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Client Due Diligence Specialist, Financial Intermediaries Periodic Reviews (Manager)

Bank of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Apr 25, 2024

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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!

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This position within Client Onboarding & Lifecycle Management is primarily responsible for the banks' continued AML/CFT monitoring and reviews. The successful candidate is expected to maintain high and consistent standards in accordance to the AML/CFT Procedures within the bank. In addition, the successful candidate may also be assigned other compliance/risk management relevant tasks, assignments, or projects.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of KYC and CDD information of existing end clients and financial intermediaries.
  • Perform independent and thorough review, including plausibility checks as well as corroboration of existing clients' source of wealth and source of funds and address gaps where any are identified.
  • Advise front office and other colleagues within the team on client ongoing monitoring and review matters including deficiencies in KYC information and corroboration documents.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders involved in the process, viz, Relationship Managers, Team Heads, Market heads, Compliance and other colleagues within the bank to ensure source of wealth gaps/red flags uncovered during periodic reviews are properly addressed and closed out.
  • Conduct reviews of existing clients to ensure their biodata remains updated
  • Handle the alerts arising from the periodic screening of the bank's customer database.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and advise front office to address suspicious activity alerts/investigations.
  • Assist to response to queries, clarifications resulting from internal, external, statutory or regulatory audit.
  • Train team members as well as colleagues from front office on matters pertaining to KYC AML.
  • Identify gaps and implement controls including system and 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.
  • Support Global Front Line Risk and Control on the matters that are assigned from time to time in line with overall priorities of the bank.
  • Collaborate with other colleagues within the bank to drive and assists remediation and other projects as and when required.
  • Prepare Management information reports based on agreed requirements.
  • Organize meetings with Front Office and focus group training to align front office practices with current procedures.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in AML/KYC under the client review function in a private banking environment.
  • Knowledgeable and sensitive to the risks (PEP, Sanctions, reputational risks) and suspicious activities typical of private banking clients.
  • Knowledge of regulations including MAS, HKMA and other intergovernmental / non-governmental organization such as FATF / Wolfsberg.
  • University degree in Accountancy, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent, or higher education.
  • Preferred skills
- Strong understanding of AML/CFT framework and the regulatory environment and its applicability to Private Banking clients in the areas of onboarding, on-going client reviews and transaction monitoring.

- Familiar with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and other office automation tools.

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