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Compliance Officer

  • Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Job description

About the GAC Group

Since our beginnings in 1956, the GAC Group has been in business to help our customers’ businesses by providing the best in shipping, logistics and marine services around the world. And we have the reach, resources, expertise and experience to deliver on that promise.

Our people work hard to deliver excellence in everything we do. We are always on the look-out for professionals with qualities that match the GAC corporate philosophy. If you fit the bill, we’ll welcome you to a work environment that values experience, innovation, dedication and mutual respect, guided by the GAC Spirit which emphasises loyalty and responsibility between management and staff and two-way responsibility. The GAC Group is an equal opportunity employer.

About GAC Corporate Headquarters
GAC Corporate Headquarters is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and hosts our support functions from Legal and HR to Finance.  

GAC Corporate Headquarters is looking for candidates for the role of Compliance Officer to be based in Colombo, Sri Lanka while reporting to the Group Compliance Manager in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Could it be you?

Job Description

  • Liaise extensively with Group subsidiaries globally on compliance-related issues. 
  • Assist in the distribution of employee compliance training completion results to senior management. 
  • Assist in the creation and development of the compliance newsletter and the overall visibility of the compliance function within the Group. 
  • To assist with the implementation of the various elements of the Compliance and Ethics Programme. 
  • To assist with the implementation and adherence of/to good corporate governance standards and ethical principles in the facilitation of Group company objectives and Group business.  
  • Take an active role in spearheading projects which involve liaising with corporate service providers to achieve an end goal along with being involved in obtaining legal advice from lawyers in relation to seeking guidance on sanctions. 
  • Take an active role in risk mitigation efforts and detail any areas of concern to management. 
  • Maintenance of documentation by following an efficient filing system.
  • Be vocal in addressing problems and areas where efficiencies can be gained. Challenge existing processes and procedures.  
  • Assistance with the approval of corporate communications, including advertising and press releases.
  • Assistance with maintaining the compliance section of the GAC intranet to ensure the correct information is consistently updated.
  • Assisting in maintaining GDPR documentation and ensure ongoing GDPR compliance.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field.
  • Knowledge of global sanctions and GDPR
  • Some experience within a legal, compliance or risk related role would be beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office package skills and general IT competence for use with specialist software.  
  • A compliance qualification/certification would be a benefit.

As a GAC colleague you will

  • Become part of the GAC global community. We are proud of our company culture which values all employees and recognises that there is more to them than their job title.
  • Join a multinational organisation in a dynamic working environment.
  • Face challenges to help both you and our organisation grow.
  • Join us on our journey to a more sustainable future.

If you think you have what it takes to become part of the GAC Corporate Headquarters team, we look forward to receiving your application.