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The Financial Crimes Office for EMEA (FCO EMEA) in London is part of the Global Financial Crimes Division 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 Escalations team investigates real time payment messages escalated by Tier 2 Investigations in order to protect the Bank from sanctions regulatory risk. They assess whether a payment can be released or requires further action; ensuring colleagues and other stakeholders understand the action taken. The analyst is responsible for the review of investigations conducted by EMEA offices and conducting reviews of intelligence on internal lists.
Review live sanction alerts escalated by Tier 2 Escalations
Ensures high level analysis of supporting documentation for held payments
Assess whether payments are permissible or require further action to either Block or Reject, according to current sanctions regulations in place.
Provide timely and consistent sanctions advice to key stakeholders regarding potential transactions
Review and assess investigations conducted by EMEA offices
1-3 years of relevant banking/compliance experience
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Functional / Technical Competencies:
MS Office skills
Demonstrates attention to detail
Broad understanding of banking, financial crime risk (AML and Sanctions) in banking and a general
understanding of the concepts of risk management and control
Manages priorities effectively and delivers efficiently
Proactively identifies and communicates improvements to process on the grounds of efficiency and effectiveness
Specific to role
Strong analytical skills
Financial sanctions knowledge in particular OFAC and EU regulations
Good conceptual understanding of risk, compliance and controls
Good understanding of banking products and the UK regulatory environment
Education / Qualifications:
Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work accordingly
Works collaboratively and establishes trusted relationships
Shares specialist knowledge across, at least, the Financial Crime Department
Communicates clearly (in writing and orally), and flexes communication style as appropriate
Actively considers and supports broad goals across the GFCD and the Bank
Proactively identifies and attempts to resolve issues
MUFG 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