Onsite with HSBC - Officer, External Investigative Reporting (6-Months Renewable Contract)

Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong

  • CDD/EDD Expeirence Preferred
  • Transaction Monitoring Focused
  • Working Location: HSBC Centre

As one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations, HSBC has been connecting customers to opportunities since 1865. With operations in 64 countries and territories, HSBC’s unparalleled international network links developed and emerging markets, and spans the world’s largest and fastest-growing trade corridors. The bank serves more than 40 million customers through its commercial, retail, investment and private banking businesses, which are supported by operational and functional teams around the world.

We’re currently seeking an experienced professional to join the HSBC FC Inv Reporting team.


Key Deliverables:

Responsible for conducting effective, timely investigations into assigned cases in accordance with agreed standard reporting requirements and turn-around times. Cases will include:

  1. Transaction monitoring cases from FCC Operations
  2. Unusual Activity Reports (UARs) from various HSBC business units – LoB’s, FIU, FCI, AB&C, Global Sanctions, RC and other regional HUB requests
  3. investigating and reporting Production Orders
  4. Customer screening alerts suggesting ML or TF risk
  • Ensuring that Level 2 Case analysis is complete and compliant with applicable QA standards
  • Editing / writing a high quality investigative narrative and thereafter recording it, with the case history, in a digital case file
  • At the end of each investigation a comprehensive recommendation is to be made to the EIR Investigations QC Reviewer as to whether a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) should be filed
  • Identifying possible violations of law or regulation according to documented red flags or variations vis a vis expected business transactions documented in CDD
  • Escalating investigations to FCI, ABC, Global Sanctions or Lines of Business EIR Officers. Responsible for cuing the involvement of FIU or Customer Selection Secretariat (CSEM) as appropriate
  • Posting information to the Reportable Events database (IRIS) in accordance with reporting standards
  • Logging cases involving customers with relationships to other HSBC territories to Investigations Exchange
  • Referring cross border or cross LoB investigations to Global or Regional EIR Investigations for co-ordination where appropriate
  • Notifying Lines of Business of relevant reportable events posted into IRIS for Customers of the Lines of Business
  • Escalating to Lines of Business EIR Compliance Officers information regarding thematic Lines of Business compliance weaknesses or failures identified during the course of investigations



  • Money Laundering investigations experience, ideally including transaction monitoring
  • Experience of identifying activity suggesting ML or CTF risk;
  • Experience in undertaking investigations/analysis into customer activity with the ability to draw inferences from noted behavior, including transactional profile, against expectation established from CDD data;
  • Experience in writing reports to identify ML/CTF risk and/or SAR reporting.
  • Both spoken and written communication skills with the ability to document investigative steps and conclusions effectively, in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Consistently achieve objectives set for them and take action to improve their own performance
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Collaborative working style with colleagues and broader stakeholders within a cross-border and LoB matrix
  • Prior regulatory or law enforcement investigations experience advantageous
  • ACAMS or ICA ML/FCC qualifications preferred
  • Universal banking experience an advantage


If you are interested in this role, click “Apply Now” or you may also directly send your updated CV and expected salary to Tiger Wong at tiger.wong@manpowergrc.hk.

HSBC is committed to building a work culture where everyone is valued, respected and opinions count. They take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, collaboration and supporting people to be at their best in an inclusive and diverse environment.

Type: Contract

Category: Corporate Banking - No Selection Required

Reference ID: 117-05012022-TW

Date Posted: 05/01/2022