Wholesale KYC Operations - Wealth Management - KYC Senior Associate

Employer
J.P.Morgan
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Aug 2022
Closes
04 Sep 2022
Ref
16222099
Job Function
Compliance/Regulatory
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The KYC Specialist will partner with the client-facing teams to ensure all client records are compliant with Anti- Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Client (KYC) regulatory standards in a timely fashion. In addition, The KYC Specialist will own the end to end operational KYC activities (such as periodic renewals) of all clients and validate to ensure that all documentation provided are of the highest quality. The KYC Specialist will review the collection and verification of data performed to ensure all KYC records are accurate and complete prior to a final review by the client-facing team. The ---KYC Specialist is expected to stay current with all regulatory changes and requirements around client KYC, Suitability and Documentation.

Responsibilities
  • Exhibit the highest standards of customer service with clear transparent communication to the banker articulating on-boarding requirement and time commitments
  • Single point of contact to appropriately route all queries for responsible cases, including issues around PEP, screening, regulatory, compliance, legal, operational risk
  • Analyze AML risks associated with the client from a technical perspective, identify and escalate potential risks and operational issues as appropriate
  • Understanding and implementation of KYC standards, guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Confidential handling and maintenance of sensitive client data and documentation
  • Collection and verification of confidential client data via publicly available and internal sources
  • Understand the firm's KYC requirements when completing documentation inclusive of Customer Identification Program (CIP), Minimum Due Diligence (MDD), Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), Local Due Diligence (LDD), Specialized Due Diligence (SpDD) and Product Due Diligence requirements (PDD)
  • Communicating/escalating issues to management in a timely manner as appropriate
  • Build strong engagement with Middle office and be part of KYC/AML interactions to complete cases as per the timeline
  • Drive Process improvements and implement process changes as necessary
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to refine a process and increase operational efficiencies
  • Ability to comprehend the KYC risk factors and draft the overall risk summary for the client
  • Make decisions that are effective and well-grounded based on guidelines, policies, and insights
  • Be flexible to multi-task and effectively manage priorities across the wider function
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum 4 years of overall KYC experience within the Asset Wealth Management sector or Commercial or Investment Banking Sector
  • Candidate must have experience covering either Corporate, Banks, Trusts, Funds, NBFIs, NOAHs, Regulated Pension clients
  • Fluency in written/spoken Mandarin is required as the candidate will be interacting with Chinese clients and reviewing documents in Mandarin
  • We are a global company whose primary business language is English and hence, fluency in English (written and verbal) is required
  • Strong understanding of KYC, AML and regulatory requirements (i.e. HKMA and MAS)
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Must be able to work and contribute effectively under fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding client management, partnership building, leadership and direct experience of dealing with multiple stakeholders at one time
  • Strong research, analytical and comprehension skills, with ability to analyze large amounts of data
  • Client focused with strong customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines against a high-volume work schedule
  • Experience adhering to controls and compliance standards
  • Ability to grasp/learn concepts, procedures and accept feedback, and use it to build deeper knowledge of processes and client relationships through strong partnership with the client-facing team
  • Able to perform gap analyses of requirements and documentation and to draft a communication for the client-facing team to send the client for any additional documentation needed to complete due diligence reviews.
  • Possess strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Must be detail-oriented and analytical
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team in a fast-paced production environment
  • Drives results through leadership, people, communication and influence
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

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