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Risk & Compliance Manager

Company Name: FTI Consulting
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 5+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Job Summary:
The primary focus will be on supporting the strategy and growth of FTI’s operations in the Middle East. It will also support the Director of Risk & Compliance, EMEA in designing, developing and directing FTI ‘s risk & compliance function in the EMEA region as well as related compliance initiatives that apply on a firm-wide basis.
Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
Act as Compliance Officer and MLRO for the firms’ DFSA regulated investment/corporate finance advisor, including ensuring that all policies, procedures, assessments, filings are up to date and on time and conducting CDD checks and risk assessments on new clients and matters.
Advise the firm with regards to any compliance requirements in the Middle East, and implement and improve policies, processes and procedures. 
Assist with the development and implementation of compliance policies, standard operating procedures, training, auditing and monitoring activities to ensure an effective risk & compliance program throughout the EMEA region. 
Supporting the design, testing and rollout of new systems, policies and training programs in connection with a number of different legal and regulatory requirements, such as AML, insider dealing, failure to prevent tax evasion, etc.
Working with colleagues in the Legal, Risk & Compliance function and acting as a point of contact for the Middle East and the wider EMEA region in relation to all risk & compliance issues and queries and effectively and efficiently resolve them. 
Drafting of guidance documentation both for practitioners and the Risk & Compliance function to ensure consistent approaches.
Horizon scanning for new legal and regulatory developments and legal changes, assisting with the implementation of these.
Assistance with other ad hoc issues as and when they arise, including the conduct of investigations, audits, regulatory requests.
Supporting the Middle East legal team with legal issues and potentially dealing with some legal issues if the legal team is at capacity.

Qualifications & Experience
5+ years of experience working in a risk & compliance role in a similar industry, preferably in an international firm, with a focus on the Middle East. 
Proven experience with compliance requirements in the financial/off-shore centres in the Middle East. 
Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, incl. anti-money-laundering regulations, anti-bribery and corruption laws, sanctions, insider trading.
Ability to weigh risks against operational needs to develop reasoned recommendations, including risk mitigation strategies, and provide sound compliance advice.
Ability to handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines. 
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
Self-starter with a desire to contribute meaningfully to the organization, who is able to work both independently and with minimal direction, and as part of a team. 
Excellent judgment and the knowledge and ability to involve and keep key stakeholders and/or senior management appropriately informed. 
Excellent negotiation, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Legal background a bonus.