Risk and Compliance Monitoring Officer

Permanent contract|London|Risks

Risk and Compliance Monitoring Officer

Kleinwort Hambros
London, United Kingdom Permanent contract Risks


Description of the Business Line or Department

The Risk and Compliance Monitoring Team is a Second Line of Defence (LOD2) function responsible for assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the arrangements that the business has put in place to facilitate compliance with their regulatory obligations and manage their operational risks.

Its activity is defined by the annual Compliance Monitoring Plan (CMP) and Control Plan which are based on the key risk themes identified during the Compliance Risk Assessment (CRA) process, and other risk indicators such as operational loss events and business unit risk and control assessments (RCSA). The plans include a combination of thematic reviews, validation testing, controls testing, and mandatory monitoring driven by specific regulatory requirements or internal undertakings.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • Execute thematic reviews, validation testing, controls testing and mandatory monitoring in line with timescales set out in the Compliance Monitoring Plan and Control Plan
  • Proactively identify key emerging compliance and operational risks across KH and engage effectively with business unit contacts and management.
  • Manage and track identified issues to resolution.
  • The service enables senior management to ensure that Kleinwort Hambros Group:
    • Complies with all relevant legislation, rules, regulations and codes of conduct;
    • Safeguard the reputation of the SG and Kleinwort Hambros Groups

Summary of responsibilities

  • Carry out reviews in accordance with the agreed plans and associated methodology and procedure documents. This includes defining the scope of the review, issuing terms of reference, planning the review, defining the tests, carrying out the review, liaising with management to agree the action points for any issues identified and issuing the final report.
  • Carry out validation testing of closed issues to ensure that action taken to resolve a previously identified issue continues to be in place and effective.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records. This will require having good working papers, copies of evidence where required and detailed reports. All relevant data must be captured and stored accurately as set out in team procedures.
  • Tracking of findings – track the completion of remedial action in relation to findings raised during reviews
  • Act as a point of contact for the business for all Compliance Monitoring and Controls Assessment queries.
  • Management and Board reporting – assist the Team Head in providing regular reporting to legal entity Boards of Directors and relevant executive committees (Group Risk & Compliance Committee, Group Audit Committee and Operational Committee) on the progress of work against the Compliance Monitoring Plan and status of agreed issues.
  • Preform all duties in accordance with the principles outlined in the SGPBH Code of Conduct, as well as the policies and procedures relevant to your responsibilities, to ensure that you adhere to a culture that treats clients fairly and focuses on the long-term sustainability of client relationships.

Level of Autonomy and Authority

Expected to be able to work independently on reviews and liaise with appropriate management and other control functions (e.g., Internal Audit).  This should include the production of accurate documentation that requires limited amendment. 

Profile required


  • Significant financial services experience including a good understanding of some or all of the Financial Services activities performed by Kleinwort Hambros in the UK (banking, investment management, fiduciary, wealth management)
  • Factual analysis and report writing skills
  • Ability to assess and analyse information
  • Attention to detail and focus
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Team Spirit and Collaboration
  • Good project / change management skills
  • Knowledge of local business, products and front office
  • Good knowledge of the frameworks and tools used to manage risk in financial services
  • Good knowledge and understanding of control and reporting tools
  • Individual contributor competencies as defined by the SG Leadership model
  • Knowledge of Immune golden rules and adherence to them



Experience of an assurance/ monitoring type role (e.g. external audit / internal audit / control and oversight role)


Previous Compliance Monitoring experience

CISI and/or ICA compliance qualifications

Wealth management experience


  • Educated to degree level desirable but not essential, minimum standard A-level or equivalent plus relevant industry qualification.
  • Relevant Compliance or equivalent professional qualification


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Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 210007ZQ
Entity: Kleinwort Hambros
Starting date: 2021/05/17
Publication date: 2021/03/18