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REPORTING OFFICER – COMPLIANCE
Are you detail-oriented with a strong technical and administrative background in Compliance?
Do you have a sound understanding of AML/CFT legislation?
Are you interesting in growth and looking for an opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic retail organization?
If yes, then come build your career with Unicomer Group!
Unicomer is a dynamic and fast-paced retail organization spanning 24 countries, with over 1000 stores and 16,000 talented and engaged retail professionals across Latin America, the Caribbean and USA. Unicomer Group is the owner of established brands within the Caribbean, including, Courts, Optical, Ready Finance, Radio Shack and Lucky Dollar.
We are recruiting Reporting Officers (for various locations) who will provide administrative and technical support to the OECS Regional Compliance Officer as it relates to AML/CFT Compliance. The incumbent will support the sound and efficient management of the AML/CFT Compliance Portfolio of the specific entities of the Regional Group towards the execution of the AML/CFT mandate of the Regional Legal and Compliance Department.
You will have the following key accountabilities:
Be the local point of contact for the Regulator, the FIU and other competent authorities concerning money laundering, terrorist financing and related matters;
Update the Compliance Manual and Risk Assessment (in consultation with the Regional Compliance Officer) to ensure efficiency and effectiveness and to identify potential areas for improvement;
Maintain internal policies, procedures, controls and information systems in line with evolving compliance requirements;
Undertake reviews (including testing) of compliance with internal AML/CFT policies, procedures, controls and information systems;
Monitor and report on compliance with the existing AML/CFT framework and the AML/CFT laws and regulations;
Monitor customer transactions and analyze and report suspicious activities;
Ensure that all suspicious activities are forwarded to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and/or any other competent authority within the prescribed timeline;
Be responsible for receiving and recording the receipt of the Internal Suspicious Activity Reports (ISARs) in the designated log;
Prepare reports on AML/CFT and other Compliance related activities and submit to the Regional Compliance Officer on a monthly basis or as directed for submission to Senior Management or the Board of Directors;
Monitor, update and disseminate High Risk Jurisdiction Bulletin on the Financial Actions Task Force’s (FATF) and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) lists of jurisdictions having deficiencies in their AML/CFT regime;
Monitor the United Nations Security Council List (UN1267); The Office of Foreign Assets & Control (OFAC List) and any other Order issued by the High Court of the respective jurisdiction against the customer database and report confirmed matches;
Report periodically to the FIU and/or any other competent authority on the existence of accounts established for facilitating the financing of terrorism and/or sanction listed customers;
Conduct reviews of customer files and other branch documents to assess branch adherence to AML/CFT and other Compliance related legislation, policies and procedures;
Assist with the development, co-ordination and training in Compliance related topics including refresher training for new and existing staff;
Education and Experience:
An Undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification in AML/CFT Compliance, Law, Business, Finance, and/or law enforcement or related field.
AML/CFT Certification (ACAMS, FIBA or similar certification) would be an asset.
At least 3 years’ working experience in an AML/CFT Compliance environment.
Experience in Banking/Financial Sector will be an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
An ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent technical and computer literacy skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
Knowledge and understanding of compliance procedures would be a distinct advantage
A sound familiarity and understanding of marketplace AML/CFT issues and AML/CFT legislation and compliance procedures would be a distinct advantage.
A high degree of professional ethics and integrity
A high level of professionalism, self-motivation and sense of urgency in performing job responsibilities
We are recruiting Reporting Officers for vacancies in the following locations:
- St. Kitts
- St. Lucia
WHY JOIN UNICOMER?
You will be a key contributor with the largest retailer in the OECS and you will work with a team of great people who use their talents every day to bring value home to our thousands of customers.
We are Caribbean at heart, value diversity as well as the immense passion and flavor our people bring to the workplace. We are therefore keen on building and preserving our community and culture.
We also offer a highly competitive total rewards package and provide excellent growth opportunities cross functionally.
Please join us! Send your completed application and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org (St. Lucia), email@example.com (St. Kitts), firstname.lastname@example.org (Dominica and Grenada). The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday, 4th May 2022.