Thursday, 23 March 2017

AML Compliance Officer at Robert Walters

A Leading Global Investment Bank with operations in Nigeria and they are looking for an AML Compliance Officer this this region. This person will be responsible for developing and maintaining a robust AML control environment, coordinating, monitoring and advising on compliance with business, global, regional, and local AML policies, procedures, and requirements. Preference will be given to Nigerian Nationals with the desired experience as outlined in below.AML Compliance Officer at Robert Walters Nigeria

We are recruiting to fill the below position;

Job Title: AML Compliance Officer

Location: Lagos

Purpose For The Role
The AML Compliance Officer will be be responsible for the general compliance responsibilities including but not limited to ensuring that the organisation is in compliance with Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption standards and related regulations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assess the impact of key regulatory developments, sanctions and industry best practices on current policies/standards/procedures, ensuring that any necessary changes are properly implemented within the Business.
  • Develop, review policies & procedures relating to all aspects of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Finance, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery & Corruption activity.
  • Work closely with the Business (Corporate and Investment Banking, Treasury & Trade Solutions and Markets) and other key stakeholders such as Operations & Technology to identify and mitigate the risks associated with existing and new business with emphasis on higher risk customers and transactions.
  • Escalate and report AML/other relevant compliance issues to Governance Committees and ensure that Senior Management is fully informed of significant compliance issues as well as the plans for resolution.
  • Provide expert advice to the business on the organization's AML specific requirements as well as legal or regulatory requirements
  • Ensure awareness of money laundering trends and typologies by proactively referring to relevant industry publications
  • Thoroughly review and provide guidance on customer KYC/due diligence records and ensure adequate enhanced due diligence is performed on targeted high-risk customers.
  • Report suspicious activity to the relevant authorities in a timely manner
  • Liaise with local Regulators, Law Enforcement and other Governmental Bodies and ensure good relationships with the same.
  • Respond to Sanctions, Anti-Bribery & Corruption and other relevant escalations and investigations.
  • Attend and where necessary, lead AML related customer interactions.
  • Liaison with the Internal Auditors on AML Compliance matters.
  • Ensure all Compliance reviews/reports (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual) are being performed timely, are adequate and appropriately documented.
  • Raise the visibility of AML compliance by specifically improving the compliance risk assessment and compliance testing standards
  • Minimum of 15 years post-graduation experience, out of which at least 10 years must have been in the banking industry (non negotiable)
  • Experience in at least 3 major areas of banking operations (non negotiable)
  • University degree
  • A postgraduate degree or relevant professional qualification
  • Experience in a compliance/control environment
  • In depth knowledge of relevant key regulations and industry guidance
  • Good understanding of corporate and investment banking
  • Operations or risk related experience, though not compulsory, will be an added advantage.
How to apply
Should you have the desired experience outlined in the above, and wish to apply please send your CV to

Application Deadline Date


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