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Assistant VP/Manager, Know Your Customer (KYC) Officer, Group Wholesale Banking

Posting Date:  17 May 2024

Singapore (City Area), SG, 048624

Company:  United Overseas Bank Ltd

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices. Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values – Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

Due Diligence, AML and Controls is responsible for ensuring that all activities comply with regulatory requirements, including financial crime, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, data privacy, and sanctions. Specializes in know your customer (KYC), client due diligence, enhanced due diligence, and customer identity management programs. Responsibilities also include monitoring accounts, alert reviews, and investigation of potential fraudulent, terrorist, or suspicious activity. Ensures that business activities follow the necessary rules and regulations, and that the firm complies with legal and regulatory boundaries and jurisdictions

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform AML/KYC (onboarding and periodic review) on corporate and individual customers and in compliance with the banks' AML/CFT internal policies and processes.
  • Conduct name screening and perform review and disposition of hits. Escalate material hits, where applicable for further clearance.
  • Ensure data accuracy in systems and documentations, including following up with request for information (RFIs).
  • Identify accounts with AML/CFT concerns and escalate any suspicious activities from the due diligence review.
  • Track, monitor and manage case turnaround time, case volume and ensuring that there are no overdue cases, as well as providing regular statistics for management reporting.
  • Providing advisory support to the BUs/RMs in CDD related matters, where applicable.
  • Ensure appropriate approvals are obtained for any exceptions or deferment as stipulated per internal requirements.
  • Prepare monthly management reports.
  • Proactively participate in assigned projects that promote client value, operational efficiency, and innovation.
  • Ensuring that the quality of reviews and documentation comply with the standards and requirements of the banks' internal compliance policies.
  • Maintaining a robust and well documented control environment that is audit ready.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years financial crime experience and at least 3 years of experience in conducting KYC reviews (onboarding and periodic review) within financial industry covering Corporate and Individual customers.
  • In-depth knowledge of MAS regulatory requirements / expectations and industry best practices.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Strong planning and time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Tertiary Qualification or equivalent preferred

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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