VP, Project Management Office, Anti Financial Crime (AFC) & NFR (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 Transformation & COO Office is the enabler to achieve the business goals across the 3 business units of Group Retail – Personal Financial Services, Business Banking and Private Banking.
Group Retail has 13 strategic programs that cover customer touchpoints (digital and omnichannel), core product capabilities (cards, wealth, business banking) in addition to data and productivity programs. Each program has embarked on the new ways of working which is on the journey to develop empowered, cross-functional teams.

The Transformation Office is the central role that maintain the cadence with each program, and brings together the interdependencies across programs.

Job Responsibilities


Advisory, Reviews and Policy


  • You will be responsible for managing team members in the following areas of specialization including that of the overseas subsidiaries:
  • Design and Optimisation AFC Controls
  • MAS Uplift Programme
  • AFC Controls and Risk Culture
  • Ensure efficient operations of the advisory, investigations and policy operationalization function, so that Group Retail can act on and manage risks in a timely manner
  • Oversee the close collaboration across the BUs to realise synergies for consistent approach and application of policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Implement robust oversight of policy and application by local and overseas branches, to apply a consistent framework
  • Oversight to overseas operations by maintaining regular touchpoints, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of issues raised
  • Establish effective tracking of workload and volumes
  • Timely and accurate reporting to senior management on ongoing activities including progress, issues, and successes
  • Supports the Head of BRCM to create and implement adequate AFC governance and oversight


Stakeholder Engagement


  • Work closely with the GR AFC Ops, GC, Audit function to uncover systemic issues and to develop solutions jointly
  • Maintains ongoing communication with Group Compliance and other project management committees to keep informed about changes in regulation, policy, and requirements
  • Manages expectations and difficult conversations with relevant stakeholders while managing risks
  • Conducts regular forecasting and planning to deal with increases in workload/ volume due to business growth or changes in regulations
  • Spot emerging trends and suggest agile deployment within team to enable early intervention of material issues

Job Requirements


  • 8 or more years experience in anti-financial crime operations functions at a peer institution
  • Strong domain knowledge in Anti-Financial Crime (AFC), especially Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Fraud
  • Demonstrated experience in managing AFC advisory, policy operationalisation, or investigations teams
  • Proven ability in engaging and liaising with regulators and understanding of MAS expectations is a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills, including Senior Management engagements
  • Proven track record in Governance, Risk and Control and project management to implement large scale operationalization of AML uplift for the Head Office

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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