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AML Senior Analyst-Compliance

American Express Shinagawa, Japan
Posted 2 months ago Permanent Competitive
AML Senior Analyst-Compliance
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Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for executing and managing the Global Financial Crime Compliance (GFCC) requirements including Anti Money-Laundering (AML) / Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF), Sanctions and Anti-Corruption, in line with Global & local regulatory requirements for fast-growing Japan businesses operating under US Bank Holding Company. This position will support implementation & local roll-out of GFCC programs by collaborating with global and local compliance SMEs. This position will support business groups and key stakeholders in ensuring the understanding of key regulatory requirements, including implication to business operations.

This position will also be responsible for maintaining the effectiveness of regulatory compliance programs in Japan in line with Japan regulatory requirements and expectations. As a critical component of the local regulatory compliance program, this position will develop up-to-date local compliance policies and procedures, and conduct trainings to the employees, by incorporating the latest regulatory requirements in rapidly changing business & regulatory environment. This position will also assess the effectiveness of daily operations for Japan by preparing, updating and analyzing various metrics and reports, and implement necessary quality controls measures, in line with Global policies and procedures as well as Japan regulatory requirements and expectations.

Success to this position is to have an in-depth understanding of AML/CFT, Sanctions and pertinent regulatory requirements and operational processes to be able to provide effective advisory and consultation to the business groups and SMEs / key stakeholders within / outside Japan on local regulatory requirements; while ability to monitor and manage multiple assigned tasks for execution by the required due dates.

This is a great opportunity to work in an international environment that provides career opportunities in a broad scope. The company is well recognized as "Best Companies to Work for" (2023 ranking).

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Support the direct leader in evaluation of the pertinent regulatory requirements over Global Financial Crime Compliance (GFCC) area. Keep up-to-date with critical regulatory developments and evaluate necessary compliance actions as needed.
  2. Provide compliance advice to business partners in evaluation of effectiveness of compliance program within business groups, support implementation of necessary compliance actions, consultation & development of appropriate remediation actions as per the regulatory expectation.
  3. Participate in key business projects with Japan impacts as Compliance SME, provide reviews and compliance advisory as necessary.
  4. Partner with Global Financial Crime Compliance (GFCC) team to execute local implementation of Global compliance requirements over AML/CFT, Sanctions and Anti-corruption areas.
  5. Develop and maintain up-to-date local compliance policies & procedures by effectively incorporating necessary local regulatory requirements against rapidly changing business products & underlying operations.
  6. Develop up-to-date regulatory compliance trainings to the required local employees, by effectively incorporating necessary local regulatory requirements against rapidly changing business products & underlying operations.
  7. Develop and conduct reviews of various metrics and reports, and implement necessary quality controls measures, in line with Global policies and procedures as well as Japan regulatory requirements and expectations.
  8. Perform thorough reviews and investigation on suspicious activities and transactions to prepare necessary Suspicious Activity Reporting to the regulator. Conduct investigation and prepare a report in English.
  9. Perform reviews and investigation on Sanction and PEPs alerts in accordance with Global and Local policies and procedures. Independently conduct the research using relevant tools and make a decision on each case.
  10. Ensure quality standards of the deliverables in accordance with Global and Local policies and procedures, ensuring completeness of all evidential supporting documents within the designated record retention tools & depositories.
  11. As needed, support facilitation of compliance projects and initiatives to fulfill regulatory requirements, under the direction of the direct leader.
  12. Provide necessary trainings and feedback to the team members.


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • 3-5years of direct regulatory compliance, legal or financial crime investigation experiences involving AML/CFT process in Japan. Professional certifications or Diplomat in relevant area a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of the Japan AML regulatory requirements for retail consumer financial services industries.
  • Strong understanding of internal controls. Hands-on experience or professional certifications in internal controls. Ability to identify control defects and develop remediation by reviewing & evaluating existing business processes.
  • Ability to handle and manage voluminous data by effectively navigating multiple complex global-based operating systems. Ability to self-learn multiple complex global systems.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, verbal and writing, both in Japanese and English to be able to effectively work with internal business stakeholders in Japan and overseas.
  • Experience in working effectively in a globally-complex matrix organization across diverse business groups and product lines.
  • Proven leadership in executing process excellence across multiple areas, exercising effective influencing and persuading in delivering the desired outcome. Project management experience a plus.

Qualifications

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • Support for financial-well-being and retirement
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location)
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location)
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
Job ID  23010990
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