Compliance Officer in Abia, Nigeria

at CitiBank

Banking / Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Location Abia, Abuja, Bayelsa, Delta, Kano, Rivers 
  • Job Title: Compliance Officer

    Job Purpose
    • The individual will play a key role in developing and maintaining a robust control environment in the branch/cluster and across the bank in general.
    • He/she will be responsible for coordinating, monitoring and advising on compliance with business, global, regional, and local AML & compliance policies, procedures, and requirements.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Implementation of all applicable compliance and AML/CFT programs at the branch/cluster level;
    • Ensure all compliance reviews/reports are being performed timely, are adequate and appropriately documented;
    • Monitoring compliance to regulatory and internal policies, processes and procedures by staff in the branch/cluster;
    • Daily resolution of compliance issues emanating from the branch/cluster in line with all applicable regulatory requirements  and internal policies and liaising with the Head Office as necessary; 
    • Monthly reports on compliance Status of the branch/cluster to the Chief Compliance Officer;
    • Reporting all forms of compliance breaches to the Chief Compliance Officer;
    • Bringing to the attention of the Chief Compliance Officer any suspicious transaction/activity;  
    • Carrying out compliance advisory services to the branches covered;
    • Liaising with local Regulators, Law Enforcement and other Governmental Bodies and ensure good relationships with the same;
    • Work closely with the Business and other key stakeholders such as Operations & Technology to identify and mitigate the risks associated with existing and new business with emphasis on higher risk customers and transactions;
    • Attend to and where necessary, lead compliance related customer interactions;
    • Contribute to a “no surprise” compliance culture by developing and delivering compliance training programs including providing annual face-to-face training and developing and delivering any other relevant periodic targeted training to employees in the branch/cluster (new hires, transfers and existing staff);
    • Raise the visibility of compliance by specifically improving the compliance risk assessment and compliance testing standards at the branch/cluster; and
    • Manage ad hoc compliance related projects as required.


    • Minimum of 3 years' experience in the Banking sector
    • Knowledge of relevant regulations would be an advantage.


    • Strong written and personal communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to manage and facilitate multiple projects
    • Ability to work individually and in teams
    • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications
    • Ability to embrace new technologies
    • Interpersonal skills


    • Undergraduate qualification in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Law or degree in any other discipline


    • Highly organized and methodical with close attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to co-operative and collaborative working
    • Strong team player willing to learn and share experience with other team members
    • Flexibility to work with changing priorities and deadlines
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