Executive, Business Integrity

Team: Operations

Location: London, UK

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 10 February 2018

Executive, Business Integrity

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
  • We aim to invest in countries where we can have the greatest impact. In countries where the private sector is weak and jobs are scarce.
  • We invest in sectors where growth leads to jobs – both directly and indirectly. In sectors such as manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education. Last year, the businesses we invest in created more than a million jobs. 
  • We are successful because we are a high quality investment organisation, using the best commercial skills and judgement to make investments in great companies and support them to grow over the long term.  We therefore want to attract people with these skills but who are motivated to use them to dramatically improve the private sector in Africa and South Asia
  • For further information, please visit our website cdcgroup.com

The Role

Purpose

  • The Business Integrity and Compliance team plays an important role in reinforcing CDC’s reputation as a responsible investor; ensuring CDC meets its regulatory commitments with respect to the FCA, having systems and controls in place to counter the risk that CDC might be used to further financial crime, and working to enhance private sector standards in financial crime management in our target geographies.

 

  • Our mission leads us to invest in places that present significant business integrity risks, such as potential exposure to fraud, corruption, money laundering and international sanction regimes. We take all reasonable measures to mitigate these risks. We conduct a thorough business integrity due diligence process prior to investment, and thereafter monitor the practices of all our investees.

 

  • The Business Integrity Executive will support CDC’s investment operations through the identification, assessment and mitigation of integrity risks in the pipeline and portfolio stages of CDC’s investments. As part of this work, the Executive will also engage with investment clients to strengthen their capacity to mitigate integrity risks in their operations. This work promotes CDC’s compliance with applicable UK and global financial crime regulatory obligations as well as CDC’s commitment to invest responsibly and demonstrate to international investors that business integrity risks can be managed.  In parallel, the Executive will promote the importance of business integrity both within and outside of CDC. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead on integrity due diligence for individual investments, providing written and oral analysis of the business integrity risks to investment teams and senior management;

 

  • Undertake business integrity related research and due diligence for pipeline investments and engage with external consultants where required;

 

  • Monitor for integrity issues in specific parts of the portfolio, managing relationships with portfolio companies or funds;

 

  • Provide integrity focused capacity building to investment clients, such as advice and support;

 

  • Foster strong relationships with CDC’s fund, debt and equity investment teams, as well as other operational teams;

 

  • Develop tools in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering or counter terrorist-financing, sanctions compliance and anti-fraud to help improve business integrity outcomes at portfolio companies and funds;

 

  • Support the strengthening of CDC’s internal business integrity processes for assessing the risks around investments and the portfolio;

 

  • Identify, communicate and promote best practices in dealing with Business Integrity issues, both internally and externally, such as through training and awareness sessions

 

  • Provide mentoring and support to junior team members

 

The Candidate

Background

Essential:

  • Over 5 years’ experience in identifying, assessing and addressing financial crime issues preferably within the private equity or investment banking sectors, and involving clients in emerging markets, ideally in CDC’s target geographies in Africa and/or South Asia and across a wide range of sectors e.g. infrastructure, manufacturing, financial institutions.

 

  • Experience in conducting financial crime focused research / due diligence, both remotely and onsite, including analysis of financial records;

 

  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience with, all aspects of the UK regulatory requirements on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT), and/or anti-corruption;

 

  • Experience in the development and delivery of financial crime prevention solutions to a wide range of clients;

 

  • University degree and preferably a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline;

 

  • Interest in developing countries and poverty reduction;

 

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of tools and techniques in one or more of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, counter terrorist financing, sanctions, and fraud prevention

 

  •  Existing thematic knowledge of integrity issues in CDC’s target geographies would be beneficial;

 

Desirable

  • Experience in at least one or more of the following:
  1. managing fraud and/or sanctions issues
  2. drafting and implementing financial crime compliance policies and procedures

 

  • conducting and managing investigations of financial crime matters such as onboarding diligence, ongoing monitoring and/or investigations.
  1. developing anti-corruption solutions and/or application of adequate procedures in line with compliance with the UK Bribery Act

 

  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with international legislation or best practice standards:
  1. to address money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions, and/or corruption; and/or,
  2. on corporate governance.

 

Personal Skills

  • Systematic approach to work with a keen attention to detail;
  • Clear ability to look and plan ahead;
  • Proactively identify and address issues;
  • Ability to work independently and develop solutions to issues;
  • Capability to identify and assess strategic implications of issues;
  • Proficient in managing diverse views and developing a consensus around standards; solutions-focused;
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritise a busy and diverse workload with a range of deliverables for a variety of stakeholders;
  • Confident and articulate, with excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong team player who enjoys working as part of a close team and willing to collaborate and support the team on a variety of different initiatives and tasks;
  • Highly motivated and results driven;
  • Sound research and analytical skills;
  • Good report writing ability;
  • Competency in one or more languages relevant to CDC’s target geographies would also be an advantage.

 

CDC Identities

We look for candidates who share our culture and reflect our identity, the CDC identities are described as follows:

  • Compassion is central to everything we do
  • We owe our clients and prospective clients a fast and thoughtful process
  • We accept the tough challenges inherent in our mission
  • We are quick and non-defensive when things go wrong
  • We oppose bureaucracy
  • We never forget that we are investing and spending tax payers’ money
  • We promote a fulfilling work environment

 

Please submit a cover note with your application.

Posted on 11 January 2018

Closing on 10 February 2018

Salary: competitive

 
 
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