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Position Description: The Compliance Specialist assists the FICC Compliance officer team in activities to contribute to the independent compliance oversight of Front Line Unit ("FLU") and Control Function ("CF") performance and any related third party/vendor relationships in alignment with the Compliance Risk Management ("CRM") Program and the Global Compliance Enterprise Policy (GC Policy). As a member of a FLU or CF compliance officer team, this role applies business acumen to promote a culture of compliance and the identification, escalation and timely mitigation of compliance risks by assisting FLU or CF Compliance teams with any of the following activities:
Create and maintain a regulatory inventory.
Update relevant policies to ensure they reflect regulatory requirements for FICC FLU/CF.
Acts and responds under time pressure in a fast moving environment to meet the needs of FICC FLU/CF
Contribute to compliance risk assessments.
Contribute to monitoring and testing coverage plans and related metrics.
Monitor and test the effectiveness of the front line unit and control function compliance risk controls for FICC FLU/CF.
Identify aggregate, report and escalate compliance risks, issues and control enhancements for FLU/CF.
Assist in the execution of governance and management routines.
Identify the gap and conduct compliance training where necessary Assist with preparations for regulatory exams and audits for FICC FLU/CF.
Inspect that commitments made regarding actions in response to Matters Requiring Attention ("MRAs") and other actions are completed for FICC FLU/CF.
Escalate regulatory relations concerns to Compliance Manager or Executive.
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent experience
At least 5 Years' Experience in the financial industry
Strong FICC products background or Compliance experience
Exposure to issue identification and remediation
A team player who has attention to detail and strong analytical skill
Strong verbal and written communication skill to effectively and proactively collaborate with sales & trading and the relevant control functions.
Exposure to Compliance and/or Operational Risk Management Programs
Japanese proficiency at native level and English proficiency ideally at fluent level.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer.