MUFG Union Bank Jobs

Mobile mufg Logo

Job Information

MUFG AML Operations Team Leader - FIU, Vice President in Tempe, Arizona

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.

Reporting to an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Operations Department Manager, the AML Operations Team Leader supervises a team of AML professionals responsible for transaction surveillance, detailed investigations, quality control and/or special risk client activities in support of the Bank's BSA/AML program.


  • The AML Operations Team Leader will oversee the work of up to eight (8) AML surveillance agents to ensure transaction activity is effectively monitored and that suspicious activity is appropriately investigated, evaluated, documented and addressed.

  • This position requires a very sound operations management/supervisory background and direct experience with BSA/AML.

  • Interview candidates and make hiring recommendations for open positions.

  • Make salary, promotion and employment termination recommendations.

  • Track team performance and productivity.

  • Establish staff performance goals, assess staff performance and perform staff performance appraisals.

  • Provide direct supervision for up to eight (8) AML surveillance agents.

  • Ensure agents maintain key performance objects appropriate to support overall BSA/AML mission.

  • Quality and Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Assist in AML quality control processes in concert with the division's overall Quality Control (QC) program.

  • Assist assigned AML Department Manager to ensure staff obtains ongoing comprehensive training and professional development regarding variations in behavioral patterns and business practices in assigned client portfolio(s). Assist the assigned AML Department Manager in maintaining highly effective operational practices in their assigned portfolio.

  • Ensure satisfactory compliance with the Bank's BSA/AML policies regarding their assigned portfolio. Subject Matter Expertise and Continuing Education

  • Demonstrate and maintain effective knowledge of simple and complex financial activities, including (but not limited to) international finance, global markets products and services, corporate and personal investments, treasury management, and commercial finance.

  • Keep abreast of current regulatory developments to ensure the implementation of appropriate AML operational procedures, including the refinement and maintenance of automated and manual applications. Supervise Daily

  • Assist the assigned AML Department Manager in establishing and maintaining efficient, scalable and risk-based analytical techniques and methods for evaluating client activity, enabling assigned staff to effectively identify situations requiring EDD, Suspicious Activity Reporting, or escalation to other AML operations areas, the Financial Intelligence Unit Director, BSA Officer, and/or Business Unit Executives.

  • Build and maintain positive professional relationships with other AML policy and operations areas, and other bank lines of business as appropriate.

  • Establish and maintain superior customer service protocols with internal business partners.

  • Create and maintain adequate policies, procedures, and service level agreements governing mission readiness and in support of the larger Bank BSA/AML program. Provide technical guidance and mentoring to staff with respect to analytical techniques, research, and documentation standards.

  • Provide coaching and training for new employees.

  • Manage workflow and staffing of team to achieve departmental objectives.

  • Establish workload priorities and assign work to agents for surveillance, investigation and/or quality control activities.

  • Act as escalation point for activities warranting further review, investigation, or notification.

  • Review alert and cases prepared by agents to ensure decision-making is appropriate and documented, alert and case narratives are complete, accurate and comply with internal policies.

  • Ensure decisions not to file a SAR are well supported and documented.

  • Review recommendations for client relationship termination to ensure decision-making is appropriate, well documented, and complies with internal policies and guidelines.

  • Under the direction of the assigned AML Department Manager, conduct analysis on portfolio patterns and trends to assist AML, fraud, and security management in identifying new or emerging risk issues.

  • Help develop strategies and implement plans to address new and emerging product, customer and transaction risks based upon this analysis.

  • AML Department Manager to prepare for and respond to internal audit and regulatory examination reviews.

  • Under the direction of the assigned AML Department Manager, ensure compliance with federal information sharing requests and regulations, including Grand jury subpoenas, asset seizure orders, search warrants, National Security Letters, and USAPA 314(a) and (b) requests.


  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, Business or related field of study. Related professional certifications such as or CFE are highly desirable.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of investigative or related experience with specific emphasis on BSA/AML and/or fraud prevention at a financial institution, regulatory or law enforcement agency.

  • Minimum 3+ years of managerial and supervisory experience, preferably involving at least 4 professional staff members.

  • Excellent interpersonal abilities including superior oral and written communication skills.

  • Expert knowledge of BSA/AML laws and regulations relative to money laundering and terrorist financing and the ability to apply this knowledge in assessing client activity and monitoring of high risk customer accounts.

  • Demonstrated experience in reporting and/or using Suspicious Activity Reports.

  • Proficient in the application of various automated systems used to monitor transaction activity such as deposits, wires, cash, and monetary instrument sales, and KYC systems. Understanding of bank products and services and how they may be exploited for criminal purposes, including but not limited to money laundering and terrorist financing activities.

The typical base pay range for this role is between $119K - $161K 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.

MUFG Benefits Summary (

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