Compliance and Government Relations SpecialistThailand
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Get to know our Team:
We are a forward-looking regulatory compliance team that prevents, detects and mitigates regulatory risk across Grab Financial Group, while helping to strengthen the culture of compliance.
As a dynamic and fast-growing FinTech organisation in South-East Asia, we prize a partnership mindset in engaging closely with business teams to support delivery of commercial objectives, while ensuring no compromise in our role as the second line of defence.
The team assesses key regulatory and compliance risks for entities in Grab Financial Group; monitors for compliance with new or amended regulations; develops and implements controls, policies, procedures and training; conducts testing; investigates, surveils and monitors for compliance risks and breaches; and leads responses to regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. We collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to enable technology-led solutions to meet compliance objectives. We also correspond with regional regulators and proactively identify opportunities to deepen relationships with key government stakeholders.
Get to know the Role:
This role will assist the Country Compliance manager in driving the regulatory compliance function for the financial businesses in Thailand.
Regulatory Compliance Advisory:
Render regulatory compliance advice on all aspects of compliance, including but not limited to AML, outsourcing, business continuity, and mandatory reporting requirements;
Support regulatory and scheme licensing efforts for jurisdictions assigned, including ensuring all required documentation are in line with regulatory and scheme expectations;
Assist to develop, maintain and implement the country compliance program, including Compliance policies and guidelines, regulatory documentation, training logs, and related policies/procedures for all assigned jurisdictions in a scalable manner;
Work closely with operations and product teams to ensure enhancements in compliance processes are adhered to and play a driving role to implement system changes; and
Assist the Company’s MLRO on its day-to-day compliance matters.
Monitoring, Controls and Governance:
Assist to conduct compliance risk assessments and develop plans to address regulatory gaps and drive remediation efforts;
Assist to execute compliance risk assessment matters;
Ensure regulatory reporting requirements are met on a timely basis;
Support external and internal audits as required for, but not limited to, the purposes of regulatory, scheme, or internal controls initiatives;
Support efforts in enhancing the incident reporting framework in relation to Compliance breaches;
Coordinate closely with subject matter experts to implement risk mitigation strategies in key areas such as personal data protection, transaction monitoring, business continuity, and information security;
Support and where necessary drive government relations activities in regional markets to deepen ties with financial regulators and central banks; and
Regularly update stakeholders regarding key compliance risks. Maintain and monitor compliance programs, including compliance policies and procedures, regulatory documentations, and maintaining compliance registers
Draft periodic reports/presentations to regulatory bodies and senior management forums;
Assist to identify and act on potential/actual AML risk issues such as the drafting of suspicious transaction reports, executing on key AML training initiatives, and the AML onboarding of various complex organizations;
Discharge all responsibilities as a member of the Compliance team in accordance with regulations in assigned jurisdictions; and
Support and where necessary drive government relations activities in regional markets to deepen ties with financial regulators and central banks.
Training and awareness
Assist to promote a compliance culture and awareness; and
Provide compliance training and education to staff on a periodic basis.
The must haves:
Minimum 3 - 5 years relevant experience in a financial institution, financial regulator or audit firm, preferably assuming compliance, risk management, or audit roles;
Strong analytical and risk assessment skills, particularly the ability to extract insights;
Demonstrated willingness to “get hands dirty” to effectively solve problems;
Ability to work independently and yet still be team-oriented;
Proactive, self-motivated, detail oriented and well-organized;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with the ability to adapt writing styles to suit a range of internal and external stakeholders;
Ability to forge strong relationships with colleagues and numerous stakeholders in a large organization; and
Ability to apply a practical and commercially-sensitive mindset in developing creative solutions for the organization.
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