Manager - Governance Risk & Compliance


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5909

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a corporate service provider and fund administrator who is seeking an experienced Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) Manager for their Dubai office.

Our client’s main area of expertise is to provide support to other business in the UAE through advisory support, finance, accounting, & GRC functions. The client has over 80 offices worldwide and they provide support throughout a number of sectors, across a client base, within the financial services sector.

As the GRC Manager, you will be required to perform compliance, money laundering reporting, and risk management functions for a number of firms that our clients provide services to. The role shall take responsibility for leading a team of GRC associates, building relationships with all relevant stakeholders and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the GRC department.

Applicants shall possess the ability to encourage participation in GRC client projects, framework development, regulatory updates and quality control projects. The role shall demand an in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and concepts that are common in the financial services industry and this will include demonstrating an expertise in UAE Federal Law and dealing with the UAE regulatory standards.

As a part of the management team, this Manager will be allocated a number of clients and must establish and maintain strong relations, while also leading a team of consultants and coordinating their client servicing efforts. This will involve setting targets, motivating and guiding the team to ensure consistent high-performance levels. You should have previous experience with managing a team of consultants in other corporate service provider settings and environments.


To be considered for this role, the candidate will have a minimum of five years of work experience in compliance, money laundering reporting and risk management at senior management level. Holding a Master’s Degree in Law, Financial Management or Business Administration would be highly beneficial, as would fluency in more than one language.

Applicants shall also require excellent interpersonal skills to be able to professionally communicate with a variety of stakeholders, including auditors, regulators and authorities. Additionally, you should be registered with the DFSA & FSRA as the responsible individual for the compliance, MLRO and risk management functions. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in client facing positions as well as having extremely high levels of technical and industry knowledge.

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 Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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