Specialist: Compliance Risk
  • Centurion, Gauteng
  • Land Bank Careers
Job Description

Job Advert Summary

The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank) is South Africa’s only specialist agricultural bank established in 1912, the bank’s sole objective is to serve South African commercial and emerging farmers and bring specially designed financial services within their reach. These services enable farmers to finance land, equipment, improve assets and obtain production credit. The Land Bank provides financial services that have moved with the times and continues to provide services to agri-business and constantly reviews its offerings to ensure that they match the needs of an industry. As change has swept across the sector in South Africa the socio-economic makeup of agriculture has altered, bringing new entrants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds on to the land, these new farmers, facing the challenges of establishing sustainable agri-businesses across the agricultural value chain, Land Bank has been a commercial lifeline offering appropriately designed financial products that facilitate personal and commercial viability in a sector that is vital to the sustainability of South Africa and its people.


To identify and assess regulatory compliance risks, and ensure monitoring through appropriate compliance systems and processes and further provide compliance advice throughout the Bank. Provide the reporting on the regulatory compliance risks to Management. Provide and ensure compliance reporting in terms of legislation to all applicable regulatory Bodies in collaboration with the Business Units. Promoting the ethical compliance culture across the Bank.

Key Performance Areas

1. Implement a comprehensive compliance programme aligned to organisational planning process

  • Assist management in the design, development and implementation of compliance frameworks
  • Assist in the design, development and delivery of compliance awareness and training interventions
  • Develop or review, advise and create awareness of role and responsibility descriptions

2. Ensure compliance through best fit compliance practice aligned to regulatory requirements and create awareness with stakeholders to embed a compliance culture

  • Identify, assess and prioritise all the applicable regulatory requirements that the Bank is required
  • Provide compliance advice and services to compliance stakeholders
  • Communicate the regulatory universe and risk profile to relevant stakeholders
  • Delegation of Power (DOP)
  • Develop, review, coordinate and facilitate approval protocol and implement policies and procedures within area of responsibility
  • Corporate Governance

3. Develop and implement a compliance monitoring plan using accepted standards, methodologies and tools

  • Assist and provide input for the identification, prioritisation and management of compliance risk
  • Develop a compliance monitoring plan
  • Present a compliance monitoring plan to management and governance stakeholders for approval
  • Implement appropriate monitoring methodologies
  • Monitor compliance with applicable regulatory requirements relevant to the organisation and its products and / or services
  • Apply monitoring methods and tools

4. Compliance Reporting

  • Determine the governance requirements relating to compliance reporting
  • Determine the compliance reporting requirements to stakeholders and regulators / supervisors in terms of regulatory and/or organisation requirements
  • Implement and maintain a compliance reporting processes
  • Generate reports in the appropriate format

5. Build and Maintain stakeholder relationships

  • Develop and implement registers of regulators and supervisors
  • Coordinate communication channels and liaison with regulators and supervisors
  • Draft policies and procedures to address the management of the relationship with regulators and supervisors
  • Implement processes to manage relationships with regulators and supervisors across jurisdictions

6. Performance of Ethics Responsibilities for the Land Bank Group

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in addressing ethics related issues.
  • Conduct research and advice on best practices to detect and address unethical behavior
  • Regularly monitor compliance with the complaints and ethics policies and procedures.
  • Report all non-compliance to relevant stakeholders
  • Identify high risk areas and put forth recommendations.
  • Identify root causes for non-compliance.
  • Engage with all stakeholders in developing relevant tools/framework/ strategies
  • Engage with all stakeholders concern in conducting the investigation

7. Provide Business and Team Support

  • Perform ad-hoc duties as and when they are assigned to Compliance
  • May be required to represent Compliance on ad-hoc projects as assigned by line.

Preferred Minimum Education and Experience

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Law , and Certificate in Compliance Management
  • Professional accreditation as a Compliance Practitioner with the Compliance Institute of SA (CPrac)
  • 5 years Compliance principles implementation (end to end)

Critical Competencies

  • Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of risk management principles
  • Knowledge / Experience of compliance systems / tools
  • Compliance Management Principles
  • Knowledge of Compliance related legislation
  • Knowledge of Business and Legal Principles and Interpretation
  • Interpretation of statutes/ law

Additional Requirements

  • Travel as and when required
  • Extended hours as and when required

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