Regulatory Specialist

Regulatory Specialist

Job Title: Regulatory Specialist
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 800000.00
Reference: JN -022017-7602
Job Published: February 01, 2017 07:41

Job Description

Description of the RoleThe successful individual will be responsible for supporting the Regulatory Counsel in addressing cross-border regulatory issues and the preparation of related documents and to ensure that the Company complies with all laws and regulations as enforced by legislation.
Key Responsibilities• Determine cross-border compliance requirements with AML and KYC requirements
• Scope out regulatory runway of pending legislation
• Ensure compliance with all cross-border regulations
• Review new cross-border legislation and keep up to date with regulatory changes 
• Deal with regulatory queries 
• Ensure that the Company continuously manages its regulatory risks by complying
• with applicable laws and regulations
• Ensure that relevant regulatory measures are incorporated into operational procedures
• throughout the Company
• Provide advice and guidance on regulatory and group policy issues and alert management of risks
• Manage AML and compliance risk assessments, testing programs and new business compliance
• regulatory reviews
• Develop training processes and provide ad hoc targeted training on regulations and compliance
• procedures
• Monitor compliance in terms of scheduled monitoring compliance plan
Skills and CompetenciesRequirements

• LLB degree 
• Administrative law is desirable
• Member of the Compliance Institute of South Africa is desirable
• At least 5 – 8 years’ experience in regulatory law and compliance, ideally with experience from a top tier law firm or strong in-house environment
• Experience in cross-border regulatory issues
• Knowledge of and immediate experience in operating in a cross-border financial services legal and regulatory environment
• Telecoms experience is desirable
• In-house experience working within a regulatory law is desirable
• Regulatory experience and relationships with regulators in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda is desirable

Personal aptitude & skills

• Commercially-minded and driven 
• Strong, resilient, independent work ethic in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Communication and relationship management: establish strong working relationship with peers and stakeholders to manage administrative processes
• Communicates concisely and clearly in oral and written forms
• Attention to detail, problem-solving
• Highly flexible, adaptable, and able to manage pressure in a constantly changing environment
• Ability to work in an open-plan office environment
• Willingness to learn, openness to new challenges
• Team-player, friendly, able to manage diversity within the team
• Meticulous, impeccable level of attention to detail 
• Ability to initiate projects and tasks
• High level of integrity, trustworthiness and loyalty
• High proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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