Compliance Officer, Group Risk and Compliance at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

Title: Compliance Officer, Group Risk and Compliance | Guaranty Trust Bank plc | Location: Lagos | Type: Full Tme
Industry: Financial Services
Reporting to: Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

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Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Your 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

To Qualify for the Role you must Have

  • 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

Skills and Knowledge Required for the Role

  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Excel, etc.)
  • Reporting skills
  • Ability to use available technology resources to drive monitoring and reporting
  • Data analytics skill will be an advantage

Attributes for Success in this Role

  • 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

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
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