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Compliance and AML Officer - Hong Kong

Date: Nov 27, 2021

Location: Hong Kong, HK

Company: Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Intesa Sanpaolo is the banking group leader in Italy. Assisting more than 11,1 milion of retail customers through a network of 4400 branches, it significantly supports the development of Companies and gives an important sustain to the country's growth. The Group has a selected retail banking presence in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, with approximately 1,200 branches and 7.8 million customers in 12 countries. Intesa Sanpaolo is also present in 29 countries in support of its corporate customers’ cross-border business. It is looking for new qualify profiles who want to face demanding and challenging career path with the following requirements:

Scope and Purpose

•    Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in managing the relation with the Supervisory Authorities, as well as with internal and external auditors;
•    Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in managing non-compliance events, in providing assistance and cooperation to the concerned structures, in ensuring the identification and implementation of interventions to be taken to bridge any organizational and/or procedural gaps;
•    Conducting enhanced due diligence on high risk client on-boarding requests, including identification and assessment of any financial crime risks;
•    Periodic review of existing customers based on local ordinance and group policy requirements;
•    Conducting quality assurance and samples testing based on the second level controls framework;
•    Reviewing & performing the transaction monitoring and prepare the report to MLRO for filing STR when necessary;
•    Managing reporting information and risk assessment flows towards Head Office Compliance, and providing compliance advisory for day to day business activities;
•    Analysis of relevant compliance rules and support in the prior compliance assessment of all innovative projects/ new products;
•    Supporting the Local Compliance Officer in monitoring remedial actions and timely update and report Head Office Compliance;

Required Experience

•    Minimum five years of Compliance advisory experience either in banks/financial institutions/local regulators;
•    Strong knowledge in managing local regulatory requirements, and advisory experience Financial Crime compliance matters; 
•    Extensive experience in conducting risk assessments.

Competencies Required

•    University degree in law, finance and/or economics;
•    Deep understanding of the Hong Kong regulatory environment and Knowledge of international Compliance regulations and practices;
•    Ability to research laws and regulations and provide advice on the applicability within a given environment;
•    Knowledge of financial institutions, correspondent banking and trade finance products and services; 
•    Positive attitude towards colleagues and the organisation to ensure seamless communication; 
•    Good knowledge of local and international Economic Sanctions laws, Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance and Anti-Bribery and corruption regulations; 
•    Chinese fluent (both written and spoken); English fluent (both written and spoken), Italian is an advantage;
•    Excellent detailed-oriented skill set; Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities; Excellent detailed-oriented skill set; 
•    Ability to synthetize large volume of information and identify key issues, and to produce high quality work within challenging deadlines.


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