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Job ID : 1151449 Date Updated : December 7th, 2022
Leading Global firm / 5 positions

Urgently looking Compliance Officer & legal specialist

Hiring Company SK Global
Location Available across Japan
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 6 million yen ~ 15 million yen

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  ( multiple positions in different industries ) 

Periodically review the adequacy of customer information and ensure that the information is up to date. Periodic review /Enhanced due diligence (EDD) of high-risk accounts including PEP/NGOs/NPOs/Charities/Clubs/ Societies/ Associations etc. along with embassy accounts, embassy staff accounts, exchange companies, etc.

Check that all account opening requirements are completed as per the bank's policy and local regulations. Ensure that proper KYC and CDD are conducted to establish customer profiles including the source of income and proper name screening against negative lists.

Investigate all suspicious transactions reported by staff. Maintain a register of all suspicious transaction reports made by the employees to the CCO and their reviews. Provision of guidance to branch staff on how to avoid tipping off.

Respond promptly to any requests for information by CCO in relation to money laundering prevention, investigation, or compliance.

Keep updated with latest regulations / instructions pertaining to AML / CFT / KYC / PF / TBML issued by Local & HO Regulator. Suggest to CCO all necessary controls for AML-CFT are implemented as per regulatory requirements.

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

Ensure that name screening for all prospective new and existing customers is carried out on an ongoing basis against UN, EU, OFAC list, and other additional lists as per local regulatory requirements. 

Assist CCO in the timely update of all manual lists and/or database systems. In case of a positive match, the branch should not provide any banking service to the proscribed entity, as per NBP HO Policy. 

Also assist CCO in the filing of SAR/STR with the regulatory entity, in line with local regulations. Maintain an MIS for all such accounts and share them with CCO Japan.

Perform test-checks / review of transactions on a regular basis to ensure NBP is adhering to prescribed regulations and internal practices including prevention of money laundering.

Detect and monitor large currency transactions at NBP to ensure such transactions are not being conducted for illegitimate purposes. 

Prepare quarterly reports with emphasis on AML-CFT, TBML risks and share them with CCO. Report any exception or irregularity identified during review and testing of transactions to the CCO

Support the CCO by recommending required AML-CFT related training for the branch staff. 

Assist the CCO to update and implement controls for the Japan Branch.  

Assist the dissemination of correspondences from regulators and their record-keeping and other matters as assigned by the CCO.

Assist to provide drafts on required submissions, self-assessments, reports, and policies/procedures related to areas under their purview

Perform any other task as assigned by CCO. 

Job Location

  • Available across Japan

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 6 million yen ~ 15 million yen
Job Division (5 locations in japan ) ( multiple positions in different industries ) 

Job Category

  • Legal, Compliance & Paralegal > Compliance Officers (Finance & Banking)
  • Insurance > Risk Management
  • Banking & Finance > Legal, Compliance, Documentation and Paralegal

Hiring Company Information

Company Type Large Company (more than 300 employees) - International Company
Non-Japanese Ratio About half Japanese
Recruiter Company Information

SK Global Co Ltd

Urgently looking Compliance Officer & legal specialist Job Information | Work in Japan · Jobs with International Companies · Jobs that Use English · CareerCross

Company Description


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