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Job Summary

The Head of Regulatory Compliance and Risk is responsible for protecting the company and its customers from any damage that might result from the failure to comply with regulatory obligations and assist the Executive Management in monitoring and mitigating compliance risks in line with the risk tolerance of the Company.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that there is an effective system of internal controls in place to prevent and detect fraud, misappropriation, and misapplications.
  • Identify and recommend improvement initiative to existing procedure and activity across business unit while ensuring adherence to relevant regulations and code of practice.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and company policies.
  • Conduct investigation into suspicious transactions.
  • Prepare high-quality suspicious transaction reports for the authorities concerned
  • Perform AML risk review/assessments.
  • Establish and review the Bank's AML / sanctions related policies and procedures.
  • Provide professional advice on AML-related issues for business units.
  • Create sound internal controls and monitor adherence to them.
  • Manage and implement all risk and compliance related policies.
  • Maintain and update the risk register of the company.
  • Draft and revise company policies.
  • Proactively review processes, practices, and documents to identify weaknesses.
  • Evaluate business activities to assess compliance risk.
  • Set plans to manage a crisis or compliance violation.
  • Educate and train employees on regulations and industry practices.
  • Keep abreast of internal standards and business goals.


  • Experience in risk management.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls (e.g., Anti-Money Laundering/KYC)
  • Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Integrity and professional ethics
  • Business acumen
  • Teamwork skills
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Attention to details.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • First degree in finance, audit, accounting, or any related field is preferred.
  • Having worked in a similar role in the banking industry will be an added advantage
  • Certification as a Certified Information Systems Officer (CISA), Certified Anti-money Laundering, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), ISO 27001 Lead Auditor or equivalent highly desirable, Chartered Accountant (ICA-Gh).
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in financial compliance, audit, internal audit, accounting, and risk management at the national or international level with a master’s degree or 7 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree.

Location: Accra

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary Range: Attractive

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