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Manager & Senior Manager (Business Conduct & Ethics Compliance)

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Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2024

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Company Overview

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, +7,500 staff and over 70 offices worldwide. Specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.

A&M Culture

A&M is a fast-paced environment with a highly dynamic culture that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. We empower, coach and mentor our people and endorse meritocracy to develop skilled consultants who will grow with A&M to deliver tangible results and build long-lasting relationships, internally and externally. Our entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who positively impact our clients and shape our industry.

The collaborative, supportive environment and engaging work guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M.

Inclusive Diversity runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

The Team

Business Conduct & Ethics Compliance (BC&E) continues to challenge businesses globally and within Compliance at A&M, and a specialist team within Compliance is being assembled to deliver this expertise.

We bring a practical, results-oriented approach to delivering client needs led by our subject matter experts and drawing on the deep skills, diverse disciplines and experiences of our professionals who offer a unique ability to articulate complex findings in a clear and meaningful manner. We provide bespoke advisory services, training, risk and maturity assessments, and assurance reviews, build infrastructures and operationalize our recommendations in line with appropriate benchmarks.

The Role

A&M is expanding in EMEA, and we are seeking a Business Conduct & Ethics Compliance Manager / Senior Manager to join our Riyadh office to primarily service clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia together with the Middle East generally.

Working with clients across a range of industries and geographies under the supervision of the Business Conduct & Ethics Director, you will deliver innovative solutions to some of the most challenging BC&E issues within clients, which have different organisational structures and cultures, risk appetites, budgets, many of which additionally have local and regional regulatory requirements.

Assignments will include the following:

  • Conducting BC&E reviews including risk assessments, maturity assessments, and assurance reviews and assisting clients in implementing the recommendations.
  • Building infrastructures and frameworks for addressing all BC&E issues, including client related issues (e.g., investor protection, consumer protection, suitability, financial promotions, marketing), market abuse, sales and trading, deposit taking, client money & client assets, conflicts of interest, Chinese Walls, record keeping, investment research, data protection, privacy, whistleblowing employee codes of conduct. Infrastructure projects involve transforming policies, procedures, systems, controls, monitoring, escalation, training (online and in person) and reporting mechanisms.
  • Assisting clients in operationalising BC&E infrastructures (onsite line management work).
  • Assisting clients to remediate adverse regulatory findings or manage intense regulatory scrutiny.

The Requirements

We are looking for people who have the following experience, knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Minimum 7 years of BC&E experience in delivering assignments in a premier consultancy practice in reputable jurisdictions, preferably the Middle East and/or the UK.  Excellent knowledge of BC&E issues as well as strong consultancy experience with the ability to be flexible, versatile and innovative when delivering assignments.
  • Excellent academic track record including a degree (or equivalent) in accounting, finance, economics (or other business-related subject) or Law.
  • Strong expertise BC&E in systems, managing and implementing KYC / third party due diligence, conflicts of interests, transaction and payment monitoring, risk assessments and reporting.
  • Strong expertise in developing templates for BC&C assignments.
  • Excellent track record of onsite client experience in a variety of BC&E assignments.
  • Experience including onsite line management work as well as consultancy assignments.
  • A professional qualification including ACA/ACCA/CFA/MBA qualification (or equivalent) is advantageous.
  • A well-developed consulting toolkit including how to frame a business issue, judiciously find and use internal and external data to test hypotheses and draw conclusions, business model using Excel, structure and write PowerPoint and Word presentations and reports.
  • Fluency and strong report writing skills in English are essential. Arabic language skills are desirable but not essential.
  • Well-developed relationship management skills at client premises.
  • Ability to execute and workstreams of work with quality and experience in synthesizing information and developing reports. 
  • Strong academic track record including a degree (or equivalent) in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Law or other business related subject.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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