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Compliance & Risk Officer (Dublin) – Insurance Experience Required

€80K - €100K + Bonus & Benefits | Dublin
Ref: 3461G

UK & Ireland / Risk / Compliance (inc Conduct Risk/COBS) / Permanent

Our Client, a leading Global Insurance Group, is looking to appoint a Country Compliance & Risk Officer who will be tasked with helping to build, develop and lead the second line function of their newly stablished Irish-based subsidiary in Dublin. Ensuring that a strong and effective compliance culture and framework is embedded across the business and ensuring they meet the requirements of all relevant regulatory bodies and internal standards, policies and protocols, you will report directly to the Managing Director, duties will include:
• Assist the Managing Director of the Irish subsidiary to ensure that the Irish subsidiary is and remains compliant with the regulations of the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) and those of other applicable regulatory bodies.
• Develop and maintain the compliance and risk framework and action plans, ensuring identification, assessment, monitoring, mitigation and reporting to deliver regulatory compliance across the Irish subsidiary.
• Be accountable for data protection and financial crime prevention (e.g. Anti-Money Laundering and fraud) across the Irish subsidiary and ensure that systems and operating procedures are implemented and adhered to.
• Review existing and new legislation and regulatory requirements ensuring that key risks are identified and monitored. Interpret, translate and assess the impact of regulatory change on the company, policies, procedures and correspondence, presenting findings and/or recommendations to senior stakeholders, enabling the business to act in accordance with relevant regulations.
• Ensure all key compliance and risk infrastructures are in place and regularly reviewed and provide guidance and support to key stakeholders in respect of business as usual and project work.
• Act as an ambassador for the organisation, preparing reports or presentations on key compliance and risk issues for the senior leadership team and relevant committees, including Board committees of the business and key clients.
• Build strong and consensual relationships across the business as a credible, responsive and pragmatic compliance and risk professional, working in partnership to ensure activity/findings are discussed and coordinated and any areas of significant concern are escalated.
• Provide subject matter expertise to the business on Irish regulatory developments and, when necessary, lead and manage regulatory change across the business.
• Ensure the implementation of the Board Approved Risk Management Appetite, as reflected in the Risk Strategy and Risk Policy documents.
• Embed risk management in the corporate culture.
The successful candidate must of graduate calibre and will have gained significant relative Compliance and/or Risk experience with an insurance group, the regulator or consultancy. While a thorough familiarity with the Central Bank of Ireland rules is a prerequisite for the role, as important will be your ability to develop and foster executive level relationships and influence and direct your peers and colleagues at all levels.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a group that is a world leader in their space and who has a truly global footprint, in a role that offers a green field site opportunity in a senior influential role.  If this sounds like your next career move and would like to know more, please call Gary Collins on 020 7562 7400 for a confidential discussion about this position or send your details to
Symes Collins – Part of the Compliance Recruitment Solutions Group

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