Assistant Vice President, Financial Crime Policy Governance

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

  • Full Time

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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.


This AVP role is in the Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) of MUFG Bank, Ltd. This Second Line of Defense role will be required to implement the requirements of the Global Financial Crime Policy Governance Framework throughout the EMEA Region to help mitigate financial crimes risks. This role will assist with developing, implementing, maintaining, and overseeing FCC policies and related control documents consistently across the Bank and Securities businesses.


  • Coordinating with the GFCD Policy Group to adopt and, as appropriate, adapt FCC policies and related global documents across EMEA;
  • Facilitating the development, approval, and administration of FCC documents that align to global documents at both the EMEA and branch levels;
  • Maintaining and managing the repository of current versions and recent past versions of approved regional and local FCC documents;
  • Maintaining and managing the review calendar for EMEA and branch-level FCC documents and documenting ad-hoc reviews and updates occurring off-cycle;
  • Conducting quality control of EMEA and branch-level FCC documents (including amendments) to confirm adherence to the GFCD policy governance framework and promote consistency across EMEA;
  • Preparing and updating management information for inclusion in various working groups/forums/committees;
  • Presenting the policy related updates at various working groups/forums/committees;
  • Managing the exception review and approval process (including escalation and reporting to the GFCD Policy Group) for EMEA and branch-level FCC documents;
  • Working with the region’s branches/offices to assist and manage ad-hoc updates and other queries;
  • Escalating to the Regional Advisory and Program teams when required;
  • Maintaining and managing the financial crime policy pages on the intranet;
  • Preparing and managing communications related to FCC documents across EMEA, in coordination with the GFCD Policy Group;
  • Communicating the requirements of the GFCD policy governance framework throughout EMEA and overseeing its implementation;
  • Providing reporting to the GFCD Policy Group on policy governance and management activities across EMEA;
  • Assisting the Head of Program Management team in any other ad-hoc reporting requirements which may arise; and
  • In all your activities ensure that the legal entity integrity of MUFG Bank Ltd is respected, escalating to your supervisor if you identify any actual or perceived conflicts of interest between them.



Extensive relevant experience in banking or other financial institution setting, with a focus on policy governance and administration, and compliance risk management.


Functional / Technical Competencies:


  • Experience in the development and administration of policies, standards and operating manuals.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and project management skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Broad knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements in the financial crime compliance space;
  • Strong technical writing and comprehension skills;


  • The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a timely manner;
  • Team player and ability to work collaboratively;
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across multiple departments; and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).

Education / Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)


  • Law Degree


  • Ability to engage and influence key stakeholders across various divisions within MUFG;
  • A structured and logical approach to work, with the ability to perform well in a pressured environment;
  • A dedication to administration practices;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Strong decision-making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement;
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills;
  • The ability to manage workloads and tight deadlines;
  • The ability to take initiative and work independently.

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

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.#J-18808-Ljbffr

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