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Job Title: APAC Financial Security Sanctions Advisory (Compliance)

Company: Global Bank

Corporate Title: Flexible Salary Range: Flexible
Location: Singapore Date Open: Dec 2018

Responsibilities / Duties:

Position Purpose
  • Direct contribution to the Bank’s operational permanent control framework.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide advisory support and coordination on Group sanctions-related policy consultation, feedback and implementation within APAC region
  • Participate in all relevant global initiatives and projects relating to sanctions topics
  • Provide advisory support to local Compliance teams, businesses and functions in the APAC region on all sanctions- related issues as well as in the analysis, interpretation and application of bank's policies and procedures
  • Participate in and provide sanctions advisory support on transactions to all business lines within the APAC region, including but not limited to DCM transactions, corporate finance transactions, structured finance transactions, trade finance, wealth management, global markets, corporate & investment banking activities
  • Provide succinct analysis on sanctions issues and perform clearance of escalated sanctions alerts an transactions in a timely manner
  • Coordinate and review all sanctions-related escalations within APAC, liaising with Group Financial Security and Group Compliance as necessary
  • Provide coordination and keep track of major sanctions-related advisory / escalation cases with active follow-up
  • Provide support to relevant local Compliance teams in the APAC region in the establishment of appropriate sanctions controls, monitoring and procedure framework in line with Group and regulatory requirements
  • Be familiar with and keep updated on all financial security related topics (eg. sanctions, KYC, AML) regulatory and internal policy development
  • Educate stakeholders on financial security matters with a view to inculcate a strong Compliance culture and mindset in the fight against sanctions violations, money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Support APAC Financial Security training efforts as well as initiatives
  • Generally provide support to the APAC Head of Financial Security Sanctions Advisory and the APAC Regional Head of Financial Security

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • University law graduate with relevant professional qualifications (e.g. ICA Diploma of Compliance or Anti Money Laundering, and/or other industry AML memberships/certifications, e.g. ACAMS)
  • Some legal experience in handling contracts / commercial transactions as well as sanctions issues, is preferred.
  • Work experience in related sanctions advisory areas.  Candidates with lesser experience may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Good interpersonal skills, teachable and collaborative approach to problem-solving with an ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.  
  • Ability to think critically and to write concisely and clearly, and to produce clear constructive advice under pressure and within short timeframes.
  • Possess an attention to detail with an investigative and questioning nature.
  • Ability to work independently as well as being a strong supporting team player.
  • Possess extensive research skills to aid in establishing and/or validating required information and documentation.
  • Good organizational, technical and coordination skills with excellent (verbal and written) communication and analytical skills are essential.
  • Good knowledge of the evolving international sanctions regimes and key development.