Senior Financial Crime Compliance Manager International, Asia Pacific - Financial Crime Compliance

Full Time
Junior (less than 3 years)

Job Description

Senior Financial Crime Compliance Manager International, Asia Pacific - Financial Crime Compliance

Location: Asia Pacific-Hong Kong-Hong Kong Island-Central

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Financial Crime Compliance aligns current activities within Global Risk and helps to build these into a more integrated framework to conduct Customer Due Diligence which enables HSBC to manage financial crime risk more effectively. It builds stronger controls to improve the way Financial Crime Compliance risks are managed in order to spot gaps as well as trends so that the team can take action. It proactively gathers and analyses financial intelligence in a smart way so that suspicious transactions, activities or connections can be identified and we can adequately protect our customers from the threat of financial crime.
We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our team as Senior Financial Crime Compliance Manager International, Asia Pacific.
In this role, you will
  • The Senior Financial Crime Compliance Manager will act as a country manager and work collaboratively and in support of the Head of Financial crime compliance in three or four countries in the region.
  • The Senior Financial Crime Compliance Manager will act as a single point of contact for country escalations and ensure that all regional strategies, standards, global systems and policies on compliance other than in relation to regulatory compliance risks are implemented and embedded effectively.
  • The successful candidate may be asked to travel to countries and engage with Financial crime compliance teams. 
  • The Head of Financial crime compliance is an Executive Committee member and therefor the Senior Financial Crime Compliance Manager will also be expected to engage confidently with stakeholder at this level.
  • To monitor, track and communicate major proposals for regulatory change and regulatory and law enforcement trends for all areas of compliance risk in relation to financial crime. 
  • To communicate these proposals and trends to senior management in Asia pacific sites and to support and facilitate a strategic appraisal of those trends as well as relevant opportunities and risks.
  • To implement the strategic operational objectives for Financial crime compliance.
  • To support the development of the Financial crime compliance function as a key part of the Groups second line of defence in relation to compliance risk.
  • Ensure that compliance and reputational risks in Asia pacific other than in relation to financial crime risks are properly managed and controlled, in a commercially sensitive, practical and effective manner.
  • To assist Head of Financial crime compliance asia pacific head, and Head of Financial crime compliance International Asia pacific to manage the Groups Financial Crime Compliance Programme
  • To assist Head of Financial crime compliance International Asia pacific to ensure that a robust Financial crime compliance procedural framework protects the Group entities Asia pacific and to monitor changes to business practices and products to ensure that financial crime deterrence procedures and controls are adequate to cover them.
  • Assist the Financial Crime Compliance function in managing all material compliance and reputational issues involving Asia pacific sites
  • Provide advice and support on compliance and reputational matters to the management team and functional reports in Asia pacific sites
  • Participate in the activities of the Regional Risk Management Committees and Regulatory Compliance and Global Business management committees in Asia pacific sites.
  • Regional Risk Management Committees on compliance and reputational matters
  • Ensure that senior management are appropriately advised of material compliance and reputational matters.
  • Manage the relationship with regulators in Asia pacific sites, effectively informing them of relevant compliance matters in the region to ensure that strong relationships are fostered.
  • To support the Financial crime compliance awareness efforts of the Group. To liaise with Group Financial crime compliance, Internal Audit and Training Departments in relation to financial crime compliance training with a view to ensuring the HSBC Group requirements are met and with other support functions with related responsibilities for example Security and Human Resources.
  • Ensure that positive relationships are maintained with regulators and other external parties.
  • Implement strategy for the Financial Crime Compliance function, liaising closely with functional reports jointly with local line managers.
  • Maintain and develop positive and professional working relationships with business managers in regional and country level as well as in global businesses.
  • Implement strategy for sharing of compliance knowledge and best practice across asia pacific sites.
  • To facilitate an independent reporting line for Financial crime compliance personnel in Group businesses operating in Asia pacific region.
  • To report immediately to the Head of Financial crime compliance Asia pacific and Head of Financial crime compliance International Asia pacific on all material or significant breaches and money laundering suspicions and assist Head of Financial crime compliance International Asia pacific to consolidate half yearly and annual regional Financial crime compliance reports
  • Implement framework for effective risk based monitoring of the implementation of compliance, policies and controls across Asia pacific.
  • To assist Head of Financial crime compliance International Asia pacific to prepare an annual plan for the Asia pacific region to reflect accountabilities adequately, the Financial crime compliance risks in the area and the resources required.


To be successful in this role, you should meet the following requirements
  • Bachelors or equivalent level degree.
  • Leadership experience and a strategic thinker.
  • Significant experience as a regulator, senior compliance manager or equivalent within a global firm, in the financial services industry. 
  • Good technical knowledge of Anti Money Laundering, Sanctions and or Anti Bribery and Corruption policies, procedures and controls.
  • Experience of operating at Executive Committee level, with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of operating in multiple geographies with different cultures preferred.
  • Familiarity with local and regional regulations across Asia pacific sites.
  • Experience of working relationships with regulators within Asia pacific sites preferred.
  • Ability to develop practical, cost effective solutions to complex global issues.
  • Relevant language skills would be a benefit.
  • Proven record in terms of leading change related projects.
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Technical Skills

  • Anti Money Laundering (AML)
  • Appraisal
  • Audit
  • Compliance
  • Costing
  • Due Diligence
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Training