Head of Risk and Compliance

Ghana, Full time

Head of Risk and Compliance

Highly competitive salary and benefits

 

Our Client:

They are a full-service digital-only bank with a banking license. They are designed for your smartphone, free of ridiculous charges, and excellent at helping you budget, spend smartly, and save more. They are underway for insane expansion across the African continent!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining risk management and compliance frameworks in the required geography
  • Assisting the organisation in license applications and acting as the critical liaison person with regulators
  • Cultivating an empowering risk culture in the company
  • Advising the business and management team on risk and regulatory requirements
  • Regularly driving adequacy and effectiveness assessments of existing operations
  • Working with teams across the business to support the team in appreciating the principles behind crucial risk and compliance requirements
  • Identifying opportunities to manage risk, improve customer experience and improve operational scalability more effectively
  • Driving the risk and compliance roadmap, implementing the system, product, and operational changes to support the strategic goals of the business
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of risk and compliance-related activities to the leadership team, audit committee, and regulators as required
  • Contributing and supporting the business to maintain a regular cadence of forums and committee meet-ups to facilitate risk management.
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SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of experience in the banking environment
  • Experience in obtaining banking licenses 
  • Relationships with Regulators
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience taking a consultative, risk-based, first-principles approach to compliance
  • Knowledgeable of regulations and risk management best practices
  • Experience in license applications and engaging regulators
  • Ability to adapt and respond to a fast-paced environment
  • Self-driven, curious, and supportive
  • A combination of both Global and West and East Africa experience
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Familiarity with the product development process
  • Payments and banking knowledge or experience

 

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