PwC Middle East

Consulting - AML Specialist - Qatar

Location
Doha, Qatar
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
25 Mar 2021
Closes
14 Apr 2021
Ref
201360WD
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Description

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.

Job Description & Summary

The AML-CFT Specialist is responsible to initiate the actions on combating AML and CFT in the market, conduct research and contribute to the combating AML and CFT initiatives.

Key Accountabilities

Strategic

  • Support in developing AML and CFT strategic and operational plans in line with our client and financial sector strategies.

Operational

  • Support in the development of AML-CFT supervision framework including policies, procedures, governance framework, systems, controls and data exchange mechanisms, in line with international standards and guidelines (e.g. FATF).
  • Monitor activities within capital markets and analyse data and inspection reports on companies, financial markets and depositories, to identify activities.
  • Document and report on suspicious activities/transactions in line with policies and standards, and escalate to relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Carry out specialized inspection programs on licensed persons to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of their programs and procedures for combating money laundering, in accordance with the relevant rules.
  • Carry out specialized inspection programs on non-licensed persons suspected of involvement in securities business or money laundering, in accordance with the relevant rules.
  • Report and provide inputs to the unit head on availability of required resources, including staff and technology, to carry out the AML and CFT operations effectively.
  • Support unit head and senior management in activating our client’s participation in sector and nation-wide efforts to improve AML-CFT practices and reporting mechanisms.
  • Support unit head and senior management in activating our client’s contribution to international boards for AML-CFT prevention and detection.
  • Collate and analyse AML-CFT data at the unit level and support data consolidation at the department level and identify trends or potential risks and inform relevant stakeholders (e.g. Risk, Inspection & Surveillance), to enhance market oversight, strengthen supervision practices and regulations and increase investor protection.
  • Conduct research and develop studies on improving AML-CFT practices and procedures, systems and standards to increase alignment to international industry practices and address potential gaps/risks as financial products/markets evolve and expand.
  • Liaise and communicate with other departments and exchange data and information as necessary to enable end-to-end view for leadership on supervision of capital markets.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, business or other relevant field.
  • CAMS certificate is preferred.
  • Experience: (Technical, functional, or leadership experience required)

  • Prior experience of working for a capital market regulator is an added advantage.
  • Experience working in Qatar would be an added advantage.
  • Travel Requirements

    Not Specified

    Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

    Yes

    Government Clearance Required?

    No

    Job Posting End Date

    April 14, 2021

    For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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