The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), is an Arab Regional Organization based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Its main objective is laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in all Arab Countries. AMF is seeking to recruit a “Senior Regulatory Compliance Officer” in the Treasury & Investment Department.
Act as senior member of the External Portfolios and Analysis Division of the Treasury & Investment Department. Provide a first line of support and assistance to the Treasury and Investment Department in handling inquiries regarding regulatory issues and tax matters. Assist the department in negotiating legal terms with external managers and banks. Act as a liaison with the AMF Legal Department, where necessary.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Document and communicate key relevant regulatory developments internally.
Devise systems and processes to monitor regulatory matters.
Identify and analyze areas of potential risk from regulatory.
Produce reports and presentations outlining findings, explaining risks positions and recommend changes.
Devise scenario analyses reflecting possible severe market events.
Develop contingency plans to deal with emergencies related to regulatory matters.
Identify and study the exposures to regulatory regimes and recommend improvements.
Communicate and negotiate with counterparties on ISDA, GMRA and CSA and other related agreements prior to submission to AMF Legal Department in order to maximize the benefits to the AMF.
Review investment guidelines to ensure compliance with Investment Policy of external portfolios.
Review subscription forms for funds of hedge funds and property funds.
Complete and submit self-certification forms as required by custodians and external bond managers, funds of hedge funds and property funds.
Review subscription forms for service providers.
Draft, assemble, and file original documentation and submission materials to regulatory authorities to ensure that all submissions are accurate, of high quality and well supported by literature and regulatory foundations, and are in conformance with appropriate statutes, regulations, and guidelines.
Track submissions to adequately respond to inquiries and requests.
Remain current on developments in field(s) of expertise, regulatory requirements, and industry trends.
Interpret and evaluate proposed regulations and advise on impact of such regulations on the business.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge on international and domestic regulatory requirements.
Maintain regulatory intelligence through continuous monitoring of regulatory landscape; identify risks, mitigation, and resolution strategies.
Prepare reports to meet international regulations and reporting requirements.
Update relevant departmental procedures as required.
Ability to facilitate and provide leadership in interpreting regulatory standards and guidance in coordination with AMF Legal Department.
Ensure that AMF complies with regulations in markets in which it has exposures.
Provide documents relating to AMF and other portfolios’ position on the status of AMF to counterparties upon request.
Ensure that appropriate exemptions are undertaken to minimize tax consequences of investment decisions.
Document and communicate key tax risks.
Devise systems and processes to monitor tax risks.
Identify and analyze areas of potential risk from tax perspective
Develop contingency plans to deal with emergencies related to tax matters.
Complete and submit the necessary tax forms in a timely manner.
Respond to various taxing authority notices.
Perform Tax research, as required.
Upkeep compliance and internal controls on tax matters.
Calculate tax liability, ensuring compliance is completed speedily and efficiently, and submitting tax returns and associated documents by the appropriate deadlines.
Create tax strategies for AMF.
Ensure that AMF complies with tax requirements in the markets in which it has exposures.
Communicate the tax-exempt status of AMF and all other portfolios to relevant authorities.
Follow up and complete all necessary documents for tax and compliance as requested by various counterparties and regulators.
Maintain the tax-exempt status of AMF and other portfolios where applicable.
Qualifications and Practical Experience:
Bachelor Degree in Law or Taxation from a reputable and recognized university.
Master degree in Law from a reputable university’s and /or professional qualification of CPA are a plus.
At least 7 years of experience in regulatory and tax affairs of an investment entity, supranational organization or bank.
Able to implement and comply with policies, procedures, and processes.
Ability to work under pressure and plan for own work schedules and priorities.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and technically challenging environment.
Must be self-motivated and self-disciplined and able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.
Proficient in report writing skills.
Proficient knowledge of regulatory environment.
Proficient knowledge of Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) legislations.
Proficient in understanding of financial markets.
Good command of Arabic and English language skills.