Compliance Advisory Officer at United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)

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 below:

Job Title: Compliance Advisory Officer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.
Job Type: Full time

Job Objective(s)

  • To provide guidance to stakeholders on Compliance matters to ensure the bank’s operations and business transactions follow all relevant regulatory provisions and internal policies.

Successful candidates will be a part of the core team set to:

  • Ensure adherence to Policy and Regulatory Compliance.
  • Provide guidance on Compliance matters.

Responsibilities

  • Review and approve account opening request for PEPs and Public Sector Accounts.
  • Review and approve Domiciliary Account Tiering /Due Diligence alerts
  • Conduct due diligence for Merchants and Payment Facilitators onboarding
  • Review of Vendor Account Opening Requests prior to their commencing relationship with the Bank.
  • Provide general advisory support and guidance on all Compliance related enquiries.
  • Review and approve all agent banking account opening requests
  • Ensure Compliance Advisory Portal is always properly manned, and all inquiries are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Respond to escalations and enquiries with respect to IMTOs
  • Re-route STR/SAR escalations from business offices to Transaction Monitoring unit for proper filing.
  • Attend to all BVN related changes taking into consideration the provisions of the CBN BVN Framework by ensuring completeness of recommended documentation.
  • Attend to all Foreign Currency Transactions referred to Compliance for advice.
  • Respond to request for World-Check due diligence screening.
  • Ensure prompt response to Request for Information (RFI) from Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit providing requested documents.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Educational Level – Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum experience of 4 years in operations, Internal Control and Audit.

What we expect from you:

  • 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.

Technical Skills:

  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Deep knowledge of the Bank’s Products, Services, Processes and Policies
  • Good Understanding of Sanction screening
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Analytic, Conceptual and Investigation Skills
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer and basic applications like excel, power point, World Check
  • Firm, professional and result-oriented

What you should expect from us

  • Our corporate culture is defined by our core valuesWe do not just train our people to be the best in the job, we also offer encouragement, recognition, and rewards.
  • Whatever level you are at in your career, we offer plenty of opportunities to build a rewarding career at UBA.
  • Here, our employees are great assets on which we place premium and offer a wide range of benefits.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 2nd December, 2021.

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