Director of Compliance

Banking and Financial


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RecruitGibraltar are currently helping our client who is a market leading financial services company who has a great opportunity for a Director of Compliance. This position will assist the business to manage, develop and maintain its client onboarding and oversight requirements, working with colleagues from across the organisation, and in particular the Compliance functions.

What is the plan for the Director of Compliance role?

A licensed financial services firm with operations in Gibraltar and other European countries is looking for an experienced Compliance Director and MLRO. The firm is looking for someone who not only has deep industry and subject matter knowledge, but the relevant individual must be able to combine that with a customer focused and pragmatic business approach.
The relevant candidate must also be able to demonstrate management experience and ability as he or she will be required to manage a dedicated team of compliance professionals, as well as coordinating and working closely with other departments at the firm.

What will you do as a Director of Compliance?

 Lead the firmís approach to compliance, instilling a positive, proactive culture towards regulation and legislation across the company;
 Maintain and develop the firmís relationship with regulators, assisting the firm in maintaining transparent and constructive dialogue, and ensuring that regulatory deliverables are met in a timely fashion;
 Form part of the firmís management team, helping to build a high performing partnership with the rest of the organisation;
 To maintain a solid training and education structure from junior level to Board level relating to risk and compliance;
 Maintain the risk management methodology, procedures and policies in line with the strategy and risk appetite of the firm. Also assess the firms risk management effectiveness and submitting proposals for improvement;
 Oversee the maintenance of the firmís compliance policies and procedures, ensuring they are kept up to date with applicable regulation and legislation;
 Oversee the firmís fraud, AML and CFT framework, including drafting and submission of all mandatory and supplementary reports;
 Support a comprehensive internal and external audit and oversight environment;
 Participate in the risk analysis and control of new products, services and jurisdictions;
 Develop and manage the firmís growing compliance team ensuring everyone has the opportunity to learn and perform at their best.

What do you know that makes you a great Director of Compliance?

 You have previously worked 5 years working in a senior compliance, fraud, AML related role in a bank or financial services environment. We would consider candidates from other related industries, such as gaming, subject to evidence of relevant experience at a senior level;
 Solid managerial experience at a senior level preferably in a banking or payments environment.
 You have a high level of comfort using and deploying industry IT applications that monitor AML and fraud risks;
 You have experience with analysing data/reports/trends;
 You are able to provide effective challenge whilst building strong, respectful relationships;
 You have built and led compliance teams previously, ideally in a regulated financial services firm;
 You are comfortable giving oversight and assurance on the prevention of financial crime.

Salary based on experience with package.

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