Compliance Advisory Officer at United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)


United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country organisation founded in 1949 in Nigeria UBA has grown to become a pan-African provider of financial services with over 11 million customers, through close to 1000 business offices and touch points globally.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Compliance Advisory Officer

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

  • Our ideal candidate must have between 4 – 8 years’ experience in Operations, Internal Control, Audit

Job Objective(s)

  • Ensure adherence to Policy and Regulatory Compliance
  • To provide guidance to stakeholders on Compliance matters to ensure the bank’s operations and business transactions follow all relevant regulatory provisions and internal policies
  • To provide compliance and advisory services to executive Management
  • Ensure Compliance Advisory Portal is always properly manned, and all inquiries are responded to in a timely manner
  • Respond to escalations and enquiries with respect to IMTOs
  • Re-route STR/SAR escalations from business offices to Transaction Monitoring unit for proper filing
  • Attend to all BVN related changes taking into consideration the provisions of the CBN BVN Framework by ensuring completeness of recommended documentation
  • Attend to all Foreign Currency Transactions referred to Compliance for advice
  • Respond to request for World-Check due diligence screening
  • Ensure prompt response to Request for Information (RFI) from Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit providing requested documents
  • Review and approve account opening request for PEPs and Public Sector Accounts
  • Review and approve Domiciliary Account Tiering /Due Diligence alerts
  • Conduct due diligence for Merchants and Payment Facilitators onboarding
  • Review of Vendor Account Opening Requests prior to their commencing relationship with the Bank
  • Provide general advisory support and guidance on all Compliance related enquiries
  • Review and approve all agent banking a/c opening requests

Minimum Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Previous Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum experience of 4 years in operations, Internal Control and Audit

Skills Required:

  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Analytic, Conceptual and Investigation Skills
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer and basic applications like excel, power point, World Check
  • Firm, professional and result-oriented
  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Avid Reader


  • Deep knowledge of the Bank’s Products, Services, Processes and Policies
  • Good Understanding of Sanction screening

Application Closing Date
21st August, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Only applicants who meet the requirement above would be contacted.

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