Regulatory Compliance Manager
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Location Nairobi
Job Field Law / Legal

In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the above position within the Legal Department.

We are looking for a Regulatory Compliance Manager to ensure that our operations and business transactions follow all relevant laws, regulations and internal policies.  He/she will support their line manager by ensuring there is compliance with laws & regulations across the bank operations.  He/she is expected to be informed on local & international laws and regulations, ensuring comprehensive reviews are carried out and guiding business on implementation.

Manage the team providing regulatory compliance support to Equity Group and subsidiaries
Oversee regulatory compliance by the business by undertaking gap analysis, recommending and advising on appropriate remediation on the gaps in the bank policies;
Ensure compliance with regulatory risk guidelines and best practices;
Engagement with Regulators, managing regulatory relationships
Ensure regulatory requirements are logged and tracked to conclusion
Ensure staff are educated and trained on the latest regulations including assisting with development and delivery of a comprehensive training program on regulatory matters
Facilitate effective and constructive sharing of knowledge and best practice on Compliance issues within the team
Prepare Executive and Board risk reports for review by line manager
Prepare reports intended for consumption by the regulator and other external users;
Regularly advise line manager on key regulatory lapses in the business;
Support compliance change oversight, reporting and governance
Establish close working relationships with Business to ensure support on compliance policies and framework
Data privacy management

A Bachelor’s degree in Law. A professional certification in accounts or company secretarial would be an added advantage.
Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience.
In-depth knowledge of regulatory environment and key regulatory guidelines
Essential Knowledge

Broad range of experience in the financial services industry
Sound knowledge of regulatory environment and applicable laws and regulations
Experience in setting and rolling out compliance policies
Ability to synthesize and articulate key regulatory gaps, identify deficiencies in compliance programs and highlight areas of improvement
Knowledge in data generation, interpretation and giving important insight into data
Key Critical Competencies

High level of analytical skills with attention to detail
Problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to use initiative and work with minimum supervision while ensuring that Management are fully informed at all times
Ability to communicate effectively and confidently, orally and in writing
Ethical Leadership skills, including the ability to manage risk, compliance and control activities
Flexibility to balance the compliance requirements with commercial objectives without compromising achievement of the highest standards of compliance
Proven ability to analyze complex business issues and identify, design and implement effective practical recommendations.


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About Equity Bank

Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population. The society’s logo, a modest house with a brown roof, resonates with its target market and their determination to make small but steady gains toward a better life, seeking security and advancement of their dreams. The vast majority of Africans have historically been excluded from access to financial resources. Having been declared technically insolvent in 1993, Equity’s transformation into a rapidly growing microfinance and then a commercial bank is widely considered to be an inspirational success story. Currently, Equity Bank has more than 9 million customers making it the largest bank in terms of customer base in Africa and having nearly half of bank accounts in Kenya. The company’s vision is "to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa”. Equity Bank retains a passionate commitment to empowering its clients to transform their lives and livelihoods. Through a business model that is anchored in access, convenience and flexibility, the Bank has evolved to become an all-inclusive financial services provider with a growing pan-African footprint. Equity Bank’s business model and its visionary leadership has continued to earn local, regional and global accolades and recognition. The model is also studied in some of the leading business schools in the world, as other developing countries in Africa and Asia seek to learn from Equity’s low margin, high-volume model. Equity Bank in 2010 established the Equity Group Foundation. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. While Equity Group Foundation champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Africa and seeks partnerships along six cluster thematic areas, Equity Bank provides the infrastructure of delivery, hence reducing the operational costs for the Foundation and increasing the rate of return on any social investment. The six social thematic areas of focus are: education and leadership development; financial literacy and access; entrepreneurship; agriculture; health; innovations and environment. Make an enquiry today