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HOLT consultancy is recruiting for a Compliance Officer

16 Nov 2017

HOLT consultancy is an award winning professional compliance and risk management service provider, based in the DIFC. It was established in 2012 and this year celebrates its 5th anniversary. Its reputation within the DIFC has attracted some large clients who require expertise in licence applications and outsourced Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) services.


We are a friendly team who work closely together to develop our clients’ businesses through premier quality and expert execution. Our vision is to be the premier choice for companies when selecting a professional compliance and risk management service provider.


HOLT consultancy is growing and an opportunity has arisen for a Compliance Officer to join the team.


In order to be successful, applicants should meet the skills and experience detailed below. 


Applications will only be accepted from candidates who are currently or have been previously registered with the DFSA.


Responsibilities will include:


  • Assisting clients in obtaining authorisation with the DFSA;
  • Acting as the outsourced Compliance Officer and MLRO for DFSA Authorised Firms;
  • Drafting and updating compliance and AML manuals, policies and procedures as well as compliance plans and compliance monitoring programmes;
  • Delivering specialist training to clients on compliance, AML and corporate governance;
  • Providing compliance and AML related advice to clients;
  • Participating in ad-hoc Compliance and AML related projects;
  • Keeping abreast of any changes in rules and regulations within the DIFC.


Desired skills and experience:


  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a compliance role;
  • Currently or previously registered with the DFSA;
  • Detailed knowledge of DFSA rules and regulations;
  • Very good knowledge of Investment Funds, Private Banking and Investment Banking;
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English;
  • The ability to work autonomously as well as within a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills;
  • Self-directed with an ability to manage multiple tasks and to work under pressure;
  • Degree educated.          

Candidates are invited to send a CV to Please ensure you include your contact details along with your current job status and, if relevant, your notice period.


To find out more about HOLT consultancy, our services and the team please visit our website at

HOLT consultancy
Office 418
Liberty House
Dubai International Financial Centre
United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 386 6360