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Officer, AML Compliance at Western Union Company

Western Union Company is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. We make financial services accessible to people everywhere. We build and offer easy-to-use products and services that bridge digital and physical to give customers choice, security, and reliability, no matter where they are.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Officer, AML Compliance

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • As an AML Compliance Officer, will be responsible for supporting Western Union (WU), its affiliates, agents and sub-agents’ efforts in complying with anti-money laundering laws as they apply to Money Services Businesses.
  • This position is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Role Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular WU Locations/Points of Sales reviews (Onsite /Offsite)
  • Executes on established WU AML (Anti-money laundering) Compliance & Anti-Fraud programs, principles, standards & oversight expectations within assigned territory.
  • Conduct Anti-Fraud/Anti money laundering awareness ad-hoc training for locations operators during onsite reviews
  • Provides guidance, policy interpretation and support to Agents locations within the region.
  • Actively participates in Region Compliance discussions on risk and participates in governance and risk mitigation meetings as appropriate.
  • Implement policies and procedures designed to mitigate exposure and enhance compliance activities.
  • Ensure that the locations Compliance program is maintained and relevant and up to Western Union Compliance Minimum Standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the manager of the region: GDD-FIU-FRM referrals and escalations, agents reviews, regulatory outreach,

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any field of the following: Business Administration, Law, Finance, Accounting, Economics with proven work experience within the financial services industry / Risk, Audit or Internal Control
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar position within a financial industry or as compliance-officer and/or Risk, Audit and internal controller.
  • Fluent in English, and French as optional.
  • Detail oriented, excellent computer skills with all common MS Office programs
  • Very good presentation skills.
  • Aptitude for continuously learning and understanding AML(Anti-money laundering) risks and concerns as well as product uses and risks
  • Ability to facilitate the collection of information through interviews, meetings etc.
  • Ability to articulate , communicate information to various audiences verbally and in writing
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational skills, including time management, record keeping, self-scheduling, and follow-up
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to act independently
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to Travel abroad.
  • Ability to operate multi-nationally with internal business partners and Agents
  • Ability to work in a self-directed and remote environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Western Union business practices, organizational structure
  • Demonstrated ability to draft clear and professional reports and other documents of a legal, compliance and business nature
  • Excellent analysis and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately work with confidential information

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  29th March, 2024.

 

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