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Compliance Director, Quality Assurance and Sanctions    

  • Competitive + Bonus
  • Barclay Simpson
  • Compliance/Legal | Compliance Regulatory
  • Abu Dhabi
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 19/06/2017

Our client is a leading UAE based banking organisation, who have created a new role due to international growth and team expansion. Compliance Manager for Quality Assurance, AML and Sanction Advisory. This role is reporting to the SVP Comliance Advisory, and will be leading a small projects team in the AML, CFT, Sanctions fields.


  • Develop and promote a culture of compliance within the bank
  • Provide a vetting service within the Bank to ensure that all regulatory acts, circulars are filed electronically and uploaded on public folder are up-to-date
  • To collate all rules and regulations issued and maintain the valid ones published within the public folder
  • To manage, coordinate, screen, vetting of KYCs submitted to Compliance
  • Maintain a log of all circulars/notices on MLP received from the regulator
  • Maintain a log of all received AMLSCU notices and filing the same electronically with the respective timely responses finalized by ICU
  • Conduct on monthly basis a min of 10% Quality Assurance on closed alerts & maintain a log, ensuring a resolution of re-opened cases
  • Provide input to the bank staff collective training program to ensure all relevant staff received regular training on compliance issues, including Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and maintain stats
  • To handle the administration affairs of the Compliance Function
  • Liaise with Organizational Excellence on all escalated complaints from customers to Central Bank and maintain the log up-to-date
  • Liaising & handling full formalities on Almanac
  • Handle AML questionnaires/responses
  • To support VP – Head of Compliance Assurance & Sanctions Advisory in maintaining external relationships with regulators & AMLSCU that deals with suspicious transactions reports
  • To support VP – Head of Compliance Assurance & Sanctions Advisory in implementing and enhancing the compliance assurance in the bank
  • To handle the cases captured by the bank’s filtering system and core banking
  • Any other task assigned by the Line Manager or Head of Compliance 

Candidate Requirements for Applicants:

  • Bachelors Degree with related professional qualification (CAMS)
  • Currently based in the UAE, with a minimum of 6-10 years compliance experience within the banking for advisory space (Big 4).
  • Minimum of 2 years UAE based experience in a managerial capacity.
  • In depth knowledge of AML, CFT, Sanctions, KYC, FATCA regulatory demands acoss the MENA region.
  • Bi-lingual Arabic and English is preferred, but not essential.
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