• Competitive
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citigroup Transaction Services (M) Sdn Bhd
  • 11 Dec 17

MY CTSM KL - Regional AML Analyst for Asia Pacific Financial Intelligence Unit

MY CTSM KL - Regional AML Analyst for Asia Pacific Financial Intelligence Unit

  • Primary Location: Malaysia,Wilayah Persekutuan,Kuala Lumpur
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Compliance and Control
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Job ID: 17071902


The candidate must possess:
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface and partner with Citi businesses across APAC countries subject to the FIU's oversight
  • Strong negotiation, analytical and organizational skills
  • The ability to work effectively, under pressure, in a rapidly changing environment, as well as autonomously and as an effective member of a dynamic team
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral, particularly in the context of delivering clear and concise recommendations and feedback
  • Strong analytic skills and a good understanding of conducting funds tracing and transaction analysis using Excel
  • Excellent research skills including experience with online research tools and databases
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Proficiency in a foreign language (Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia or other Asia Pacific languages) is a plus but not a requirement
  • Must be familiar with the following materials:
    • Laws and regulations applicable to money laundering in Asia Pacific's countries/territories, as well as the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the USA Patriot Act, OFAC, FinCEN requirements and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) requirements and guidelines; and
    • The Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), including recent FATF Annual Reports
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct AML investigations and review investigative work performed by peers in relation to high risk customers
  • Present findings of investigations to senior managers of AML Compliance and other Citigroup units
  • Perform compliance reviews (on-boarding and maintenance) in conjunction with countries/regions, particularly in relation to high risk customers
  • Implement and/or provide oversight of Manager's Control Assessment at regional and/or country level(s)
  • Lead Ad hoc projects and provide appropriate guidance to members of the project teams
  • Responsible for the appropriate collection and analysis of documents to assist in identifying unusual transaction patterns
  • Conduct research via available Bank systems and commercial databases, as well as the Internet
  • Interface with relevant units and the business in regards to compliance reviews, investigations, as well as other Ad hoc projects
  • Document review findings, ensure awareness of conclusions and prepare a report of findings for Compliance and Business management
  • Draft STRs, recommend relationship retention or termination, and track recommendations and account closures, as required
  • Responsible for communicating with senior managers, members of the Business and other Citigroup AML monitoring units to ensure findings are incorporated in all aspects of the AML control program
  • Conduct QA reviews of case files, case tracking logs and various AML processes


  • Graduate Degree from a recognized university (Accountancy, Banking, Business, Economics or Law) or relevant professional qualification in financial services or audit
  • Post Graduate Degree is a plus
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience in:
    • Conducting AML investigations, including undertaking customer transaction reviews and open source research, with the aim of identifying potentially suspicious activity;
    • Preparing/reviewing and/or filing Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs). 
    • Familiar with AML typologies and risks associated with banking