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Senior Compliance Officer

Funding Societies

Funding Societies

Software Engineering, Legal
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Funding Societies | Modalku is the largest SME digital financing platform in Southeast Asia. We are licensed in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and registered in Malaysia. We are backed by Sequoia India and Softbank Ventures Asia Corp amongst many others and provides business financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which is crowdfunded by individual and institutional investors. And here at Funding Societies | Modalku we live by our core values:

  • Grow Relentlessly: Strive to become our best, most authentic selves.
  • Enable Teamwork, Disable Politics: Only by forging togetherness, we help each other succeed.
  • Test Measure Act: Stay curious and reinvent ourselves, through innovation and experimentation.
  • Focus on Impact: Create impact through bias for action and tangible results.
  • Serve with Obsession: Build win-win relationships for the long-term by having a customer obsession.

We are in search of a Senior Compliance Officer who will oversee all business and operations relating to Compliance (Lending) for Malaysia, and supporting Compliance related activities across the Group. The role will assist, develop and implement company policies and procedures including enterprise-wide risk assessment, fit and proper checks, AML/KYC and outsourcing reviews.

What you will do:

  • Subject Matter Expertise: Serve as the go-to personnel on AML/CFT and KYC matters, providing guidance and insights for teams.
  • Regulatory Liaison: Manage information requests with regulatory bodies, particularly the Security Commissions (SC) and other government agencies.
  • Policy Development and Coordination: To review and maintain internal compliance policies. To assist and coordinate with the different departments and help shape the company's approach on Compliance and related matters.
  • Control System Enhancement: To conduct regular assessments of the relevant controls, identifying areas for improvement, and offering recommendations to bolster our compliance framework.
  • Risk Identification: Thoroughly review and evaluate company procedures and reports to uncover hidden risks and common compliance issues.
  • Training: To assist and lead engage in training sessions to educate employees on compliance topics, ensuring a strong culture of compliance throughout the organization.
  • Vendor Compliance Review: Perform comprehensive compliance reviews of outsourced vendors, ensuring they align with regulatory standards and our internal compliance requirements.
  • Regulatory Record-Keeping: Maintain various compliance and regulatory registers, demonstrating attention to detail and an organized approach to record-keeping.
  • Ad Hoc Responsibilities: Take on additional tasks as assigned by the Manager, showcasing your adaptability and commitment to contributing to the overall success of the compliance team.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • Professional certifications related to compliance (e.g., CAMS) are preferred.
  • 4 years of experience in a compliance-focused role within banking and finance or fintech.
  • Proven expertise in AML/CFT and KYC regulations.
  • Strong familiarity with regulatory requirements in Malaysia, particularly those set forth by SC and BNM.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Detail-oriented with a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Time off - We would love you to take time off to rest and rejuvenate. We offer flexible paid vacations as well as many other observed holidays by country. We also like to have our people take a day off for special days like birthdays and work anniversaries.
  • Flexible Working - We believe in giving back the control of work & life to our people. We trust our people and love to provide the space to accommodate each and everyone's working style and personal life.
  • Medical Benefits - We offer health insurance coverage for our employees and dependents. Our people focus on our mission knowing we have their back for their loved ones too.
  • Mental Health and Wellness - We understand that our team productivity is directly linked to our mental and physical health. Hence we have Wellness Wednesdays and we engage partners to provide well-being coaching. And we have our Great FSMK Workout sessions too to keep everyone healthy and fit!
  • Learning & Development - We believe learning should never end and we support everyone with curated learning programs on our internal learning platform.
  • Tech Support - We provide a company laptop for our employees and the best possible support for the right equipment/tools to enable high productivity