Finance Risk Degree Career Opportunities – 2 Risk and Compliance Officers at HOFOKAM

Job Title: Risk and Compliance Officers (2 posts)
Reports to: Risk and Compliance Manager
Department: Risk and Compliance
Location: Fort Portal, Uganda
HOFOKAM is one of me largest microfinance institutions operating in western Uganda, with a vision to raise the average household income and standard of Irving of poor families in Uganda in order to stimulate growth, eventually contribute to national development. HOFOKAM invites qualified candidates with equal opportunities to apply for the job mentioned above:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1.       Identify and assess the compliance risks associated with HOFOKAM Limited s current and proposed future business activities, including new products, new business relationships and any extension of operations or network;
2.      Identify and keep an Inventory available to all staff of essential laws and regulations pertinent lo HOFOKAM Limited;
3.      Advise staff on the applicable Laws, regulations, rules and standards and inform them about any developments in these areas;
4.      Administer written guidelines to staff and service providers on the appropriate implementation of the laws, regulation, rules and standards through policies and procedures (Compliance manual code of conduct);
5.      assess the appropriateness of internal policies, procedures and guidelines, ensure a to How-up of any identified deficiencies k make recommendations for amendments where necessary, and supervise the Implementation of corrective measures to mitigate the identified deficiencies;
6.      Report promptly to the Risk and Compliance Manager on any material breaches of laws, regulations, rules, code of conduct and standards of good practice;
7.      Monitor compliance with internal policies, procedures and guidelines by performing regular and comprehensive compliance risk assessments and testing; report the results on a regular basis and promptly where deemed necessary to the General Manager
8.     Centralize all information on compliance-related issues (E.g. breach of regulations and procedures, conflict of interest):
9.      Educate staff with respect to compliance with the applicable laws, rules and standards and act as advisor on compliance queries from staff members;
10.  Establish and/or supervise appropriate compliance checks and controls.
11.   Advises members of early alert committee on the pending risks and how to mitigate them.
12.  Identifies risk or vulnerability in the compliance programme and takes corrective action.
13.  Initiate an investigation procedure in case in of violation of procedures, rules and regulations
14.  Monitor the safety of employees. clients and the assets of the company
15.   And any other assignment in relation to the job.
16.  Conducts training session of new recruits on issues of policy and compliances. 
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
1.       Honour’s degree in Finance and Accounting or Commerce or Business Administration Accounting option or DOBS with professional training such as ATC, CPA or ACCA Level II.
2.      Knowledge of computer application packages
3.      A minimum of two years experience in direct execution or planning for audit engagements from a reputable organization.
Key attributes/ Skills/Competencies
·         Must be able to travel up country frequently
·         Must be able to relate well with workmates but remain focused and independent on his key result areas
·         Must have analytical and investigative
·         Excellent report writing
·         Must exhibit nigh level of integrity and confidentiality
How to Apply
Interested persons who meet the above requirements must submit their Application letters, curriculum vitae, photocopies of their academic papers, recommendation letters and day time contacts.
Apply to;
The Human Resource Manager,
Deadline: 12th October, 2012

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