Head, Sanctions Screening & TBML Advisory

Job title: Head, Sanctions Screening & TBML Advisory
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Salary: RM10,000 - RM 15,000 per month
Contact name: Maheswary Kandasamy
Contact email:
Published: 6 months ago

Job description

​About the role

Our client is one of established local bank in Malaysia.

Your responsibilities

Manage a team of 6, section heads/specialist and coordinate with all the stakeholders within the Bank. Leads initiatives across on Sanctions & Screening Advisory activities;

  • Manage and provide group wide advisory on escalations pertaining to Sanctions, Screening (Payments and Names) and Trade Based AML breaches (Pre/Post checks).

  • Responsible for ascertaining Screening, TB AML and List Management Governance group wide.

  • Centrally maintain, review and recommend changes pertaining to watch lists to be screened group wide.

  • Work with Policy and advisory team to review/maintain and update group’s policies, procedures, guidelines and manuals pertaining to Trade Based AML, Sanctions and Screening (annually/as required).

  • Manages and maintains controls and Processes for central name, payment screening and Trade Based AML investigations.

  • Manages and maintains rules, red flags, exclusion rules, normalization rules, auto closure, hibernation and exception rules pertaining to Trade Based AML, Screening engine and screening models (including screening rules and thresholds).

  • Conduct tuning and optimization annually/as required by partnering with Systems, Data and Analytics team.

  • Oversee the processes for name screening payment screening at First line of defense and support the payment screening teams in Group Operations and AOSP.

  • Oversee the processes for Trade Based AML at First line of defense and support Trade Finance and Transaction Banking teams.

  • Oversee and responsible for enhancement of Trade Based AML Monitoring and Trade Screening controls (including Case Management).

  • Work with AML/CFT training team to ascertain Sanctions and TB AML training aides are implemented and rolled out across group, and also undertake/participate in role based training sessions as SME team.

  • Support and enhance the Name Screening and Payment Screening investigation capabilities within the group and AML/CFT Centre of Excellence.

  • Manage and have oversight on day to day L 1 /L 2 operations in Name Screening, Payment Screening and Trade Based AML through close collaboration with BUs, BRCOs, BCOs, AOSP and Group Operations.

  • Provide content injection (where needed), tactical guidance, direction and coordination across projects and activities, including where required interventions to support acceleration of designs deliverables.

  • Provide assurance, collect evidence and help resolve escalated project issues, change requests and recovery plans (risks issues, mitigations/solutions).

  • Subject matter expertise (Provide expertise and guidance to team members, support best practice sharing across teams pertaining to Sanctions/Screening/TB AML.

  • Collaborate with Systems, Data and Analytics team to manage configuration, change outcome and Product/functional requirements pertaining to TB AML/Names/Sanctions screening engine and product echo system.

Subject matter expertise

  • Provide expertise and guidance to team members on reporting requirement.

  • Support best practice sharing across teams.

  • Resolve any escalated AML CFT related issues on sanctions screening and advisory.

Team mgmt. and coaching

  • Help empower the team to work independently & self-manage.

  • Support the team in removal of obstacles.

  • Ensure team is performing well and help to identify ways to improve skillset within the team.

  • Support career and skills development of team by defining a clear development plan & trainings.

  • Conduct reviews & evaluations on of team member's performance.

  • Provide on-the-ground coaching and guidance for all team members.

  • Coordinate/lead trainings for team members.

Standard enforcement

  • Ensure team members follow the standards and practices of their functional expertise.

  • Ensure key information is cascaded and necessary documentations are created (reports).

  • Support implementation of any initiatives at the team level.

You will have

  • Minimum degree in related field.

  • Advance Certificate in Regulatory Compliance from AICB, Advance Certificate in AML from AICB or equivalent.

  • At least with 8- 10 years of experience in Compliance or AML related tasks.

  • Strong team player; able to work with others.

  • Operates with focus of creating value for the 1st line of defense and customer.

  • The skills set and expertise to successfully execute activities relates to Sanctions & Screening Advisory.

  • Strong problem solving skill to support issue and derive for resolution.

  • Adept at solving AML problems in a logical and fact-driven manner (e.g., when tackling technical challenges, obstacles, backlog prioritization).

  • Highly adaptable and able to respond to fast changing environment.

  • Resourceful and be able to leverage network effectively.

  • Ability to collaborate and help the department, AMLC members and business as appropriate.

  • Actively listens to others, being empathy understands and values others' views.

  • Ability communicate opinions or views of all effectively and clearly.

  • Presentation and training skills.

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