APAC Sanctions Compliance Officer
Credit Suisse
Hong Kong, China

Your field of responsibility

You will provide specialist advice and analysis in relation to all issues relating to Sanctions for the APAC region, providing subject matter expertise and guidance as well as interaction with the Global Sanctions function and oversight of the Sanctions control framework.

You will coordinate closely with the key partners to ensure that consistent advice and analysis of complex Sanctions issues are appropriately controlled and ensure that the all relevant APAC countries align with global standards and have responsibility for assisting and advising regional APAC offices.

The role will be at Assistant Vice President level.

This to include (but not limited to) :

  • Handle Sanctions-related advisory and critical issues, and provide subject matter expertise (SME) on core risk areas to all relevant partners in APAC across all Lines of Business.
  • Execute the team’s day-to-day activities, including assessments of customer relationships with nexus to sanctioned countries and / or persons, transaction- and securities escalations, reputational risk reviews, drafting and negotiation of sanctions related legal clauses in collaboration with General Counsel (Legal), analysis and commenting on new regulatory and internal requirements, etc.
  • Dealing with significant complex Sanctions issues, requiring detailed analysis and / or external legal advice / interaction with regulators etc.
  • Assist with the continued effective implementation and refinement of a robust Sanctions risk and controls framework in APAC, in consultation with the Global Sanctions team.
  • Produce and assist with maintenance of all relevant management information, including regular and accurate reporting to Management.
  • Participate in regional and global projects and working groups; assist with internal audits, compliance monitoring & testing reviews.
  • Deliver targeted Sanctions training to ensure employees in their areas of coverage receive training commensurate with the level of risk associated with their job responsibilities.
  • Your future colleagues

    Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Sanctions is responsible for developing and implementing Credit Suisse's Global Sanctions Compliance Program in furtherance of the Bank's commitment to stay in sync with economic and trade sanctions in the countries in which it conducts business.

    The Sanctions Program consists of policies, procedures, and other controls build to mitigate the risk of violating sanctions laws stemming from Credit Suisse's business activities across the world.

    APAC FCC Sanctions Advisory works in connectivity with the APAC FCC team and with Compliance, the Front Office, and other partners to drive consistency, efficiency and execution of the overall Sanctions compliance program across region APAC.

    The department values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm’s D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global cultural values.

    Your skills and experience

    To excel in this role, you should possess :

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in the financial services industry and in Compliance. Prior experience working in Sanctions or similar Financial Crime Compliance position at a financial institution;
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (Bachelor or higher), with a Diploma or Certificate in AML or Financial Crime (desired but not essential);
  • Outstanding analytical and organizational skills and competency to assess Sanctions Compliance risk;
  • Good understanding of complex client structures and Sanctions red flags;
  • Good knowledge of FCC and Sanctions laws and regulations (including but not limited to OFAC, UN), and best-practice;
  • Excellent partner management and communication skills are essential. Ability to coordinate with other Financial Crime Compliance Advisory Teams and senior partners in the business divisions.
  • You will be expected to provide credible challenge to the business;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team environment, and be able to interact with all levels of staff and management;
  • experience in managing people would be preferred;
  • Results-oriented, hardworking individual with outstanding problem solving, interpersonal skills. Possess excellent attention to details.
  • Project management experience desired;
  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives
  • Your new employer

    Find a new home for your skills, ideas, and ambitions. Credit Suisse offers you the ideal environment to progress your career, attractive benefits and excellent training.

    We are a leading wealth manager with strong global investment banking capabilities founded in 1856. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 nations, we are always looking for motivated individuals to help us shape the future for our clients.

    Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success.

    Our bank provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as those with other needs or beliefs as may be protected under applicable local law.

    If you require assistance during the recruitment process, please let your recruiter know.


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