Guaranty Trust Bank Senior Risk & Compliance Officer Jobs in Kenya

Guaranty Trust Bank Senior Risk & Compliance Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Role

  • Reporting to the Head, Risk and Compliance, the Senior Risk & Compliance Ocer assists in overseeing and implementing the Bank’s Risk Management & Compliance framework

    Key Responsibilities

    Risk Management

    • Oversees the review and implementation of the existing risk management framework;

    • Manages risk profile mapping for new products, processes and procedures in compliance with Bank and
    regulatory policies;

    • Oversees, develops and implements risk awareness initiatives;

    • Conducts Bank wide risk control assessment as well as business impact analysis;

    • Oversees compilation of Regulator, Board, Group and Management reports, statistics, trend analysis on
    overdue recommendations and risk profiles;

    • Organises and monitors Bank wide training on Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Risk Management;

    • Ensures implementation of audit recommendations;

    • Assists with and coordinates the development of tools to identify, assess, mitigate and monitor risk across the Bank;

    • Provides support in the implementation of the existing risk and compliance management framework and
    monitors risks regularly;

    • Maintenance and review of the Risk Register;

    • Regular transactional monitoring.


    • Fosters a culture of compliance in the Bank;

    • Assesses and monitors compliance with all department and Bank policies, procedures and regulations;

    • Develops and coordinates effective Anti-Money Laundering/combating Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)
    training program for all sta and ensures proper awareness is created on the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2009 (POCAMLA) and other regulatory provisions/ guidelines;

    • Ensures proper sanctions and Politically Exposed Person (PEP) management by the Bank;

    • Oversees adherence to Corporate Governance and Ethics for all charters in the Bank;

    • Ensures proper reporting of violations or potential violations to relevant enforcement
    agencies as appropriate or required;

    • Organises and monitors Bank wide training on Know Your Customer (KYC);

    • Policies, Procedures and Processes review, tracking, updating, and custodianship;

    • Ensures that all mandatory reports are duly rendered by the Bank to regulatory bodies & carry out Annual Due Diligence on Corresponding Banking relationship.

    Qualifications & Experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree in a business related field

    • Relevant Professional training/certifications in Risk Management & Compliance

    • Professional certification such as CPA, ACCA, CFA or CISA will be an added advantage

    • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in Compliance and Risk Management gained from the financial services industry

    • Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards

    • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls e.g. Anti-Money Laundering

    Competencies & Skills

    • Critical thinker with in-depth analysis capabilities

    • Proactive and solution oriented

    • Knowledge of banking operations, products, processes and regulations

    • Excellent judgement and fact-based decision making abilities

    • Ability to maintain composure under high pressure situations and deliver results in a timely manner

    • Excellent written and verbal communication

    • Strong interpersonal skills

    • Extremely thorough with high attention to detail

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Guaranty Trust Bank Senior Risk & Compliance Officer Jobs in Kenya

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