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Financial Security Compliance Officer (Transaction Monitoring & Investigations)


Standard / Permanent



Job function




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.