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SVP, Quality Control Lead, Group Compliance

Posting Date:  25 May 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

  • Support the Head of QC to develop, implement and maintain a global strategy to deliver a sustainable culture of process excellence and improvement in Group Compliance
  • Develop a comprehensive testing plan for Line 2 Compliance controls and processes incorporating both periodic and thematic reviews which is to be adapted dynamically based on emerging trends and developments, regulatory requirements, and function’s strategic priorities.
  • Oversee quality control reviews including providing expert guidance on review planning, findings interpretation and follow up actions.
  • Lead, train and advise QC team members on QC standards, projects and day-to-day delivery
  • Work with Group Compliance teams to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of key processes to meet best practice and regulatory standards; ensure remediation plans are executed on a timely basis. 
  • Drive and lead process improvement projects, including those that may be cross functions e.g. between Line 2 and Line 1
  • Work with the Head of QC in preparing QC plans, QC review reports and updating QC status via QC Dashboard for reporting to GC Senior Management, synthesizing key recommendations.
  • Develop new tools, methodologies, and standards to enhance the quality control programme effectiveness and ensure practices remain in line with best practices
  • Support strategic & transformation programmes and projects assigned by the Head of Group Compliance.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degree holder (with major in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or equivalent qualification preferred).
  • 10-15 years of experience in financial services assurance or compliance testing. Knowledge of anti-financial crime compliance valued.
  • Knowledge of control framework and policy design and implementation. Strong knowledge of compliance organizational drivers and activities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and changing stakeholder expectations.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to partner and influence cross-functionally and at all levels of the organization without direct managerial authority
  • Inquisitive mind with an ability to think “outside the box”
  • Can work independently and has experience managing teams to deliver projects and assignments 

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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