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Associate - AML/KYC

Apply REF: CIB004828

About BNP Paribas Group:

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 15,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, it provides clients with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs, and continues to develop its franchise in the region.

About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas Group, a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Mumbai and Chennai, we are a 24x7 global delivery center. We partner various business lines of BNP Paribas such as Corporate and Institutional Banking, Wealth Management, Retail Banking through three verticals - Information Technology, Operations and Finance Shared Services.

About Businessline/Function :

ISPL Compliance Hub is focused to protect the reputation of the Group and effectively manage risk across all business areas.

At present the compliance function is broadly organized into divisions which embed into the areas they support to provide services but not limited for Global Compliance training, Capital Markets Surveillance, Electronic Communications Surveillance, Personal Account Dealing, Compliance KYC hub, etc.

Job Title:

Regional KYC Compliance Officer – Regional KYC Hub



ISPL Compliance Hub



Business Line / Function:

Regional Compliance

Reports to:


Regional Head of KYC Compliance – Regional KYC Hub


(if applicable)


Number of Direct Reports:


Directorship / Registration:



Position Purpose

·         Direct contribution to the Bank’s operational permanent control framework.


Direct Responsibilities

·         Work with Client Management, conducting period reviews of existing customers, to confirm the information on file, reconfirm customers ownership structure, conduct PEP/negative news and sanctions check to ensure KYC completeness, accuracy and quality/readiness.

·         Able to quickly size KYC compliance issues (e.g. overdue/ageing files) and trouble spots, and influence related remediation activities including timely closure of action plans developed in response to adverse audits and regulatory examinations.

·         Work closely with Country Compliance to ensure KYC reviews are signed off and that any repairs or additional information required is sought in a reasonable timely manner particularly in the context of Client Acceptance Committee (“CAC”) or Coordinated CAC.

Contributing Responsibilities

·         Provide advice and interpretation on specific KYC compliance policies, procedures and topics, considering both the spirit and intent of applicable law.

·         Work closely with Country Compliance to ensure KYC reviews are signed off and that any repairs or additional information required is sought in a reasonable timely manner particularly in the context of Client Acceptance Committee (“CAC”) or Coordinated CAC.

·         Collaborate with Country/Regional Compliance covering KYC to help ensure consistency in interpretation and application of existing and new regulatory requirements.

·         Assist in special projects as needed, including but not limited to, project planning and project management particularly on the centralized KYC repository tool front.

·         Support management with regulatory exams and Inspection Generale as needed.

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

·         Extensive AML/KYC experience, including subject matter expertise on all KYC profiles regardless of entity type and risk level.  Must be well versed in these entity types, potential risk factors and how this plays into the AML KYC requirements that must be fulfilled for each entity. 

·         Have an inquisitive mind.

·         Preferably at least 6 years of working experience with 4 years of AML/KYC Compliance experience.  Candidates with less experience may be considered for Regional KYC Analyst position.

·         Formal training or qualification in AML and KYC would be beneficial.

·         Sound understanding of AML KYC principals and be well versed in Asia Pacific, EU landscapes.

·         Able to move to and from different clients (and therefore different requirement scenarios), reports and projects throughout the day, which requires a high degree of flexibility and strong prioritization skills.

·         Must have strong interpersonal skills, a flexible, collaborative and team-oriented approach to problem-solving and an ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, and preferably with some experience of dealing in multiple countries in Asia Pacific.  

·         Have extensive research skills to aid in establishing and/or validating required information and documentation.  Must also know when to communicate issues to team members or team leads.

·         An ability to write concisely and clearly; and to produce clear constructive advice under pressure and within short timeframes.

·         Ideally be familiar with navigating KYC tools which support AML/CFT Compliance controls.

Specific Qualifications (if required)

·         Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution (e.g. ICA or ACAMS). 

·         Asian language capability in any of the following is strongly preferred:

o   Chinese (both simplified and traditional)

o   Japanese

o   Korean

o   Thai

o   Bahasa

o   Vietnamese

o   Pilipino

Skills Referential

Behavioral Skills:

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork

Decision Making

Attention to detail / rigor


Transversal Skills:

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Ability to develop and leverage networks

Analytical Ability

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Ability to develop others & improve their skills

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent (e.g. ICA or ACAMS)

Experience Level

At least 2 years

Primary Location: IN-MH-MumbaiJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: COMPLIANCEEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 2 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / Teamwork, Adaptability, Attention to detail / rigor, Decision MakingTransversal competency: Ability to understand, explain and support change, Ability to develop and leverage networks, Ability to develop others & improve their skills, Analytical Ability