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VP Compliance MLRO

Barclay Simpson
Competitive Package
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

Job Details

I am working with a leading Global Bank on a search for a new MLRO to join their Compliance Department based in the Dubai(DIFC) office. The role holder will be responsible for managing Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing(AML/CTF) controls within the DIFC and QFC jurisdictions for the Bank.

The ideal candidate will have at least 8 to 10 years experience in a similar role and currently or previously have been an authorised MLRO with one or more of the UAE or Qatar regulators.

Responsibilities include:

  • Divisional MLRO for DIFC & QFC branches.
  • AML/CTF Policies & procedures.
  • Identify changes in local law and understand their potential impact on the bank.
  • Lead on the implementation of AML/CTF processes and procedures.
  • Provide specialist advice & support to the business and operational teams in relation to AML/CTF policy and high risk client relationships.
  • All other AML/CTF activities including monitoring, reporting, policies & procedures maintenance and enhancement.
  • Interact with local regulators and other agencies, including responding to regulatory requests and queries, filing annual returns and understand current regulatory themes; and
  • Review suspicious activity reports and oversee their filing with the relevant authorities.

Experience and qualifications required:

  • Preferably minimum of 8-10 years' experience in Anti-Money Laundering or a related discipline with an international or a large financial institution in the UAE.
  • Currently registered as an MLRO with one of the UAE regulators (SCA/DFSA/FSRA) on behalf of their firm.
  • Good understanding of SCA/DFSA/FSRA/QFCRA AML/CTF rules and regulations.
  • Familiarity with some or all the Bank's business lines (Institutional Sales and Trading, Investment Banking/ Capital Markets and Investment Management)
  • The candidate must hold ACAMS qualification (or currently working towards the certification) and preferably have an academic qualification in Law/Finance/Accountancy

Apply now to find out more about this fantastic opportunity.



Barclay Simpson is the leading international company in internal audit and corporate governance recruitment. We have offices in London and New York and recruit regionally for the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

We handle both permanent and interim appointments in the following fields:

  • Internal & IT Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Cyber Security
  • Corporate Security and Resilience
  • Financial Crime
  • Legal
  • Treasury

With our team of highly experienced internal audit recruitment consultants we are able to offer an unrivalled level of expertise to help internal auditors to build their careers.  Each team member is dedicated to specific internal audit disciplines, industry sectors and geographies so enabling them to offer an expert insight into the market, potential opportunities and career guidance.

Our clients cover all sectors of the economy, including banking and financial services, asset management, insurance, commerce and industry, professional services and not for profit. They value our service because we understand their business and through the high level of continuity of our consultants they have built long term relationships with us.

We are equally committed to building long-term relationships with our candidates, many of whom become clients, by providing sound career advice, based on our detailed knowledge of the unique nature of internal audit and corporate governance and what it takes to succeed within it.

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Barclay Simpson
+44 (0) 20 7936 2601
Third Floor
20 Farringdon Street

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