Head of AML, Leading Regional Bank

Location: Hong Kong
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 04_070918
Sector: Compliance

Our client, a leading regional bank primarily focusing on corporate banking is looking for a Head of AML to lead a well-established AML team in Hong Kong.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide advice to senior management and the business units on AML related matters in ensuring the AML  risks are duly mitigated and managed
  • To oversee and monitor all activities relating to the prevention and detection of money laundering
  • To develop, update and review AML related systems, policies and procedures
  • To act as MLRO of the Bank and play an active role in identifying, reviewing and reporting suspicious transactions in accordance with internal policies
  • To supervise the AML team in conducting transaction monitoring and AML advisory activities
  • To provide coaching and guidance to team members, and make sure they are performing the compliance related jobs according to the Bank’s policies and standards

Requirements:

  • Degree holder in legal, accounting or related disciplines
  • Professional qualifications such as HKICPA, ACAMS would be a PLUS
  • A minimum10 years’ relevant experience in AML gained from the banking sector (corporate banking and private banking background is preferred)
  • Experience gained in investigation/FCC management function of law enforcement agencies or regulators would be a plus
  • Solid experience in advisory on CDD, AML/CFT audit and/or  handling transaction monitoring alerts
  • Well-versed in banking and regulatory requirements in relation to AML/CFT/Sanctions
  • Strong leadership experience in the AML function would be preferred
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skill
  • Self-motivated with good analytical skills, and able to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English and Chinese (MUST)