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Global Financial Crimes Compliance, Sanctions - Associate - Japan

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Global Financial Crimes Compliance, Sanctions -  Japan


Business Description


JPMorgan Chase Bank is a global leader in the financial services industry, offering intelligent solutions across comprehensive and cutting edge global product platforms.  You will be surrounded by smart, driven people like yourself, who in line with the highest standards of integrity, combine innovation and analysis to achieve industry leading results and recognition in accordance with the business principles fundamental to our success.

The JPMorgan Asia Global Financial Crimes Compliance Team is responsible for implementation and oversight of Anti-Money Laundering [“AML”] and sanctions initiatives for the firm's businesses in Asia. JPM is required to comply with US OFAC regulations and sanction programs of Asia regulators. Compliance teams work closely with business, legal, risk, and audit functions to provide expertise on regulatory compliance matters, assess and measure compliance and related risks, and monitor and test the adequacy of the firm's compliance control environment.




The successful candidate will be expected to perform review of wire transfers, trade finance transactions and Investment bank transactions and perform necessary research to determine true sanctions matches. In addition to screening, advise and consult to the LOBs is a major function along with managing local sanction lists in cooperation with Country GFCC.

The candidate will be involved in projects related to OFAC / sanctions including implementation of relevant policy and procedures.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Perform research on transactions stopped on the firm’s sanctions screening systems to establish if any true matches to sanctioned entities.
  • Perform research on prospective and existing clients as well as related parties to identify and analyse a sanctions nexus.
  • Working with Country GFCC and the Regional Sanctions Officer in reviewing transactions / deals for potential sanctions issues.
  • Working with Country GFCC and the Regional Sanctions Officer, performing the necessary research and query to determine the sanctions requirements in Japan, APAC/US/EMEA.
  • Assist in implementing OFAC/Sanctions initiatives including quality assurance, policy reviews and advising on establishing screening procedures within the businesses.
  • Working with Country GFCC on local sanctions lists management

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Attention to detail. The successful candidate should be meticulous in reviewing all parts of a transaction.
  • Strong Communication Skills. The successful candidate will be required to communicate clearly to the businesses required actions subsequent to his/her review.
  • Strong analytical ability and logical thinking. Ability to identify issues related to sanctions accurately and offer solutions.
  • Have the initiative to find information to substantiate an opinion. Where required, be able to provide recommendations on compliance sanctions processes.
  • As required, in accordance with a schedule, provide coverage on some public holidays. On occasion work outside of normal hours. May be required to participate in conference calls with the United States
  • Some basic knowledge of banking industry. Knowledge of cash management or some experience with the corresponding banking business will be a plus.
  • Knowledge of US OFAC and Japan sanctions requirements. Experience in sanctions review will be a strong advantage.
  • Experience in using sanctions screening systems
  • Experience in using databases such as World Check, Lexis Nexis, Factiva etc.


Language Requirements:

  • Strong speaking and writing abilities in English and Japanese.


Req #: 160030498
Location: Tokyo, 13 JP
Job Category: Compliance
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: Japanese Yen (JPY)

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