Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Compliance Manager

Full-time / part-time
Mid-Senior Level
Compliance & Risk
Suite number SW6, The Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands

Job description

Compliance and regulations has never been more complex; we are looking for a seasoned Compliance professional who knows their subject matter and wants to make their mark, creating a robust framework that will continue to safeguard us from potential risks.

You will be highly organized, pay close attention to detail and be thorough in all you do, using your own judgment to highlight any significant finds and put forward any recommendations to help us find an appropriate solution.

Strong communication skills both written and verbal are necessary for this role; to build relationships across the business and working with others to achieve shared objectives. 

You will be confident and able to handle conflicting situations effectively, maneuvering comfortably through complex policies and processes to ensure our people have a clear insight of what is required and why. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Serve as the principal point of contact between IQ-EQ Cayman and the local Reporting Authority;
  • Responsible for developing, determining and implementing risk and compliance framework, guidelines, internal strategy and policies;
  • Advise local management on new business acceptance, risk, and compliance policies;
  • Ensure risk and compliance awareness within IQ-EQ Cayman
  • Lead the development of compliance and risk-related training of our people;
  • Liaise with clients and IQ-EQ affiliate offices ensuring that client files are properly maintained and data/client management systems (i.e. ANTrance, Control Spreadsheets) are accurately populated;
  • Attend client acceptance and monthly risk and compliance meetings;
  • Prepare, implement and monitor the annual Compliance Monitoring Planner;
  • Determine, prepare and implement compliance and risk procedures, manuals, forms, monitoring and quality plans;
  • Advise local business departments and management teams on risk and compliance issues, new legislation and guidelines in order to anticipate and respond to national and international developments;
  • Stay abreast of current legislation and developing regulatory landscape to advise of all issues relating to operational and compliance matters relevant to entities;
  • Consult with legal department as necessary for procedural and legal assistance;
  • Coach and supervise junior members of the team
  • Ensure that company locations have appropriate business-specific policies and procedures, consistent with best practices;
  • Develop and provide employee AML/CFT training from time to time;
  • Lead the local representation for internal and external auditors and any remediation matters;


We are looking for passionate people who wish to excel both personally and for (internal) clients;

  • Minimum of 7 years of managerial experience in a comparable position, preferably in an International, professional services environment with 4 years of supervisory experience;
  • A Master’s degree in Finance or Business related field and an accredited compliance qualification;
  • In depth knowledge of Cayman AML legislation and related industry guidance within a financial services environment.
  • A confident presenter to address and negotiate on all internal project-related subjects in own area of expertise at external and internal meetings;
  • Self-starter with strong ability to work under pressure to manage various and conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment, while meeting deadlines and quality standards;
  • Strong application/program knowledge:  MS Office, Excel & PowerPoint. Exposure to applications like CORIS & Reefs are an asset;
  • A trustworthy and flexible team player; you take ownership of tasks and have a natural drive for results;
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills; both verbal and written English.

Additional information

IQ-EQ offers an attractive remuneration package dependent on experience and qualifications in the range of USD$120,000 - USD$140,000 as well as statutory benefits.

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.

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