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Assistant Vice President, Sanctions Advisory (18 month Fixed Term Contract)

Borough, South East London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
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Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we're 160,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world's most trusted financial group, it's part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.


The Financial Crimes Office for EMEA (FCOE) in London is part of the Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) headquartered in New York. It works to ensure that our organisation conducts its business such that we protect our reputation, our business, and our clients within the regulatory and legal framework. It is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of effective systems and controls to protect clients' assets and to mitigate the risk that MUFG might be used to further financial crime.


Driving the implementation of MUFG Bank's financial crimes risk appetite, policies and standards by providing an approachable sanctions advisory hub to the EMEA region for all sanctions queries, ensuring advice is clear, informative and consistent.

  • Provide timely and consistent sanctions advice to key stakeholders regarding potential transactions
  • Conduct risk assessments on proposed transactions
  • Evaluate and provide advice regarding sanctions clauses in contractual agreements
  • Review sanction alerts identified during Know Your Customer (KYC) onboarding and periodical review
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to perform Customer Due Diligence when a sanctions nexus is identified
  • Review and assess New Product Approvals in the EMEA region from a sanctions perspective
  • Assist GFCD in the collection of customer information pertaining to sanctions data


  • Proven experience in and understanding of Sanctions
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in banking


Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • MS Office skills
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • A good understanding of Banking and Investment products
  • Broad understanding of financial crime risk (AML and ABC) in banking
  • A good understanding of the concepts of risk management and control
  • Manages priorities effectively and delivers efficiently
  • Proactively identifies and communicates improvements to process

Specific to role
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong financial sanctions knowledge in particular OFAC and EU regulations
  • Strong relationship building and management skills

Education / Qualifications:

  • Degree
  • Relevant Qualification

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A proactive, motivated approach.
  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
  • Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
  • A structured and logical approach to work
  • A creative and innovative approach to work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Works collaboratively with immediate colleagues, other teams in Financial Crime, across ECOD and the Bank and escalates appropriately
  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

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