Compliance Officer Opening at PricewaterhouseCooper

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) – Our client, a Restaurant Group and exclusive master franchisee, passionate about bringing the best food and beverage brands in the world to Africa is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Compliance Officer

Reference Number: 130-PEO00960
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Permanent
Department: People & Change Nigeria

Roles & Responsibilities
Compliance Programme:

  • Leveraging external legal counsel as necessary, develop and implement:
    • Policies and procedures designed to facilitate the company’s compliance with applicable legal and regulatory obligations (“Policy Framework”).
    • A training programme including regular (e.g. annual) and new-starter training on the company’s policies, and ad hoc training on relevant legal and/or regulatory developments (“Training Programme”).
    • A regular monitoring programme, designed to test management and staff compliance with the Policy Framework and providing for regular written reports to the board (“Monitoring Programme”), collectively the “Compliance Programme”.

Regulatory Understanding:

  • Monitor legal and regulatory developments relevant to the company’s business activities, leveraging external legal or industry sources as needed.
  • Analyse the relationship between the company’s activities and such developments, and identify amendments to the Compliance Programme necessary to facilitate compliance by the company.
  • Brief the board of relevant developments and recommend changes to the Compliance Programme necessary to facilitate compliance by the company with such developments.
  • Training
  • Deliver, or arrange for delivery of, the Training Programme, monitor attendance and report to the board regarding same.

Testing & Reporting:

  • Monitor conduct of management and staff with respect to the requirements of Policy Framework, and provide written reports to the board regarding the same, in accordance with the Monitoring Programme.
  • Prepare reports required per the Audit & Risk Committee Charter, Shareholders Agreement or as requested by the board or CEO on an ad hoc basis


  • Provide management and staff with guidance on the Compliance Programme, including in relation to new business, products, initiatives and projects.

Culture & Reputation:

  • Support the company in developing and maintaining a positive reputation through the Compliance Framework, including by emphasising the importance of compliance with applicable laws and regulation and acting with integrity.
  • In conjunction with management, establish and promote a culture of compliance and integrity, including through the Compliance Programme.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Degree in a relevant field including Law, Economics, Accounting, Business Management or qualification as a Chartered Secretary.
  • Master’s Degree and/or relevant professional qualifications would be an added advantage

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrable understanding of key regulatory risks, including ABC regulations.
  • Strong understanding of compliance and risk management processes, governance and escalation
  • Experienced in compliance policy framework design and implementation
  • Experienced in preparing and delivering training
  • Experienced in working in co-operation with legal advisors and senior internal stakeholders
  • Strong research, verbal and written communication skills
  • Quick and analytical thinker, able to find practical solutions in line with regulatory/supervisory requirements
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Excellent use of MS Word and MS Excel

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Compliance or Internal Audit in a bank or a non-bank financial institution, regulated corporate (e.g. telco) or a consultancy firm specialized in Compliance / Internal Audit

Personal Skills:

  • Integrity
  • Being proactive
  • Result oriented
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Consensus builder
  • Discrete with information
  • Creative and innovative
  • Good emotional intelligence skills
  • Additional Information
  • Important Internal & External Relationships


  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Management
  • Employees


  • Regulatory Authorities.

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Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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