Compliance Specialist

Compliance Specialist I assists in the development and implementation of compliance programs for the organization. Assists in the monitoring of business activities for compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Being a Compliance Specialist I ensures operating manuals and procedural documents stay current when regulations change. Responds to inquiries from regulatory agencies and completes required compliance documentation. Additionally, Compliance Specialist I requires a bachelor’s degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Compliance Specialist I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Compliance Specialist I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.

Compliance Specialist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Compliance Specialist to join our team.


  • Compliance Risk Assessments;
  • Advising on compliance matters;
  • Updating business on draft bills and other regulatory requirements;
  • Maintaining and Developing Compliance Monitoring plans;
  • Managing breaches and risk exposures, corrective action;
  • Complaints management;
  • CURA updating;
  • Report to Management on strategic and operational compliance risks;
  • Monitor compliance management system to ensure compliance;
  • Ensure close collaboration of all compliance activities with Risk Management and Internal Audit teams;
  • Ensure compliance with Delegated Levels of Authority (DLA) according to ACSA framework;
  • Provide relevant and specialised technical support / advice to relevant stakeholders with regards to risks imposed to ACSA;
  • Develop and implement company compliance profiles;
  • Design and build compliance programs to minimise instances of non-compliance;
  • Ensure the promotion and assessment of the current state of compliance at Regional Airports.


  • IRMSA membership is recommended;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Business/Legal;
  • Strong knowledge of CRM systems and ability to learn SAAS programs;
  • Preferred experience in financial management in a finance/tech environment;
  • Knowledge of the ACSA compliance framework will be an advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • 2-3 years experience with financial regulatory compliance relating to KYC/AML;
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office package;
  • Self-starter and works well independently with minimal direction;
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business-related courses, Public Administration, or Political Science;
  • CIMA membership is essential;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a publicly-listed corporation or conglomerate;
  • The successful candidate must have a valid Matric (Grade 12) qualification;
  • Has experience working in highly-regulated industries;
  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree.