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Vice President, Financial Crime Investigations and Alerts Management, Client Fulfillment & Services

Posting Date:  14-May-2023

Hong Kong

Company:  UOB Hong Kong

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 Wholesale Bank function operates a dynamic business model that provides financial services and solutions to help our clients achieve their strategic business objectives. Our mission is to become the premier-provider of banking services and solutions for Asia-based commercial banking companies (small medium enterprises), large corporations, financial institutions as well as multinational corporations. Our coverage teams work in full alignment with specialised teams across Transaction Banking, Investment Banking, Global Markets and Group Retail to deliver seamless solutions to our clients.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of name screening analysts and fraud investigators to mitigate and address financial crimes
  • Ensure the completeness and quality of disposition comments as stipulated in the AML/CFT policies and procedures
  • Ensure timeliness of reviews are within prescribed SLA
  • Identify process and control deficiencies and enhance respective risk mitigating control procedures and rectify any deficiencies identified by Group Audit, Compliance, and Regulators.
  • Escalate suspicious AML risks identified to the appropriate personnel (e.g. Head of AFC Ops, Head of CFS, BU Heads, AML Compliance) where applicable
  • To assist in the preparation, review and implementation of training materials with accuracy and in sync with Compliance guidelines on financial crimes matters.  Where need be, to conduct such trainings as and when required to the respective Business Units within Group Wholesale Banking
  • To work in tandem with the Head of AFC Ops in development of the team in areas of technical and soft skills for exposure and career progression
  • Participate and represent CFS in any financial crime related ad-hoc projects and committees, as and when required
  • Other duties to be assigned by Head of CFS and / or Head of AFC Ops

Job Requirements

  • Degree holder in Business Administration/ Finance or related Banking discipline
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience covering wholesale banking clients, with prior experience in the management and development of people and relationships.
  • A strong track record in risk and regulatory matters pertaining to financial crimes risk and typologies in identifying areas or instances of potential risks and to address these concerns appropriately.
  • Able to advise senior stakeholders with great skill and a level of confidence, knowledge and stature to provide advice in terms of outcomes arising from investigative findings.
  • Strong at influencing thinking and behaviors that align with the Bank’s commitment against financial crimes, with the highest level of integrity and the ability to balance commercial objectives with the exercise of independent and prudent judgement.
  • Able to raise sensitive or potentially contentious issues in a constructive manner to arrive at appropriate solutions
  • Strong skillset and in-depth knowledge of name screening disposition and fraud investigations.
  • Self-motivated, collaborative and open-minded; engaging and with eagerness to drive new initiatives and defend what is believed to be right
  • Good command of written and verbal communications in English and Cantonese
  • Holder of AAMLP/CAMLP/CAMS/ICA or equivalent is a plus
  • Certified ECF qualification is 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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