Compliance Officer

Job Description

The successful incumbent will be part of a group of individuals who will assist and support the wider Risk & Compliance framework within the Asia cluster, actively ensuring timely compliance with external and internal regulations to actively control and manage operational, regulatory, and reputational risks.

Part of your scope is to clear PEP / Sanctions / Adverse Media screenings generated from daily system or manual alerts, ensuring that these results are adequately reviewed, documented and completed within arranged timelines.

Support on all aspects of regulatory and compliance requirements, keep abreast of regulatory developments in prevention of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Finance of Terrorism (AML/CFT), assessing potential impact on the Company’s existing policies/procedures and implementing changes and improvements to the Company’s internal control and internal check processes to ensure compliance.

Review and update the Company’s internal policies, guidelines and procedures from time to time.

Provide AML/CFT guidance and training to all staffs with respect to due diligence/KYC standards and applicable internal policies/ local regulations.

Collaborating and providing assistance and support for the implementation of projects undertaken by the Risk & Compliance Team. This includes providing timely reports on projects to ensure necessary stakeholders are updated, actively participating in alignments with the Risk & Compliance team and/or stakeholders, and acting as POC for assigned projects.

We are never complacent and always encourage our people to look for ways to improve our business; here everyone’s opinion counts and we will value your contribution.

Your long-term career goals are important to us too. We want to make sure we’re providing the support and opportunities you need to achieve your dreams so we can build a successful future, together. 

 As this is the main role of the Manila team, would be good if we can perhaps expound more on the responsibilities i.e. providing timely reports, communicating with teammates and/or stakeholders, spearheading projects as needed, etc.


Must have

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, accounting, finance, or equivalent fields
  • At least 3 years of solid experience in AML/CFT Compliance or related function
  • Prior experience in quality assurance of policies and procedures
  • Prior experience with online risk assessment and screening tools
  • Prior experience working in the banking industry and handling international jurisdiction
  • Has the flexibility and adaptability to support or directly work on other compliance-related initiatives, as may be required
  • Proficiency in English and Mandarin written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Nice to have

  • Strong MS Office skills (especially Excel)
  • Some knowledge of Trust, Company and Fund Administration Sectors
  • In-depth knowledge of the Asian industry’s standards and regulations experience is a plus.

Our current work set-up is Hybrid Work from Home wherein you need to be in the office at least 2 to 3 days a week and the rest is WFH. To qualify you must have a stable internet connection (DSL/Fiber with at least 25mbps).

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 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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