1 Dec 2020

Compliance and Risk Manager at PETRA

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Reports To: Head, Legal, Compliance and Administration as well as the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Petra Holdings Company Ltd.


The Compliance and Risk Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and administering all aspects of a Compliance and Risk Management Program for the Petra Holdings Company Limited and its Subsidiaries (“Petra Group or “Group””). The Compliance and Risk Manager shall ensure that the management and employees are compliant with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies, that Group policies and procedures are being followed, and that behavior in the organization meets the Group’s standards of conduct.

Essential Functions:


❑ Design and implement a Compliance Framework for the Group.

❑ Monitor the performance of the Compliance Framework and related activities on a continuous basis and take appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.

❑ Provide guidance on proper application and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies applicable to the Group.

❑ Coordinate business and regulatory specific compliance reviews, routine checks and approvals.

❑ Advise and assist heads of departments within the Petra Group to develop internal control processes and policies to support ongoing compliance.

❑ Implement a monitoring and reporting mechanism to check the Group’s compliance as well as the compliance with prescribed regulations, rules and standards of service providers to the Group.

❑ Develop and cultivate an effective compliance culture in the Petra Group


❑ Designs and implements a Risk Management Framework for the Petra Group and ensures risk identification, assessment, processes and tools are effective, comprehensive and consistently applied in the Group.

❑ Provides risk advisory and mitigation strategies in new products or new business ventures.

❑ Develops and reviews risk management policies and governance and guides the business teams in their application.

❑ Implements a set of risk reports, systems and monitoring mechanism, including losses and incidents and key risk and control indicators.


❑ Champion and cultivate an organization-wide compliance culture and accountability through training and awareness programs including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers.

❑ Review and update procedures to reflect changes in legislation and information that impact the Petra Group.

❑ Respond to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Develop and oversee a system for uniform handling of such violations.

❑ Provide reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the executive management and the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of the Board of directors informed of the operation and progress of compliance and risk efforts.

❑ Maintain a good relationship with the Board, Management, internal and external stakeholders, participants and regulators at appropriate levels, ensuring an open and cooperative environment.

❑ Other Functional Responsibilities

― Support functional projects, programmes and activities such as OKRs that may be assigned to the Compliance and Risk Manager


Education and Experience

❑ Minimum of a bachelor’s degree/ Postgraduate/ Professional qualification in Law, Finance, Risk Management, Accounting, or Economics or other relevant qualifications

❑ Minimum 2 years compliance and risk work experience within the financial services industry

❑ Minimum 3 years working experience within the financial services industry

❑ Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the Ghana Pension and Securities industries

Skills/Personal Attributes

❑ Proven experience as a Compliance Officer with detailed knowledge of financial services regulations as impacting the Pensions and Securities industries.

❑ Knowledge and experience of best practice compliance, risk and governance frameworks, methodologies, and emerging practice.

❑ Experience in compliance monitoring and risk assessments in the context of the financial services industry.

❑ Experience in communicating with regulators and assisting with regulatory enquiries and inspections.

❑ Solution oriented with a positive attitude

❑ Effective communication and interpersonal abilities

❑ Analytical mindset with organizational skills

❑ Ability to effectively influence others

❑ Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-focused environment

❑ Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Supervisory Responsibility

This role has supervisory responsibilities.

Method of Application

All interested persons with the requisite qualification and skills should submit their application, curriculum vitae and other credentials to the Head, Human Resources through [email protected] not later than December 9, 2020.

Please indicate the position as subject of the mail.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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