head of kyc/aml, operation - international bank in Hong Kong

shirley shao, randstad hong kong
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HK$ 40,000 - HK$ 60,000 per month

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hong kong
banking & financial services
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working hours
HK$ 40,000 - HK$ 60,000 per month
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shirley shao, randstad hong kong
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job description

Our client is an expanding International Bank with strong presence in HK.

about the job

  • Lead a team to prioritize and perform Customer Due Diligence review i.e. On-boarding & Periodic Review documentation in accordance with the Company’s KYC standard and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare customer-specific KYC-related analysis. Track monitor and report on onboarding and reviews metrics. Identify any material trends for ongoing quality and cycle time improvement. Understand, and update any changes on the internal policies, operations guidelines / checklists and make necessary communication to business.
  • Lead recurring projects such as Tax reporting (FATCA, CRS), workflow enhancement and participate in various internal and external audits.
  • Oversight of work outsourced to third party partners or vendors to ensure service delivery is met as per service level agreement.
  • Work in close partnership with Business, Compliance, offshore functional teams and stakeholders and demonstrate client centric behaviour. Be open and transparent in communications.
  • Optimize resources to achieve higher productivity levels and ensure team delivers as per service level agreement.
  • Coach and trains KYC AML staffs to develop a sound understand of AML principals and ensure the highest level of critical thinking, analysis, documentation and operational efficiency.
  • Supports the motivation of staff through constant communication and interaction with the team.
  • Act as a central point of contact for all issues management. Able to ensure timely resolution of team issues and to address such cases appropriately with escalation as required.
  • Demonstrate high level of diligence and people management skills.

skills & experiences required

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of managerial experience on AML/KYC in the Banking industry
  • Knowledge of HK and APAC AML requirements
  • Preferred KYC/Periodic Review experience in Banks
  • Working knowledge of corporate and institutional banking products (financial markets, debt and transactional).
  • Good understanding of regulatory and reputation risks and control
  • Good critical thinking skills with the ability to analyse information objectively and make a reasoned judgement
  • Ability to work under pressure in a team environment
  • Self motivated, able to work independently when needed and to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to prioritise and review client files based on due dates and business criticality
  • Strong command of written and spoken English and Chinese

To apply online, please click on the link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion please contact Shirley Shao on + 852 2232 3414 or email: shirley.shao@randstad.com.hk


KYC, CDD, client onboarding, banking, corporate banking, financial, AML, documentation, Periodic Review


KYC, CDD, client onboarding, banking, corporate banking, financial, AML, documentation, Periodic Review

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree