Compliance & Audit Officer

State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 30/09/2021
Qualification: Relevant Certificate
Work Experience: 3 Year
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: ICT

We’re looking for a skilled and passionate Compliance & Audit Officer to join the most
dynamic and fastest expanding FinTech’s on the continent. With a passion for payments they identified a gap in the African payments landscape and swiftly moved to bridge that gap and move the online payments industry into centre stage. This is a chance for you to join a company whose continued mission is to turn online transactions into a preferred choice of conducting business across all industries! They are all about FinTech!

A bit about the role:

The role is based in the one of the up and coming FinTech hubs of Africa – Accra, Ghana. As their Compliance & Audit Officer (Ghana), your primary responsibility will be to uphold the business’s compliance culture and standards, ensuring the highest standards of compliance behaviour and to raise awareness of regulatory requirements and compliance policies. You will also be required to advise the board and management team on relevant regulatory policies and procedures whiles regularly conducting a risk-based audit of financial, operational & information systems.

Your mission:

Ensure operations in Ghana follows all regulatory requirements including the schemes, acquiring banks and MNOs

Identify regulatory/policy gaps and their root causes and work with each division to correct deficiencies

Responding to inquiries received from staff on the organization’s compliance mechanisms and systems

Assist the Compliance Division in the implementation of new compliance related processes and special projects

Support audit and assessment activity of PCI DSS, GDPR and any other external audit the organization will


Act as the in-country Ghana Money Laundering Reporting Officer. Taking responsibility for AML and Financial

Crime compliance in Ghana

Create and manage effective action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violations

Work with the Training Department to ensure that all employees are educated on the latest regulations and


Manage and coordinate meaningful reporting internally and externally, respond to information requests and

proactively communicate regulatory changes and notifiable events

Regularly audit company procedures, practices, and documents to identify possible risk or weaknesses and

propose mitigation plans

Report on the status of day-to-day operational compliance requirements and the adherence of team members

to the same

A bit about you:

Bachelor’s degree in a Business-related field from a recognized institution

Financial institution and compliance experience with exposure to different financial institutional products and

business operations

Internal Audit experience will be an added advantage

Knowledge in conducting transaction monitoring reviews, deep investigations, and reporting suspicious activity

related to money laundering and terrorist financing

Professional certification in AML/CFT will be an added advantage

Demonstrated knowledge of PCI DSS & GDPR Requirements

Experience completing and/or review of risk assessments is an added advantage

Oral & Written Communications: Ability to express oneself to provide information to others effectively,

recognizing that communication is more than just a language that includes tone, style, and structure

Innovation: Ability to come up with new ideas

Prioritization: Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan

Good understanding of AML/CFT regulatory policies with the ability to apply regulatory concepts in the day-to-

day job functions

Exceptional research and analytical skills with the ability to analyze and decipher high risk attributes

Teamwork: Ability to work with and through others

Adaptability: Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with ever changing demands

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