Compliance Officer

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Applications have closed

A compliance officer is responsible for making sure a business is following outside regulatory requirements for its financial and organizational activities along with internal company policies. Compliance officers create and revise a company’s internal policies to mitigate the possibility of inadvertently breaking laws and regulations.
Key roles and responsibilities:
Facilitate and assist in ensuring full compliance with:
Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) regulations and guidelines
Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) requirements there laws and regulations that may affect the business from time to time.
BDO Global policies and procedures
Some of the responsibilities related to BDO Global policies and procedures will include but not limited to;
Facilitate and assist in ensuring full compliance with the various policies across the firm.
Verify and ensure that the data captured on the Client Relation Management database for both new and existing clients’ onboarding is accurate and complete.
Perform pre-verification on the new and existing client to assess reputation risk, etc. if anything untoward this is reported to engagement partner and Risk Management Partner.
Review onboarding information to ensure that the information distributed via Conflict-of-Interest email is correct.
Pro-actively assist in resolving queries.
Ensure that the international conflict of interest is on-boarded onto BDO Conflict of Interest tools promptly.
Ensure timely responses to and from international conflict of interest on BDO Conflict of Interest tools.
Ensure timely distribution of Inbound Conflict of Interest information and collation of responses to Global.
Assisting teams with training and other queries that arise daily.
Other roles will also include;
Secretary of the Risk Management Committee.
Performance of internal risk and quality compliance audits.
Facilitate and coordinate Risk Management and Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) training.
Reporting directly to the Risk Management Partner.
Qualification & Skills Required
Must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in a Business related field.
A relevant master’s degree or CA Zambia or Full ACCA qualification, plus at least 3 years working experience in an auditing and accounting firm will be an added advantage.
Must be a self-motivated individual, with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
Must have a good understanding of the compliance framework and must easily adapt to a rapidly changing compliance environment.
Must have good presentation, communication and report writing skills.