GTBank: Guaranty Trust Bank Job Recruitment

Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a foremost Nigerian financial institution with vast business outlays spanning Anglophone West Africa and the United Kingdom. The Bank presently has an Asset Base of over 2 Trillion Naira, shareholders funds of over 200 Billion Naira and employs over 10,000 people in Nigeria, Cote dIvoire, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda and the United Kingdom.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Compliance Officer – Group Risk and Compliance

Location: Lagos
Reporting Line: Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Industry: Financial Services

Purpose of the Job

  • The Compliance Officer will provide assistance to the Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer with the development of compliance policies, procedures, and guidelines for the Group.
  • He/she will ensure that the Group complies with regulatory and statutory requirements, and also operates within limits set by regulators.
  • He/she will be responsible for maintaining a compliance culture within the Group, and he/she will also be the resource and contact person to all compliance-related issues for the Group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support in designing a robust compliance strategy for the Group with over 10 subsidiaries across Africa and across different financial services businesses
  • Review and ensure compliance with all relevant statutory laws and regulations applicable to the Group
  • Ensure that business activities are conducted in conformity with all applicable laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures.
  • Proactively review all regulatory permissions to ensure that they remain current and appropriate for business needs
  • Evaluate Group activities to assess and monitor compliance risk
  • Ensure continual compliance risk assessment of the Group practices together with the development of internal policies and procedures, compliance training and protocols.
  • Serve as liaison for all regulatory bodies as well as maintaining relationships with relevant legal bodies
  • Keep abreast of regulatory developments and industry initiatives
  • Educate and train employees on regulations and industry practices
  • Provide reporting with respect to regulatory requirements and developments
  • Develop compliance checklists and prepare compliance reports, as and when due
  • Ensuring compliance with best practices
  • Any other duties as required by the Group Head

Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or Legal (Master’s Degree is an additional advantage)
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls (e.g. Anti-Money Laundering, or AML)
  • Good understanding of Compliance activities in Financial Services
  • Local and international certifications in Compliance, such as Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM)
  • Strong understanding of development and trends in both international and African financial sectors, as well as regulations and trends in these markets
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of both banking and general financial markets regulatory environment including Anti-money laundering requirements.
  • Good analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in compliance experience preferably within the financial services environment
  • Experience in assisting with the implementation of risk-based compliance policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards

Attributes:

  • Ability to build relationships with senior leaders, and external agencies
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and analysis capabilities
  • Ability to exert sound judgment and discretion; assure confidentiality
  • Ability to build strong network with regulatory bodies and government authorities
  • Good standing and assertiveness, with excellent teamwork attitude, with proven ability to influence and coordinate team beyond his/her own department
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, changing organization
  • Ability to effectively plan, set priorities, and manage several complex projects

Job Title: Risk Officer – Group Risk and Compliance

Location: Lagos
Reporting Line: Reporting Line: Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Industry: Financial Services

Purpose of the Job

  • The Risk Officer will assist the Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer in providing oversight of the Group’s spectrum of risk-taking activities encompassing economic risks including credit, market, liquidity, capital and country, as well as other core risks including operational, model, conduct, and reputational risk.
  • He/she is responsible for coordinating all business units to assist in the identification, monitoring, and reporting of risks taken throughout the Group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support in designing a robust risk management strategy for the Group with over 10 subsidiaries across Africa and across different financial services businesses
  • Provide support in setting the risk appetite levels for the Group, and the further defining risk limits for each subsidiary
  • Provide guidance to ensure that adequate risk management policies are designed, and well implemented by subsidiaries
  • Oversee monitoring of macro-economic activities that may affect the Group’s business activities, to proactively identify and assess the impact of risks and opportunities inherent in the Group’s business operations
  • Provide oversight and guidance for conducting stress tests on the Group’s consolidated risk exposure
  • Manage the risk identification and risk mitigation procedures of the Group
  • Provide support in the creation of risk analysis report and disseminate it to relevant stakeholders including the risk committee, board members and group executives
  • Advocate and support the culture of informed risk-taking and heighten awareness and use of advanced risk management practices through training programs and coaching
  • Raise awareness of relevant rules and regulations from statutory and regulatory bodies within Banking and other financial services

Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or Legal (Master’s Degree is an additional advantage)
  • Local and international certifications in Risk management, such as Certificate in Risk Management (CIRM)
  • Strong understanding of development and trends in both international and African financial sectors, as well as regulations and trends in these markets
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of both banking and general financial markets regulatory environment
  • Strong understanding of Enterprise Risk management concepts, frameworks to proactively identify risks inherent in business operations that can have negative strategic implications for the Group
  • Strong knowledge on portfolio risk management techniques, e.g. key risk metrics for players in the financial markets, capital management, database management, risk analysis etc.
  • Good analytical & problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years working experience across risk management, policies and regulations in the financial services sector
  • Demonstrated capacity to translate commercial strategies into risk profiles and risk assessments
  • Proven participation in implementing and managing Enterprise Risk Management strategy and governance, risk and compliance activities
  • Deep knowledge and experience in risk functions including credit, market, liquidity, capital and country and a broad understanding of the regulatory environment and compliance issues
  • Experience in building or implementing risk and compliance controls across a group of difference financial services companies

Attributes:

  • Ability to build relationships with senior leaders, and external agencies
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and analysis capabilities
  • Ability to exert sound judgment and discretion; assure confidentiality
  • Ability to build strong network with regulatory bodies and government authorities
  • Good standing and assertiveness, with excellent teamwork attitude, with proven ability to influence and coordinate team beyond his/her own department
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, changing organization
  • Ability to effectively plan, set priorities, and manage several complex projects

Deadline: 21st June, 2021.

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