Senior Executive, Compliance

We are looking for someone who is interested in venturing into the compliance world and wants to grow into an independent compliance generalist.

Job Description

This role primarily involves providing compliance services to Malaysian and Singaporean regulated entities. Primary compliance areas include, but is not limited to, anti-money laundering/ countering financing of terrorism, beneficial ownership, and anti-bribery compliance matters.

The successful applicant will be working in a centralised compliance team that provides compliance services to certain regulated entities within the ZICO Holdings Inc. group (“ZHI Group”). As such, the role will also involve being responsible for certain compliance activities in relation to the ZHI Group.

Scope of work includes:

·     Providing guidance to entities on compliance related issues, based on internal policies and relevant laws and guidelines.

·     Preparing compliance reports for internal stakeholders and regulators (if applicable).

·     Assisting and providing guidance to businesses on how to implement existing compliance policies.

·     Providing step-by-step plan to businesses on how to be regulatorily compliant when required.

·     Drafting/ amending/ reviewing internal policies and standard-operating procedures.

·     Answering regulators’ (e.g. Bank Negara Malaysia) enquiries and questionnaires.

·     Monitoring regulatory landscape, this includes change of regulatory requirements and recent actions of regulators.

·     Monitoring and reviewing the efficacy of compliance programs, policies and procedures on an ongoing basis.


·     Comfortable to deal with people from all levels – this job requires dealing with Head of Businesses on a regular basis.

·     Comfortable, or at least willing to learn, to deal with compliance matters in both Malaysia and Singapore.

·     Comfortable, or at least willing to learn, to read regulations.

·     Self-initiative at work.

·     Prior experience dealing with regulators is a plus, but not necessary.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, preferably in Law and a minimum of 1-2 years of work experience in a professional or executive role is preferred
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently whilst also capable of being a team player
  • Ability to read and comprehend laws, regulations and guidelines is preferred
  • Strong understanding of the anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing framework
  • Understanding of personal data protection requirements and measures
  • Experience working in a compliance unit and understanding of the role of compliance within a business;
  • Familiarity with the operations of Singaporean and Malaysian Corporate Secretarial businesses and other regulated entities will be advantageous.
  • Availability to commence within a month will be a plus.

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