Compliance Monitoring Officer

  • Job Reference: R-00132873-OTHLOC-GBR-5FEDI034
  • Date Posted: 5 June 2021
  • Employer: RBS
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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as a Compliance Monitoring Officer

  • We’ll look to you to own and develop appropriate risk and control frameworks for the franchises and functions to use to discharge their responsibilities
  • You’ll be independently overseeing and challenging the effective management of risks and controls within agreed risk appetite
  • This is an opportunity to gain exposure as you maintain positive and effective working relationships with senior management, risk teams and external bodies
  • If applying for the role in Jersey, Guernsey or IOM  and you don’t currently live here, you’ll need to specifically state in your CV that you have the right to live and work here to be considered for this role

What you'll do

As a Compliance Monitoring Officer, you'll be supporting the head of the Compliance Monitoring team with maintaining and delivering the compliance monitoring programme, which includes the second line of defence assurance programme. You'll be delivering high quality conduct assurance reviews which independently challenge effective management of risks and controls. You'll also be maintaining strong stakeholder engagement and building ongoing relationships, to engender a culture of collaborative working, openness and transparency.

You’ll be accountable for all compliance responsibilities related to the development, maintenance and periodic re-assessment of the policy and conduct frameworks and supporting other jurisdictions in which the division operates. You’ll be providing pragmatic, commercial solutions to advisory, conduct and regulatory issues by working with the business in such a way as to gain their trust, confidence and respect.

You’ll also be:

  • Ensuring a clear articulation and understanding of roles and responsibilities between first and second lines of defence
  • Providing conduct and regulatory expertise, often in a leadership capacity, to the divisional interpretation of the policy framework to make sure the bank meets or exceeds regulatory requirements
  • Promoting early engagement with the appropriate teams where any change in risk policy or activity may be required so as to align this as far as possible to our standards and business strategy
  • Making sure that all processes and procedures adopted reflect the research and interpretation of regulatory bodies rules and guidance, and industry best practice
  • Delivering successful outcome of reviews by external parties such as regulators, external auditors and internal audit

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you’ll need detailed knowledge of local regulation, legislation and codes of practice relevant to appropriate licenses held and the ability to interpret these to support policy and procedure development. You’ll also need experience of interaction with regulators, and hosting regulatory on site visits, along with extensive knowledge of trustee and depositary services gained from operating within a compliance function.

In addition, you’ll hold a relevant risk, governance and compliance qualification such as an ICA Graduate Diploma. And you’ll need knowledge of the banking sector, covering retail, business, large corporate, trust funds and depository customer segments, as well as the ability to source and assess multiple data and information points to help make risk based decisions and solutions.

You’ll also demonstrate:

  • The ability to work with colleagues at all levels, with good listening and questioning skills, influencing, leading and facilitating dialogue
  • Experience of report writing at all levels, including executive and board and the ability to verbally deliver and discuss the content
  • Experience of working within the financial services industry, as well as knowledge of the design and execution of assurance programmes within a financial services environment
  • An understanding of offshore regulatory requirements, including their practical application