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Head of GFCD Americas Center of Excellence, Managing Director

at MUFG Americas

Posted: 2/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 10026434-WD
Keywords: operations

Job Description

Head of GFCD Center of Excellence - Americas (Managing Director)

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018) with total assets of over $2.9 trillion (106.2 (JPY) as of March 30, 2018) and 150,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. In the U.S., we're 13,000 strong, working together to positively impact every customer, organization, and community we serve. We achieve this by delivering on our values, putting people first, fostering long-term relationships built on honesty and mutual understanding, and inspiring the best in each other. This is all part of our inclusive, high-performing culture supported by Total Rewards that include our cash balance pension plan. Join a team that's working to fulfill its vision to be the world's most trusted financial group.

Job Summary:

Reporting into the Global Head of Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) Centers of Excellence Operations and the Head of Americas Financial Crimes Compliance, this new position has been created for the purpose of establishing GFCD Centers of Excellence (CoE) for Financial Crimes Office Americas (FCOA). One of several key leadership positions in the new Global Financial Crimes Division Operations function, this position will be responsible for leading and managing multiple large teams which provide a variety of consolidated global financial crimes services to include transaction monitoring, screening, quality assurance, investigations, management information and reporting, , data governance, risk assessment, advanced analytics and technology leveraging a shared services model located in CoEs. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to ensure for the effective and efficient operation of key financial crimes processes compliant with GFCD policies and global standards.

Major Responsibilities:
  • In connection with the Global Financial Crimes program

    • Develop and lead the Center of Excellence to provide consolidated, global financial services that are consistent, standardized, and operationally effective and cost efficient.

    • Build, implement and provision a global shared services strategy, including the centralization of key financial crimes processes and activities, on behalf of the FCOA and GFCD Global functions.

    • Serve as the point of contact for developing, building, and driving initiatives that transform and modernize capabilities and services of Global Financial Crimes Operations Department in CoEs.

    • Produce timely and effective management information leveraging GFCD monitoring, screening and case management systems for the respective GFCD RFCOs and Global leadership.

    • Ensure quality assurance and monitoring is effective and adheres with established standards and regulatory requirements.

    • Maintain effective efficiency across functions
    • Lead and manage a large and complex multidisciplinary organization and ensure effective communication, reporting, and execution of tasks and objectives.

    • Identify and coordinate any related training requirements necessary to build competency of the function and drive global consistency within the CoE.

  • Work collaboratively across functional teams within GFCD to ensure effective and efficient operations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

  • Communicate and liaise with regulators and supervisors in connection with the regional and global program and related regulatory issues as required.

  • Work with the GFCD Project Management Office, Global Operations Heads and Technology teams to drive the implementation of GFCD technology platforms and programs related to CoEs.

  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization.


  • A Bachelor's degree. An MBA or Master's degree in business, accounting, legal or related fields is preferred
  • 15 plus years of financial industry and compliance experience, preferably within a global organization in a role directly involved with driving change, program enhancement and critical program evaluation
  • Highly experienced in developing/enhancing financial crimes-related programs within existing structures
  • Experience interacting with the executive leadership across a large complex financial institution, control function leadership, and compliance subject matter experts
  • Proven leader who can manage a large, complex and diverse team
  • Proven excellence in communication, and execution in complex and demanding situations
  • Ability to expertly prioritize and execute multiple initiatives, projects and tasks with effective leadership
  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Systemic thinker across enterprise
  • Process oriented with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies
  • Detail-oriented and organized execution with sound judgment
  • Executive level presentation skills
  • An Enterprise Risk Management perspective

Additional skills

  • Experience interfacing with banking regulatorsand enforcement staff
  • Strong knowledge of financial crimes compliance laws and regulations impacting operations within the CoE
  • Thorough understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven managerial skills necessary to successfully administer a core support and critical regulatory relationship function within a diverse organization and effectively coordinate between multiple business and support units
  • The ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including Bank staff, management, directors and prudential regulators
  • Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work
  • Ability to work with teams of project managers
  • Solid judgment, strong negotiating skills, and a practical approach to implementation including knowledge of Bank systems
  • Ability to balance regulatory requirements with the best interests of the Bank and its customers

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.
A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

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