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Compliance Officer - APAC Hub Level 2 Transaction Monitoring (Associate Grade)

Last update 04.04.2024

Position Purpose

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

Responsibilities

A) L2 AML alerts management:

  • Undertake investigation and assessment of Transaction Monitoring alerts escalated by the Level-1 to the L2 Hub in APAC through the CIB automated tools for ML/TF risks in accordance with group policies and regulatory requirements and report/escalate any potential suspicious activity and/or material risk to the relevant local L3 / Head of Financial Security and KYC Compliance in APAC;
  • Assist with AML/CTF CIB tools management (incl. deployment and decommission of tools) on behalf of APAC territories included in the L2 Hub as well as ongoing maintenance, e.g. fine tuning of CIB automated AML monitoring tools (Actimize, Quantexa etc.) in APAC;
  • Prepare, provide support and coordinate all required reports, updates and dashboard;
  • Assist in identifying systemic procedural weaknesses and additional training requirements, especially on identification and reporting of suspicious activities and/or transactions for the Bank.
  • Maintain a current understanding of money laundering and terrorist financing issues, including policies, procedures, regulations, industry best practice, criminal typologies and developing trends.

B) Complex AML/CTF advisory, payment transparency & external corruption

  • Identify and investigate potential suspicious activity and transaction escalated by (i) the B2 team as part of the SHINE process and (ii) UARs on behalf of the APAC territories included into the APAC L2 Hub and escalate any material risk with relevant information to the relevant local Head of Financial Security and KYC Compliance in APAC;
  • Provide advisory support to senior/regional management, Territory Compliance teams, businesses and functions in the APAC region on complex AML/CTF matters and payment transparency related issues;
  • Provide advisory support on AML/CTF aspects on complex TAC/NAC;
  • Conduct review, analysis and provide an opinion supported with sound transaction due diligence analysis to local MLROs in APAC on third party payments;
  • Act as main point of contact to other BNPP internal investigation teams (e.g. ISAR Team, US investigation team etc.) to perform investigations (e.g. look back) for the APAC region on behalf of the APAC territories included into the APAC L2 Hub and inform appropriate personnel (e.g. local MLROs) where further investigation and report filings may be necessary;
  • Provide advisory and support on external anti bribery corruption topics matters in the APAC region;
  • Coordinate and participate in ad hoc projects, risk assessment and audit / regulatory inspections.
  • Generally provide support to the APAC Head of AML Adv., NAP & Corporate Coverage Compliance.

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

  • University graduate with relevant professional qualifications;
  • Good knowledge on key corporate and investment banking products such as cash management debt capital market, trade finance and structured finance transactions;
  • Carry an understanding on Correspondent Banking & Security Services products
  • Excellent knowledge of the evolving international AML/CFT standard (FATF, EU directives) and key developments as well as of the main AML laws and regulations in APAC (HK & SG at least);
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Robust analytical and risk management mindset;
  • Exercise critical-thinking with ability to make strategic decisions based on sound judgement;
  • Ability to work independently in a challenging and fast changing environment;
  • Agility and ability to change and goal-oriented;
  • Asian language capability.

Specific Qualifications (if required)

  • Certification from an accredited institution (e.g. ICA or ACAMS) is a plus.

About BNP PARIBAS

As the leading European Union bank, and one of the world’s largest financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence in the region since 1860, BNP Paribas offers a wide range of financial services for corporate, institutional and private investors spanning corporate and institutional banking, wealth management, asset management and insurance. 

We passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, including diversity of origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion applicants who may be living with a disability. We have a number of internal employee networks in place to empower our staff to act and challenge the status quo.

•    BNP Paribas PRIDE is highly active in favour of the LGBTQIA+ community
•    BNP Paribas MixCity which fosters better representation of women at all levels of the organization
•    Ability, the mutual aid network for employees with a disability or a disabling or chronic illness
•    BNP Paribas CulturAll which celebrates diverse backgrounds

BNP is committed to financing a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The Group is a founding member of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance and has set up its own Low Carbon Transition Group to support its clients through their energy transitions.

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