Compliance Officer – Monitoring, Assurance and Testing (CMAT)

  • Competitive
  • Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 20 Aug 17

Responsible for the development and implementation of a Group-wide compliance monitoring and testing programme across both Regulatory Compliance and Financial Crime Compliance matters at Headoffice level, and also providing CMAT leadership and oversight for all group Units .

Key Accountabilities:

  • Establish an enterprise-wide compliance monitoring, assurance and testing strategy
  • Develop, implement, and maintain an enterprise-wide compliance monitoring, assurance and testing program, as well as supporting policies and procedures
  • Oversee the execution of the compliance monitoring program in all Units, reviewing results and providing guidance to the Compliance Heads on Group standards and best practice
  • Oversee the monitoring and resolution of compliance issues, ensuring they are tracked and reported at the appropriate level of seniority based on risk rating
  • Develop and manage the annual Group compliance testing plan based on the Group compliance risk assessment
  • Prepare Group compliance testing reports and present findings and recommendations to Group Compliance Officer and Senior Management
  • Monitor regulatory activities and industry developments to identify trends and emerging issues. Revise the monitoring and testing program as appropriate
  • Maintain an understanding of business operations
  • Assist with ad-hoc compliance projects
  • Work collaboratively with Operational Risk and Internal Audit to inform the compliance testing plan
  • Lead or assist in investigating compliance issues such as regulatory or policy breaches, as needed
  • Perform tactical ad hoc reviews based on identified key risks
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

Job Requirements:

Knowledge

  • 8-10 + years experience in managing a compliance monitoring, assurance and testing program.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of risk management systems.

Education / Certifications

  • Minimum Bachelor degree

Experience

  • 10+ years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on monitoring and testing. Preferably with a strong background in operational risk and/or internal audit. Experience in overseeing projects across multiple jurisdictions.

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated, and pro-active team player. Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to foster a collaborative working relationship with multiple functional areas. Excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail. High ethical standards.