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Chief Compliance Officer

Yoma Bank

Chief Compliance Officer

Yoma Bank
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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6 days ago

Experience level

Director and Above

Job Function

Legal, Risk and Compliance

Min Education Level

Master Degree

Job Description


The Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for overseeing compliance of Yoma Bank and ensuring compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures working closely with the leadership team to ensure proper governance across all areas of the bank.



  • Knows about related financial regulations and laws in Myanmar.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable domestic laws and regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with requirements of AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption Laws, in particular, account activity reviews and investigations to identify unusual and suspicious patterns.
  • Develops and implements compliance policy and program for the Bank consistent with the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Periodically revises the compliance policy and program to be in line with of changes in the domestic laws.
  • Oversees and monitors the implementation of the compliance program.
  • Defines the necessary level of knowledge on existing regulatory compliance requirements across the Bank.
  • Provides guidance, advice, and training and educational programs to bank staff on recent and already existing compliance requirements.
  • Monitors the operations and procedures of the different sections of the bank to ensure overall compliance.
  • Conducts periodic internal reviews or inspections to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
  • Prepares and provides compliance reports to the senior management and the BOD to keep them updated on the progress of compliance matters.
  • Liaises with relevant internal departments to ensure proper implementation of the policy and program.
  • Works with auditors and examiners during regulatory compliance examinations.
  • Establishes a cordial and firm relationship with the regulators.



  • Accountable for collaborating across the value chain to execute on organizational strategy
  • Leader of leaders
  • Organize the Division into effective and functional units
  • Lead multiple Business Units within a Division and ensures delivery of Divisional Strategy
  • Appoint, develop, coach and inspire Leaders
  • Run the bank effectively while focusing on changing the Bank
  • Deputize for CEO
  • Represent Yoma Bank with impact to external stakeholders

Relationship Building

  • Build and manage effective relationships with Yoma Bank Leadership Team and within own Divisional team
  • Create a climate of openness and trust in which people can freely speak out
  • Recognize potential conflicts within own working relationships and facilitates the negotiation of mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Leverage team’s strengths to deliver Organizational outcomes
  • Seek to strengthen team with diversity and inclusion
  • Proactively develop rapport with key customers and external stakeholders

Communication Skills

  • Effectively communicate and influence across all levels within the Organization
  • Tailor content and style to connect with all employees across Yoma Bank in English and Myanmar
  • Communicating change with conviction
  • Role models

Speaking Out

  • Role models giving feedback to improve performance

Results Orientation

  • Achieve excellence in all outcomes including Risk
  • Coach team on best practice on achieving outcomes
  • Provide performance feedback to team that facilitates development
  • Respond quickly and constructively when confronted with challenges; inspire others to do the same
  • Carefully plans delegation based on skill, development needs and urgency

Problem Solving

  • Make informed decisions based on the information that is relevant, current and clear
  • In challenging situations, take charge and make decisions in a timely manner or escalate to CEO as required
  • For more complex problems, recommend possible solutions and escalate
  • Follow up to ensure resolution
  • Coach Leaders in diagnosing problems and recognizing issues
  • Establish a culture that embraces problem solving and failure as a learning

Open To

Foreign (Expatriate)

Job Requirements

Knowledge & Skills


  • In depth knowledge of financial and operational audit.
  • Strong knowledge of standard audit practices and ability to apply them.
  • Knowledge of financial institutions policies and procedures.
  • Ability to demonstrate through knowledge of applicable laws including Myanmar Financial Institutions Law, Regulations, Directives, Instructions and Guidelines issued by the Central Bank of Myanmar.
  • Ability to effectively report information and respond to.
  • Ability to understand and apply banking rules.
  • Ability to read and interpret government financial rules and legal documents.
  • Proven ability to identify, solve and prevent regulatory issues, regulatory requirements.
  • Strong, Analytical, Research, Planning, Organizational and Communication skills.
  • Commitment to identifying compliance issues and solutions while ensuring adherence applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • High ethical standards and integrity in both their personal and professional dealings

Education & Special Training


  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Laws, or Economics.



  • Demonstrates evidence of experiencer regulatory compliance in a strong financial leadership role for a minimum of 10 years.


  • Experienced as CCO or similar role in a bank or financial institution and mastery of Banking Operations and Procedures, Auditing, Risk Management, Compliance Management, Credit and Lending, Banking or Accounting.



  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills.

What We Can Offer


- Yoma Bank employee benefits package


- Join a Winning Team
- You can Make a Difference

Career Opportunities

- Opportunities for promotion
- Possibility for job training
- Learn new skills and techniques

About Our Company

"Founded in 1993, Yoma Bank is Myanmar's most progressive domestic bank with over 3,000 employees and more than 80 branches across the country. With a mission to “Build a better Myanmar for its people” and financing the needs of Myanmar families and businesses, Yoma Bank offers savings products, a wide range of loans and business solutions to individuals, SMEs and local corporate clients to fund their business operations in Myanmar. With over 25 years of being a responsible bank, Yoma Bank has been consistently making significant investments in strategic priorities- people, technology and corporate governance.
All the operations led by the Bank are centered around its core values such as Customer, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Innovation. Yoma Bank has also established strong partnership with both local and international organisations leveraging strategic advantages in its services. Yoma Bank is the first local bank that welcomed foreign investments from global organisations such as GIC of Singapore, Norfund of Norway and IFC of the World Bank."

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Experience level

Director and Above

Job Function

Legal, Risk and Compliance

Min Education Level

Master Degree

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