Industry: 
Banking & Finance
Region: 
Cyprus

Our client, a leading financial services consultancy Group in the Cyprus, is seeking to recruit Assistant Consultants for its regulatory compliance team. By joining this dynamic team, the successful candidate will have unique profile-building and career growth opportunities in a fast-growing sector, working alongside highly experienced specialists and consultants and dealing with a reputable global clientele.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and update manuals, policies, processes and procedures with respect to the operations of investment firms
  • Perform regular monitoring by following a Compliance Monitoring Programme to ensure that compliance standards and obligations of investment firms are adhered to
  • Support Senior Consultants with onsite and desk-based inspections on regulatory compliance matters
  • Ensure investment firms fulfil their annual obligations and licence conditions
  • Provide advice and solutions to investment firms on regulatory compliance queries/issues
  • Provide support to the compliance experts team, help to coordinate with other departments (legal & corporate, accounting & tax, capital adequacy, internal audit etc.) and develop strong working relationships
  • Communicate on behalf of investment firms with the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission and other local and EU authorities
  • Communicate with personnel and management of investment firms
  • Provide guidance and assistance to investment firms regarding client complaints
  • Prepare applications, notifications and record updates for the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC) on behalf of investment firms
  • Work closely with a Senior Consultant to draft and review annual reports on Compliance, Risk Management, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and related matters
  • Review and analyse new regulations and advise how these are impacting investment firms
  • Develop compliance and AML training material and support with ongoing compliance training to investment firms’ personnel
  • Support AML checks and reviews and undertake client identification and due diligence of investment firms’ clients

Candidate Profile:

  • Knowledge in regulatory frameworks, such as AML, KYC, MiFiD, EMIR etc OR
  • Active interest in relevant regulatory standards and best practice trends
  • Knowledge of the financial services sector, gained ideally from working in corporate environments as a financial/market analyst
  • Strong organisational, analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to take ownership and find solutions to problems
  • Team spirit and willingness to study and develop either on the job or shadowing senior consultants
  • Dynamism and ability to deliver results in a timely manner
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent client relation skills
  • Communicating effectively, both in writing and verbally in Greek and English and have strong listening and influencing skills
  • Knowledge of any other language shall be considered an advantage
  • Computer literacy

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Law, Mathematics, Business, Finance or Accounting or Risk Management or a related discipline from a reputable university
  • Master’s degree in a related field would be considered as an advantage
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in a corporate environment, ideally in financial/market analyst positions
  • CySEC certificates (Basic or Advanced) for the provision of investment services would be considered as an advantage

Benefits:

  • The position offers a competitive remuneration package including 13th salary, Health Plan, Provident Fund, Bonus and other fringe benefits.
Expire on: 
Wednesday, 13 December 2017