Compliance Manager, Guernsey, MLRO & MLCO

Compliance Manager, Guernsey, MLRO & MLCO

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

1 week ago

Job Summary

Appointment as Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Money Laundering Compliance Officer for Funds and Trust businesses including licensees for which VFSGL acts as designated administrator for

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Compliance Manager, Guernsey, MLRO & MLCO
Requisition ID:  6076

Each one of us brings something different to Vistra, working as one team to deliver the right solution.That’s why our clients choose to work with us – the power of our combined skills makes us unstoppable.Vistra offers a unique platform for our clients and our people to seize the world of opportunities.At the heart of everything we do are our core values:Committing to clients, Working as ONE Vistra, Empowering people and Doing the Right thing.

Why Vistra

At Vistra, we believe our clients’ businesses and people can make a difference in the world. That’s why our work is focused on helping our clients act with confidence and speed to seize opportunity wherever it arises. As a global corporate service provider and fund administrator with more than 5,000 professionals in over 45 jurisdictions, we empower legal entities globally to work smarter, grow faster, act responsibly, protect capital and scale across borders — by doing what we do best: reducing risk and enhancing efficiency.


We support our clients over six sectors: Private Equity, Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate, Company Formation and Private Wealth and deliver value across three service lines:


  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Advisory and Transaction Support
  • Finance, Accounting and Administration


We grow when you grow, and we succeed when we work together across boundaries and borders, as one team. So, our promise to our clients is the same to you: working together, we will give you the confidence, the tools and the support to achieve your ambitions and leverage your unique skills — to seize your opportunity and help make a difference in the world.


You can also check out our LinkedIn Life page and our About us page to get a sense of Vistra’s culture and our values.


So, what do you think? If you are excited about working with us and think you can get the job done but not quite sure if you meet all the requirements 100%, we want to encourage you to give it a try OR have an informal chat with one of our Talent Acquisition representatives.   


Our opportunity for you:

Vistra Guernsey is currently recruiting for a Compliance Manager, Guernsey, MLRO & MLCO who will work closely supporting the Head of Compliance in Guernsey to help deliver compliance support to the Guernsey business, ensuring the smooth running of the day-to-day compliance function.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Appointment as Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Money Laundering Compliance Officer for Funds and Trust businesses including licensees for which VFSGL acts as designated administrator for
  • Responsibility for assisting with the development, implementation and oversight of appropriate and effective AML/CFT policies, procedures and controls to ensure consistent adherence to local regulatory requirements
  • Provide strong, strategic direction for the local office, acting as a point of technical reference in relation to all AML/CFT matters
  • Providing oversight and technical advice on significant business projects and lead projects which have an AML/CFT compliance/regulatory focus. Report all AML/CFT regulatory matters to relevant Boards and GFSC as required.
  • Prepare and deliver MLRO and MLCO reports, including presentation of formal detailed quarterly reports to the local boards of directors, an on an ad-hoc basis as required
  • Assist with the management of all key AML/CFT aspects of the relationship with the GFSC, ensuring appropriate regular contact and submission of all necessary regulatory reporting (via the GFSC Portal) within required deadlines
  • Assist with the management of all key aspects of any external and internal audits and delivering on any remedial actions within agreed deadlines
  • Ensure full implementation and management of Local and Group CMP is achieved via the delivery of effective testing, reporting and corrective action
  • Interpret and disseminate information about AML regulatory changes and adapt procedures, documents and compliance tools to accommodate respective changes
  • Make recommendations for any improvements and efficiencies within the compliance function and wider business in relation to AML processes
  • Establish effective auditable arrangements for AML training for all staff
  • Comply with all Group policies and procedures relevant to the role
  • Report suspicious transactions to the FIU
  • Oversee the implementation and on-going use of the V-Govern platform within the business.


Relevant Experience & Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of local regulatory requirements
  • Methodical with strong analytic skills; ability to interpret and summarise complex information for onward communication to the Guernsey boards and externally as required
  • Previous experience dealing with regulators, senior executives and management.
  • Proven effective supervisory and management skills in being flexible, creative, team-oriented and process-driven
  • Confident and motivational with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and act upon solutions to completion
  • Ability to work on own and manage busy workload
  • Good time management/prioritisation of tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Track record of experience of best practice in compliance, risk & governance frameworks, methodologies and emerging practices in Guernsey
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in Compliance, Risk, Legal or Audit
  • Self-motivated and highly organised with the ability to work under pressure handling multiple tasks with changing priorities
  • Confident and motivational with excellent communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

Professional Qualifications:

  • Professional compliance qualification, such as ICA certificate/diploma in AML/ Governance Risk and Compliance.


Join US!

Our promise to our clients is simple: we help them seize opportunity and make a difference in the world. It’s the same to you.


Make a difference — seize your world of opportunity with Vistra!



Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We’re passionate about Diversity and Inclusion at Vistra.We believe that everyone is equal and unique, and by embracing diversity it makes us better company.This creates an environment where anyone, from any background, can do their best work; Vistra is for the ambitious, the entrepreneurial, the bold.



Department:  LRC (B403014)

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