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Country Compliance Manager

Besiktas, Istanbul, , Turkey

Job Description:

Job Title:  Country Compliance Manager

Corporate Title: Up to Vice President

Location: Istanbul

Role Description:

The Country Compliance and Operational Risk (C&OR) Manager is responsible for ensuring the identification, escalation and timely mitigation of compliance and operational risks in the country in alignment with the Global Compliance Enterprise Policy, the Operational Risk Enterprise Policy (collectively “the Policies”) and the Compliance and Operational Risk Management (“CORM”) Program and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The responsibilities will include but not limited to the below regarding Compliance and Operational Risk in the country:

  • Completion of Annual and Targeted C&OR risk assessments

  • Regulatory relationship and query/exam management

  • Creation and delivery of compliance training

  • Evaluation of internal and external audit results, issues raised by the regulators and Corporate Audit with the relevant LoBs and CFs. Address and resolve the issues, including self-identified, together with the relevant functions.

  • Creation and execution of Monitoring & Testing (“M&T”) activities and following-up on remediation actions.

  • Execution of governance and management routines
    Identification and Implementation of the Regulatory Changes

  • Creation and update of C&OR Policies/ Procedures. 

  • Identifying, aggregating and reporting C&OR issues to C&OR, LOB and CF Management teams.

  • Coverage of Global Financial Crimes program elements 

Core Skills:

  • Several years of relevant experience in Banking and / or Capital Markets

  • Capable of working effectively both independently and with multiple teams

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Educated to degree level or University Graduate​

  • Fluent in Turkish and in English

  • Good knowledge of local regulatory framework especially banking, BRSA related regulations

  • Good knowledge of information technology practices and control framework in a banking environment; relevant certificates will be an asset

Bank of America:

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

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Full time


Band: H5

Manages People:


Talent Acquisition Contact:

Josh Littlemore

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Street Address

Primary Location:
KANYON OFIS, KAT 11, Besiktas, Istanbul, 34394