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Compliance , Forex/Binary , Banking/Finance
Location: Cyprus,Nicosia
Reference: 2289
Date Posted: 14/02/2018
Head of Compliance
CareerFinders, on behalf of our client, a well-established and respected CySEC Regulated Investment Firm located in Nicosia, we are seeking to recruit a Head of Compliance to join their expanding team of professionals.
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Key Duties/Responsibilities:
 
  • Oversee the Company’s compliance programme and function independently and objectively in evaluating potential compliance issues that may arise.
  • Keep up-to-date with current and forthcoming legislation issued by all relevant local and European/International regulatory authorities and agencies, inform the Senior Management accordingly and report all developments to the Board of Directors at least quarterly.
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors, management and employees conduct daily business in compliance with applicable rules and regulations and act according to internal policies and procedures according to the Company’s Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.
  • Implement a compliance monitoring programme of all Company operations, in line with the regulatory guidelines and audit findings, as well as revise all procedures and reporting periodically in order to identify potential risks of non-conformity issues.
  • Act as a channel of communication for clients, regulatory authorities, partners and all other third-parties.
  • Identify potential conflicts of interest situations and resolve them in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure that any regulatory deadlines, such as the monthly, quarterly and annual submissions to CySEC are met.
  • Supervise the AML Compliance function, with focus on the client on-boarding, verification and on-going KYC procedures as well as oversee and approve all marketing communication.
  • Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring or enforcement of compliance standards and ensure that the Company’s compliance systems and controls remain effective.
  • Implement a training programme for the continuing development of the knowledge and competence of the Company’s employees, focusing on compliance related principles, client communication and complaints handling procedures.
  • Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received, investigation outcomes and compliance reports.
  • Monitor any suspicious activities, detect risks, trends and potential suspicious activities related to money laundering and report them to the relevant authorities accordingly.
  • Maintain a strong channel of communication with CySEC and any other relevant organisations, including external legal counsel and external auditors.
  • Participate in projects and future business ventures of the Company, investigate the possible compliance risks/implications and advise the senior management and Board of Directors accordingly.
 
Key Skills/Experience:
 
  • University degree in Economics, Finance, Law or other related fields.
  • At least 2+ years of previous experience as a Compliance Officer of CySEC regulated companies.
  • Advanced CySEC certification is a must.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with MiFID directive and CySEC requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language is mandatory, additional languages (Italian, Spanish or Polish) would be considered as a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in the Financial Services sector.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, think outside-the-box, with a team-player spirit.
To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV, along with any covering letter to jobs@careerfinders.com.cy quoting the above Job title. Please note that due to the high volumes of applications received only shortlisted applicants will be responded to.
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