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Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, APAC

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The Opportunity:

Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company with an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions? 

We are seeking an Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer for our Sydney office. In this role, you will assist the APAC Compliance team to carry out all tasks required to ensure compliance with our AML/CTF and Licensing obligations and company policies. You will be required to conduct due diligence/Know Your Customer (KYC) checks on new and existing Financial Institution clients and investigate transactions and sanctions related cases amongst other responsibilities.


This would be a great opportunity for someone with a few years of experience in a compliance role who is looking at expanding their career and joining a company that’s at the forefront of compliance systems. 


Sound interesting? Here are some specifics: 

  • Evaluate internal controls and anti-money laundering compliance programs through transaction analyses.
  • Conduct AML/CTF program reviews.
  • Advising Director AML Compliance APAC and Senior Managers, Compliance ANZ and Hong Kong of any identified non-compliance with AML or regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in addressing escalations from stakeholders locally and offshore as it relates to transaction monitoring and sanction screening
  • Responsible for follow up with Financial Institutions concerning review findings.
  • Support Financial Institutions' efforts to comply with company policies and procedures as they relate to AML/CTF, also through training sessions.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory changes in Australia and New Zealand.

What you will need to succeed: 

  • 3 years of experience working in a financial institution (bank; securities and/or investment; corporate foreign exchange)
  • 1+ years of experience working in the compliance areas including an understanding of anti-money laundering legislation, Corporations Act and company policies; and/or,
  • Exposure to risk management policies and processes as it relates to the business application of internal and external risk factors (operational, legal, reputation, market) impacting a business or corporate foreign exchange operation.

What will make you stand out:
  • A degree in banking, commerce, business administration, accounting or auditing is desirable
  • The ability to work with others including building external relationships, primarily Financial Institutions.
What it’s like here: 

The Payments Business Unit of Western Union is one of the world's leading providers of international business payments and foreign exchange. With access to over 130 currencies, we enable companies of all sizes as they move money across borders via a financial network that spans over 200 countries and territories. We’re disrupting fintech with our groundbreaking digital B2B platform, WU EDGE, which helps companies spend less time handling international payments and worrying about foreign exchange exposure, and more time growing their businesses. And we’re just getting started!


Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together on teams. Who knows, your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or other protected category.


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