narratives, preparing heatmaps and graphics, and tracking/escalating issues.

  • Assist with the creation of the post-assessment evaluation and remediation, including coordinating with regional and local compliance to determine mitigating action plans.

  • Liaise and coordinate with Testing, Audit, Training, and Issues Management, among others.

  • Respond to audit or regulatory requests/issues around risk assessment.



  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent. An MBA or Master’s degree in analytics, business, accounting, legal or related fields is preferred

  • Two plus years of internal or industry experience in financial crimes, compliance, risk assessment, reporting, or data governance with a financial services company, consultancy or regulatory agency.

  • General knowledge of risk assessments, testing, transaction monitoring, sanctions screening, KYC, and issues management.

  • General knowledge of regulatory guidance and practices in the AML, ABC, and sanctions space.

  • Experience with data analytics and working knowledge of Excel.

  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with various levels of management.

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, and the ability to execute on multiple projects.

  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint (Access and other database or reporting tools are a plus).

  • ACAMS, ISCO or other financial crimes-related certification preferred.

Additional skills

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

  • Experience interfacing with banking regulators and enforcement staff.

  • Understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework.

  • Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work.

  • Ability to work with teams of project managers.

  • Solid judgment and a practical approach to implementation – including knowledge of Bank systems.

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: Operations

Primary Location: ARIZONA-Tempe

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10038511-WD