Reporting into the Global Head of GFCD Conformance and the Head of GFCD Center of Excellence - Americas, this new position has been created for the purpose of establishing a globally consistent approach to Financial Crimes Quality Assurance (QA) and Monitoring for MUFG. One of several key regional leadership positions in the new GFCD Global Conformance function, this position will be responsible for the implementation, development and oversight of a consistent Quality Assurance and Monitoring program across the Americas in accordance with established global standards and practices.
In connection with the Global Financial Crimes Conformance Program –
Lead the implementation of an effective and efficient GFCD Quality Assurance (QA) and Monitoring program in the Americas, with oversight of all GFCD owned and managed processes.
Lead a team of GFCD Quality Assurance and Monitoring teams, predominantly located in the GFCD Center of Excellence (CoE), maintaining high standards of delivery.
Actively engage with key stakeholders to deliver analysis and assessment of key risks, control weaknesses and improvement opportunities.
Implement and maintain Global GFCD Conformance QA and Monitoring standards, methodology, processes, templates and requirements.
Develop any locally required addenda to the global standards to ensure full coverage of both global standards and local regulatory requirements in the Americas.
Work collaboratively across functional teams within GFCD and the FCO Americas to ensure effective and efficient operations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
Liaise with regulators and supervisors as required in connection with the global program and related regulatory issues.
Work with the Global GFCD Conformance leadership team to provide routine updates to GFCD leadership, senior management, and appropriate governance fora.
A Bachelor’s degree. An MBA or Master’s degree in business, accounting, legal or related fields is preferred
10 plus years of internal or financial industry and compliance experience, preferably within a global organization in a role directly involved with implementing and managing or assessing control environments or quality programs as part of a Financial Crime management program
Experience in analyzing or managing financial crime investigative processes
Experience in developing/enhancing financial crimes-related programs within existing structures
Experience interacting with senior managers and compliance subject matter experts
Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills
Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies
Detail-oriented and organized execution
Proven stakeholder management experience
Experience interfacing with banking regulators and enforcement staff
Thorough understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework
Experience in managing teams across multiple locations and operating sites.
Proven managerial skills necessary to successfully administer a key control function within a financial crime risk management program.
The ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including Bank staff, management and regulators
Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work
Ability to work with teams of project managers
Solid judgment, strong negotiating skills, and a practical approach to implementation – including knowledge of Bank systems
Ability to balance regulatory requirements with the best interests of the Bank and its customers