Legal and Compliance Officer Job at UK-Dion Investment Limited


UK-DION Group is a fully-fledged service company. Our bouquet of products are tailored towards Wealth Management, Real Estate Management, Credit Financing, Logistics, Micro & Nano Financing, Bureau De Change, Entertainment and Manufacturing. At Uk-Dion, we are focused on ensuring stability and growth of stake holders. Our mantra we simply add valuecreates opportunities in the financial, real estate, service and entertainment industry

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Legal and Compliance Officer

Job Location: Lekki, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The Organisation is seeking to hire an apt and dynamic candidate who will function as the Legal and Compliance Officer and will amongst other things be responsible for the reviewing and advising on all relevant statutory laws, regulations, agreements and contracts applicable to the Organisation and ensure compliance.

Duties / Responsibilities
Compliance:

  • Create, implement, administer, review and enforce policies, procedures and laws required for the organisation to operate in accordance with the laws and regulations and ensure compliance with these;
  • Provide reporting with respect to regulatory requirements and developments;
  • Develop compliance checklists and prepare compliance reports, as and when due;
  • Inform the Internal Audit unit of any findings as regards non-compliance that may require investigation;
  • Ensure that business activities are conducted in conformity with all applicable laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures;
  • Ensure that all regulatory permissions remain current and appropriate for business needs;
  • Continual compliance risk assessment of the organisations practices together with the development of internal policies and procedures, compliance training and protocols;
  • Serve as liaison for all regulatory bodies as well as maintaining relationships with relevant legal bodies and trade associations;
  • Keep abreast of regulatory developments and industry initiatives and advise management accordingly;
  • Liaise with third parties, together with the company’s management, that wish to understand the company’s control environment, compliance policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring compliance with best practices; and
  • Carry out review of SLA Manuals to ensure applicable regulatory laws are incorporated.

Legal:

  • Liaise with auditors, external lawyers, tax advisers, bankers and shareholders;
  • Liaison with all the subsidiaries within the Company’s Group, service providers, external legal advisers, and government agencies;
  • Developing and overseeing that the company meets its compliance obligations under relevant laws and the requirements of regulatory authorities;
  • Negotiation, drafting and implementation of simple and complex agreements in all business contracts and agreements;
  • Educate employees and volunteers on not only the legal requirements but also the impact on the organisation if these aren't complied with;
  • Acting as Complaints Handling Officer for all complaints made against the organisation, its members and/or its staff;
  • Responsible for providing legal support in controlling customer complaints to mitigate the risk of litigation; and
  • Review all documentation that has legal implications for the company prior to signing and implementing.
  • This list is not exhaustive, and any other reasonable tasks/duties directed by the Head, Legal and Compliance will form part of this job description.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
  • LL.M (an added advantage).
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience with at least 3 years compliance experience preferably within the financial services industry. Asset Management and Microfinance Bank experience preferable.
  • Basic IT knowledge.
  • High level of determination and tenacity.
  • Good understanding of Compliance activities in Financial Services.
  • Experience of developing and managing compliance monitoring programmes.
  • Articulate, effective communication skills with the ability to communicate internally and externally (lawyers, regulators, auditors) at all levels.
  • Fully conversant with SEC, NSE, CAC, NFIU, CBN, and other regulatory Directives and Guidelines.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV / Resume to: recruitment@ukdion.com using the Job position and Location as the subject of the mail.

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