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Compliance Officer - Arabic or Russian

Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Posted on Feb 4, 2021 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Zürich, Switzerland
Accountancy
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Contract/Project


For our client, a Swiss Bank, we are looking for a Compliance Officer with either Arabic or Russian language skills for a 6 months contract (extension possible) in Zurich, Switzerland.


Compliance Officer with either Arabic or Russian



  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland

  • Sector: Banking

  • Duration: 6 months, extension possible


Key Responsibilities



  • In this role you cooperate closely with Central Compliance functions in accordance with the global Compliance PEP mandate and in line with respective local regulatory requirements

  • As the primary interface and gatekeeper for the consistent implementation and application of the global Policy on a global level you take over responsibilities in on-boarding, monitoring and review process

  • You act as contact person for the Front Office and our client facing employees by supporting and advising on a specific range of compliance relevant matters, such as Know Your Client, Anti-Money Laundering and more in an agile team

  • As PEP Desk Officer you take on responsibility for completing risk assessments for selected PEPs in specific regions and covering Anti-Money-Laundering Risk and Reputational Risk aspects along the entire client life cycle, eg during relationship opening as well as during periodic review process

  • You contribute towards the reporting of PEP data and statistics to Senior Management as well as providing responses to ad hoc requests

  • You will have the opportunity to coordinate monitoring and review tasks (eg PEP Review process) with colleagues located internationally, roll-out standards to international hub locations and monitor the PEP program in specific regions

  • In addition you support Regulatory and Audit requests and to participate and at times lead project-related work based on compliance needs driven by strategic priorities and regulatory changes

  • Open to discussing flexible/agile working


Essentials Skills and Qualifications:



  • At least 3 years of professional experience you preferably gained in the banking sector with Compliance/Audit/or within a First Line of Defence Support/Front Office role with exposure to international/UHNWI clientele

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and additional knowledge of Russian or Arabic

  • You bring deep interest, passion and awareness for compliance and risk topics including money-laundering prevention as well as an affinity for international business/political developments (min. 2 years of work experience)

  • You possess the willingness to fulfil an advisory role professionally for the Front Office staff and First Line of Defence Support whilst maintaining a control function at the same time

  • You are able to work with tight deadlines whilst handling complex situations

  • You work well organized with attention to details and have very good analytical skills

  • Your strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and concisely on complex issues to senior business and compliance management enable you to quickly gain trust and build up effective relationships

  • You are a dedicated problem solver with a positive, empathetic personality and can-do attitude who shows a flexible and committed approach and is willing to learn continuously

  • You take ownership for individual and team deliverables and show a structured and "outside of the box" way of thinking


Desired Skills and Qualifications:



  • A college or university degree (Bachelor or Master degree or equivalent) in an area related to Political Science, History, Risk Management, Law, Business Administration or an equivalent education - highly desirable

  • Ukrainian or Chinese are considered an advantage

  • You bring a dedicated interest towards Compliance, Risk topics as well as Corporate Structures and international political developments

  • You are able to communicate efficiently and in ways appropriate to those being addressed in the interest of building up and maintaining a sustainable professional network


Please apply online or contact Nadja.




Reference: 1082056272

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