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Country Compliance Officer

Selangor , Malaysia

Ref#: 17874

Date published: 27-Sep-2018

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Primary Purpose of the Role
The role is responsible for managing the full range of matters related to compliance, governance, risk, investigations, and compliance training.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Compliance
  • Establish the regulatory compliance program, e.g. Anti-money Laundering, Personal Data Protection, Document Retention etc.; 
  • Lead and conduct monthly Anti-Corruption Monitoring Activities; 
  • Verify the Proper Completion of the FCPA Certification Quarterly; 
  • Execute periodic compliance audit program; 
  • Initiate and drive Compliance Review Board meetings with management team;  
  • Initiate and support policy developments and enhancement; 
  • Keep key stakeholders updated on regulatory requirements or changes and ensure compliance; 
  • Prepare monthly Compliance Reporting;
  • Promote compliance culture and risk awareness across different levels of staff and to promote an open environment for raising concerns; 
  • Drive best practices, operational excellence and process improvements; 

2. Risk Identification, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Provide strategic and tactical advice to business units on a broad range of risks that are or may affect the company, and monitor the process in managing risk mitigation plans; 
  • Drive the Annual Risk Assessment program and policies towards ensuring that risks and potential red flags are assessed and managed to an acceptable risk level; 

3. Investigation
  • Lead and manage investigations in accordance with the Company’s Investigations Policy.
  • Write investigation reports, provide guidance to stakeholders concerned in regard to the follow-up actions, and monitor the closure of follow-up actions.

4. Merger and Acquisition (M&A)
  • Manage Compliance Due Diligence for any M&A activities.
  • Manage post-acquisition compliance integration activities including, but not limited to, training, policies and procedures, and relevant monitoring programs.

5. Training and Education
  • Conduct new employee orientation trainings on the Company’s Standards of Business Conduct, Anti-Corruption and other compliance related topics; 
  • Prepare relevant trainings materials as required; 
  • Develop an annual compliance training calendar in line with Annual Compliance Risk Profile; 
  • Partner with local HR to ensure timely completion of the compliance training by all employees in the respective countries responsible.

6. Others
  • Other projects and tasks as required from time to time; 
Key Skills and Competencies
  • Solid understanding of FCPA, Anti-corruption, Anti-Money Laundering, Know-Your-Customer Due Diligence, Data Privacy issues and other regulatory requirements.
  • Fraud, Forensic or Internal Audit experience in multinational companies. Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Hand on experience in audit, investigation, training, policy development and process improvement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and preferably in a second or third language, such as Malay.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, organizational and report writing skills.
  • Attention to details
  • Understanding of local labour laws and experience in the real estate industry is preferred.