Stewart Finance Jamaica Limited (SFJL), a motor vehicle financing company, is seeking to hire a highly experienced and qualified professional who has worked in the banking and financial industry with knowledge and experience in risk management and mitigation and legal and compliance matters, to fill the position of Legal and Compliance Officer.

Job Summary: The incumbent will report to the Board of Directors and the General Manager, with responsibility for ensuring the effective implementation of policies, programmes, procedures, and controls to prevent and detect money laundering and terrorist financing activities in accordance with the relevant statutes and the BOJ Guidance Notes.

Qualifications, experience and Competences required:

  • A bachelor’s degree in law.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity, preferably in the banking and financial sector.
  • Certified AML Professional and/or Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS) Certification, will be an advantage.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the Companies Acts, Securities Acts, Stock Exchange Rules, and Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing Acts and of applicable requirements of the security regulators throughout the region and can provide guidance to the institution in establishing and maintaining the requisite controls, policies, and procedures in accordance with the statutory requirements.
  • Ability to interpret complex regulatory requirements and create appropriate policies, procedures, and training materials.
  • Ability to build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications.

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