Compliance Associate

Robert Half


Ref: HP341-861

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Company

Robert Half are partnering exclusively with a buy side firm looking to hire a Compliance Associate to join their team in Dubai.

The Role

You will provide valuable support across the business and assist with various compliance and AML tasks. You will play a crucial role in ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements and maintaining a strong culture of compliance within the organization.

* Assist the DFSA authorised Compliance Officer and MLRO in addressing all Compliance and AML inquiries.
* Respond to day-to-day Compliance and AML queries from the business.
* Provide support during Corporate Governance meetings and take accurate minutes when required.
* Contribute to Core Compliance by reviewing and updating policies and procedures, and assisting brokers in understanding policies, practices, and the code of conduct.
* Help manage the relationship with the DFSA, acting as a Deputy Compliance Officer and MLRO.
* Serve as a liaison between the Compliance Department and the Business.
* Assist with Client onboarding, KYC verification, and act as the primary point of contact between the Business and clients.
* Develop and implement efficient filing systems for Dubai office clients.
* Support Compliance Monitoring activities and participate in the investigation process for received alerts and risk events.
* Collaborate with the ME Compliance Team to contribute to compliance efforts across various areas.
* Provide Energy & Commodities guidelines to ensure compliance with DFSA regulations.
* Identify and mitigate ongoing compliance and AML risks.
* Stay up-to-date with regulatory developments and ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
* Aid in the understanding of policies, practices, or the code of conduct.
* Document and address any breaches of compliance policies and procedures.
* Ensure local staff complete mandatory electronic Compliance and AML training within set deadlines and assist in providing face-to-face training when required.
* Manage the relationship with clearing houses, exchanges, and other trading venues, serving as a key point of contact.
* Assist in reporting suspicious activity and transactions to the relevant UAE Government supervisory authorities and the DFSA.
* Prepare periodic reports for the DFSA, Head of Compliance ME, and the Board, as necessary.
* Collaborate closely with the Middle East Data Protection Officer in investigating data breaches and handling sensitive/confidential data.
* Take responsibility for Compliance Advisory within the Dubai Office.
* Ensure timely resolution of all Compliance and AML issues.

Salary and Benefits

AED 25,000 - 30,000 per month, plus company benefits

Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Pay and salary ranges are dependent upon experience, qualifications and training.


The Candidate

* 2 years in a similar Compliance role to E&C markets markets with knowledge of E&C products
* Knowledge of DFSA regulations and understanding of compliance principles.
* Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
* Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with internal stakeholders.
* Familiarity with KYC procedures and client onboarding processes.
* Proficient in creating and maintaining filing systems.
* Analytical mindset with the ability to identify and mitigate risks.
* Proactive approach to staying updated with regulatory changes.
* Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
* Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Relevant certifications in Compliance or AML are a plus.

About the Company

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world\'s first and largest specialized staffing firm and a member of the S&P 500 index. We are a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services and the parent company of Protiviti, a leading independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting firm. For 2006, Robert Half International reported revenues of $4 billion and now has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide.

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