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Financial Crime Compliance Officer

Nomura Asia
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Jan 5, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Nomura Overview

Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking) and Merchant Banking. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Function Overview:

The AEJ Financial Crime Compliance team is responsible for all financial crime compliance matters in the region, which includes Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Korea and Australia. The primary role is to assist Senior Management in managing the financial crime risks of the firm and ensure the effective implementation of the financial crime regime in Nomura, AEJ. The ambit of financial crime includes Anti-Money Laundering ("AML"), Counter-Financing of Terrorism ("CFT") and Anti-Bribery and Corruption ("ABC").


The Financial Crime Compliance Associate will be based in Nomura's Singapore office and reports to the Head of Transactions Monitoring, Asia.

The roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Conduct level 2 review on client transaction monitoring alerts closed by level 1 reviewers.
  • Perform quality control check on name screening hits on wholesale clients closed by reviewers
  • Responsible for lists management in client name and transactions filtering systems.
  • Conduct investigations into unusual client activities; working with the relevant stakeholders including operations and business divisions to conclude suspicion.
  • Perform transaction monitoring parameters/ thresholds review as part of annual trend analysis.
  • Provision of relevant MIs for reporting to Global Compliance
  • Participate in ad-hoc surveillance system enhancement projects.
  • Participate in regional or global projects or initiatives as required as a result of change in legal or regulatory requirements and/or expectations in AeJ region.
  • Deputise Head of Transaction Monitoring in her absence.
Preferred Experiences and Skillsets

  • At least 7 years of transaction monitoring or investigative experience or relevant experience
  • Good understanding of financial crime legislations, rules or regulations in Singapore and preferably Asia Pacific
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and confidentially with internal stakeholders and external parties across all levels (both written & verbal)
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Good Microsoft office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Degree in accounting/ finance or equivalent
  • Strong analytical skills with an investigative mind-set with financial analysis background
  • ACAMS or other similar AML qualifications
Diversity Statement

Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.

DISCLAIMER: This Job Description is for reference only, and whilst this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. The management reserves the right to revise the job and may, at his or her discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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