Posted on :
31 Jan, 2020
31 Jan, 2020
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Job Title: Regional CDD Risk Manager
The Role Responsibilities
Act as the “go to” person in CCIB for the region/country for advice on policy, process, system and procedures to enable creation of a true “Centre of Excellence” for the CDD model between the hub and the Spokes from an end-to-end process perspective.
Act as the Sub –Region Process Owner for the West Africa region in which the risk manager resides – monitor and risk assess the residual risk rating for the countries.
Maintain continuous liaison with Regional FCC & Central CLDM/FCC teams for guidance on complex policy/risk issues and be the active feedback loop for policy gaps and revisions required
Monitor long overdue cases, manual trigger reviews, sanctions submission, paper case rectification, quality (CST/QC) rectification, and report to the relevant governance committees/groups as appropriate
Act as an escalation point for FCC on risk issues identified through second line assurance or advisory processes and thematic feedback on CDD quality in the country / region.
Play an expert role as an advisor/coach to RMs, Middle Office and CDD Execution Teams to ensure ongoing quality assurance of the CDDs in the region
Advise on any training gaps in the region that require rectification or proactive actions
Seek and escalate front line feedback on market practices and peer bank policy/procedures.
Work and/or lead on global and regional projects as prioritized by the region/group
Act as CDD Spokesperson for the Region (representation at BORC, Regional Risk Forum, and other committees)
Monitor and execute as appropriate timely completion of Operational Risk Framework (ORF) checks by CCIB Teams, Hub & Country CETs, ensure escalation of exceptions noted if any, through appropriate forum (Unit BORC/FCRC) and to Country/Regional Heads
Assist Country Teams on responses to CDD related queries from ongoing audits, if any and involve the CDD Teams on queries involving process/system changes, for effective closure
Our Ideal Candidate
Masters or Bachelors degree
Min 2 years full time in AML/compliance advisory for a global bank or consultant; 10 years financial services experience
Subject matter expert (CAMS ideally) & thought leadership in KYC/CDD and related operations
Knowledge of the local/regional regulatory environment and the ongoing developments
Specialist knowledge of industry / consulting practices
Process and operational expertise with a keen sense of commercial awareness needed to develop appropriate solutions.
Proven experience of developing, interpreting & applying AML policy in the context of a Client Risk Assessment Due Diligence process
Good knowledge of Global Markets and Commercial Banking products
Project Management skills to undertake and supervise/monitor specific projects
Data Analysis and Reporting – Proactive and positive with the ability to make good/sound decisions and use independent judgement. Databox expert ideally.
Thorough understanding of the legal structures of various client entity types including financial institutions, corporate organisations, funds.
Ability to create effective work relationships across functions & borders
Interpersonal skills in networking, influencing and decision taking
Good presentation, training, time management, negotiation and influencing skills
Proven ability to build relationships with stakeholders in the Business, Control Functions and Operations by communicating, influencing and negotiating effectively
Can work independently to strict timeframes
Focused, organised and results-oriented
Experience of working with senior stakeholders. Ability to influence senior staff and offshore shared services teams and drive change agenda
Assertive, tenacious and willing to challenge when required