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Assistant Vice President, Overseas Compliance Management, Group Compliance

Posting Date:  7 Dec 2023

Singapore (City Area), Singapore, 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

The Compliance function is a strategic partner and a trusted business enabler to the Board and senior management. It is our responsibility to ensure that the Group continuously fulfils its regulatory obligations in today’s tight and dynamic regulatory landscape. To do that, we work closely with internal stakeholders to identify and to assess regulatory risks. This collaboration also includes developing practical solutions that integrate regulations into operational requirements as well as actively shaping and promoting stronger compliance culture and literacy in the Bank.

Job Responsibilities

To provide governance oversight and support of the Overseas Banking Entities’ (OBE) Regulatory Compliance function and Compliance related matters, as well as participate in GC OCM – MO strategic projects and/or ad hoc assignments.

  •  Act as main touch-point of the OBE Cmpliance function.
  • Provide resolution of the OBE Compliance related matters within Group Compliance and relevant stakeholders, as applicable. 
  • Provide guidance on GC regulatory compliance risk framework and programs, matters relating to Overseas Banking Entities (OBE) Compliance governance and oversight.
  • Work with the OBE Compliance to understand compliance related matters as well as monitor and validate the appropriate resolutions, where applicable.
  • Be responsible for timely assessment and escalation of significant compliance related matters (such as adverse regulatory compliance risk, regulatory developments) to the Team Lead.
  • Identify systemic issues, gaps and recommend mitigating controls for application and adoption to the Team Lead.
  • Promote awareness and understanding of GC’s policies, guidelines, procedures, Singapore regulations and requirements of OBE via dialogues, formal and informal sharing/training.
  • Review OBE Compliance functions’ work paper and documentation to confirm its adequacy and completeness.
  • Provide timely maintenance and administration of guidelines, procedures and manuals.
  • Participate in strategic projects and initiatives as and when assigned, to improve effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the team.
  • Seek out opportunity for improvement initiatives.

Job Requirements

  • Has a recognised degree or its equivalent.
  • Has minimum 4 to 8 years of relevant work experience preferably in regulatory compliance.
  • Possesses good knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements in the financial industry.
  • Has a professional certification in Compliance is an advantage.
  • Has good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work on multiple assignments and complete deliverables within timelines. 

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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