Compliance Manager – Head of Periodic Reviews

  • Niveau : Senior
  • Activité : Group
  • Bureau : Geneva

Ensure clients are reviewed periodically according to their risk rating – from a formal, material, reputational, and transactional point of view - whilst ensuring KYC information registered in the core banking system is appropriately reviewed.

  • Manage the periodic reviews team (2-3 Compliance Officers)
  • Devise and implement a review plan aiming at smoothing the review workload throughout the years
  • Perform periodic reviews for clients by reviewing KYC information, undertaking research via internal and external sources, performing transactional analyses and ensuring clients’ correct AML risk classification in accordance with the Bank’s AML policy
  • Analyse AML risks associated with clients and identify ‘red flag’ situations
  • Present results of the reviews to a delegation of the Executive Committee of the Bank
  • Contribute ideas and actively participate to further improve and streamline the KYC processes as well as participate in strategic change initiatives, such as AML risk criteria relevance analysis
  • Analyse impacts of regulatory changes and/or modifications of internal risk criteria on the existing client base
  • Implement remediation measures when necessary
  • Prepare and facilitate internal training sessions
  • Participate in specific compliance missions upon request of the Head of Compliance

Education and professional experience:

  • Relevant compliance/banking expertise gained over a minimum of 7 years
  • Excellent academic background and relevant professional Compliance qualification
  • Ability to combine technical expertise with a clear and persuasive communication style and the confidence and independence to make sound judgement calls
  • Strong report writing skills in French and English
  • Strong attention to detail and hands-on approach


Personal competencies:

  • Capacity to build long lasting relationships in the internal network
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cohesively with colleagues and provide leadership on compliance issues
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and in writing
  • Passion and commitment with high personal integrity
  • Capacity to work under pressure, to prioritise and take decisions
  • Independence of thought
  • Result oriented

Language requirements:

  • Fluent in French and English, German an asset


For this position, only candidates who are domiciled in Switzerland will be considered.

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