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Overview of the Department/Section
The Financial Crimes Office for EMEA (FCOE) in London is part of the Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) headquartered in New York. It works to ensure that our organisation conducts its business such that we protect our reputation, our business, and our clients within the regulatory and legal framework. It is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of effective systems and controls to protect clients’ assets and to mitigate the risk that MUFG might be used to further financial crime.
Main Purpose of the Role
The Anti Bribery & Corruption (ABC) team is a separate function within the Financial Crimes Office for EMEA, covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The ABC team is responsible for managing the ABC framework: implementing the Global ABC standards within EMEA, designing appropriate controls to ensure compliance with these standards and the global ABC policy, and providing an advisory function related to ABC queries.
This role supports the Head of the ABC team and promotes the MUFG ABC EMEA agenda from London as EMEA HQ. The role includes supporting the ABC function.
In this role, you will be responsible for working on ABC initiatives across MUFG’s banking arm and securities business under a dual-hat arrangement. Under this arrangement, you will act and make decisions on behalf of both the bank and the securities business, subject to the same remit and level of authority, and irrespective of the entity which employs you.
You are responsible for:
- Delivering the ABC agenda in EMEA under direction of the ABC Director in EMEA.
- Supporting the implementation of the Global ABC Standards and controls within relevant areas of Bank and Securities operations to manage the ABC control framework, and developing appropriate quality assurance mechanisms through liaison with the Compliance Testing team and other stakeholders in USA and London.
- Facilitating ABC queries from EMEA compliance officers and business lines, supporting ABC Compliance team members and providing relevant technical advice to the business and other stakeholders, including review of contractual clauses.
- Managing and tracking implementation of ABC controls, including as part of review of transactions, client KYC requirements, gifts and business hospitality requests, High-Risk Referred Candidate employment offers, and charitable contributions
- Monitoring relevant legal and regulatory developments and ABC related news, assisting in the design of appropriate controls to ensure compliance and manage bribery risk
- Supporting the EMEA representative to the Global ABC Working Group, responsible for the development of ABC policies and procedures and maintaining these documents
- Working with the ABC Director to contribute to the continuous enhancement of the ABC framework through current state risk and control assessment and identifying improvements
- Supporting and delivering regional ABC training and awareness initiatives
- Proactively collaborating with local Compliance and key regional control partners, including Legal, HR/Recruiting, and Finance to identify and mitigate ABC risks and implement appropriate control procedures and processes
- Supporting management of ABC investigations and related projects
- Coordinating effective and uniform responses to business line financial crime issues, including consultation with FCOE Sanctions and AML advisory teams
- More than 2 years relevant experience in a financial services firm, regulatory agency, or law firm
- Experience with complex, multi-jurisdictional ABC investigations
- Project management involving multiple stakeholders
Skills and Experience
Functional / Technical Competencies:
- Working knowledge of international ABC laws (including the UK Bribery Act 2010, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)) and ABC controls frameworks
- Practical understanding of banking products and markets, financial crime disciplines (including AML, KYC, and Sanctions), risk management, compliance, and controls
- Processing and analysis of ABC-related controls functions for financial services firms
- Awareness and understanding of the interrelationships between financial crime disciplines
Education / Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
- Compliance certifications (e.g., ICA certificates, CAMS, etc.)
- Excellent communication skills
- Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
- Proactive identification and communication of improvements to processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness
- A proactive, motivated approach.
- The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
- Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
- A structured and logical approach to work
- Strong problem solving skills
- A creative and innovative approach to work
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
- A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment
- Strong numerical skills
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills
MUFG, a global financial group is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.
We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law. We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements