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Head of AML Program Office, Managing Director

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  • Requisition # 10045312-WD
  • Job Type Day
  • Location New York, NEW YORK
  • Other Locations TEXAS-Irving
  • Date Posted 07/21/2021

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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Job Summary:

The Managing Director, Head of AML Program Office – Americas (Regional Head of Anti-Money Laundering), reporting into the Regional Head of Financial Crimes – Americas (and BSA Officer) and with matrix reporting into the Global Head of AML, is responsible for the effective execution of the AML Program Office within the Financial Crimes Office – Americas as part of the MUFG Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD). This role will lead, manage and oversee the Bank’s AML Program Office for the Americas region, responsible for overseeing all AML policy and standard development and implementation, business line and product advisory, and AML risk assessments. AML Advisory responsibilities will cover all Bank entities within the North and South America.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading a team that provides technical regulatory guidance and policy interpretation on all matters relating to Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance, inclusive of design and execution of large, complex or special purpose projects contributing to the Bank's AML compliance program across the Americas region.
  • Projects cover a wide spectrum of areas, from assisting business units in developing efficient BSA/AML processes, design of processes that appropriately identify risk and adhere to bank-wide policy as well as assist with strategic governance direction of the AML program.
  • Work collaboratively across functional teams within GFCD, especially the Sanctions and Anti-Bribery Program Offices, and Global AML Department, to ensure effective and efficient AML risk management with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Oversee all AML risk assessments for new and enhanced product and service development, including assessing inherent risk and exposure as well as applicable control environment or control enhancements needed for viable execution and launch of products and services.
  • Develop policies and procedures that ensure the organization is in full adherence with all relevant rules and regulations.
  • Conduct reviews of the Bank's existing AML/BSA Compliance frameworks and operating models to identify and recommend potential areas of compliance vulnerability and strengthen independence and alignment.
  • Develop AML Program governance reports on a regular basis, and, as directed by the BSA Officer, to assist the BSA Officer in reporting to senior management and the Board of Directors on the operation and progress of AML compliance risk management efforts.
  • Maintain a current awareness of the regulatory environment and emerging regulatory and financial crime risks that may impact the bank’s products/services, and BSA/AML controls by developing gap analyses and reporting on such issues.
  • Oversee mergers and acquisition AML due diligence assessments and integration planning, and client and product-level advisory at the country and regional, and as required global level.
  • Training: As necessary provide subject matter expertise support for setting requirements, generating content and developing training plans.
  • Review and provide credible challenge and recommend to Global AML Office content of Global AML Risk Assessment for the Americas region.
  • Coordinate and oversee remedial measures in response to issues raised in compliance examinations, audits and quality control testing in lines of business.
  • Communicate and liaise with regulators and supervisors in connection with the regional and global program and related regulatory issues as required.
  • Advise on major investigation and risk escalations advising on retention, restriction and exit decisions.



  • Bachelor’s degree; an MBA, JD or Master’s degree in business, accounting, legal or related fields is preferred.
  • 10+ years of financial industry and compliance experience, preferably within a global organization in a role directly involved with driving change, program enhancement and critical program evaluation.
  • Highly experienced in developing/enhancing financial crimes-related programs within existing structures.
  • Experience interacting with the executive leadership across a large complex financial institution, control function leadership, and compliance subject matter experts.
  • Proven leader who can manage a diverse team of experts.
  • Proven excellence in communication, and execution in complex and demanding situations.
  • Ability to expertly prioritize and execute multiple initiatives, projects and tasks with effective leadership.
  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Systemic thinker across enterprise.
  • Proven ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies.
  • Detail-oriented and organized execution with sound judgment.
  • Executive level presentation skills.
  • An Enterprise Risk Management perspective.
  • Experience interfacing with banking regulators and enforcement staff.
  • Sophisticated understanding of how to balance risks with opportunity and ensure effective risk based control design.
  • Strong knowledge of financial crimes compliance laws and regulations impacting bank operations.
  • Thorough understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously – ability to prioritize and execute effectively.
  • Proven managerial skills necessary to successfully administer a core support and critical regulatory relationship function within a diverse organization and effectively coordinate between multiple business and support units.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including Bank staff, management, directors and prudential regulators.
  • Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work; ability to work with teams of project managers.
  • Must be deeply knowledgeable on BSA/AML, Know Your Customer regulations and practices, transaction monitoring strategy and typologies, financial products and services ranging from retail and consumer banking products to complex wholesale, correspondent, and investment banking products, as well as knowledge of bank operations.

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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