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Compliance Systems Specialist (UAE National)

Robert Walters

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: NP316-1338

Job description / Role

Our client is a leading local bank based in the Abu Dhabi, looking to hire a Compliance Systems Specialist to join their team. On this role, you will provide subject matter expertise into Financial Crimes Compliance systems development, and implementation.


* Responsible for ensuring that Financial Crimes compliance systems owned by the business are operating in accordance with approved parameters and continue to be fit for purpose.
* Assess, recommend, drive and implement architecture, business requirements, testing and validation of financial crimes compliance systems.
* Focal point and liaison with businesses, IT and vendors to lead, drive, implement all financial crimes compliance systems related issues .
* Assess, recommend, lead and drive implementation of enhancements for AML , Sanctions and On boarding systems, including reviewing, identifying and addressing system/process/control gaps.
* Understand, assess, recommend, ensure documented process relating to transaction monitoring, sanctions and payment screening, name screening, maintaining updated policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry best practices.
* Keep abreast of Regtech/Fintech regulatory initiatives and requirements and ensure that digital solutions, products and projects are compliant/provide expert advice to ensure these are compliant with regulations. Provide forward looking expert input into the evolving
* Regtech/Fintech regulatory environment and industry solutions to advise digital initiatives.
* Conceptualise and develop solutions to embed compliance controls in initiatives related to Digital Transformation.
* Act as the focal liaison point with IT and/or system vendor(s), lead and drive FCC related Systems Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing.
* Conduct relevant systems related for Compliance users.


Specialist Skills / Technical Knowledge Required for this role:

* Experience with compliance systems particularly in relation to financial crimes compliance including AML transaction monitoring, name screening, sanctions filtering, customer onboarding, risk assessments.
* Experience with data feeds, flows, mapping, quality control and connectivities between static data, transaction, reporting, core banking etc systems and financial crimes compliance systems.
* Experience with systems vendor management and internal IT and business stakeholder management and business requirements document development for requisite financial crimes compliance systems.
* Professional qualifications or industry recognized certifications qualifications in computer science and IT.
* Excellent Communication Skills.
* Good knowledge of the UAE/International Regulations/Rules.
* Good knowledge of banking products and systems.
* Project management experience with compliance/regulatory projects.
* Familiarity and experience with Fintech / Regtech initiatives and implementations.

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