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Financial Security Compliance Officer (Transaction Monitoring & Investigations)


Standard / Permanent



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BNP Paribas
The BNP Paribas Group is a leader in banking and financial services, employing over 185,000 people across 75 countries and 5 continents. At BNP Paribas, we work continuously on behalf of our clients, helping them to realise their projects around the world. You can be an important part of this, helping us to serve our clients both in mature and emerging markets, providing them with financial solutions across a diverse range of expertise, products and services. Our origins lie in Europe but nearly a quarter of our employees now work in our multi-award-winning Asian offices and we are a committed player in all APAC markets.

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas has been present in the region for over 150 years and plans to grow its business from €2bl EUR to €3bl EUR by the end of 2016. With 9,000 employees in the region and a presence in 14 markets (with 3 main centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo), BNP Paribas offers you the chance to grow with us in Asia Pacific.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct financial crime investigations and post-transaction monitoring surveillance in accordance with group policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of a risk scenario based Account and Transaction Ongoing Monitoring (“ATOM”) tool (ACTIMIZE).
  • Participate in User Testing Assessment as and when required as part of ACTIMIZE deployment within Asia Pacific.
  • Maintain a current understanding of money laundering and terrorist financing issues, including policies, procedures, regulations, industry best practice, criminal typologies and developing trends.
  • Investigate, assess and analyze alerts escalated to Country Compliance by the ATOM Hub.
  • Assist Country Compliance to ensure all management reporting is complete, timely and accurate.
  • Ensure timely and efficient preparation and (with approval of the Head of Financial Security, SEA) filing of suspicious activities and/or transactions reports to relevant authorities.
  • Assist in identifying systemic procedural weaknesses and additional training requirements, especially on identification and reporting of suspicious activities and/or transactions for the Bank.
  • Manage and coordinate all queries and matters related to post-transaction monitoring surveillance.
  • Ensure efficient framework for the identification and monitoring of suspicious activities and transactions.
  • Provide analysis and advisory on large cash transactions escalated to Country Compliance.
  • Provide appropriate training to new joiners, businesses and functions to enhance AML risk awareness.
  • Coordinate and participate in ad hoc projects, risk assessment and audit / regulatory inspections.
  • Generally provide support to the Head of Financial Security/KYC, SEA.


Competencies (Technical / Behavioural)
  • At least 8 years of working experience with 5 years of post-transaction monitoring experience.  Candidates with less experience may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Good general knowledge of the international financial sanctions laws and regulations in an international financial institution or a regulatory body in Asia Pacific is preferred.
  • 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.
  • An ability to write concisely and clearly; and to produce clear constructive advice under pressure and within short timeframes.
  • Must evidence an attention to detail and have an investigative and questioning nature.
  • Ideally be flexible and have a hands-on in work style, with the ability to work independently to carry out projects.
  • Good team player.
  • Long-term career commitment.
  • Ideally be familiar with navigating the operational tools which support Financial Security Compliance controls.

Specific Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution (e.g. ICA or ACAMS).  Post-graduate degree or law degree may be a plus.
  • Proficiency in English is a must.