Compliance Officer - Guaranty Trust Bank plc
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
Lagos
5d ago
source : BetaJob

Purpose of the Job

  • The Compliance Officer will provide assistance to the Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer with the development of compliance policies, procedures, and guidelines for the Group.
  • He / she will ensure that the Group complies with regulatory and statutory requirements, and also operates within limits set by regulators.
  • He / she will be responsible for maintaining a compliance culture within the Group, and he / she will also be the resource and contact person to all compliance-related issues for the Group.
  • Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support in designing a robust compliance strategy for the Group with over 10 subsidiaries across Africa and across different financial services businesses
  • Review and ensure compliance with all relevant statutory laws and regulations applicable to the Group
  • Ensure that business activities are conducted in conformity with all applicable laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures.
  • Proactively review all regulatory permissions to ensure that they remain current and appropriate for business needs
  • Evaluate Group activities to assess and monitor compliance risk
  • Ensure continual compliance risk assessment of the Group practices together with the development of internal policies and procedures, compliance training and protocols.
  • Serve as liaison for all regulatory bodies as well as maintaining relationships with relevant legal bodies
  • Keep abreast of regulatory developments and industry initiatives
  • Educate and train employees on regulations and industry practices
  • Provide reporting with respect to regulatory requirements and developments
  • Develop compliance checklists and prepare compliance reports, as and when due
  • Ensuring compliance with best practices
  • Any other duties as required by the Group Head
  • Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or Legal (Master’s Degree is an additional advantage)
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls (e.g. Anti-Money Laundering, or AML)
  • Good understanding of Compliance activities in Financial Services
  • Local and international certifications in Compliance, such as Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM)
  • Strong understanding of development and trends in both international and African financial sectors, as well as regulations and trends in these markets
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of both banking and general financial markets regulatory environment including Anti-money laundering requirements.
  • Good analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Education and Experience :

  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in compliance experience preferably within the financial services environment
  • Experience in assisting with the implementation of risk-based compliance policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards
  • Attributes :

  • Ability to build relationships with senior leaders, and external agencies
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and analysis capabilities
  • Ability to exert sound judgment and discretion; assure confidentiality
  • Ability to build strong network with regulatory bodies and government authorities
  • Good standing and assertiveness, with excellent teamwork attitude, with proven ability to influence and coordinate team beyond his / her own department
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, changing organization
  • Ability to effectively plan, set priorities, and manage several complex projects
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