Ethics & Compliance Senior Manager

Cairo, Egypt

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Das digitale und mobile Zahlungsnetzwerk von Visa steht an der Spitze der neuen Zahlungstechnologien für die neue Zahlung, elektronische und kontaktlose Zahlung, die die Welt des Geldes bilden

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Company Description

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.

Job Description

As a global payments system, Visa maintains a Compliance Program designed to proactively manage compliance, regulatory and ethical risks across our business. This position is responsible for supporting and providing regional analysis, program development and reporting to ensure the effective execution of the Compliance Program in the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region.

The position supports the Regional Ethics and Compliance Leader and the Regional Ethics and Compliance Officers by performing risk assessment, completing process and control testing, constructing and analyzing key metrics and compiling reports that contributes to the Compliance Program governance and oversight process. The position is key to ensuring effective risk management, decision-making and review of key processes to meet international standards and the requirements of regulations and laws of the United States as well as countries of the region. These activities include the following areas of risk:


  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) / Anti-Terrorist Financing (ATF)

  • Anti-Bribery

  • Office of Foreign Assets Controls and other Sanctions

  • U.S. Anti-Boycott Laws

  • Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

  • Data Privacy

  • Information Security

  • Anti-Trust and Competitive Intelligence and

  • Conflicts of Interest

Leadership & Responsibilities


  • Core Responsibilities:

    • Provide overall Ethics and Compliance Program operational support to the Regional Ethics and Compliance Officers and Regional Ethics and Compliance Leader across the CEMEA region in the areas of AML, ATF, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery

    • Complete transaction data analysis of unusual activity cases raised by the Financial Intelligence Analytics Center and co-ordinate assessment, investigations and conclusions in collaboration with the Regional AML/ATF SME and Regional Ethics and Compliance Officers

    • Review and complete AML assessment of high risk product programs, such as Visa Direct and Prepaid Card programs

    • Review and complete compliance program reviews on Fintechs, Non-Banking Financial Institutions, and other non- traditional players.

    • Develop and maintain the Compliance legal and regulatory obligations library in collaboration with other stakeholders, reflecting and identifying obligations of both Visa Clients in relation to high risk regulated products operating on the Visa network, as well as obligations of Visa as a network operator

    • Capture data and compile a current status report on performance to the Ethics & Compliance Scorecard

    • Oversee and monitor scheduling and completion corporate wide, regional tailored functional group training activity, and provision of training to new hire and existing employees

    • Design and develop tailored training materials in collaboration with Regional Ethics and Compliance Officer for identified needs

    • Perform selected quality assurance testing of Ethics and Compliance Program controls and processes and work with the Compliance Risk Management Monitoring and testing team

    • Monitor the completion of Compliance Office Visits and client engagement program, track against the schedule and ensure maintenance of the register by the responsible Regional Ethics and Compliance Officer

    • Research allocated Compliance Program related tasks and projects, providing analysis, action plans and conclusion

    • Monitor issues captured in the Compliance Issue Management database and work with issue owners to ensure satisfactory conclusion

    • Assist in tracking and reporting of Compliance Program planning, budgeting, forecasting and expense management activities

    • Develop strong and effective internal business partnerships and drive regulatory compliance matters by providing accurate and timely support to the Regional Ethics and Compliance Officer and Regional Ethics and Compliance Leader

    • Ensure understanding of Visa business model, Business strategy, products, processes and controls through ongoing research and dialogue to identify potential or emerging risks and proactively raise them so as to avoid unnecessary exposure and delays to Business activity, and to ensure the Compliance Program remains effective

    • Raise identified issues and provide necessary information and analysis to enable determination of effective risk mitigation

    • Work with other Control Groups including Legal and Government Engagement to maintain an understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape including the support and maintenance of the legal and regulatory obligations inventory as it applies to Visa

    • Continually identify opportunities for Ethics and Compliance Program and operational process efficiencies while ensuring sufficient controls are in place, partner with the Business and other Support and Control functions to drive identified process and control improvements

    • Develop, issue and manage department operational desk instructions to provide consistency in Ethics and Compliance Program execution across the region

    • Work with Regional Ethics and Compliance Officers to implement controls related to the Visa Records Retention policies and procedures.

    • Review and analysis of pre-approval requirements for Gifts, Travel and Entertainment requests and sponsorship events.

    • Develop and analyze comprehensive reporting including local dashboard of Ethics and Compliance Program activity, metrics and performance assessment


This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office 2-3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.


• Bachelor's degree or other higher education qualifications required
• 5 to 8 years of experience in compliance program operations within the financial services/payments industry
• Professional AML/ATF accreditation will be an added advantage
• ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance or similar qualification will be an advantage
• Excellent report writing, data interpretation and presentation skills
• Experience in use of SharePoint and building automated workflow management tools
• Sound knowledge of AML/ATF risks and typologies
• Experience in risk and regulatory research
• Experience in risk assessment, control assessment and residual risk assessment
• Good knowledge of the financial services industry products, emerging products, regulations and related trends
• Good understanding of core pillars of effective AML/ATF and Sanctions programs and appropriate legislation
• Strong analytical and excel modelling skills
• Fluency in English mandatory, Arabic language skills is a plus
• Strong listening, communication, and presentation skills
• High attention to detail and commitment to quality
• Self-motivated and able to use own initiative with limited direction, adept at working independently and in a dispersed team environment covering multiple and varied tasks
• Ability to inspire and influence others without direct management responsibility.
• Capable of working collaboratively with employees from all levels within the organization
• Flexible to work in an environment where needs and priorities are continually changing

Additional Information

Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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Tags: Analytics Banking Compliance Governance Monitoring Privacy Risk assessment Risk management SharePoint Strategy

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Region: Middle East
Country: Egypt
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