AVP, AML/CFT Policy, Advisory and Sanction (Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, MY)

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 Compliance function is a strategic partner and a trusted business enabler to the Board and senior management. It is our responsibility to ensure that the Group continuously fulfils its regulatory obligations in today’s tight and dynamic regulatory landscape. To do that, we work closely with internal stakeholders to identify and to assess regulatory risks. This collaboration also includes developing practical solutions that integrate regulations into operational requirements as well as actively shaping and promoting stronger compliance culture and literacy in the Bank.

Job Responsibilities

Policy Formulation

  • Review and map AML/CFT/Sanction policy against Group and regulatory requirements to ensure full implementation
  • Enhance UOBM AML/CFT Guidelines in accordance to Policy and regulatory expectations
  • Oversight on Business/Support Units (BSU) AML/CFT procedures to be in compliance with UOBM Policy and regulatory requirements
  • Provide clarity to BSU to meet AML/CFT/ Sanction expectations and requirements


  • AML/CFT/Sanction advisory to BSU on policy and guidelines requirements
  • Customer due diligence advisory and clearance and recommendation: on-boarding and continuous monitoring
  • Trade sanction monitoring and clearance including database management and filtration criteria
  • AML/CFT risk exposure assessment for new product on-boarding and new regulatory requirements affecting existing products including annual review


  • Provide accurate and timely reporting for senior management.
  • Maintenance of AML/CFT System management and internal database.

Day to Day Clearance of AML/CFT Cases

  • To assess the Customer Relationship Review and provide AML/CFT consent for request/action plan submitted by BU/ SU due to adverse media, restricted relationships or questionable activities on their customers.
  • To assess and provide clearance on High Risk Customers and Political Exposed Persons/Corporations (PEP/PEC) during on-boarding or ongoing due diligence review, etc.


  • To assess and provide clearance for transactions involving sanctioned entities or countries based on applicable sanction laws (i.e. OFAC, EU, UN etc.).
  • To keep abreast of the latest sanctions trends and provide updates to BSU on changes to sanctions requirements and ensure implementation.

Job Requirements

  • Professionally qualified – Graduate or Post Graduate in a numerate or research discipline.
  • At least 2-3 years of overall experience with experience general financial crime compliance (fraud / sanctions/ anti money laundering) or intelligence experience.
  • Exposure to Compliance and risk management with deep understanding in AML/CFT will be an added advantage
  • Possesses Business Intelligence / Financial Crime Intelligence / Corporate Intelligence / Forensic.
  • Professional, highly adept at problem-solving, conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team.

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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