Governance Manager – UAE National

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Job Description

Job Description

Job Purpose: 

  • manage the data governance framework for all Compliance systems to ensure that data quality, integrity and accuracy.
  • To lead, collate and drive the implementation of Compliance and Financial Crime related system and data initiatives, enhancements and changes.
  • To maintain the data library of all Compliance related applications, carry out scheduled data integrity and validation tests for data accuracy and quality. To coordinate and facilitate UAT testing for the Group. Undertake Financial Crime reporting on system performance, issues and system related risks


  • Management of data governance framework for Compliance system:To ensure all data used by various systems adhere to industry standard quality, integrity and accuracy.
  • Compliance and Financial Crime system and data initiatives, enhancements and changes:Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to identify requirements for Compliance and Financial crime systems and data initiatives, enhancements and changes.Liaise with IT on the requirements, implementation and delivery of initiatives and the scheduling of tests.
  • Data library of all Compliance related applications:To create and maintain the data library of all Compliance related applications, undertake integrity and validation tests on schedule to ensure accuracy and quality of data
  • Financial Crime Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting:Monitor system performance, parameters and thresholds and escalate issues to ensure corrective action.Produce internal reports for Department Head on performance of alerts and TATs and check accuracy to ensure an accurate picture of performance is provided


  • At least 6 years of experience in dealing with Financial Crime applications, detection and screening systems within banking/financial services. Also involving data management and analysis, building and optimising data bases, data sourcing, mapping and cleansing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant disciplines such as IT and Engineering

Programming languages (Such as SAS, Python, SQL), profiling techniques, databases and reporting

  • Microsoft Office (Word; Advanced Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of end-user banking processes, transactional processes, and mitigation strategies for financial crime.
  • Experience in writing management reports and dashboards
  • Ability to write and validate  detection system rules and creating multi product detection strategies
  • Knowledge of Financial Crime tools
Abu Dhabi, UAE