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Senior Consultant, Financial Crime Compliance, KYC & Transaction Monitoring, Hong Kong

Forensic & Litigation Consulting
210D7 Requisition #

About FTI

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,600 employees located in 27 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, Financial Crime Compliance, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring.

In Asia, FTI Consulting has a team of more than 350 professionals situated in 10 business centres across the region. We provide advice on issues in the areas of finance, risk, governance, performance, reputation, intelligence, compliance and liability. We deliver solutions through our market-leading business practices of Corporate Finance/Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology.

About The Role

Do you have a passion for investigating and combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Economic Sanctions and Bribery and Corruption?  We are currently building out our Financial Crime Compliance service offering and exploring new opportunities and new markets. We are looking for people at various levels and with demonstrable subject matter expertise and relevant consulting, regulatory and/or in house experience to help us build the business and support our clients.

As a Financial Crime Senior Consultant, you will have the opportunity to help our clients mitigate their Financial Crime Compliance risks as well as to improve their ability to meet regulatory requirements, expectations, and industry guidance for sound programs and controls. You will build your professional skills in a variety of project experiences by assisting our clients to understand the complexities of issues they face, and by implementing solutions to help them remediate identified issues.

What You'll Do 

In this interesting and diverse role, you will have the opportunity to work with our worldwide network of member firms. In a variety of engagements, you will be involved in.

  • The design, review, enhancement, implementation, and monitoring of numerous anti-money laundering and sanctions detection and compliance programs for clients around the world.
  • Engagements may include assessing AML risk at the enterprise and business unit level, drafting and enhancing policies and procedures, creating and delivering training modules, compliance assessments, transaction monitoring "look backs" pursuant to regulatory orders, Know Your Customer (“KYC”) remediations, internal controls assessments, internal investigations, and independent testing.

The Team

Against an increasingly complex regulatory landscape the FTI Consulting Financial Crime Compliance team help clients in their efforts to mitigate risk and achieve compliance. We do this by leveraging our deep knowledge of industry regulations and demonstrated methodologies to help clients design, assess, and transform their processes. We work with our clients to help them effectively navigate a regulatory investigation or inquiry, and by helping them to achieve the overall risk profile they need to power their organization forward.

Specific Financial Crime Compliance Experience: DETECTION/ REPORTING : Post Transaction Monitoring, Alerts/Case reviews and Investigations, Suspicious Activity Reporting

  • Detailed SME knowledge of financial crime typologies and how to take these and develop post transaction scenarios within a segmented post transaction model.  Practical working knowledge of ‘off the shelf’ third part vendor packages such as SAS, MANTAS etc is required.
  • Practical experience of setting initial thresholds/segments at implementation of a post transaction monitoring system or the introduction of new segments and scenarios is required
  • Practical hands on experience either working with a Financial Institution or for a 3rd party (who is working with a Financial Institution) to optimize thresholds or perform tactical tuning to increase productivity and reduce false positives.
  • Practical experiences working with all elements of the Post Transaction alert life cycle including 1) Alert/Case generation, 2) Alert/Case Review and disposition or 3) Escalation and Investigation
  • A practical knowledge and understanding of the review methodology applied for ‘Alert/Case Review’ vs  enhanced ‘Investigation’
  • A practical knowledge of submitting Suspicious Activity Reports to law enforcement agencies in the region with emphasis on major markets such as Singapore (CAD) or Hong Kong (JFIU)
  • Knowledge of Cash and /or Currencies Transaction Reporting requirements across the APAC region if preferable.


  • Certifications such as CAMS and CFE
  • Regulatory experience
  • Ability to speak multiple languages

Core Requirements:

  • Delivery – Work as part of the delivery team, performing document reviews, client interviews, process walk-throughs, developing solutions and drafting reports. We would expect candidates to be comfortable working with high levels of autonomy with limited supervision.
  • Thought Leadership – Develop the brand of FTI and the Financial Crime Compliance team by creating interesting and thought- provoking collateral, participating in industry events.
  • Business Development – We would expect the candidate to attend client engagement meetings (often as part of the bid team) and support the development of proposals.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in private or public sector AML-focused based roles.
  • General and broad subject matter expertise in AML, Economic Sanctions and/or Anti-Bribery regulations as they apply to bank and non-bank financial institutions, including Consumer, Wholesale, Corporate and Investment and Private Wealth Management.
  • Ability to write, edit and/or critically review AML/Economic Sanctions/Anti-Bribery Compliance policies, standards and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate AML/Economic Sanctions/Anti-Bribery training efforts including the development and delivery of training
  • Ability to coordinate/develop annual AML/Economic Sanctions/Anti-Bribery compliance, testing and assessment reviews
  • Ability to coordinate enterprise-wide, new product and services  AML risk assessment exercises
  • Ability to provide advice regarding Financial Crime regulations and requirements to clients on regulatory, transactional and documentation issues
  • Must be flexible with potential for significant travel to meet the requirements of client service projects
  • Proven experience effectively prioritizing workload to meet deadlines and work objectives
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Bachelor’s degree

Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and collaborative team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Comprehensive leave policy
  • Health care benefits including dependents
  • Education subsidy with study and examination leaves
  • Annual paid volunteer hours
  • Corporate matching for corporate charitable event donations
About FTI Consulting
What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.
FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


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