Head of Risk and Compliance

Banking and Financial


RecruitGibraltar are currently helping our client who is a market leading financial services company who has a great opportunity for a Head of Risk and Compliance. The company is a progressive and ambitious company who has a policy of promoting from within and has a dedication to professional training and progression.

What will you do as a Head of Risk and Compliance?

This role is a senior position involving significant overlap with many departments and functions, including but not limited to:
o liaison with:

 the Managing Director on all aspects of risk and regulatory risk management relating to programs
 the Finance Director on all aspects of financial risk management
o working closely with the Legal Affairs Manager on regulatory and compliance issues including with relevant country regulators
o daily involvement with the Operations Director on all operational risk management aspects of the business
o working closely with Program Partners and the Customer Service team to minimise commercial risk and ensure all programs are compliant with regulatory requirements applicable worldwide

Money Laundering Reporting Officer with direct reporting responsibilities to the Board

o AML duties include:
 annual report on AML to the Board
 preparing and signing off the annual - Compliance report
 dealing with the Financial Services Commission and other regulators on a regular basis
 involvement with the GBA, EMA and other industry bodies on risk and regulatory compliance issues
Approved person with the Financial Services Commission, being responsible with the Board for AML compliance;
Supervising and managing all compliance requirements including travel abroad to corporate customers and subsidiaries as required;
Analyzing, improving and structuring all internal compliance procedures, reports and documentation;
Training of staff & Board on all relevant risk and compliance matters;
Detailed understanding of financial services law, e-money capital authorisation and conduct of business rules across the EU including:

o Banking Consolidation Directive
o Payment Services Directive
o any other relevant regulatory requirements
Reporting to the Board as required.
Reporting to the Managing Director.
Other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Managing Director from time to time.

What do you know that makes you a great Head of Risk and Compliance?

Previous experience in a similar role
Up to date on all compliance related regulations in Gibraltar
Excellent knowledge of regulatory reporting and risk management
Relevant degree and/or professional designation (Compliance) preferred
Good leadership skills and ability to work as part of a tight-knit team, confident and robust but also able to be discreet and diplomatic.

Salary to attract the best with bonus.

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