• Competitive
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citigroup Transaction Services (M) Sdn Bhd
  • 20 Feb 18

MYS CTSM KL - KYC RISK Evaluation Analyst

MYS CTSM KL - KYC RISK Evaluation Analyst

  • Primary Location: Malaysia,Wilayah Persekutuan,Kuala Lumpur
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Compliance and Control
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 17079893


The APAC AML KYC Client Risk Evaluation Management team is a second line of defense in mitigating money laundering and terrorist financing risks for our firm and its customers in the global marketplace. This role will be an interface with various stakeholders across the business and global functions. The team is responsible for providing Compliance Advisement on the associated AML and Terrorist Financing risks to the Business as part of the KYC Review Process.
The role derives from statutory obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations and the Proceeds of Crime Act and is based within the APAC AML KYC REM team, which forms part of the APAC AML KYC Function.
The job-holder will interact principally with AML, other Global Functions and the Business KYC Operations teams.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide advice, including an indication of the potential for significant risk, from AML Compliance for all clients Risk Rated High-High and High-Medium, or where required by certain high risk triggers in the KYC Record to the Business in an appropriate timeframe
  • Provide advice from an AML Compliance perspective on issues escalated by the Business
  • Confirm all reputational risk information, including information relating to sanctions, bribery or corruption has been initially assessed and analyzed by the relevant Business or AMLCO, if necessary, to determine if the information relates to the client and any concerns and comfort levels have been appropriately documented
  • Help evaluate reputational risk searches that were conducted by the BSU using CitiScreening, Factiva, and other platforms
  • Consult with relevant stakeholders such as AML Advisory, Anti Bribery and Corruption (AB&C), Sanctions team, Legal etc for their expertise in related topics and refer the case to AML Investigation team including Corporate Security and Investigative Services (CSIS), Global Investigation Unit (GIU) for complex investigations
  • Escalate AML concerns or any significant suspicious activities to senior management
  • Prepare weekly and monthly metrics for Compliance Reviews, Negative News, Manual Investigations or any ad hoc reports related to KYC to senior management on a timely basis
  • Update the CREM procedure and ensure the alignment and compliance to Citi Policies and Standards including Global Operating Procedure as required
  • Perform Manager Control Assessment (MCA) to seek out observation for any control weakness or non adherence to policies, procedure and standards. This may include any recommendations to improve any processes during REM review


  • University Degree; experience in the business or business education will be an advantage
  • 5+ years in customer on-boarding systems for due diligence; Citi systems experience will be an advantage
  • 6+ years' experience in banking/financial services, preferably in global programs exposure
  • Working knowledge of APAC AML regulatory requirements relating to KYC
  • ACAMS Certification will be an advantage
  • Investigatory experience / skills to assist with undertaking KYC, Customer Due Diligence (CDD) reviews and / or account activity reviews
  • Recent working knowledge of relevant AML legislations and regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrable use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and prioritize tasks
  • Numerate, with experience in the usage of basic financial analysis techniques
  • Strong written and personal communication skills demonstrated through previous work experience
  • Previous experience in a similar role within a banking environment may be an advantage
  • Previous involvement in financial crime investigations or similar investigative experience
  • Experience in information gathering and application of KYC/CDD/EDD requirements would be an advantage
  • Commitment to the principles of the APAC AML regime
  • Highly organized and methodical with close attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Commitment to co-operative and collaborative working
  • Strong team player willing to learn and share experience with other team members
  • Flexibility to work with rapidly-changing priorities and deadlines