Compliance Officer - DUBAI


  • Monitor changes/developments in Central Bank of UAE regulation and cascade to business departments and senior management and to coordinate lobbying/thought leadership efforts with the DFSA.

  • Find regulatory solutions to regulatory challenges on a timely basis.

  • Act as the money laundering reporting officer in terms of establishing client due diligence practices, AML/KYC training on a regular basis, processes for reporting suspicious activity, producing an annual report to the Central Bank of UAE Audit Committee.

  • Build an effective and collaborative working relationship with the DFSA and act as a central point of contact for and manage any DFSA examinations.

  • Keeping compliance documentation up-to-date, including the compliance manual and all related policies and procedures.

  • Act as a control for the businesses departments.

  • Provide timely local regulatory advice and recommendations to the business departments and senior management on DFSA regulatory matters and proactively monitors business specific regulatory developments.

  • Deal with non-routine correspondence to the DFSA (e.g. product approvals, notifications, license applications/variations).


  • Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Law from a reputed university

  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in a Regulatory Compliance and/or Financial Crime with top tier international bank. The candidate must be having knowledge of local and international financial regulations i.e. Central Bank of UAE, DFSA, SEC, FSA etc.

  • Fluent in English speaking and writing.

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