Regional Head of Compliance

€140 - €130000 per annum
mardi 5 septembre 2017
Date limite
jeudi 5 octobre 2017
Lorraine le Pomellec
Niveau d'expérience
> 10 ans d'expérience
Type de contrat
Temps de travail
Temps plein

Regional Head of Compliance, based in Brussels.

Client Details

Our client is a top 3 Financial Institution dedicated to money transfer and payment services


The candidate will handle the folowing responsabilities :

  • Executes established compliance programs, principles, standards and policies and all regional oversight expectations
  • Implements policies and procedures designed to mitigate exposure and enhance compliance activities
  • Ensures compliance programs are maintained and relevant
  • May be responsible for chairing, leading and/or actively participating in Risk and Internal Control Committees and/or relevant non-executive board management
  • Assists in providing management reporting and dashboard metrics on an ongoing basis to support field team
  • Consults with internal and external experts to identify risks, best practices and regulatory trends and expectations
  • Analyzes internal and external information to gain additional intelligence regarding emerging/horizon regulatory and business risks, avoiding surprises
  • Ensures that minimum controls are in place for the region, monitored and operating effectively to mitigate regulatory compliance and reputation risks
  • Leads and develops a regional team of subject matter experts and trusted advisers
  • Provides direction, clarity and guidance to staff regarding AML, fraud and sanctions compliance activities, issues, laws and regulations
  • Ensures direct staff is well trained and knowledgeable on AML compliance
  • Provides direct supervision, instruction, guidance and direction to staff
  • Coordinates regional department workflow to ensure efficient and effective distribution of resources and workload
  • Provides guidance and support to the Regional Business regarding risk and policy standards
  • Holds self and regional teams accountable to following global program standards
  • Provides guidance, policy interpretation and support to all regional business activities
  • Actively participates in management discussions on risk
  • Liaises with and engages with relevant regulators, law enforcement authorities and industry bodies
  • Actively participates and provides input into Regional Risk Assessments and content for Program Building
  • Acts effectively as the Regional MLRO as defined by country requirements


the candidate shall demonstrate:

  • Master's degree in Law, economics or alike
  • At least 10 years experience in AML compliance, fraud, risk and investigation management and sanctions
  • A previous experience of people management of European team is mandatory
  • Fluent English, another European language would be an asset
  • Outstanding leadership skills, including a track record of developing distinctive strategic direction, and translating broad strategies into specific objectives and action plans
  • Capability to lead, advance and implement global compliance programs ensuring the business operation functions are engaged and associated processes and systems are aligned
  • Key knowledge of Bank Secrecy Act and AML Regulations, USA Patriot Act, Office of Foreign
  • Proven experience and ability to operate multi-nationally with regulators, law enforcement bodies, business partners and agents.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to resolve customer complaints and conflict
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately work with confidential information.
  • Demonstrated persuasive, professional oral and written communication skills
  • Experience communicating with regulators and law enforcement agencies
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational skills, including time management, record keeping, self-scheduling, and follow-up

Job Offer

For holding the position of Regional Head of Compliance, you will receive a competitive salary in line with your experience and additional fringe benefits