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Risk & Compliance Manager Job in Kenya

Risk & Compliance Manager
Mobile Financial Services (MFS)
Role Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and with strong ties to the MFS Business Unit, the Risk and Compliance Manager – MFS is responsible for setting, implementing and monitoring the company direction, policies, and procedures for risk management and compliance with regards to Applicable Financial Institution Laws and Regulations, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Laws and Regulations, and Business Risk / Controls matrix management pertaining to MFS

Key Duties and Responsibilities
·         Effectively identify applicable Kenyan laws and regulations related to MFS Institutions (including but not limited to Financial Laws) and ensure MFS division is compliant where applicable;
·         Oversee and manage Money Laundering & Reporting as they pertain to the AML Laws and Regulations of Kenya and company policies
·         Fulfil ethics and compliance obligations in terms of Company and Country Policy and Procedures for Ethics, Privacy and Anti-Corruption, Money Laundering and Terrorism (CMT)
·         Coordinate internal audit reviews and Central Bank inspections;
·         Define and maintain the strategic and tactical business risk/controls matrix for MFS and provide regular updates to Management
·         Oversee the Fraud & Revenue Assurance function ensuring appropriate controls and process are defined and maintained
·         Ensure all documentation relating to the above responsibilities is available for both internal and Central Bank purposes
·         Maintain excellent relationships with Central Bank and other Financial Institutions Compliance and Risk departments.
Academic / Professional Qualifications
·         University Degree or equivalent qualification in Finance

·         ICA Certificate in Anti Money Laundering, Accountant (CPA) K or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) would be an added advantage.
·         At least 3-5 years of experience in Compliance and Risk related activities, preferably in a Financial Institution in Kenya
·         Experience in AML policies and procedures, and compliance with the laws and regulations in Kenya
·         Experience of risk evaluation, internal controls implementation, compliance review processes and Fraud & RA
Professional Skills:
·         Advanced proficiency in MS OFFICE
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         Strong Relationship building and Interpersonal skills
·         Advanced analytical abilities, business awareness and mobile money product knowledge;
·         Strong Negotiation skills;
·         Knowledge of financial analysis and interpretation advantageous
·         Knowledge of AML international best practice and laws.
·         Strong Risk / Control focus and ability to apply laws, regulations and policies appropriately to meet both the compliance obligations and business objectives;
·         Working with minimum supervision.
·         Ability to manage a team, and support staff (Team player).
·         Result and deadline driven, with problem solving mindset

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address:  with Risk Compliance Manager on the Subject line.

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