Gulf Connexions
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Compliance Specialist

Job Description and Requirements

Job description / Role

Gulf Connexions has an exciting opportunity with one of our financial services clients who are actively searching for a self-starting Compliance Officer to join their Risk and Compliance team in Bahrain. The successful candidate will be reporting directly into the Senior Compliance Manager and will be responsible for effectively managing the organizations' compliance framework, its policies, and procedures as well as assurance monitoring. This role will suit someone looking to enhance their professional career in this function who is looking to contribute to a fast-paced and innovate environment. 


• Responsible for identifying, evaluating and managing the bank’s key operational, financial and regulatory risks. 
• Providing management with professional and efficient advice on compliance/regulatory related issues as required. 
• Maintain an understanding of the regulatory environment in which the bank operates and at all times have a comprehensive understanding of the implications of the regulations. 
• Ensure at all times the regulatory and compliance requirements of the organizations are being met. 
• Prepare and update policies and procedures whilst ensuring business compliance with existing and new regulations.



• Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline is required. 
• Minimum 3 years or related business experience. 
• Previous banking/financial services experience is preferred but not required. 
• Legal background is a plus but not required. 
• Proven excellence in execution in complex and demanding situations. 
• Detail-orientated and organized execution. 
• High ethical standards, integrity and commitment to compliance. 
• Excellent English and Arabic proficiency are preferential. 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.