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MUFG Union Bank Assistant Vice President, Regional Issue Management in Singapore

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Job Summary:

This role will serve as the primary point of contact for the GFCD Issues Management Department within the RFCO, and employees or Local Compliance Officers escalating

potential Financial Crimes Issues. The role is required to provide assistance and guidance

throughout the issues management process (i.e., Financial Crimes Issue escalation, documentation, tracking, remediation, closure, and reporting) in accordance with the Global Financial Crimes Compliance Escalation and Issue Management Standard, including assisting with communications to MUFG Bank Offices in APAC region.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-depth support with interpretive thinking to define problems and develop innovative solutions.

  • Drive program enhancements by working collaboratively with all members of the program.

  • Develop strong working relationships with compliance staff working in branches within the Asia Compliance Office (“ACO”) and the FinCrime office of Asia (“FCOA”).

  • Provide guidance to employees on escalation of Financial Crimes Issues and other matters related to the issues management process

  • Collaborate with the GFCD Issues Management Department and other relevant parties to gather required issue information on a timely basis

  • Coordinate intake, tracking and closure of financial crime issues arising in the region

  • Work with Issue Owners and Risk Managers to develop action plans, as needed

  • Provide regular updates regarding open financial crimes issues to the Global Issues Management team

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

  • Gain familiarity with the MUFG financial crimes compliance framework, including the roles of Internal Audit and Compliance Testing

  • Develop an understanding of global Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), Sanctions and Anti-Bribery & Corruption (“ABC”) regulatory regimes

  • Build an expert level knowledge of the MUFG Issues Escalation process and manage the flow of issues from escalation to closure within the Asia Region

  • Obtain outstanding information from branches within the region as needed

  • Support general financial compliance activities and other duties, including special projects as assigned

  • Assist in providing training regarding the FinCrime Issues Escalation process to various APAC stakeholders

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Compliance or Audit, in Financial Crime area

  • Project management and stakeholder management skills

  • Team-oriented approach to completing objectives

  • Experience in audit and regulatory exams will be advantageous

  • Understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework

  • The ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including Bank staff, management, and directors where required

  • Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word), particularly in Excel and handling data

  • Ability to work autonomously, initiate and prioritize own work

  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills

  • Good interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Highly skilled at reporting and gathering / reporting metrics

  • Systemic thinker across enterprise

  • Process and detail-oriented and organized execution

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework

We regret to inform that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

MUFG Bank Ltd & MUFG Securities Asia Limited (collectively referred to as “MUFG”) is an equal opportunity employer. We view our employees as our key assets as they are fundamental to our long-term growth and success. MUFG is committed to hiring based on merit and organsational fit, regardless of race, religion or gender.

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