Senior Regulatory Compliance Consultant

13 December 2017, Comments: 0

Reference: VAC-15344C
Company: Leading Financial Services Consultancy Group
Location: Limassol
Salary: Competitive remuneration package including 13th salary, Health Plan, Provident Fund, Bonus and other fringe benefits.

Job Detail
Our client who is a Leading Financial Services Consultancy Group in the region is seeking to recruit an experienced Senior Consultant for its Regulatory Compliance team.

The successful candidate will have unique profile-building and career growth opportunities in a fast-growing sector, working alongside highly experienced specialists and consultants and dealing with a reputable global clientele.

Draft, review and update manuals, policies, processes and procedures with respect to the operations of investment firms
Perform regular monitoring by following a Compliance Monitoring Programme to ensure that compliance standards and obligations of investment firms are adhered to
Lead onsite and desk-based inspections on regulatory compliance matters
Ensure investment firms fulfil their annual obligations and licence conditions
Provide advice and solutions to investment firms on regulatory compliance queries/issues
Lead a regulatory compliance experts team, coordinate with other departments (legal & corporate, accounting & tax, capital adequacy, internal audit etc.) and develop strong working relationships
Communicate on behalf of investment firms with the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission and other local and EU authorities
Communicate with personnel and management of investment firms
Provide guidance and assistance to investment firms regarding client complaints
Prepare applications, notifications and record updates for the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC) on behalf of investment firms
Draft and review annual reports on Compliance, Risk Management, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and related matters
Review and analyse new regulations and advise how these are impacting investment firms
Develop compliance and AML training material and perform ongoing compliance training to investment firms’ personnel
Lead AML checks and reviews and undertake client identification and due diligence of investment firms’ clients
Knowledge Areas – Regulatory Frameworks
Markets in Financial Instruments (MiFID I, MiFID II, MiFIR)
European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
Anti-Money Laundering
Alternative Investment Funds and Fund Managers (AIF and AIFMD)
Market Manipulation and Insider Dealing
Undertakings of Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS)
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) / Common Reporting Standard (CRS)

Up-to-date knowledge on relevant regulatory standards and best practice trends
Practical exposure to MiFiD is a must
Providing effective leadership and direction to other team members
Well-developed forward planning, analytical and strategic thinking skills
Team spirit, excellent problem-solving abilities and willingness to study and develop
Dynamism and ability to deliver results in a timely manner
Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills
Using inclusive management practices and developing a supportive management style to achieve desired outcomes
Excellent client relation and management skills
Communicating effectively, both in writing and verbally in Greek and English and have strong listening and negotiating skills
Knowledge of any other language shall be considered an advantage
Computer literacy
Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Finance or Accounting or Risk Management or related discipline from a reputable university
First or Upper second class honours
ACA/ACCA/CFA or Master’s degree in a related field would be considered as an advantage
At least 3-5 years of experience in the financial services sector
CySEC certificates for the provision of investment services would be considered as an advantage

The position offers a competitive remuneration package including 13th salary, Health Plan, Provident Fund, Bonus and other fringe benefits.


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