Western Union is a financial services company that specializes in money transfers and payments. It was founded in 1851 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most well-known money transfer companies in the world.

Western Union Nigeria offers a variety of job opportunities in areas such as customer service, finance, marketing, and operations.

Applications are urgently invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the job vacancy at Western Union.

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Officer, AML Compliance

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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the manager of the region: GDD-FIU-FRM referrals and escalations, agents reviews, regulatory outreach.

Qualifications and 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 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
    • 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.

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates should Apply by Clicking the Button below.

Deadline: March 29, 2024



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