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Head of Financial Crimes Office in MBE

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We are currently recruiting for a Director, Head of Financial Crimes MBE for our Compliance Division in Amsterdam.

MUFG Bank Europe N.V. (MBE) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), one of the largest ranked Financial Groups in the world in terms of assets. A world-class set of businesses and more than 180,000 employees in 50 markets. MUFG offers stability in an ever-changing market, providing services to high-profile clients worldwide.

For more than 50 years MBE offers corporate and investment banking services to both Japanese and non-Japanese corporate customers in The Netherlands and, through its branches. The goal is to be among the top performing foreign-owned banks operating in The Netherlands, providing value-added banking services and excellent operations, fulfilling both Japanese and Global Multinational Corporate customers' needs.

At MBE we are committed to contributing to a more sustainable future. Thus, we will encourage you to embed environmental, social & governance (ESG) factors in your everyday work and in our culture.

The MBE subsidiary based in The Netherlands is a network of branches (Germany Branch (Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich), Spain Branch (Madrid, Barcelona), Belgium Branch (Brussels), Austria Branch (Vienna)), managed from Amsterdam.

Your impact at MUFG

The Director, Head of Financial Crimes for MUFG Bank (Europe) N.V. Amsterdam-headquartered subsidiary, MBE, is responsible for implementing and managing the overall Financial Crimes program in MBE under the direction of the EMEA Regional Head of Financial Crime and MBE Chief Risk Officer. Areas of oversight include: AML, Sanctions, Fraud, and Anti-Bribery and Corruption.

This position will provide risk management and oversight function for financial crimes compliance within MBE and its branches throughout Europe, and will be responsible for implementing the Bank’s global financial crimes compliance framework within MBE in accordance with regulatory requirements and the Bank’s relevant global policies. The successful candidate will coordinate with Financial Crimes colleagues on enterprise issues such as technology, systems, policies and resource allocation.

This position reports to the Regional Head of the Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) Head located in London and to MBE’s Chief Compliance Officer. This position will manage a Financial Crimes team located in Amsterdam, and via functional reporting lines, will oversee those Compliance officers who manage financial crime compliance in the branches of MBE. Local management and business heads are responsible for overall local regulatory and legal compliance in their jurisdictions. This position supports the local management and business heads to accomplish their Financial Crimes related responsibilities.

As the Head of Financial Crimes for MBE, the person will contribute to:

  • Delivering high-quality and pro-active support to business activities, assisting the firm to do business in the right way and to grow its business-footprint. Liaise with regulators to promote a good understanding of the firm’s controls and governance.
  • Ensuring key processes are run efficiently to deliver quality and reliable information, to support the firm’s business growth and control procedures. Developing and integrating these processes across all MBE offices and delivering a first-class MBE Financial Crime team.
  • Deliver risk-based assurance to the MBE and regional senior management and the Group through independent challenge and quality reporting.
  • In all activities ensure that the legal entity integrity of MBE is respected, escalating to supervisor identified any actual or perceived integrity issues.

The role includes the following:

  • Oversee the Financial Crimes Program for MBE and its branches ensuring staff is executing appropriately.
  • Implement and manage local regulatory requirements and Global Financial Crimes policies and procedures that ensure the organization is in full adherence with all relevant EMEA and local rules and regulations.
  • Based upon informed Financial Crimes risk assessments, in cooperation with GFCD, develop, implement, maintain and revise policies, procedures and systems designed to avoid or minimize the risks identified.
  • Monitor the performance of the Financial Crimes programs and related activities on a continuing basis with testing, periodic reviews, audits, or self-assessments and, where indicated, take appropriate steps to improve effectiveness of the programs.
  • Provide reports on a regular basis, and, as directed or requested, keep two report lines informed of the operation and progress of Financial Crimes risk management efforts.
  • Review existing Financial Crimes technology infrastructure to ensure that technology is effective, functioning as intended and aligns with compliance policies and procedures.
  • Identify areas for improvement opportunities.
  • Manage relationships with senior leaders to ensure they are made aware of Financial Crimes environment as well as policies and procedures that impact the products and services business lines offer.
  • Manage all regulatory deliverables with relevant regulatory agencies in conjunction with Regional Head of Compliance. Through effective communication, ensure all regulatory deliverables are met. Engage with regulators to enhance the organization’s reputation.

People management:

Lead, direct and manage staff to ensure that they:

  • Understand their responsibilities and duties applicable to their roles including what is expected and how they are performing against key performance indicators.
  • Comply with the bank’s policies and procedures.
  • Conduct themselves in a way which is commensurate with the bank’s values.
  • Ensure employees are trained for their roles and afforded appropriate development opportunities.
  • Plan, manage and control resources to make sure that the right resources are allocated to the right opportunities and work flow is effectively managed.

In order to be successful in the role, you will need the following:

Skills and experience:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in financial Crime, Economics or a related field
  • Strong experience in a financial crime compliance role in financial services.
  • Significant understanding of the financial services market- place, business awareness and sound knowledge of regulatory and statutory requirements, relating to compliance matters
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with both Compliance and Business Management
  • Excellent communication and written skills in English, Dutch is an advantage.
  • Ability to build professional relationships quickly
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with executive management and senior industry and regulator individuals
  • Excellent knowledge of financial crime regulations in the EU and the Netherlands and internal procedures and to introduce/update the processes and procedures relating to the changing regulatory environment to ensure fully compliant environment is maintained
  • Ability to reassess operational risks associated with the role and inherent in the business, taking account of changing economic or market conditions, legal and regulatory requirements, operation procedures and practices, management restructuring and the impact of new technology
  • Ability to support decisions with sound reasoning
  • Ability to clearly articulate business and regulatory implications of analysis and findings
  • Understanding of all relevant internal rules, regulations and procedures that apply to the business
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work in methodical manner
  • Robust and timely record keeping, evidencing monitoring activities undertaken and action taken
  • Flexible working style and positive team player
  • Process driven

Personal requirements:

Integrity and Responsibility

  • Balance Risk with Opportunity
  • Customer Focus
  • Demonstrate Global Perspective

Professionalism and Teamwork

  • Drive For Results
  • Collaborate and Build Partnerships
  • Communicate Effectively and Professionally

Challenge Ourselves To Grow

  • Influence and Inspire Others
  • Lead Change & Seek Continuous Improvement
  • Think Strategically
  • Manage and Develop Talent

What do we have to offer:

We offer you a role in one of the largest banks of the world in a growing and international environment. You have various opportunities to develop yourself and we will support you with that by offering various training and development possibilities.

  • We take into account your home situation and your ambitions and help you to balance work and private life.
  • Monthly team events.
  • To work in an ambitious, international environment with colleagues from different countries and cultures, who strive for the best.

Besides that we will offer you:

  • Gross salary based on experience and consistent with the market
  • 8% holiday allowance and 13th month payment.
  • 30 vacation days per year. Optional you can buy 15 additional days.
  • Commuting allowance based on annual public transport 2nd class, most economical way, or € 0,21 per km with a max of 75km one way.
  • €5,00 net remote working compensation per day, with a maximum of €60,00 per month.
  • Possibility to order a mobile phone (up to €800,-)
  • Possibility to order Office Equipment’s for the home office, (up to €500,-)
  • Remote Working Policy i.e. Working From Home (WFH) and Remote Working in another Country.
  • Bicycle plan (fiscal benefit)
  • Company fitness (fiscal benefit)
  • Mental health workshops and budget for external courses (i.e. Dutch language classes).
  • Employee contribution towards Pension insurance (max 5%, currently 2%), our pension scheme is based on a defined contribution scheme.
  • Training & development possibilities paid by the bank

Additional information:

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

The role is based in the Netherlands. All candidates need to be willing to relocate to the Netherlands. Internal employees will be supported in case of relocation.

For more information regarding this position you can contact our Talent Acquisition Manager at: ayhan.catak@nl.mufg.jp

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.

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