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Reference Code:  68541

Compliance Officer, South Asia

Richemont

Singapore, 01, SG

Permanent
  
  

Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.

MAIN PURPOSE

  • Reporting to the Richemont South Asia Compliance Manager with functional reporting to Regional Compliance Manager based in Hong Kong.
  • Responsible to support the Compliance function of Richemont South Asia region, covering Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia.
  • He/ she will coordinate between the COO, Brands, Finance and Function Heads to provide assurance that compliance of controls is respected in all Finance related processes, in accordance with Group Policies and Procedures, and special reviews as assigned by Management are completed.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Internal Controls and Compliance Assurance

To implement ICS program in accordance with Group ICS Policies and Procedures including:

  • Assess process and controls, identify and report control gaps, formulate and follow up of remediation plans with business users across Brands and Functions in accordance with SOX requirements.
  • Manage the Group I-CARE reporting system to ensure that accurate and complete information is documented by control owners, including control activities, results of control reviews and progress of remediation plans.
  • Perform TOD to ensure controls are executed as documented.
  • Initiate regular review with Business/ IT Users to ensure user access profiles to key application systems are properly reviewed and adequate, segregation of duties conflicts is mitigated.
  • Perform assessment to identify high-risk areas and execute Control Self-Assessment/ TOE as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with external auditors/ internal auditors on review of in-scope business cycles or process reviews and ensure issues are resolved timely.

Boutique ICS Reviews

To comply with Group Policies and Procedures for Boutique ICS review of retail front office controls including:

  • Set up Boutique ICS review plan in accordance with Group requirements in terms of frequency and areas to be reviewed.
  • Manage end-to-end boutique reviews from raw data analysis, sample selection, execution of reviews, documentation of results, and discussions with stakeholders and Retail Management of results and action plans before communication of final report.
  • Design additional risk-based review procedures in addition to Group requirements, to ensure compliance to local regulations.
  • Quarterly update of review status and results on Regional ICS Sharepoint.

Special Projects/ Management Reviews

  • Maintain the Boutique Operation Manual to ensure timely updates are incorporated.
  • Ensure the Internal Policies, Procedures & Controls document over AML is up to date and participate in annual review in accordance with local regulatory requirements.
  • Plan and perform special reviews/ projects as assigned by Management.
  • Participate in ad-hoc incident investigations and reporting to Brand/ Function Heads, where necessary.

Training and Development

  • Enhance existing tools and liaise with various stakeholders to manage delivery of Internal Control Compliance training content and presentations within the market to enhance control awareness.
  • Ensure that key Brand/ Function new joiners are adequately orientated to the ICS function,
  • Ensure Retail teams are familiar with key finance principles and controls relevant to boutique operations.
  • Keep abreast with ICS review methodology, Group/ Regional Policies and Procedures and extend rapport and feedback to Group, Regional and other market ICS members/ Internal Audit teams on internal control related issues.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Finance or similar course; recognized professional accounting/ auditing qualification e.g. CA, CIA, CFE is a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience in Compliance, external or internal audit role with an international company.
  • Good knowledge of International Accounting Standards and SOX requirements.
  • Good understanding of Risk management, Corporate Governance, Finance & Accounting practices and fraud concepts. Experience in a related industry will be a plus.

Skills

  • Familiar and strong with finance-related systems e.g. experience with SAP will be an advantage.
  • Advanced presentation techniques, comprehensive report writing skills and fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Exposure to data analytics, risk assessment, automated auditing and reporting tools. Experience in these areas will be a plus.

Competence

  • Able to work independently, self-initiated, highly organized and possess project management skills.
  • Mature and self-motivated, demonstrating a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Ability to multitask, manage deadlines, is highly agile and able to deal with ambiguity.
  • Results oriented, acts decisively and is an active team player.
  • Proactive in generating new, relevant ideas and able to handle innovation and change.
  • Strong customer focus (internal and external) with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and confident in dealing with different management levels.

Key Challenges

  • Handle highly matrixed organization with stakeholders from all levels and functions in a dynamic and complex environment.
  • React promptly to evolving compliance regulations in South Asian markets.

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