Legal & Compliance Manager
Recruitment Matters
Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA
3d ago

Duties and Responsibilities :

Ensure that the CEO and relevant stakeholders are provided with updates and reports on a regular basis, where necessary

Handling Internal and External queries and reports pertaining to asset risks

Actively identify, grow and leverage key regulatory / licensing relationships and knowledge to ensure compliance and governance according to company policy and local legislation as a minimum.

Ensure great care, attention to detail, due diligence and the necessary approval from the CEO or designate is received for all new agreements prior to authorize signature.

Assess the business’s future ventures to identify possible compliance risks

Verification of service contracts and whether these are compliant with local legislations (whether these are professionally insured, back-to-back liabilities covered or not, business operation licenses in place, building requirements)

Developing, overseeing, and evaluate control systems to prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal policies

Working in collaboration with Finance concerning compliance with IFRS reporting standards

Conducting Risk Profiling Assessment and Investigations on Companies and Clients.

Screen, identify and verify the background of the Client, the Country’s laws and regulations involved in accordance with the relevant Anti Money Laundering (AML) legislation

Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining internal systems and controls to help detect, monitor and report money laundering activities to the authorities so as to ensure that the company is not exposed to criminal risk, and does not inadvertently facilitate financial crime.

Developing and maintaining a risk assessment framework for products and services, clients and customers, and other issues relating to money laundering.

Managing the Know Your Customer and Customer Due Diligence for all the companies and ensuring that all documents are in order and ensuring compliance with international legislations such Anti Money Laundering (AML / Comparing the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) regulations per country

Leading in training and educating employees on the importance of following the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.

These include an explanation of the regulations, 1 the promotion of best practice and keeping staff up to date with changes in the different country laws

Uphold the ethical integrity of the organization and also ensure that business activities are conducted using a regulatory framework

Conduct internal audits and reviews at regular intervals to ensure that compliance procedures are regularly followed and that appropriate corrective actions are identified and closed out

Qualifications :

  • LLB Degree or Related Degree / Qualification
  • 3 5 years post article experience
  • Admitted attorney
  • Valid Passport and Driver’s license
  • Minimum 5+ years relevant experience in a fast-paced and performance-driven environment
  • Knowledge and solid understanding of all legislation across multiple African territories
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in all the areas outlined in the roles and responsibilities
  • Logistics, Financial Services, Financial Technology or Consumer Financial Services experience preferred
  • High attention to detail essential
  • Skills

  • Analytical Thinking : ability to identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate, and compare information from different sources, and identify alternative solutions
  • Communication Skills : Strong communication and interpersonal skills both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills : ability to communicated and work well in a team environment as well as on an individual basis, as well as to make fast and effective decisions
  • Character : Enjoys hard work and is full of energy to meet challenges; seizes opportunities when they arise and is action-orientated
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong organization skills, with the ability to objectively and decisively priorities tasks.
  • Able to establish relationships with, and influence people at all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality about all legal matters
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