AVP/MGR, Anti-Financial Crime Anti Money Laundering Advisory, Group Wholesale Banking (Singapore (City Area), Singapore, Singapore, 048624)

United Overseas Bank Limited

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices. Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values – Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Wholesale Bank function operates a dynamic business model that provides financial services and solutions to help our clients achieve their strategic business objectives. Our mission is to become the premier-provider of banking services and solutions for Asia-based commercial banking companies (small medium enterprises), large corporations, financial institutions as well as multinational corporations. Our coverage teams work in full alignment with specialised teams across Transaction Banking, Investment Banking, Global Markets and Group Retail to deliver seamless solutions to our clients.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be part of the Group Wholesale Banking (“GWB”) Business Risk and Control Management (BRCM) team. Successful candidate is to support Group GWB BRCM Head and the team head in the following key responsibilities in Singapore and overseas locations:

  • Collaborate with Line 2 Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) Compliance teams on AFC matters (inclusive of AML/CFT/Sanction, Fraud and Anti Bribery and Corruption initiatives) 
  • Advise WB Business Units on AFC matters that include case specific escalation
  • Present/articulate AFC risks on client cases at AFC Management Meetings, include preparation of presentation slides and minutes writing
  • Contribute, present and track project/working group deliverables and arranging meetings 
  • Support and assist in compliance incidents and complaints, and assist Anti-Financial Crime Compliance/AFC Operations or Business Unit (BU) with carrying out further investigations as appropriate
  • Provide support to internal stakeholders to ensure adherence to the Group AFC Compliance policy, guidelines and directives and support stakeholders to address potential issues / gaps identified from the ongoing monitoring process
  • Escalate product or process issues that pose AFC risk to Group Compliance in accordance with the Group escalation protocols
  • Work with WB Business Unit partners to address AFC issues and processes and streamline the review process to drive business 
  • Identify and work with BU/GWB Data Analytics initiatives for risk management and to increase operational efficiencies  
  • Colloborate with other BRCM Officers (including overseas BRCM colleagues) on risk and control matters related to the overseas banking subsidiaries and branches
  • Provide training and support to WB Business Unit and its internal stakeholders  where required
  • Review and identify key emerging risks in GWB and/or industry and propose risk mitigating measures/controls. 
  • Prepare risk management reports, as well as review and challenged GWB internal stakeholders inputs to management reports

Job Requirements


  • Good degree holder in Banking, Finance or Accounting
  • Certification in anti-financial crimes, programming, data management and data analytics is preferred

Experience and Skills 

  • Degree or professional qualification in business or banking/financial services related areas
  • Has minimum 5 years of relevant work experience preferably in audit, regulatory compliance/Line 1 Risk and Control role in corporate banking/wholesale banking of a full-service bank
  • Proven and relevant experience in compliance of a financial services institution is required
  • Good knowledge of anti-financial crimes, MAS Notice 626 regulations, AML typologies, risk assessment, processes and controls 
  • Knowledge of local financial crime regulatory framework of South East Asia region and data analytics would be a clear advantage.
  • Team player, self-driven with strong interpersonal and communication skills and able to perform well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Growth mindset, i.e. openness to learn and take on other risks types
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to have a holistic view for the Group
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal) and interpersonal skills to positively influence people to make the appropriate decisions and resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Resourceful, meticulous, analytical and able to work independently with excellent verbal and report-writing skills.
  • Strong in creating presentation slides
  • Strong administrative and project management skills.
  • Strong statistical and analytical skills

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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