Compliance Officer and MLRO (Arabic speaker)


Compliance Officer and MLRO (Arabic speaker)

Role Location: Abu Dhabi

Employment Type: Permanent

Reporting line: Reports into the Regional Compliance Officer - Middle East

Role and Responsibilities include:

Setting, establishing and monitoring adherence to processes, policies and procedures to meet -compliance, legal and regulatory requirements.


  • Overseeing licensing requirements and regulatory obligations while ensuring that compliance activity takes account of all relevant legislation and ADGM/FSRA/SCA related activities;
  • Review of compliance and internal control operations and ensuring that they are in adherence with the firm's and Apex Group's Policies and Procedures;
  • Ensuring the effective implementation of the Compliance Monitoring Programme and performing monitoring activities;
  • Ensuring that non-compliant findings are tracked with the respective business function managers until resolved;
  • Reporting to and liaising with the SEO, Regional Compliance Officer and the Board as required, on compliance related matters;
  • Preparing and submitting compliance reports to management and various committees and governance structures within the Apex Group;
  • Preparing and submitting reports to regulatory authorities;
  • Keeping up-to-date with all relevant laws and regulations and communicating regulatory changes and developments to senior management and staff;
  • Providing advice, and assistance where relevant, to senior management and staff on Apex Group compliance-related matters;
  • Setting strategy for managing the relationship with the Regulator(s) and for all operational aspects of it, including visits and reporting;
  • Handling communications with the Regulator(s), obtaining approvals as required, notifying the Regulator as required for all compliance-related matters;
  • Maintaining a register of complaints, conflicts of interest, compliance and data breaches, and actively manage adherence to the complaints process and mitigation of breaches;
  • Providing assistance and support in satisfying staff training and development needs and plans to new regulations and legislation;
  • Preparing training material and deliver training in compliance with regulatory obligations and business procedures;
  • Oversight and management of the regulatory risks within the business;
  • Acting as the Firm's MLRO, establishing and maintaining the Firm's Anti Money Laundering policies, procedures, systems and controls in compliance with the Regulatory Anti Money Laundering rules and all relevant legislation applicable in the jurisdiction and Group Apex Policies;
  • Monitoring suspicious transactions, identify potential sanctions and submit reporting as required;
  • Promoting a positive compliance culture through engagement with staff;
  • Handling other ad-hoc compliance-related projects that may be assigned from time to time.

Skills Required:

  • Financial services experience of 5 to 7 years working within a financial environment, Funds experience an advantage.
  • Understanding of the relevant regulations in UAE and International AML Laws.
  • Relevant professional qualifications e.g. AML, CDD, Compliance, Risk, or equivalent.
  • Arabic speaker preferred.
  • Experience in Customer Due Diligence (CDD/KYC) on various international corporate structures and risk profiles.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Experienced leader able to develop team members.
  • Motivated and driven and a team player.
  • Solutions driven critical thinking, with the ability to adapt to change.

What you will get in return:

  • A high level of visibility within a large organisation on an upwards trajectory
  • The ability to define compliance processes to drive innovation and have a tangible impact on the business
  • Be part of a dynamic and fast-paced team that makes a genuine impact on the business
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business and cross-jurisdiction
  • The opportunity to innovate, bring discipline to brand activity and really make a difference.

Additional information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, responsibilities for dependents, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decisions are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.


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Abu Dhabi Emirate , United Arab Emirates

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Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 month ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Bachelor Degree
8+ Years
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