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MUFG Assistant Vice President, KYC Advisory - (GFCD) Financial Crime Office Europe in United States

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 160,000 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.

In MUFG, we are committed to being the world’s most trusted financial group. As part of our commitment, in our Global Financial Crime Directorate (GFCD), we are consolidating and improving key elements of our global financial crime detection and prevention operations.

This will enable us to increase and enhance the effectiveness of our operational financial crime prevention and detection expertise and oversight, by consolidating and focusing the knowledge, capabilities, insight and experience of our people along with refined and improved processes, training and technologies.

We want to work with ambitious, energetic, service-focused people with experience of working in Financial Crime, who are dedicated to protecting our customers – and the wider global economy, while developing world-class anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) skills and capabilities.




You will be supporting our Financial Crime Operations team, delivering against our objectives for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role you will be working within the Know Your Customer (KYC) team:

  • Delivering high-quality support to business activities, assisting the firm to do business in the right way and to grow its business-footprint.

  • Ensuring key processes are run efficiently to deliver quality and reliable information, to support the firm’s business growth and control procedures.

  • Delivering risk-based assurance to the firm’s senior management and the Group through independent challenge and quality reporting.

  • Understanding new regulations and procedural changes while pro-actively implementing new ways of working to increase efficiencies.


  • Reviewing records of KYC for new business, periodic reviews and event driven review for high risk clients and providing recommendations.

  • Processing ad-hoc advisory requests from the centralised onboarding unit, queries relating to completing KYC on complex ownership structures and complex transactions and providing risk recommendations.

  • Reviewing and processing KYC escalations from Front Office, including reviewing escalation memos for sign off by Head of KYC and/or the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

  • Supporting technology and System development, providing inputs into funding, prioritization requests, and business cases for system enhancements and upgrades.

  • Managing the screening process for Politically Exposed Persons, adverse media alerts and any resulting escalations.

  • Managing the daily screening for customer screening in Siron KYC and any resulting escalations.

  • Assisting with the monthly adverse media alerts as part of ongoing monitoring of clients and any resulting escalations.

  • Analysing data and producing management reports and Key Performance Indicators to support business decisions.

  • Processing Anti-Social Element Checks

  • Updating procedures, and understanding the gaps, in line with UK and Global regulatory and legal requirements, including advisory guidance, implementing local rollouts and provision training.

  • Managing governance meetings and key stakeholders.

  • Supporting business as usual activities and other duties, including adhoc projects as assigned.

  • Liaise with colleagues from the MUS affiliates and other group companies to deliver efficient processes and consistent risk management practices where possible


  • KYC experience is essential for this role

  • Experience of performing KYC for high risk clients, complex structure, PEPs

  • Experience of KYC quality checking and/or assurance testing required.

  • Experience of performing KYC on Financial Institution and Correspondent Banking clients – (not essential)


  • Knowledge of KYC and the regulatory environment.

  • Good understanding of JMLSG and Regulatory KYC requirements

  • General understanding of IT systems used in the KYC area


  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability.

  • A proactive, motivated approach.

  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly.

  • Strong decision-making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement.

  • A structured and logical approach to work.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines.

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment.


The role holder will be assessed in accordance with their employing entity’s performance framework and process with relevant input obtained from the dual hatting entity as relevant.

As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the role holder. The role holder will carry out other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role as requested by their line manager or Department Head.


  • The role holder will have responsibilities for both MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc.

  • The role holder will be required to perform their duties and responsibilities on an entity neutral basis, without favour.

  • The role holder is required to follow regulatory requirements applicable to ensure each business is appropriately supported and to maintain the legal entity integrity of each of MUFG Bank and MUS.

  • Working terms are dictated by functional mandates, the terms of the Dual-Hat Arrangement Agreement in place between MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc and any other relevant agreements entered into between MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc.

  • The role holder will have responsibility for identifying and resolving where there may be a difference or conflict in needs between MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities EMEA plc, escalating to their manager where required.

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the 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

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  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute