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Financial Institutions Global AML Compliance , Director

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  • Requisition # 10043116-WD
  • Job Type Day
  • Location Irving, TEXAS
  • Date Posted 05/14/2021

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 2020).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. 

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As an AML/FCC subject matter expert on Correspondent Relationships and Non-Bank Financial Institutions, s/he is responsible for managing a team of AML specialists and advising the Global Head of Wholesale AML Advisory and relevant first-line business leaders on strategies to identify and manage the AML rises posed by Financial Institutions portfolio, inclusive of third-party and affiliate banking relationships. S/he will focus on products and services offered to Financial Institutions, especially cross-border payments.  S/he advises on and monitors relevant policy, control and process implementation and reports on their effectiveness.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages a direct team of four AML specialists, with growth planned to eight within the next two years; ensuring the delivery of high quality, timely advice to business partners on relevant AML requirements and client-specific risks
  • Provides AML oversight and is a “dotted-line” supervisor for the Global FI EDD Operations team of c. 40, with significant growth planned for the next two years
  • Supports the maintenance and enhancement of Global AML standards and procedures for Financial Institution (FI) clients, inclusive of correspondent banking and non-bank financial institutions
  • Oversees the implementation and execution of FI-related financial crimes controls within the regions, working closely to support regional and local AML officers
  • Partners with project management and transformation teams to drive organizational change and enhance financial crimes controls related to FI relationships
  • Assists with the creation and development of relevant global AML training materials
  • Regularly coordinates with other areas of the Global Financial Crimes Division to build partnerships and best practices.
  • Regularly engages with relevant first-line business leaders to support their AML risk-management efforts
  • At times may lead a team of individuals to guidance, procedures, controls or execute enhanced due diligence.
  • Oversees the timely identification, resolution, and, as appropriate, escalation of client or control issues to the Global Head of Wholesale AML Advisory
  • Coordinates risk re-evaluation and reviews of correspondent relationships globally in conjunction with other GFCD and fist-line business units; analyzes the findings of the risk reviews and making recommendations to maintain or exit a relationship with coordination across regions on consensus and decision making
  • Remains current on industry developments, best practices and standards relating to correspondent banking and non-bank financial institutions
  • Liaises with regulators and supervisors in connection to correspondent banking- and Financial Institution-related regulatory issues, as required
  • Serves as an escalation point for the business and other GCFD members on investigations, client due diligence issues, etc.


Required experience:

  • Typically requires 10+ years of financial industry and compliance experience, preferably within a global organization
  • An indepth understanding of AML Compliance
  • A BA or BS Degree (equivalent professional experience may be considered in lieu), an MBA or Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, Legal or related field preferred
  • Deep subject matter expertise in correspondent banking and cross-border payment activity
  • Proven track-record of providing timely, practical advice to business partners, balancing AML risk with support for execution of business processes
  • Experienced people manager able to bring the best out of specialized individual contributors and to coach and develop them to deliver the team’s objectives in collaboration with global stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of banking laws and regulations administered by the US and major international regulatory and standards-setting bodies
  • Knowledge and experience with FATF and Wolfsberg guidance on AML and sanctions related to correspondent banking.
  • Focuses relentlessly on execution and balances financial crimes-related risk with business strategies and priorities.
  • Experience leveraging investigative output and financial crimes intelligence in assessing and managing AML risk across the enterprise
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously: a recognized leader with a track record of delivering change in complex, time-sensitive environments
  • Thorough understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework
  • Collaborative mindset with strong interpersonal communication skills and an ability to navigate a complex matrix environment and to influence outcomes across organizational boundaries
  • Experience working in a global financial institution environment with multiple stakeholders in different jurisdictions
  • The ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including Bank staff, management, directors and regulators.
  • Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work
  • Solid judgment established negotiation skills
  • Ability to balance regulatory requirements with the best interests of the Bank and its customers
  • Position will require domestic and international travel, with overall travel up to 20% of the time
  • CAMS, CFCS, CFE or similar anti-financial crime certification is a decisive asset

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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