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Associate Director – Compliance - Aztec Jersey

The purpose of this role is to direct and manage the activities of the Compliance team. Ensuring on-going compliance with applicable regulations by effectively implementing the Aztec Groups compliance strategy.

Key responsibilities:

+ Assist the Head of Compliance with developing and implementing the Compliance vision

+ Lead the Compliance team (a team of 8 people) taking responsibility for all compliance and reporting activities for Aztec and its clients

+ Provide leadership, mentoring, training and development to the Compliance team

+ Maximise effectiveness of the Compliance team operations

+ Identify and manage the successful delivery of Compliance Projects ensuring a business-driven approach

+ Ensure the effective implementation of the Aztec Jersey Compliance Monitoring Programme’s (“CMP”) and reporting for Fund Services Business and Trust Company Business covering Aztec Jersey and the Private Equity, Real Assets and Corporate Services product areas

+ Maintain oversight of the client CMPs and thematic reviews ensuring these are performed to the required level and completed within the relevant time frame

+ Regularly review and assess the adequacy of the CMP ensuring that it captures newly emerging regulatory changes

+ Providing support, education and training to all employees to build awareness of regulatory obligations

+ Provide support and guidance to management with regards to the application of the relevant laws and regulations in Jersey

+ Help promote and maintain an effective compliance culture with appropriate policies and procedures that reflect current regulatory and legislative obligations

+ Hold the positions of Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Compliance Officer for a number of regulated client entities

Skills, knowledge, expertise:

+ Confident in dealing with Senior Executives / Board members

+ Strong, clear and concise communication skills (both written and verbal)

+ Excellent interpersonal skills are an essential requirement to develop close working relationships with colleagues and business contacts

+ Strong negotiation skills and able to lead and influence individuals at all levels in a positive, constructive way

+ Ability to take ownership and demonstrate initiative, to negotiate, influence, build consensus and successfully navigate within a demanding environment

+ Self-motivated and capable of prioritising and organising workloads as required

+ A detailed understanding of, and experience with, performing compliance activities within a financial services company

+ A comprehensive knowledge of the Jersey regulatory environment

+ A university degree or ICA Diploma Experience and knowledge of Private Equity Funds would be advantageous

+ Must have a good working knowledge of SharePoint and Microsoft Office, in particular Outlook, Word and Excel

We will provide the training, both in-house for relevant technical knowledge and also professional qualifications to enhance your professional development. You will need to be quick to learn new systems and great with people, as close working relationships between our colleagues and clients is at the heart of what we do.

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