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Sr. AML Investigator

ADCB Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description


To investigate and report suspicious activity and transaction cases that have been referred by peers or external/internal stakeholders.


Money Laundering/Financing of Terrorism Investigation and Analysis :

Monitor the daily investigation activities, detection of
transactions related to the crimes of money laundering; financing of terrorism and of illegal organisations in order to report suspicions to the Central Bank Financial Intelligence Uni1t (FIU) and cooperate with the Competent Authorities in relation to AML/CFT duties

Investigate suspicious cases referred by the AML Monitoring unit and cases raised by other external/internal stakeholders in order to ensure escalation of the AML process and support the reporting
of such suspicious cases to the Central Bank

Take final decisions and consult with the MLRO as
needed on suspicious activity reporting to Central Bank in
order to meet regulatory obligations

Develop and update regulatory and statutory reporting
programmes, such as suspicious activity report (SAR),
liaising with key stakeholders and third party service providers to ensure timely and accurate regulatory reporting

Attend to FIU queries on filed cases and attend to Law Enforcement meetings on filed cases in order to provide required information on specific investigations

Leverage data analysis platforms and review analytics/ modeling techniques in order to uncover abnormal financial transactions and complex relationships

Analyse trends and identify typologies in suspicious activity trends and suggest control enhancement in order to mitigate emerging AML/CFT risks


Review and produce periodic reports and other Master Information maintained by the department, as required, in order to support the MLRO

System Management

Ensure ongoing review, assessment and enhancement of existing system parameters and thresholds in order to improve effectiveness and efficiency
Ensure AML model validation is performed to ensure it is calibrated to meet regulatory expectations and international standards


Minimum Experience: At least 5 years of experience/exposure to banking transactions, compliance, client acceptance and exposure to regulatory Anti Money Laundering requirements in a Bank

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or Business Administration

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Understanding of account opening and customer documentation
  • Knowledge of customer transactions and behaviours
  • Exposure to banking transactions
  • Understanding of local/International and Central Bank rules and regulatory requirements
  • Understanding of banking systems, reports and workflows

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