Compliance Testing Officer in Abuja, Nigeria

at CitiBank

Banking / Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Purpose

  • The goal of the Compliance Testing Team in EMEA is to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements, and to perform planned reviews against regulatory requirements and pertinent processes.
  • The Compliance Testing Officer will be expected to perform reviews of specific areas of regulatory compliance and coordinate the execution of testing on a region-wide basis by other Compliance staff, operating as a virtual team.
  • The Officer will also be expected to review regulatory requirements to determine appropriate test programme coverage.

Job Background/Context
The Compliance Testing team exists to assist in the management and oversight of Compliance risk in the following ways:

  • To complete Compliance Reviews using a strong, independent and consistent global process
  • To pro-actively identify areas of compliance risk and escalate these to senior management for resolution
  • To ensure that effective and timely corrective actions plans are in place to address any areas of compliance risk that are identified.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Compliance Testing Officer ('The Officer') will perform analysis against regulatory risks and associated controls and conduct testing of these in accordance with predetermined standards and test programmes
  • The Officer will be involved in reviews covering various businesses and processes across all sectors
  • The Officer will work on reviews both in the capacity of lead reviewer as well as participant in the reviews led by other team members
  • The Officer will perform remote reviews, both through the centralised capture of data amenable to sample-based and testing and through the development of virtual review teams, able to be directed by the Officer towards the collaborative execution of a review
  • Based in the regional office (Abidjan, Nigeria) the officer will work with various countries in providing consultancy on control issues surfaced during compliance reviews in the respective countries
  • Reviews will be conducted based on both those planned for the year (thematic, horizontal, targeted, ad-hoc) or on account of regulatory and/or business/industry issues
  • The Officer will work on individual projects assigned from time to time within the Compliance Testing remit
  • The Officer will be a member of the regional Compliance Testing Team and will be expected to provide a strong advisory role in the unit’s activities, strategy and development.

Development Value:

  • The successful candidate will play an important role in the testing activities of the unit providing opportunities to develop a more in-depth view of the businesses being tested from a regulatory and compliance perspective.
  • Furthermore, the officer will get an opportunity to work with other pillars/facets of controls while working on special project co-ordination initiatives.
  • The role also entails junior supervisory responsibilities, building, developing and overseeing virtual teams charged with review execution.

Person Specification

  • Minimum 10 years industry experience with a background in Compliance, Risk or Audit, preferably gained in an international financial institution.
  • In-depth understanding of audit methodology, risk and control analysis.
  • Experience of at least three major areas of banking operations, including very good knowledge of Corporate Banking products, processes, procedures and regulations.
  • A good knowledge of multiple control testing environments


  • Strong oral and written communication / negotiation skills, with the proven ability to influence opinion, articulate/substantiate review findings and defend these if challenged by senior business management
  • Strong ability to manage and facilitate work projects both on the ground and with remote units
  • Accuracy and attention to detail in the presentation and publication of compliance testing reports to a senior audience
  • Strategic and goal-oriented focus
  • Unwavering commitment to co-operative and collaborative working
  • Strong project management and presentation skills.
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