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Global Sanctions Compliance Officer (Good work-life balance)

  • Location

    Hong Kong

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Stephanie Lui

  • Contact email:

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  • Salary low:


  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


A top tier Fintech company is now looking for a Global Sanctions Officer to be based in Hong Kong to look after over 20 offices across, APAC, US, EU and Canada etc, reporting to the Global Compliance Officer.

Job Descriptions

  • Provide Sanctions advisory on matters related to sanctions regulatory compliance of all applicable regimes, especially OFAC sanctions.  
  • Develop and periodic update the sanctions risk assessment.
  • Establish and ensure implementation of global sanctions policies and procedures to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the programs.
  • Monitor programs to identify process and system risks and improvement opportunities.
  • Mitigate sanctions risks through appropriate control implementation and testing.
  • Ensure the program maintains thorough and accurate record keeping.
  • Review escalated sanctions review cases to provide approvals or guidance.
  • Ensure sanctions true hits are reported immediately and appropriately to relevant authorities in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Manage screening vendors and conduct periodic due diligence and testing.
  • Develop and deliver targeted sanctions trainings to different lines of business and supporting functions.
  • Collaborate with external counsel or auditors to conduct independent program testing.
  • Drive the special projects in support of the sanctions compliance program as needed.



  • College or higher Degree holder of Law (preference), Finance and other related disciplines
  • At least 10 years relevant compliance experience in the financial services industry
  • Strong and demonstrated knowledge of US OFAC sanctions and other global sanctions regimes regulations, screening programs and sanctions compliance best practices
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Mandarin
  • Strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a global organization to achieve desired objectives

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