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Compliance Specialist - Client Onboarding (Senior Associate/ Associate Director)

Bank of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
May 28, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At Bank of Singapore, we are constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals to join our team. We promote a culture of openness, teamwork and fairness. Most importantly, we invest in our people through our programmes that develop them on both professional and personal levels. Besides attractive remuneration packages, we offer non-financial benefits and opportunities to develop your potential within OCBC Group's global network of subsidiaries and offices. If you have passion, drive and the will to succeed, rise to the challenge today!


This position within the Client Onboarding Team of the Compliance Department is responsible for onboarding of all new clients of the Bank. The successful candidate is expected to be knowledgeable in AML principles to be able to analyse situations to identify gaps and risks in KYC information and documentation, and to be able to work well within a team and yet take initiative and ownership over his/her own area of work.

  • Ensure timely, quality CDD review and risk assessment of new BOS Singapore-booked accounts and Segment C accounts.
  • Advise front office and business units on client onboarding matters such as deficiencies of KYC information and documentation for onboarding.
  • Review new business relationships with Independent Asset Managers and Referral Intermediaries.
  • Screen counterparties for business units.
  • Identify gaps and implement on-boarding controls and system/process enhancement that are fit for purpose and to address current and future requirements in a rapidly changing regulatory environment and an evolving AML landscape, in line with industry best practices.


  • At least 5 years relevant experience in AML and client onboarding in a private banking environment.
  • Knowledgeable and sensitive to the risks involved in onboarding various types of private banking clients, including complex structures like trusts, foundations, and private investment companies.
  • Experience in investigating suspicious transactions would be beneficial.
  • Familiar with excel and preparation of statistics for reporting.
  • Degree holder
  • ACAMs or ICA would be preferred

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