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Americas BSA/AML Advanced Analytics Specialist, Assistant Vice President

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  • Requisition # 10043793-WD
  • Job Type Day
  • Location Irving, TEXAS
  • Date Posted 08/03/2021

Your potential. Your opportunity.

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count? 

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018). In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count. 

*Some MUFG roles require that individuals be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to medical and/or religious exemptions, if applicable. Should you be selected for an interview, your recruiter will provide additional information.

Job Summary:

Reporting into the Regional Head of Financial Crimes Transaction Monitoring, this new position has been created for the purpose of establishing GFCD Operations Intelligence & Analytics capabilities for MUFG. 

One of several key positions in the new Global Financial Crimes Division Operations function, this position will be responsible for (i) helping to identify detection scenarios, (2) provide analytics support for developing, tuning, optimizing and modifying segmentation to improve transaction monitoring and screening systems, and (3) helping to coordinate the implementation of scenarios, which detect financial crime.  The incumbent is responsible for supporting leadership to ensure a globally consistent effort that enables continuing improvement to the transaction monitoring capabilities and further mitigate potential financial crime.  

Major Responsibilities:

Provide Subject matter expertise and lead AML Transaction monitoring and Customer Risk rating efforts.

Support the development of policies and procedures for AML CRR and transaction monitoring life cycle, including reviews of scenario validation, segmentation, optimization tool, risk factor considerations for CRR.

Support large strategic optimization and segmentation program to enhance and tune MUFG’s GFCD Transaction Monitoring Program.

Recommend customer segmentation and optimization for MUFG’s GFCD monitoring system across multiple lines of business.

Help develop of models involving tuning, calibration, segmentation and optimization.

Perform model validation, memorializing model selection rationales and defined assumptions.

Coordinate with other regional and Global teams to implement on the monitoring/CRR model.

Work collaboratively across functional teams within GFCD to ensure effective and efficient operations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Two plus years' experience designing, analyzing, testing and/or validating BSA/AML models, and/or OFAC sanctions screening models.

Familiarity implementing, testing or evaluating performance of financial crime and compliance systems.

Sound knowledge on AML data including KYC, customer, account and transactional data.

Proven track record of strong quantitative testing and statistical analysis techniques as it pertains to BSA/AML models, including name similarity matching, classification accuracy testing, unsupervised/supervised machine learning, neural networks, fuzzy logic matching, decision trees, etc.

Familiarity of current compliance rules and regulations of the FRB, SEC, OCC, FATF, FinCEN, OFAC, and familiarity with USA PATRIOT Act, BSA/AML and OFAC screening regulations. 

Prior experience designing compliance program tuning and configuration methodologies, including what-if detection scenario analytics, excess over threshold, and sampling above/below-the-line (ATL/BTL) testing.

Working knowledge of one or more of the following programming platforms: SAS, Matlab, R, Python, SQL, VBA, etc.

Familiarity with vendor models like Hotscan, Actimize SAM/WLF, SearchSpace, RDC, Bridger Insight, ACE Pelican, TCH OFAC Screening (EPN), FICO Credit/Debit, Guardian Analytics, and ThreatMetrix.

Strong knowledge about model risk management and associated regulatory requirements

Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, quantitative analysis, economics or related field is required. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience interacting with the Executive Committee Leadership, control function leadership, and compliance subject matter experts

Proven excellence in execution in complex and demanding situations

Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills

Systemic thinker across enterprise

Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies

Detail-oriented and organized execution

Executive level presentation skills

An Enterprise Risk Management perspective


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

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