Regulatory Liaison Officer at United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)

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UBA Recruitment 2021

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country organisation founded in 1949 in Nigeria UBA has grown to become a pan-African provider of financial services with over 11 million customers, through close to 1000 business offices and touch points globally.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Regulatory Liaison Officer

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Level: Mid Senior Level

About The Job

  • At UBA, we strongly believe that our people are critical to our success in building a sustainable and dominant business in the countries we operate in, across Africa and beyond. We go to great lengths to source, attract, recruit, develop and retain the best talent, wherever they may be in the world. To this end, we are always striving to:
    • Provide a non-threatening environment that encourages and rewards role-model performance.
    • Help our work-force maintain a healthy balance between work and their personal lives amongst others.
  • Interested in joining the UBA Tribe? We are looking to hire talent and skilled individuals as Regulatory Liaison officers.
  • The ideal candidates must understand AML/ CFT related laws and policies, CBN Policies, EFCC Act, NDLEA Act. etc. You must currently work in a commercial bank carrying out the same function.

The ideal candidates must also be conversant with the following:

  • Knowledge of Regulatory Liaison Management.
  • Deep knowledge of the Bank’s Products, Services and Processes
  • Extensive knowledge of the bank’s policies and procedures.

Job Objective(s)

  • To assist in ensuring prompt response to regulatory issues.
  • Ensure prompt rendition of regulatory reports and ensure Zero regulatory sanctions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build and Maintain Cordial Relationships With Law Enforcement Officers:
    • Identify the relevant role players in accordance with business requirements and dependencies
    • Build a trust relationship with Law Enforcement Officers
    • Compile a database of major role players among the agencies
    • Manage relationships in accordance with policies, procedures and legal requirements within the allocated time frames.
  • Response to Regulators’ Enquiries:
    • Ensure to keep proper record of enquiries from Law Enforcement Agencies.
    • Ensure that required information are collated and reviewed to be satisfactory
    • Transmit such information and documents to the respective LEA.
    • Guide staff in honoring LEA invitations and to give evidence on behalf of the bank in courts.
  • Prompt Rendition of Regulatory Returns:
    • Obtain and collate reports and inputs from the various other departments and Units
    • Review data/inputs obtained from other departments and Units.
    • Ensure that the various reports are prepared and that they meet standard
    • Ensure that the reports are transmitted to the respective Regulators.
    • Ensure that the TAT is met in rendition of these reports.
  • Manage Financial Crimes Risks Such as Posed by Bank’s Customers:
    • Identify such risks posed by high risk customers in their KYC documentation and other requirements.
    • Ensure that complete documentations expected from the customers are obtained for high risk customers.
    • Ensure that PEP customers are identified and rated high.
  • Facilitate in Compliance Training:
    • Participate in training staff within the group.
    • Ensure that staff abide by Group Policies and relevant laws as applicable.
    • Carry out enhanced due diligence on high risk and high profile accounts.
  • Participate in transaction monitoring and FCY Transfers:
    • Investigate and clear transactions identified against specified watch lists Ensure that due diligence are conducted on transfers to high risk countries
    • Assist in management of Compliance Helpdesk
    • Render advisory support to staff through Compliance Helpdesk.
  • Provide optimum support from a holistic compliance perspective:
    • Provide support to Cluster Compliance Officers.
    • Assist in the automation of Compliance Process Application

Expected Outcomes:

  • Prompt advisory support
  • Achieve zero Regulatory sanction/infractions
  • Efficiency in developing and formulating AML policies, procedures and practices.
  • Achieve reduction in Group Product related risks.

Educational Qualification

  • First Degree in any relevant course of study with a minimum qualification of Second Class Lower.
  • MBA or relevant Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Experience in Operations, Internal Control or Audit & Compliance, External Auditing, Risk Management.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong human interpersonal relationship and communications skills.
  • Good interpretation of policies and laws.

Behavioral Expectations:

  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and responsibility
  • Highly organised, proactive, ability to work independently and take ownership of tasks assigned
  • Team player with ability to work under pressure and ability to work with a wide variety of people and maintain excellent business relationship
  • High sense of confidentiality and discreteness.

Application Closing Date
13th August, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: Careers@ubagroup.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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