Compliance Data & System Analytics & Governance Manager

  • Competitive
  • Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrein Manama Capital Governorate BH
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Non-disclosed
  • 15 avr. 18 2018-04-15

Compliance Data & System Analytics & Governance Manager

Job Purpose:

Maximising Effectiveness of Financial Crime Systems.

Responsible for ensuring that all financial crime systems (e.g. transaction monitoring and Sanctions are correctly implemented and managed on a group wide basis.  

Principal Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Deliverables of Role:

Responsible for policies and procedures relating to the procurement, implementation, testing and ongoing management of FCC systems

Accountable executive for implementation of new or upgraded FCC systems

Partnering with technology colleagues to establish correct governance over any proposed changes in FCC systems

Responsible for post implementation ongoing FCC system optimisation

Participating in industry user groups for best practice benchmarking purposes 

Responsible for ongoing data feed assurance 

Responsible for performing periodic regression testing on FCC systems to ensure that all potentially suspicious activity is captured and escalated

Responsible for recommending, managing (and governing) the correct detection scenario library based upon the Bank’s product and service mix, industry benchmarking and relevant FC vulnerabilities identified

Responsible for recommending (and thereafter governing) threshold/matching settings based upon testing results, industry benchmarking, relevant analysis of business practices and potential vulnerabilities  

Collaborating with IT colleagues to establish and maintain a link between FCC systems and first line CDD systems so as to provide risk based alert prioritisation and a feedback loop to CDD colleagues (middle office)

Collaborating with Operations colleagues to receive feedback on alert quality and build feedback into optimisation process

Maintenance of all documentation relating to system implementation, testing and settings for audits and regulatory inspections

Managing audits and regulatory inspections of FCC systems

Designing and producing management information on FCC system effectiveness for senior management each month

Collaborating closely with FCC Risk Analytics to utilise the results of the annual enterprise wide risk assessment or monthly risk metrics in the setup of FCC systems


Provide timely, practical, value added Financial Crime advice to the business and functional units, including to overseas Compliance teams under policy ownership and/or geographic oversight, where applicable

Support the Bank in development and implementation of the Financial Crime Compliance and FC framework, policies and procedures, in partnership with the Group document owners 

Demonstrate proactive identification and management of key regulatory risks and issues in areas under responsibility

Self-identification of compliance related audit issues in areas under responsibility

Acceptable rating for audits on Financial Crime or FC related issues

Closure of outstanding audit issues within stipulated time period or as agreed with Internal Audit

Support and facilitate effective functioning of Unit CFCCs under geography oversight, where applicable.

Job Requirements:


Familiarity with OCC Bulletin 2013-29 and the application thereof

Knowledge and 5-10 years of experience implementing FC systems (sanctions screening and transaction monitoring)

Familiarity with most mainstream screening systems e.g. FIRCO, Oracle

Familiarity with mainstream TM systems e.g. Oracle-Mantas, BAE-Detica, Actimize

Familiarity with leading validation service providers e.g. Crowe, Protiviti, EY, PwC

Knowledge of designing, implementing and validating quantitative models

Education / Certifications

Ideally a degree (or equivalent) in either IT or a specialist risk subject 

ACAMS or ICA qualified preferred but not essential


Relevant banking experience in compliance and/or risk management  

Experience in AML and Sanctions - essential

Experience of participating in regulatory inspections relating to systems and models

Exposure to working at Group level

Experience with risk models (customer, country, product and channel)  

Experience of conducting FC risk assessments and the underlying methodology