Senior Compliance Officer




Cayman Islands

About Us

Suntera Global is a leading international provider of corporate, trust, tax, accounting, and fund administration services. Respected and trusted as a professional partner by a broad range of corporate, private, and institutional clients worldwide, we are continually looking for opportunities to evolve our business while providing clients with the best possible services.

We have created an authentic and supportive culture that generates a wealth of opportunities for every one of our employees. Ongoing personal development through training and professional qualifications is available to all, and we reward hard work and dedication with a range of comprehensive benefits.

About the Role

The purpose of this position is to support the Compliance Manager & MLRO in the implementation and execution of the Suntera Global compliance program. The Senior Compliance Officer (“SCO”) will be working with the Compliance team to ensure all client information is accurate and updated in the customer database with excellent attention to detail.

The SCO will be responsible for executing tasks and various activities related to the ongoing of AML/CFT/PF and Sanctions monitoring, working closely with the 'Business' (Front Line, Operations and Functions) and the Compliance Manager & MLRO and will function as a proactive advisor, a source of information and a check and balance, and will ensure that the compliance monitoring program is executed in accordance with the annual plan.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists in implementing, monitoring, and maintaining an effective compliance & risk management program for Suntera Cayman:

  • Collaborate with colleagues from across the business in carrying out the daily tasks as received via the AC Submission Inbox;
  • Provide compliance guidance across the business;
  • Sign-off on client files, client onboarding, CDD, and trigger events;
  • Perform client risk assessments;
  • Schedule and manage the Acceptance Committee meetings in accordance with the Terms of Reference document, including the preparation of agendas, minutes, and notifying the respective file managers with committee approvals;
  • Perform Enhance Due Diligence procedures;
  • Perform ongoing monitoring of the Compliance Programme;
  • Perform transaction testing of client files;
  • Perform sanctions screening and investigations as required;
  • Assist with regulatory audit, internal audits and clearing any identified exceptions;
  • Assist with employee training;
  • Assist with regulatory filings for the business;
  • Ensure the client database (NavOne) is updated with recommendations from the Acceptance. Committee and ad-hoc business requests;
  • Assist with ad hoc compliance projects as maybe assigned; and
  • Attend meetings as required on behalf of the Compliance Manager.

About You 

Skills and Requirements:

  • Compliance certification/qualification would be preferred, with appropriate designations as a compliance professional, professional designation in other appropriate areas such as law, risk management and/or audit;
  • 5 years previous experience in compliance/risk management, audit and/or in a financial services firm;
  • Ability to recognise key compliance risks as they relate to specific types of structures;
  • Knowledge of KYC/CDD requirements, AML / CTF/PF and Sanctions regulations;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and organisation skills;
  • Ability to analyse data and pay keen attention to detail;
  • Strong understanding of compliance and risk management principles, and ability to translate this into sound compliance/risk awareness and advice;
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory framework;
  • Strong knowledge of the Cayman Islands Acts and Regulations, including those associated with trusts, mutual funds administration, anti-money laundering, and an understanding of compliance and risk principles applicable to that environment;
  • A demonstrated affinity to a business that is multi-currency, multilingual and multi-cultural; and
  • Comfortable dealing with senior management.

In addition to a competitive salary, you will be rewarded with a performance-driven bonus, a comprehensive flexible benefits package, and the training and career opportunities that come as standard with a dynamic and rapidly growing group of companies. 

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Our Cayman Islands office

Our offices are located in the city of George Town situated on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Our office is in close proximity to Cardinal Avenue, the Island’s favourite shopping area and home to an array of culinary establishments. Our team also like to get involved in lots of charitable events and parties, so there is lots to get excited about when working for Suntera.

Key People

Meet the team members, line managers and hiring managers you may interact with during the hiring process and on the job.

Andy Pryke

Global Head of Compliance

Yeaneka Gordon-Lee

Compliance Manager and MLRO, Cayman Islands

Belinda Douglas

HR Manager, Cayman Islands