Compliance Specialist - Governance Advisory & Projects (Arabic Speaker)

Madison Pearl
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
18 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
Contract type
Full time

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for compliance advisory services relating to policies and procedures for domestic and international operations.
  • Take ownership of tracking Tax Compliance Programs - working with Client Services to validate and update documents.
  • Supporting departments with Tax Compliance Programs compliance advisory.
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries related to Tax Compliance Programs.
  • Contribute to the set-up and review of internal governance structures.
  • Drafting of Corporate Governance methodology for banking projects.
  • Maintain and update the governance framework, monitoring compliance, coordinating governance committee and board member meetings, establishing and maintaining a record of operational procedures manuals, and analyzing monthly reports.
  • Identify the regulatory changes in Country that impact the Group's compliance (including Tax Compliance) risk, allowing for updates to the referenced charter, plan and policy manuals.
  • Report on a regular basis to the Head of Advisory, Governance and awareness regarding non- compliance risks, identified breaches and corrective action is taken pertaining to the Group's activities, for onward reporting to the Group Audit & Compliance Committee.
  • Ensure that new products and services as well as all new/ amended Group policies, manuals and procedures are applicable to the Group's operations are vetted from a compliance perspective.
  • Review all the newly issued policies and procedures and provide advice on the non-compliance risk aspects, legal and internal control fundamentals

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree with relevant professional qualifications such as CAMS, CISI or CFE.
  • FATCA Compliance experience
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience in a major banking institution or regulatory agency.
  • In-depth knowledge of banking policies/ procedures, regulatory and best practice pronouncements pertaining to compliance, Governance and tax programs.
  • Knowledge of Regulation is an essential (Liquidity risk management, Credit risk management, Market risk management, Asset and Liability Management, Banking or asset management industry and products.
  • Fluent in English and Arabic is essential.

Interested candidates please apply to this advertisement directly or send your CV to


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