Manager, AML Compliance (Arabic language)

Manager, AML Compliance (Arabic language)

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Western Union is changing. Yes, we're the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we're on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved - billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today's global consumers and businesses. So if you're looking for a company on the move - and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet - then Western Union could be for you.

Currently we are expanding and are looking for the Manager, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance to join our team in Istanbul.

The Job

You will be responsible for supporting Western Union (WU), its affiliates, agents and sub-agents' efforts in complying with anti-money laundering laws as they apply to Money Services Businesses in Syria and Lebanon. You will assist in the development and the implementation of, and work towards the enforcement of policies, procedures and programs designed to minimize potential money laundering risk for WU and its agents, within the established strategies of the Compliance Department. Moreover you will evaluate agents (Western Union service provision partners) anti-money laundering compliance programs through compliance reviews, training sessions and resulting follow-up. You will proactively build a risk based approach for Western Union and its agents and work as a channel for communication with regulatory bodies such as Central Banks and FIUs.

About you

You have a university degree as well as at least 5 years proven managerial experience in compliance, internal audit or risk management in the financial industry. You possess communication, innovation, autonomy, relationship management and problem solving skills and high language skills in English and Arabic. You have a sound understanding of the compliance legislations implications on business and very strong presentation skills. You are able to travel upon business needs and adapt into a Multicultural and Multinational environment.

We offer

Ongoing learning and career development opportunities with the ability to be involved in process improvements, initiatives and project work. An interesting multicultural working environment with the ability to collaborate and link across borders with sector and technical experts in all parts of our business supported by cutting edge technology and systems. An attractive base salary is on offer depending on skills and experience, along with a comprehensive benefits package.


Growth and innovation are the story of our past, and they will define our future so if you are looking to be part of an exciting and innovative organization where your hard work can make a difference then please apply below - we would love to hear from you!