Compliance Officer - Compliance Monitoring Program

Careers at Bloomberg

London

Posted Jan 26, 2018 - Requisition No. 64722

The global Bloomberg Compliance Department provides coverage of Bloomberg's regulated entities and products including support for Bloomberg's non-regulated products and services. We work closely with our Legal Department to address regulatory issues, ensure compliance with current/developing rules and regulations, and correspond with regulators.

The EMEA Compliance team operates on two levels of assurance(1st/Frontline and second line) and has a very broad coverage mandate which includes; maintaining relevant internal policies, reviewing product design and implementation, providing expert advice and guidance, delivering appropriate training, and conducting trade surveillance.

It has in place:

  • A full Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering programme, providing Financial Crime support/coverage across all entities
  • A Compliance monitoring and reviews programme, providing added regulatory assurance across all activities – including the AML processes

This is a unique team which utilises the diverse skills and experience of all members of the team to succeed in covering multiple regulatory requirements. It offers an environment to share knowledge and experiences, and to develop individually in a company that positively encourages collaboration and teamwork.

The Opportunity:

Bloomberg's EMEA Compliance team based in London is looking for an experienced Compliance Officer to join its Compliance Monitoring Programme(CMP) function. The CMP provides compliance monitoring and testing for a variety of regulated businesses within the EMEA region, including Bloomberg Tradebook Europe Ltd, Bloomberg Trading Facility Limited, the operator of the Bloomberg MTF, Bloomberg Indices, Bloomberg Data Reporting Services including ARM and APA.

The role will focus on conducting risk assessments, gap analysis, monitoring and testing as part of the overall Compliance Monitoring Plan (CMP), maintain and developing the CMP processes, tracking action items to resolution, and providing appropriate management information on progress. The ideal candidate will have relevant Compliance experience in financial services regulation, in particular good knowledge of with FCA and European rules and an understanding of financial markets and products. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, together with the ability to work as part of a team with a real drive to add value to the firm.

What's in it for you?

You will be part of a busy EMEA Compliance team, with a mandate to ensure the CMP is effectively delivered across all relevant business groups, and as such you will interact with multiple stakeholder groups. As part of the EMEA Compliance team you will also get the opportunity to work with colleagues responsible for other Compliance functions and Bloomberg businesses - this is a unique opportunity to join a first-class Compliance function at a premier firm.

We'll trust you to:

  • Maintain the CMP to be an effective assurance programme
  • Conduct risk assessments on a regular scheduled basis, including any associated controls and their effectiveness
  • Undertake monitoring and testing in accordance with the CMP for each of the relevant businesses and ensure its timely delivery

  • Work closely with stakeholder groups including business operations, risk and engineering teams
  • Effective collaboration with the 1st line/front line business facing compliance teams to drive a robust regulatory awareness and consistency
  • Identify potential enhancements in processes and play a role to implement system changes.
  • Keep up-to-date with regulatory rules and changes. i.e. regulatory landscaping and thematics
  • Provide an oversight on compliance policies and procedures, as part of the ongoing monitoring requirements
  • Plan, prepare and conduct continuing education as required
  • Prepare reports for regulatory bodies and internal management

You need to be able to:

  • Adapt to new systems and technology with ease
  • Work well under pressure, and manage a number of different tasks at the same time, often meeting tight deadlines
  • Be a team player, willing to support and assist other team members

You need to have:

  • Bachelor's Degree (strongly preferred)
  • A strong knowledge of the UK & EU regulatory regime
  • Experience within Compliance at a regulated financial institution, or with a regulator
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Experience and knowledge of regulatory developments is preferred, for example BMR and MiFID2, GDPR, SMCR extension
  • Great attention to detail, high level of organisational skills and thorough
  • A Compliance Monitoring focus/emphasis, with experience of delivering and a completing a full Monitoring cycle

We'd love to see:

  • Familiarity with financial markets and products is preferred, e.g. Fixed Income, FX, Commodities, and Equities
  • A desire to be part of a team in a dynamic and fast-paced organisation
  • A good understanding &/or experience of designing and implementing a Compliance Monitoring Plan in a highly regulated firm or across multiple regulated businesses/entities

If that sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are.

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