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Financial Crime Compliance - Senior Manager

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Job Description

A new role at an established global bank, to lead the financial crime and AML management for the whole bank in Japan, reporting into the Head of Compliance.


  • Reporting to the Head of Compliance and Regulatory Risk, you will provide financial crime related advice to support our Institutional Banking and Markets business.
  • As a member of our Financial Crime team, you will be responsible for managing AML/CTF, Sanctions, and Anti-Bribery and Corruption risks through the development and implementation of policies, frameworks, and regulatory engagement.
  • You will work closely with various stakeholders and colleagues to proactively identify, manage, and mitigate financial crime risks and assist in executing financial crime compliance business plans, risk assessments, and programs.
  • Your daily responsibilities will include drafting guidance for the business, providing quality advice on financial crime matters, developing and executing appropriate action plans, participating in project work, and forging strong relationships with members of the Financial Crime Compliance community, as well as other internal stakeholders.
  • You will also be involved in the development and delivery of relevant MI reporting and will ensure maintenance of adequate auditable records of all risk assessments and advice provided.
  • This is a highly valued and visible role with exposure to complex matters and a variety of stakeholders across the business. The opportunities for growth and development are endless, making this an exciting opportunity for the right candidate.

Required skills

  • The successful candidate will have experience in a Compliance, AML/CTF, Sanctions, or ABC role, with deep technical knowledge of the financial crime regulatory framework.
  • Exposure and experience in dealing with international AML/CTF obligations are also required.
  • Strong communication skills in Japanese and English.

Preferred skills

  • Superior drafting skills and capability, experience in running governance forums, and certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist are desirable.

Personal Attributes

  • You will have proven co-ordination and stakeholder management skills and the ability to engage and influence senior stakeholders.

About our client
A global financial institution offering diverse products to clients in Japan and Asia.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Steven Howden
Steven Howden