Citibank Berhad KL Country Anti Money Laundering Officer

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Citibank Berhad KL Country Anti Money Laundering Officer-19032489

Position Summary/Overall Purpose Of The Job:

  • The AMLCO is responsible for directing and overseeing the effective management of the Malaysian Anti-money laundering (AML) function of Citibank Malaysia.
  • The incumbent is responsible for managing a team of Anti-Money Laundering specialists within Compliance, to ensure that the franchise’s policies and practices address the local and U.S. regulatory requirements, and protect the franchise from abuse of products by money launderers
  • The AMLCO is the primary interface with the AML/CTF regulator- Bank Negara Malaysia, Labuan FSA and Securities Commission

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the AML/Sanctions Compliance function for Citi Malaysia’s consumer and institutional business
  • Understand the structure and function of Citigroup Global AML and its interrelationship with Business Sectors, Regions, and Countries as well as Global Compliance
  • Ensure compliance with the Global AML Policy, business AML program, Local AML policies/Procedures, and other applicable Compliance requirements; including US sanctions and local sanctions
  • Communicate and coordinate the implementation of any changes to Citi’s AML Program as well as local AML regulatory requirement
  • Act as Country Sanctions Officer
  • Manage relationships with local AML and Sanctions regulators
  • Respond to law enforcement and regulatory requests
  • Understand and maintain awareness of  regulatory requirements including local and U.S. laws, international standards, and industry standards and best practices
  • Oversight for all aspects of the advisory AML/Sanctions Compliance framework, including governance, risk assessments, infrastructure, KYC, monitoring and training;
  • Ensure that the franchise’s AML/Sanctions policy and program documents are maintained appropriately
  • Oversight for the AML investigation and SAR decision making function, including capacity planning
  • Manage a team of AML compliance professionals

The responsibilities of the  team include:

  • Manage & co-ordinate the implementation of any new AML Laws, Regulations, Policies
  • Work with front, middle and back-office staff to implement and update AML systems, policies and procedures
  • Assess country, businesses and products for anti-money laundering/sanctions risks
  • Oversee and/or conduct training on AML, sanctions and general compliance
  • Act as a point of escalation
  • Conduct AML Investigations
  • Interface with internal and external auditors on AML matters



  • Tertiary qualification- preferably law, commerce, business/accounting
  • Additional professional qualifications desirable
  • Description of minimum work experience required for this role
  • 7+ years experience in a Financial Crime role
  • Proven experience working at a senior level in a challenging and highly regulated environment

Technical/Specialist skills/Competencies:

  • Understanding of Malaysian AML/CTF laws, rules and regulations including sanctions regimes
  • Strong analytical skills
  • PC Skills – Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Language – Strong written and verbal skills

Business/Industry Knowledge/Competencies:

  • Product:  expected to have strong practical experience in banking

Personal Attributes/Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with the key senior business stakeholders
  • Strong communication, and relationship building skills and the ability to influence and negotiate
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decisive, with sound, commercial judgment
  • Strong initiative to act proactively and independently, whilst balancing the need to for alignment and collaboration
  • Proven effectiveness within a multi-layered, matrixed global structure
  • Results orientation and attention to detail
  • Strong resilience
  • Strong coaching and consultative skills
  • A role model for the Citi Leadership Standards; and
  • High degree of learning agility - a continuous and self-motivated learner who embraces and facilitates change

9 October 2019
Location: Malaysia Corrientes Kuala Lumpur
Work type:
Full time
Banking and Financial Services
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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