Compliance & Risk Officer

Risk & Compliance Makati City, Philippines


Compliance & Risk Officer

Makati City - Philippines


About Citco

Citco is a global leader in fund services, corporate governance and related asset services with staff across 80 offices worldwide. With more than $1 trillion in assets under administration, we deliver end-to-end solutions and exceptional service to meet our clients’ needs.

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About the Team & Business Line:

Mercator® by Citco is a provider of global entity portfolio management services, provided via a single point of contact / single point of delivery infrastructure covering 160+ jurisdictions. Services are provided by centrally located client service teams with support from Citco offices around the world. Our clients are typically large, multi-jurisdictional companies that have a presence in many countries.

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Position overview:

The Compliance & Risk Officer is part of the 1st line of defense in cooperation with the client facing teams. The Officer ensures that client entities worldwide serviced by Mercator have fulfilled the Citco Customer Due Diligence (“CDD”) requirements. These requirements include the applicable policies and guidelines, AML and anti-terrorist financing legislation, Risk and Control Self Assessments (RCSAs) as well as regulatory legislation and guidelines.

The Compliance & Risk Officer has a reporting line to Mercator by Citco leadership and a functional reporting line to the Head of KYC/AML and OCM of the Governance Services Division of The Citco Group of Companies.

Your Role:

  • Coordinate the implementation of Risk Management Policies as to: incident reporting, action plans, key risk indicators, BCM, RCSA, and POP/PAP (all in coordination with Divisional OCM and Divisional Risk Management);
  • Contribute to risk awareness and address control weaknesses identified by internal and external parties;
  • Participate and prepare the agenda and presentations in periodic Operational Risk Committees (ORC) and Risk and Compliance Committee (RCC) meetings.
  • Captures and keep up to date information in Risk Management Portal (Citco’s risk management tool) as to Incident reporting, action plans, RCSA, KRI, POP/PAP, etc.
  • Ensure timely handling of due dates in Risk Management Portal and Team Central (Group Internal Audit issue tracking);
  • Coordinate and Monitor updating of CWR (Citco’s Communication With Regulators’ tool)  and ensure all communication with Regulator is handled on a timely fashion, together with 2nd line Compliance;
  • Coordinate and Monitor implementation of Document Retention Policy (Destruction policy)
  • Assist Management with preparing and undergoing yearly internal and external audits.


About You:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Law or MER;
  • 5  years’ experience in compliance or KYC/AML environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of compliance and regulatory issues
  • Excellent MS Office skills;
  • Compliance qualification(s) is an advantage;
  • Strong research and innovative and analytical skills;
  • Excellent (interpersonal) communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  • Good planning and time management/prioritization skills;
  • Proven Project Management skills;
  • Ability to work in a team and autonomously as well as liaising with other department within a large organization.


Our Benefits

Your well being is of paramount importance to us, and central to our success. We provide a range of benefits, training and education support, and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve success in your career while balancing personal needs. Ask us about specific benefits in your location.

We recognize diversity as a source of organizational pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization.

Citco welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection.