Manager- KYC Review & Approval
First Gulf Bank PJSC
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, AE
منذ 1 يوم
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First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) Al Qurm Business Park, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Division : GCOO

Sub Division : Group Operations

Company Description

Now it’s your time to join the #1 bank in the Middle East and one of the most prestigious financial companies in the region.

Shaking up the world of banking requires a lot of smarts and skill. We’re looking for the brightest and best to help us reach our goals and we’ll also help you reach yours.

Your success is our success as you grow stronger in your career. Join us and leave a legacy of your own, as a pioneer in both the company and the industry.


In accordance with UAE and international Anti-Money Laundering Requirements, banks such as FAB are obliged to perform Know-Your-Client ('KYC') reviews on all new clients they adopt and periodic reviews of these clients.

To perform duties as required in the KYC Review & Approval Corporate function. The centralised team will perform the client On-boarding approval role.

This can be either new on-boarding, trigger events or periodic reviews. It will ensure the documentary evidence meets internal guidelines and regulatory expectations.

Additionally, adherence to Group KYC standards need to be enforced.


CIB On boarding & KYC Corporate

Working for the Risk & Control (FLOD) which will conduct the following activities :

Main Objectives : Manger will act as a support to Team Leader (AVP) to local KYC on-boarding team, working both as an individual contributor and guiding team along with offshore locations on day to day activities.

Managers objective is to be accountable for the end to end KYC process, from the movement it is decided to on-board the clients, through providing Corporate Advisory on risk matters, managing relevant stake holders, to exit.

Aligned to Banking Coverage teams he / she will work closely with products teams and other onboarding functions to deliver the service required.

Key Role :

Manage approval process for New to Bank Client Onboarding Process along with Periodic & Trigger Reviews in liaison with all stake holders.

Ensure all clients are onboarded within the onboarding timelines agreed. Main stakeholders are Clients, Coverage Bankers ( Region / Global ) , KYC Operations Team, Compliance, Offshore Support Team.

Experience in risk management field and proven experience in supporting the development of business activities whilst robustly applying risk management disciplines and controls.

Previous experience of developing relationships by communicating, influencing and negotiating effectively with business heads, senior managers, consultants m technical experts across the whole department and businesses.

Proven business and operational experience with sound knowledge of the wide range and complex variety of Corporate & Commercial clients.

Review account opening forms for all new busines where applicable.

Be aware of the strategic clients and their longer-term requirements by engaging with the Coverage Bankers when they undertake the Business Case and client selection process.

Ensure adherence to all internal policies / procedures and external regulatory requirements at all times

Previous experience on handing post facto transaction review for all correspondent banking clients and knowledge of key principals like Nesting & Downstream activities will be an added advantage

Perform post facto transaction analysis for correspondent banks on annual basis, and flag any Nested payments to Compliance & Coverage Bankers

On need basis support AVP, Coverage Bankers, Business Compliance to conduct EDD Meetings with Correspondent Banks where applicable.

Perform independent analysis of high-risk factors and as an outcome of key risk indicators escalate the relevant case to Financial Crime Compliance teams (FCC).

Efficiency- Adherence to the escalation and abandonment policy.

Prioritization maintain the discipline in partnership with the local business. Communicate consistency to internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the cases are accepted through the approved channels and expectations are managed appropriately.

Along with managing approval process for CDD delivery; also support and participate in various change management & digital initiatives also involve in providing, Corporate Advisory, drafting SOP’s , Checklist , internal MEMO’s etc.

Relationship Management

Develop and manage relationships with CIB stakeholders across business lines and supporting functions.

Undertake strong support and communication with both internal & external clients to facilitate efficient client on boarding & off boarding

Deliver fair outcomes of our customers and ensure own conduct maintains the orderly and transparent operation of financial markets.


Ensure information for MI related to CIB On boarding & KYC is prepared and presented on a periodic basis.

Ensure exceptions are updated in CDD Exception tracker and tracked to resolution. Tracker to be circulated to relevant stake holders on monthly basis.

Monitor monthly KYC KRI / KPI reports

Interact with other stakeholders and help the KYC teams achieve KIR’s / KPI’s.


Bachelor’s degree or higher in management, banking, finance.

Preferably with certification in compliance, KYC / AML / CFT, financial crime or risk management ( will be added advantage)

Minimum of 5 years of experience in a reputable international bank

Minimum of 5 years of experience within an On-boarding, KYC or Compliance function.

Relevant experience (AML / KYC / compliance related) with understanding of Corporate KYC requirements.

Familiarity with AML / KYC regulations and industry guidelines, along with client structure and hierarchies, knowledge of Funds, Brokers, Loan Agencies & Correspondent Banks

Experienced with operating in a global regulatory environment

Strong Microsoft application knowledge

Pro-active and business oriented with proven ability to prioritize, manage conflicting demands and ability to assess.

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Manager- KYC Review & Approval

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) Al Qurm Business Park, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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