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MUFG Vice President, Regional Compliance Testing Lead in Singapore

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 180,000 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.

Job Responsibilities:

The candidate will be part of the Regional Assurance department within the Compliance Office for Asia and will report into the Head of Regional Monitoring, Testing and Issues Management. The candidate will lead a team of regional staff in Singapore, Hong Kong and India in completing Compliance Testing activities including, but not limited to, conducting risk assessments, planning and executing thematic reviews, and conducting issue analysis. Candidate must be a strong communicator and be able to demonstrate strong leadership in developing staff in the Assurance framework and methodology.


  • Deputize as Head of Compliance Testing for the APAC region

  • Undertake the role of Review Manager for Testing reviews and supervise team in completing the Testing reviews. This includes planning the review, designing and executing test procedures, and reporting issues to ACO Management and Business Unit’s stakeholders.

  • Review the work of the team, including documentation, sufficiency/quality of fieldwork etc, and ensure that they are well documented, and using appropriate business and technical language.

  • Evaluate internal controls design and effectiveness and where issues identified, conduct root cause analysis and propose remedial actions.

  • Report results in an effective and timely basis, leading to appropriate remedial action and on-going management of risk

  • Take ownership in conducting annual risk assessments for the region to identify areas where Testing reviews should be planned for

  • Build relationships with peers and stakeholders within the organization and effectively manage stakeholder relationships to a mutually accountable, productive, respectful and trusted level.

  • Act as a leader and role model, and continuously identify and pursue opportunities to improve self, the team and the process/function

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders across the region and globally as applicable on enhancement of Testing methodologies, and sharing best practices and information

  • Deploy use of data analytics and/or user-tools to achieve efficiencies in reviews

  • To lead, play a significant role and / or support compliance projects;


  • Responsible for career development of team of 6 staff, including annual performance assessment and objective setting

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of financial services experience in Assurance / Internal Audit / Regulatory Audits / Compliance Testing / Markets

  • Prior experience in leading regional teams

  • Fluency in Mandarin (communicate/read/write) to conduct reviews for Chinese markets

  • Minimum a Degree in any field will be preferrable

  • Experience in planning reviews, designing test procedures, internal control testing

  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data and draw conclusions

  • Proficiency in reporting writing and presentation skills to articulate issues, root causes, and recommend solutions

  • Proficient knowledge of Process, Risk and Controls concepts

  • Proven leadership skills, nurturing and developing team members

  • Professional compliance / accounting certifications preferred

  • Extensive industry knowledge, including regulatory environments in APAC

  • Demonstrated proficiency in technology in assigned work (e.g. Alteryx, data analytical tools, M365 etc)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and dealing with executives at all levels

  • Knowledge in banking products, APAC banking regulations compliance subjects is highly desirable

  • Able to initiate and deliver change

  • Able to travel for assignments (estimated 30%)

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.

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

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  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute