Aug 2017 Micro Finance Risk & Compliance Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Career Opportunity: Risk & Compliance Officer Job Description

Employment Vacancy : Risk & Compliance Officer Job Recruitment

Our client a Micro finance based in Nairobi Kenya whose targeted at Microbusinesses and SME’s to provide working capital, facilitate technological improvements and business innovations is looking for a Risk & Compliance Officer.
Job Responsibilities
Reporting to the internal audit function.
The Risk and Compliance officer will be required to carry out the following tasks:
  • Responsible for managing business risks at the plant level; ensuring opportunities within the corporate risk framework are proactively leveraged by advising the management on effective levers and mitigation measures.
  • Conduct and document compliance risk assessments for each function in the business
  • Monitor and track relevant operational risk activities including regular review and follow up of functional risk self-assessments at scheduled intervals.
  • Coordinate with the audit department in the conduct of regular risk self-assessments schedules and action plans.
  • Conduct internal audits from time to time to test effectiveness of controls and systems.
  • Track and enforce closure of corrective actions arising from internal and external audits in liaison with the other departments
  • Communicate any new tools or technological approaches to measuring operational risks for the business.
  • To assist in any special assignments and investigations as may be required by the management into any matter or activity affecting operating efficiency.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance.
  • A certified accountant (CPA, ACCA) with recognized professional designations in audit (CIA or CISA) as an added advantage.
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in risk and compliance management in the financial services industry.
  • Solid understanding of risk and control concepts. Ability to apply these concepts to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of business processes and controls to mitigate risk to tolerance levels defined by management.
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of legislation applicable to Microfinance institutions including the CBK Prudential Guidelines and the Microfinance Act.
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and financial statements as well as well-developed technical skills in Microsoft word and excel.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, to before end of day 15th August 2017.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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