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Compliance-DUBAI-Vice President-Regional Compliance – Goldman Sachs

Job Description

Our division prevents, detects and mitigates compliance, regulatory and reputational risk across the firm and helps to strengthen the firm’s culture of compliance. Compliance accomplishes these through the firm’s enterprise-wide compliance risk management program. As an independent control function and part of the firm’s second line of defense, Compliance assesses the firm’s compliance, regulatory and reputational risk; monitors for compliance with new or amended laws, rules and regulations; designs and implements controls, policies, procedures and training; conducts independent testing; investigates, surveils and monitors for compliance risks and breaches; and leads the firm’s responses to regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. You’ll be part of a team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.


We’re looking for a Senior Associate/VP to join our Dubai team, with main area of focus being the coverage of regulatory compliance and reporting by GSI in DIFC and QFC. Additionally, you will be working with the MENA compliance team in a general compliance role covering a broad range of Goldman Sachs business and initiatives in the region. You will be able to work in a multi-dimensional business that is heavily client focused, and organize your time to deal with real-time issues as well as delivering on a diverse project workload . You will play a key role in ensuring GSI’s compliance with rules and regulations in DIFC and QFC as well as the attainment of high standards of business ethics.


Global Compliance interprets in implements regulatory requirements and determines how to pursue market opportunities appropriately and maintain and enhance the reputation of the firm. We monitor regulatory trends in every jurisdiction where the firm operates and work closely with regulators. You’ll be part of a global team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, excellent people and technical skills and are able to keep up and stay ahead of a constantly changing business and regulatory landscape.

How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

  • Working in the MENA compliance team: currently 3 VPs and 1 Analyst in Saudi and Dubai.
  • Provide real-time compliance advice to business personnel of all levels, with regards to the rules, regulation and internal policies that govern their businesses, with particular advisory focus on Cash Equity Trading
  • Act as Compliance representative for business lead projects/initiatives
  • Analysis and implementation of local regulations in MENA jurisdictions, particularly in UAE and Qatar
  • Assist in developing and updating policies & procedures applicable to GSI DIFC and QFC businesses generally.
  • Monitor and review of GSI’s compliance with internal policy and external regulations
  • Consideration of new businesses and new products on a cross-divisional basis
  • Help develop and deliver training as part of ongoing Compliance training program tailored to suit the individual requirements of our various businesses, in addition to delivering ad-hoc training as and when required
  • Liaising with relevant regulatory bodies and help coordinate responses to ad-hoc regulatory enquiries

Skills & Experience We’re Looking For

  • University degree and/or professional compliance / financial services qualification
  • Experience of dealing with Regulatory bodies as well as a good understanding of the prevailing regulations
  • Strong investigative, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to exercise sound and balanced judgment
  • Good interpersonal skills and effective written/oral communication skills (fluent English)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS office tools including strong knowledge of MS-Excel
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent people/ stakeholder management skills
  • Emerging markets experience and ability to work across multiple cultures
  • Good knowledge of a broad range of range of businesses and products
  • Pro-active, self-motivated, assertive and well organised
  • Interest in the financial markets and a willingness to lear

About Goldman Sachs

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We’re committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at

We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more:

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