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SGV - AML Specialist - Senior Associate

Location:  Makati City
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 28, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  144917

At SGV, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help SGV become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 





What if your career could have a lasting impact on you, and on the world?

Ready to take the leap forward? Starting your professional Career at SGV will unlock your potential to numerous possibilities. We offer a wide variety of fulfilling Graduate opportunities that span from all business disciplines. When you join us, we will support your professional development with a combination of training, hands-on learning, networking, experiences and mentoring.

Joining SGV is a chance to enjoy a personalized career in a culture that promotes diversity and supports growth and development. Our values define the way we work.

The exceptional SGV experience. It's yours to build. 


The opportunities: your next adventure awaits

An exceptional SGV experience awaits you. Find out how you can start building a better working world through our experienced opportunities.


We are looking for associates who are graduates of BS Accountancy, Accounting Related Programs such as Management Accounting, Internal Audit, Accounting Technology, etc. who are interested in a career in Assurance.

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What we look for

·You have an agile, growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We’re looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world.

·You are curious and purpose driven. We’re looking for people who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world.

·You are inclusive. We’re looking for people who seek out and embrace diverse perspectives, who value differences, and team inclusively to build safety and trust.


o   Graduates in the following fields: BS Accountancy, or any other related course



We help companies:

  • Review their current approved and documented AML/CTF policies and procedures; determine gaps against applicable AML/CTF laws and regulations and industry leading practices to identify areas for improvement
  • Perform an independent assessment on the essential elements of an AML/CTF program (e.g., policies, processes and systems)
  •  Assist them in assessing the current KYC/CDD/EDD documentation of the customers, identifying gaps, and remediating the customer files
  •  Assist them in conducting their institutional risk assessment (IRA) through developing with them a tailored framework and documentation that will satisfy regulatory expectations, and enable them to utilize and evolve the IRA on an ongoing basis
  • Assist them in setting and tuning thresholds for AML/CTF rules for implementation in its transaction monitoring systems to detect suspicious transactions
  • Conduct trainings and refresher courses tailored to their specific needs

Senior associates are expected to conduct the detailed project activities, provide guidance to, and conduct first level review of work of, his/her staff during the project.



  • Supervise and guide staff
  • Proposal development
  • Stay up-to-date on current business and regulatory developments relevant to the client and the industry
  • Maintain a strong client focus and develop productive working relationships with clients
  • Analyze customer data to derive new insights and opportunities
  • Conduct research and collection of relevant information and knowledge from internal resources to provide value-adding recommendations to clients
  • Communicate and report issues, non-compliance and policy or process gaps
  • Attend meetings with clients to understand their needs, and offer relevant insights and solutions
  • Attend and participate in internal meetings
  • Complete the required and assigned web-based learnings
  • Prepare time reports in a timely manner
  • Develop positive relationship with peers, supervisors and mentors/counselors who can provide advice and support



Relevant Experience

  • At least 4 years of work experience in AML/CTF-related frontline unit functions, compliance functions and internal audit functions and relevant exposure in Covered Transaction Reporting (CTR) and with strong familiarity in AMLC Registration and Reporting Guidelines (ARRG).   


Certificates, Licenses, Registration

  • CPAs and non-CPAs are welcome to apply.  Preferably, CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists).

Core Competencies

  • Able to lead and coach his/her teams
  • Capable of reviewing output of staff
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently in a team
  • Capable of producing quality outputs with minimal supervision
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and project timeline, and is open to work beyond office hours
  • Has good attitude towards work and has a strong desire to learn

Other Skills

  • Computer literacy essential (Word, Excel)
  • Strong database skills, including working with advanced data sets, pivot tables, advanced database and statistical functions and methods
  • Strong analytical skills required to organize and analyze multiple, complex data sets as well as strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • General understanding of market place AML/CTF issues and AML/CTF suspicious activity transaction monitoring systems, data mining/analytical tools, and KYC automated solutions is helpful
  • Strong ability to quickly grasp and understand business unit specific AML/CTF risks, develop comprehensive user requirements, and provide recommendations for appropriate automated solutions to mitigate those risks


SGV | Building a better working world 

SGV exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.  

In everything we do, we nurture leaders

and enable businesses for a better Philippines.


SGV | Building a better working world 

SGV exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.  

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  

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