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Dubai Senior Officer- Customer Name Screening

  • Location
    (DUBAI) and various
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / 3 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

Join the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest financial institutions. Our focus is to create value for our employees, customers, shareholders and communities to grow through differentiation, agility and innovation.
We are looking for top talent and your success is our success. Accelerate your growth as you help us reach our goals and advance your career. Be ready to make your mark a top company, in an exciting and dynamic industry.

Job Description

Responsible for supporting the implementation of a robust Compliance Monitoring Program for the bank ensuring adherence to the policies and procedures of the bank to confirm compliance with the Regulatory guidelines with regard to Customer Name Screening and other monitoring requirements.

Responsible for the First Line of Defense Surveillance activities undertaken for:-

  • Customer Name Screening

Ensure the monitoring program covers the complexities of regulations and procedures required to be adhered to by all FAB jurisdictions.

Job Specific Accountabilities

Strategic Contribution

  • Support the implementation of the Bank’s Group-wide Compliance strategy within the First Line of Defense to ensure the efficient management of the Customer Name Screening team ensuring vertical alignment and horizontal integration with other interfacing departmental strategies.
  • Stay abreast with the control's environment, control appropriateness and effectiveness and control testing tools and techniques available within the Bank and work closely with the Second Line in Group Compliance to continuously identify and define requirements, gaps, and strategies to manage the Risk Appetite of the Bank.
  • A good understanding of monitoring and control testing tools and technique's ability in line with the Bank’s defined control testing and monitoring objectives.

People Management

  • Effectively contribute to define the training and competency framework for the Customer Name Screening Team.
  • Provide guidance and on the job training for colleagues and conduct knowledge sharing sessions locally as well as to International Teams

Continuous Improvement

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvements to Customer Name Screening related systems, processes and practices based on risks and control deficiencies identified.
  • Recommend, initiate and implement, optimizations to screening methodologies and parameters in order to maximize cost efficiency and effectiveness of FAB’s regulatory compliance locally as well as for all jurisdictions where FAB operates.


  • Work closely with the Technology, Data & Reporting Team on KPI’s and KRIs for reporting to senior stakeholders.
  • Ensure information for MI related to customer screening is delivered to the Technology, Data and Reporting team in a timely manner.

Customer Name Screening

The job holder should possess and be abreast with complete knowledge of all:-

  • Regulatory compliance, Sanctions and AML/KYC policies & guidelines relevant to FAB’s international network
  • Industry-specific screening methodologies and available technological and infrastructural arrangements to drive the Surveillance program for the bank locally and for the International branches
  • Changing and evolving regulations laid down by the CBUAE and International governing bodies.
  • Ability to effectively contribute from a FLOD perspective, for future revisions to FAB Compliance policy & guidelines.
  • Name Screening analyst responsibilities in performance of :
  • Conduct Sanctions, PEP, Adverse media and other watch list screening for array of clients across UAE and International geographies.
  • Analyzing alerts and investigating customers who match with SDN, Politically Exposed Persons and Negative Media lists.
  • Identify issues, escalate to management for resolution and detailed findings.
  • Conducting searches, gathering data and recording evidence from internal systems, the internet and enquiry with business within the organization.
  • Gather supportive information from a list of internal and external databases based on global standard process.
  • Conducting enhanced due diligence investigations in support of policies and procedures.
  • Reporting unusual client KYC details which might relate to sanctioned individuals, money laundering or terrorist financing.
  • Conduct alert investigation using FAB policies, procedures and tools, aimed at meeting internal and external regulatory requirements.
  • Building and applying knowledge of sanctions and anti-money laundering processes.


  • Participate in relevant projects as per the project guidelines set by the Group Compliance.
  • Functions within the framework and boundaries of Group policies as well as overall organizational and governance frameworks.
  • Authorized to take decisions as per the approved authorization matrix.


Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in management, banking, finance, preferably with certification in compliance, transaction monitoring/sanctions screening, KYC/AML/CFT, financial crime or risk management

Technical Competencies/ Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a reputed bank
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience preferably in an Customer Screening role
  • Fair knowledge and capabilities to decipher Sanctions and AML/ CTF regulations for Global regimes.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and spoken.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills


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