Head of Compliance Malaysia


RM 20,000 - RM 30,000



Posted Date:

December 13, 2018


Reports To: Managing Director

Location: Cyberjaya

Hours of Work: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Key Purpose of Role:

Responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive Compliance and Regulatory Affairs strategy to support the business and growth of firm operating in a rapidly changing regulatory space. You will be a key hire of part of a very motivated and collaborative management team. You need to be hardworking, smart, resourceful, have a proven track record in establishing and running a compliance/regulatory affairs division. You  are confident that you can walk into an unstructured work situation, survey the working environment, roll up your sleeves and establish a regional compliance and regulatory affairs function. You are a team player who loves challenges and likes solving real world issues to make whatever you do a success.


Main Responsibilities:

Compliance Framework, Oversight and Deployment:

  1. Responsible for creating/revising internal policies and processes to assist the business in meeting its regulatory responsibilities
  2. Ensure the firm is able to evidence compliance with applicable regulation
  3. Ensure the firm understands and fulfils its obligation to Treat Customers Fairly
  4. Development and deployment of the firm’s conduct risk policies and procedures
  5. Manage the internal Complaints Procedures
  6. Responsible for the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) procedures
  7. AML Subject Matter Expert for SEA market, including but not limited to advice on regulations, directoved, guidance notes, consultation drafts
  8. Stay abreast and communicate any regulatory changes in SEA to the business and resultant action


Technical Compliance Advice and Monitoring

  1. Provide technical compliance advice to all areas of the business on all regulatory Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML matters
  2. Advise the company on policy and procedural matters
  3. Implement and oversee the training & competency framework
  4. Implement appropriate internal monitoring (procedural and advice based)
  5. Act as the main contact point for regulatory requests in the region (internal and external)
  6. Conduct enhanced due diligence reviews of customers in the SEA market


Risk Management Framework

  1. Day to day management of the encryption currency exchange risk management framework
  2. Ensure the encryption currency exchange has an appropriate and robust approach to risk management and its control environment
  3. A good understanding of controls and control environments, control appropriateness and effectiveness
  4. A good understanding of monitoring and control testing tools and techniques
  5. Ability to define control testing and monitoring objectives and plans and to execute control testing and monitoring as required
  6. Identify and investigate unusual/suspicious transaction activity


Behavioural Competencies:

  1. An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong sense of responsibility and very high level of integrity
  2. Ability to persuade and challenge management and improve the firm’s operating environment
  3. Ability to motivate and manage a team
  4. Proactive approach to all aspects of work
  5. Able to operate at senior level and command respect of senior stakeholders
  6. Friendly, transparent, articulate and driven to succeed.
  7. Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiations skills
  8. Professional and mature attitude
  9. Gets the job done


Salary / benefit: RM 20,000 – RM 30,000

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