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VP Compliance MLRO

  • Dubai(DIFC)
  • Competitive Package
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I am working with a leading Global Bank on a search for a new MLRO to join their Compliance Department based in the Dubai(DIFC) office. The role holder will be responsible for managing Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing(AML/CTF) controls within the DIFC and QFC jurisdictions for the Bank.

The ideal candidate will have at least 8 to 10 years experience in a similar role and currently or previously have been an authorised MLRO with one or more of the UAE or Qatar regulators.

Responsibilities include:

  • Divisional MLRO for DIFC & QFC branches.
  • AML/CTF Policies & procedures.
  • Identify changes in local law and understand their potential impact on the bank.
  • Lead on the implementation of AML/CTF processes and procedures.
  • Provide specialist advice & support to the business and operational teams in relation to AML/CTF policy and high risk client relationships.
  • All other AML/CTF  activities including monitoring, reporting, policies & procedures maintenance and enhancement.
  • Interact with local regulators and other agencies, including responding to regulatory requests and queries, filing annual returns and understand current regulatory themes; and
  • Review suspicious activity reports and oversee their filing with the relevant authorities.

Experience and qualifications required:

  • Preferably minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in Anti-Money Laundering or a related discipline with an international or a large financial institution in the UAE.
  • Currently registered as an MLRO with one of the UAE regulators (SCA/DFSA/FSRA) on behalf of their firm.
  • Good understanding of SCA/DFSA/FSRA/QFCRA AML/CTF rules and regulations.
  • Familiarity with some or all the Bank’s business lines (Institutional Sales and Trading, Investment Banking/ Capital Markets and Investment Management)
  • The candidate must hold ACAMS qualification (or currently working towards the certification) and preferably have an academic qualification in Law/Finance/Accountancy

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