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Assistant Vice President/Vice President, EAC Compliance and Operational Risk Specialist (Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption)

Hong Kong, , Hong Kong

Job Description:

Your background

  • Minimum 5 years in a large multinational financial institution, consulting firm or law firm with particular experience in Compliance, Operational Risk, Business Controls and/or Financial Crime.
  • Relevant ABAC programme experience, an understanding of Asia Pacific anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited institution.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and acts as a role model for team members and stakeholders.
  • Regulatory knowledge and experience, particularly in Asia Pacific markets and demonstrated success in engaging and gaining creditability with stakeholders, including Internal Audit, Regulators and the First line.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally (written and verbal) and demonstrates engaged listening skills.  Clearly influences outcomes and can work with all levels of management and across organizations.
  • Ability to work within a small team of subject matter experts, drive for results and prioritize competing tasks in a deadline driven and high pace environment.
  • Analytical and research skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • A team player with high energy, a “can do attitude” and the ability to challenge others (when necessary). and manage conflict and conduct risks appropriately.

What you can expect

A talented Compliance and Operational Risk Manager to join the Enterprise Anti-Bribery / Anti-Corruption (ABAC) Compliance and Operational Risk team based in Hong Kong with direct coverage responsibility for Asia Pacific. This role reports to the International Head of ABAC Compliance and Operational Risk based in London  and is part of a wider Enterprise Compliance and Operational Risk team with members based across the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. The ABAC team is dynamic, supportive and involves working with team members and stakeholders in many different regions and business lines.  This role involves delivering an effective and sustainable Enterprise ABAC programme, which means providing support on the development and implementation of policies, standards and controls.  You will act as a primary point of contact in providing subject matter expertise to the Asia Pacific business and as part of the wider Enterprise ABAC team. You will be responsible for managing and identifying bribery and corruption risk, conflicts of interest and employee conduct. This role will also require contribution and input in the wider ABAC programme work including monitoring, testing, audits, regulatory reviews, transactional advice, and conflicts of interest and conduct related matters  You will be required to maintain awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which Bank of America operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations of relevance to ABAC.  Provide functional support to the Asia Pacific ABAC team and the International Head.   Ensure the ABAC Programme exemplifies best practices and challenge, where necessary, stakeholders on the effectiveness of the ABAC Programme.

What you will do

  • Support implementation, enhancement and management of the enterprise ABAC programme with a particular focus on Asia Pacific risk identification and management.
  • Assist in evaluating Asia Pacific and enterprise-wide compliance and operational risk and recommend policies, procedures, standards and guidelines to mitigate such risks. 
  • Assist in providing advice and counsel on ABAC issues, and other key laws and regulations and, where necessary, wider financial crime compliance matters.
  • Pre-clear gifts and entertainment to government employees and the provision of advice on gifts and entertainment matter more broadly.
  • Assist with the management of Third Party Intermediaries for the Asia Pacific region (as required).
  • Providing advice and counsel on pre-clearing political and/or charitable contributions and governmental outside business activities, sponsorships, responding to vendor escalations, tracking and responding to Request for Proposals (RFP), reviewing and managing hiring practices escalation requests, and serving as a critical component in executing the monitoring and testing plan around ABAC key risk activities.
  • Assist in providing transactional advice regarding identifying and mitigating bribery and corruption risks, including undertaking transactional due diligence and research into ABAC related matters and risks.
  • Providing input, support and coordinating projects, including but not limited to management of Audits and Regulatory Exam requests, risk assessments, training and awareness, and other Compliance programme deliverables.
  • Assisting with the implement and communicate compliance strategies, concepts, programme and regulations related to ABAC Compliance risks.
  • Assisting in undertaking risk assessments and the provision of training.
  • Assisting with executing monitoring routines focused on ABAC compliance risks.
  • Evaluate and advise on reputational and regulatory risks arising from clients, third parties and transactions in accordance with the embedded compliance and operational risk programme.

About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Your background

  • Minimum 5 years in a large multinational financial institution, consulting firm or law firm with particular experience in Compliance, Operational Risk, Business Controls and/or Financial Crime.
  • Relevant ABAC programme experience, an understanding of Asia Pacific anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited institution.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and acts as a role model for team members and stakeholders.
  • Regulatory knowledge and experience, particularly in Asia Pacific markets and demonstrated success in engaging and gaining creditability with stakeholders, including Internal Audit, Regulators and the First line.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally (written and verbal) and demonstrates engaged listening skills.  Clearly influences outcomes and can work with all levels of management and across organizations.
  • Ability to work within a small team of subject matter experts, drive for results and prioritize competing tasks in a deadline driven and high pace environment.
  • Analytical and research skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • A team player with high energy, a “can do attitude” and the ability to challenge others (when necessary). and manage conflict and conduct risks appropriately.

What you can expect

A talented Compliance and Operational Risk Manager to join the Enterprise Anti-Bribery / Anti-Corruption (ABAC) Compliance and Operational Risk team based in Hong Kong with direct coverage responsibility for Asia Pacific. This role reports to the International Head of ABAC Compliance and Operational Risk based in London  and is part of a wider Enterprise Compliance and Operational Risk team with members based across the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. The ABAC team is dynamic, supportive and involves working with team members and stakeholders in many different regions and business lines.  This role involves delivering an effective and sustainable Enterprise ABAC programme, which means providing support on the development and implementation of policies, standards and controls.  You will act as a primary point of contact in providing subject matter expertise to the Asia Pacific business and as part of the wider Enterprise ABAC team. You will be responsible for managing and identifying bribery and corruption risk, conflicts of interest and employee conduct. This role will also require contribution and input in the wider ABAC programme work including monitoring, testing, audits, regulatory reviews, transactional advice, and conflicts of interest and conduct related matters  You will be required to maintain awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which Bank of America operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations of relevance to ABAC.  Provide functional support to the Asia Pacific ABAC team and the International Head.   Ensure the ABAC Programme exemplifies best practices and challenge, where necessary, stakeholders on the effectiveness of the ABAC Programme.

What you will do

  • Support implementation, enhancement and management of the enterprise ABAC programme with a particular focus on Asia Pacific risk identification and management.
  • Assist in evaluating Asia Pacific and enterprise-wide compliance and operational risk and recommend policies, procedures, standards and guidelines to mitigate such risks. 
  • Assist in providing advice and counsel on ABAC issues, and other key laws and regulations and, where necessary, wider financial crime compliance matters.
  • Pre-clear gifts and entertainment to government employees and the provision of advice on gifts and entertainment matter more broadly.
  • Assist with the management of Third Party Intermediaries for the Asia Pacific region (as required).
  • Providing advice and counsel on pre-clearing political and/or charitable contributions and governmental outside business activities, sponsorships, responding to vendor escalations, tracking and responding to Request for Proposals (RFP), reviewing and managing hiring practices escalation requests, and serving as a critical component in executing the monitoring and testing plan around ABAC key risk activities.
  • Assist in providing transactional advice regarding identifying and mitigating bribery and corruption risks, including undertaking transactional due diligence and research into ABAC related matters and risks.
  • Providing input, support and coordinating projects, including but not limited to management of Audits and Regulatory Exam requests, risk assessments, training and awareness, and other Compliance programme deliverables.
  • Assisting with the implement and communicate compliance strategies, concepts, programme and regulations related to ABAC Compliance risks.
  • Assisting in undertaking risk assessments and the provision of training.
  • Assisting with executing monitoring routines focused on ABAC compliance risks.
  • Evaluate and advise on reputational and regulatory risks arising from clients, third parties and transactions in accordance with the embedded compliance and operational risk programme.

About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21049278

Band: H5

Manages People:

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Mitesh Rathod

Referral Bonus:

0

Street Address

Primary Location:
51 KWAI CHEONG ROAD, Hong Kong