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AVP, High Risk On-Boarding

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The objective of this role is to review and monitor high risk activities in the AML team and perform investigations applying a risk-based approach. 

Assist the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) unit within Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) to:

  • Review, perform a risk assessment and approve new to bank (NTB) high risk / sensitive relationships from Compliance.
  • Review and approve KYC refresh for high risk / sensitive relationships (periodic as well as trigger based) from Compliance standpoint.
  • Provide CDD technical expertise and guidance with the wider teams.
  • Provide FCC advisory support to business covering areas related to AML, Sanctions and AB&C.

The role holder may from time to time be assigned to other managerial tasks within Financial Crime Compliance to support divisional requirements.


Job Specific Accountabilities

·         Review high risk files that come to Compliance for due diligence purposes.

·         Provide AML advice to stakeholders on customers, transactions products and services.

·         Stay abreast of related laws, rules, regulations and best practices pertaining to the financial crime world.

·         Provide AML advisory services to the international branches, in coordination with International Compliance team.

·         Review the due diligence performed by business on syndicate loans, borrowers, agencies and other third party merchants.

·         Conduct review and testing of the customer risk assessment model and rating methodology.

·         Prepare responses to the AML questionnaires requested by correspondent banks.

·         Perform disposition of screening results. Track and follow-up on documentation deficiencies and perform escalations of any non-receipt of documentation in a timely manner.

·         Provide training on AML.

·         Prepare dashboards and ensure reporting is performed in a timely and accurate manner.

·         Support in execution and program management of financial crime related projects as per the project guidelines set by the head of the department.

Minimum Qualification

·         Bachelor’s degree or higher in management, banking, finance, preferably with certification in compliance, KYC/AML/CFT or  financial crime

Minimum Experience

·         Minimum of 5 years of experience in a reputed bank within the AML/CDD unit.

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