KYC Consultant

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune's 2017 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories .

Department Overview

The APAC KYC team is part of the APAC Financial Crime Risk Management (FCRM) team which provides both Advisory and Oversight to our Lines of Businesses. The APAC KYC team is responsible for ensuring the lines of business have complied with the internal requirements, US and local laws and regulations applicable to their assigned job responsibilities, as well as those applicable generally to all team members.

About the Role

Primary function of the role is the performance of quality reviews of the client onboarding files created by the KYC client on-boarding team in the first line of defense. The consultant will also assist the APAC KYC Manager to design and execute the FCRM assurance and review plan and produce ongoing management reports.

In addition, the individual will assist with KYC projects and ongoing reviews as required.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in ongoing framework meetings with the APAC KYC Manager and Head of Financial Crimes and AML to adjust the assurance and review methodology for APAC, as necessary. Assist with ad-hoc projects within the Financial Crime Risk Management team.
  • Perform quality reviews of customer KYC files (produced by the first line client on-boarding team), to ensure that all corporate, line of business and jurisdictional requirement are met.
  • Provide communication of any identified trends, and relevant trainings to close gaps and implement corrective actions to the client on-boarding teams in the first line of defense.
  • Assist with the 2LOD governance oversight of the 1LOD KYC onboarding process.
  • Provide general KYC advisory services to the lines of business and any other employees who may require assistance.
  • Assist the APAC KYC Manager to produce periodic management reports for all lines of business.

Market Skills and Certifications
Essential Qualifications
  • Solid AML compliance experience, with a good understanding of AML laws, rules and regulations in APAC; some knowledge of the global AML regulatory environment would be a plus.
  • Experience of working in a high pressure environment, working to tight deadlines and displaying efficiency and effectiveness on a daily basis.
  • The ability to work unsupervised, and willingness to work to deadlines to get the job done when required.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Prior quality assurance experience preferred, but not essential.
  • Experience dealing with front office staff on a daily basis.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements


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