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Compliance Manager, First Line-Of-Defence Financial Crime


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4791

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are currently mandated on a search for a leading financial services client, whom are looking to recruit a Manager, at a Vice President (VP) grade, to join their Financial Crime Middle Office (FCMO) team.

This position acts as a key stakeholder with oversight, review and advisory responsibility across the first line of defence, within the compliance function whilst developing and rolling-out the regulatory requirements linking to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crime. This FCMO Manager will be a key relationship manager with stakeholders across the front-office/business units along with acting, within an advisory and commercial support capacity, in the development of client services, coverage-checking and compliance excellence. At the core of this role, will be the responsibility to manage and develop a team across the functional disciplines of Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF), Anti Bribery & Corruption, Gifts & Entertainment (G&E) and Sanctions. This management role will also require the roll out and refinement of quality assurance planning and audit reviews; to ensure that policies are implemented and allocated across the relevant teams. In conjunction, this role shall also act, within a monitoring capacity, to educate upon regulatory change and how it impacts the compliance processes internally.


The client will look to recruit an experienced and seasoned compliance and middle-office professional; whom is able to demonstrate a strong and in depth knowledge of financial crime related compliance disciplines under the DFSA framework. In conjunction, the candidate will be required to have exposure and understanding of corporate banking platforms and services, whilst being able to support front-office activities and business proposals, from a compliance angle. This VP level role shall also demand a candidate whom is able to manage a sizeable team, of Analysts & Associates, whilst developing succession planning and staff development objectives. The client will look to recruit a candidate already based within the UAE, with a capability and desire to work in an international operation within a challenging yet rewarding scheme and environment.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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