Compliance Manager

Job Description

  • Promoting excellence in the jurisdiction and across the region by managing and supporting regional Risk and Compliance Heads/Leads to execute local and group risk and compliance programs;
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, regulatory bodies and other professional intermediaries and contacts to ensure that IQ-EQ are able to respond appropriately to developments as they arise;
  • As the subject matter expert, develop and implement risk and compliance frameworks, guidelines, internal strategy and policies including the implementation and management of a compliance monitoring plan;
  • Support Risk & Compliance related projects across the Region to strengthen best practices, ensuring good governance and engagement and standardization of approach;
  • Prepare and where required present risk and compliance reports for the local board of directors, regional risk and compliance leads and/or IQEQ Group risk and compliance;
  • Act as a role model through effective, positive leadership behaviours to create an environment of teamwork and collaboration, across the functions, demonstrating drive, passion, positivity towards change, teamwork, and a clear focus and commitment in driving and achieving the Group’s vision and strategic goals
  • Use proper judgement to bring to the attention of senior management any issues which you feel appropriate, in particular ensuring that concerns and identified risks are reported in a timely and effective manner;
  • Review and assess internal suspicious activity reports and make decisions on reporting to the relevant financial reporting unit;
  • Lead the development of compliance and risk-related training of our people including the development and provision of employee AML/CFT training from time to time;
  • Liaise with IQ EQ affiliate offices and the local team to ensure that client files are properly maintained and data/client management systems are accurately populated;
  • Attend client acceptance and monthly risk and compliance meetings;
  • As key member of the jurisdictions management team, add value to jurisdictional strategy and delivery through a sound understanding of what the other teams and functions bring;
  • Maintain up-to-date information on developments in the regulatory environment that affect the business and ensure compliance at all times;
  • Consult with legal department as necessary for procedural and legal assistance;
  • Lead team on a day to day basis to ensure achievement of business goals & service delivery
  • Coach and supervise junior members of the team
  • Lead the local representation for internal and external auditors and any remediation matters;
  • Perform other duties as assigned or other activities as may be reasonably required by the role


  • Minimum of 5 years or more experience in a comparable position; previous Fund Administration, Trust, Risk Management and Supervisory experience would all be considered assets;
  • A University degree in relevant field and an accredited compliance qualification (ACAMS, ICA, etc.);
  • Proven experience acting as an appointed money laundering reporting officer or deputy money laundering reporting officer and proven experience with current sanctions regimes – OFAC, EU, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of on-and-offshore financial services, technologies, and regulatory environments.  Fund Administration and/or Trust experience would be seen as an asset;
  • In-depth knowledge of the applicable AML Regulations and reporting requirements in Curacao. Knowledge of Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands AML Regulations would be seen as an asset;
  • Ability to provide AML/CFT/CFP compliance oversight to the activities of the Curacao entities including transactional activity and investor-related matters;
  • Prior experience with the establishment and maintenance appropriate systems and controls for the local entities, including documented policies and procedures ensuring compliance with relevant AML/CFT/CFT laws and regulations;
  • Excellent leadership and management skills;
  • 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;
  • Solid technical knowledge:  MS Office, Excel & PowerPoint. Exposure to industry standard compliance and risk applications are an asset;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Highly effective listening skills and able to make and communicate rational judgments in a decisive manner;
  • A trustworthy and flexible team player; you take ownership of tasks and have a natural drive for results;

Additional information

Additional information

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 personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.


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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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