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About Our Client
The Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (MHFG or the Mizuho Group) is one of the largest financial institutions in the world. Through its legally-owned subsidiaries it offers a broad range of services including banking, trust banking and securities, and other business related to financial services through its group companies. The total Mizuho Group and its subsidiaries has approximately 56,000 staff working worldwide. In Japan, Mizuho has approximately 800 branches which serve 24 million individual customers and cover ca. 70% of Japan's listed companies. Outside of Japan, Mizuho relies on a global network of 117 offices, within 32 different countries.
Mizuho Bank Europe N.V. ("MBE") is a fully licensed bank incorporated in the Netherlands and supervised by De Nederlandsche Bank ("DNB") and the Autoriteit Financiële Markten ("AFM"). MBE was established in 1974 and has always been located in Amsterdam. We employ around 90 FTE and have three foreign branches (Brussels, Madrid and Vienna).
The department and team
The Middle Office department is a control department for the Japanese and non-Japanese business lines as well as the Treasury Department, supporting a wide range of wholesale financing activities across all of MBE's offices.
The department consist of three teams; Credit Middle Office, Business Support and KYC & AML. The KYC & AML Senior Analyst leads the KYC & AML team and is responsible for on-boarding, amending, reviewing and off-boarding clients according to established policies and procedures.
The function concentrates on day-to-day and in-depth KYC analysis and AML checks.
In summary the following is expected:
To lead a team of approximately five KYC &AML analysts, in support of the manager and Head of Middle Office.
To encourage & motivate team members and drive issues to a resolution.
To facilitate client on-boarding via end to end KYC processing.
To ensure observance and adherence of all applicable regulatory and specific requirements.
To identify and assess the Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO) and Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) within complex ownership structures.
To analyze and be vigilant and alert to unusual ownership structures.
To identify complex entity types.
To perform and investigate negative/adverse news publications.
To escalate any relevant discrepancies found whilst obtaining the relevant client due diligence to the relationship manager.
To re-mediate existing client files in line with bank periodic review policy.
To Ensure KYC reports are accurate, appropriate and up to date.
The Successful Applicant
Desired skills and experience
Must have a Bachelor degree in law or business administration or country equivalent in a related discipline together with equivalent working experience.
Alternatively can show strong analytical skills from another discipline, e.g. sciences.
Previous Work Experience / Skill Set
1-3 years of experience in similar position.
Good understanding of AML and KYC frameworks.
Trust business experience is an advantage.
Experience with AML monitoring and screening is an advantage.
Compliance qualification is an advantage.
Strong research and analytical skills.
Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written.
Must have good planning and time management/prioritization skills.
Ability to work independently and also to liaise with other departments.