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Compliance Director - Republic of Ireland

Thomson Reuters Legal & Regulatory Professionals 3/26/2018 11:10:41 AM Dublin, Ireland
Job Description

Application close date: 30th May 2018

Position Title:

Compliance Director - Republic of Ireland

Requisition No: JREQ101817

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Business Unit

Financial and Risk

Financial & Risk (“F&R”), currently a business unit of Thomson Reuters, provides solutions to the global financial community, delivering critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investing, financial and corporate professionals.

We help our customers generate superior returns, improve risk and compliance management, increase access to liquidity and create efficient, reliable infrastructures in increasingly global, electronic and multi-asset class markets, through our market-leading Thomson Reuters Eikon, Thomson Reuters Elektron and Thomson Reuters Enterprise Risk Manager.

On 30 January 2018, Thomson Reuters announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to enter into a strategic partnership with private equity funds managed by Blackstone related to its

F&R business. As part of the transaction, Thomson Reuters has agreed to sell a 55% majority stake in F&R and will retain a 45% interest in the business. The transaction values the F&R business at approximately $20 billion. Thomson Reuters will maintain full ownership of its Legal, Tax & Accounting and Reuters News businesses. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of this year and is subject to specified regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Further information on this can be found at

Role Summary:

The successful candidate will provide first class regulatory guidance and advice to ensure that F&R’s regulated activities are conducted in compliance with regulatory expectations. The role predominantly interacts with the Transactions Business and will be located in the Republic of Ireland with primary responsibility for managing the relationship with the Central Bank of Ireland and for ensuring that the Irish legal entity meets its regulatory obligations.

The Compliance Director – Republic of Ireland will be the PCF-15 Head of Compliance with responsibility for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Legislation to be approved by the Central Bank of Ireland.

The role will be located in Dublin.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

Functional: (role-related responsibilities)

This list is non-exhaustive and other duties may be added from time to time:

  • Acting as the main point of contact for the Irish legal entity for regulatory and compliance matters relating to the F&R Transactions Business; including operating a multilateral trading facility and receiving and transmitting activities.
  • Providing support and guidance on specific Republic of Ireland financial crime laws and regulations and liaising with F&R Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining the Compliance Programme for the Irish legal entity.
  • Working closely with the broader Transactions Business compliance teams to ensure holistic delivery of compliance framework and solutions, including regulatory record keeping, across all jurisdictions and legal entities.
  • Developing, maintaining and strengthening the relationship between compliance and the business by providing timely and effective advice and developing the communication channels to ensure a two-way flow of information.
  • Escalating promptly any regulatory or operational risks identified to the F&R Chief Compliance Officer and the Board of Directors and Risk Committee of the Irish legal entity.
  • Providing routine reports and regulatory updates to the Board of Directors of the Irish legal entity.
  • Providing assistance to and supporting the F&R Compliance Director – EMEA/APAC with regulatory applications and licences.
  • Assisting and supporting the F&R Compliance Director – Global Regulatory Special Projects with identifying, assessing and implementing regulatory change.
  • Developing, maintaining and updating relevant regulatory policies, processes and procedures. Advising the business with all aspects of these policies, processes and procedures.
  • Ensuring regulatory obligations, such as standard, frequent and ad hoc regulatory filings and reporting to the Central Bank of Ireland, are made in a correct and timely fashion.
  • Overseeing the planning and preparation of regulatory, internal and external audits reviewing and approving documentation gathered to respond to audit and regulatory enquiries.
  • Liaising with the F&R Compliance Officer - Regulatory Risk with second line of defence reviews and supporting the business with remediation work required.
  • Engaging and managing regulatory relationships with the Central Bank of Ireland, and any other regulators that may be required.
  • Preparing regulatory updates for the Irish legal entity Board Meetings and assisting with any Risk Committee matters.
  • Developing, implementing and conducting compliance training programmes. Reviewing and updating existing programmes for improvements and updates needed due to revisions in laws and regulations.
  • Working closely with the business to develop pragmatic solutions/opportunities while remaining cognisant of regulatory rules, obligations and expectations.
  • Advising the business senior leadership team, general counsel and other senior managers on all relevant regulatory matters impacting the Irish legal entity.
  • Working seamlessly and in partnership with other members of the Thomson Reuters Legal team, fostering on a collegiate and effective partnership.
  • Leveraging and partnering with other colleagues within Thomson Reuters, which include and are not limited to, F&R’s Risk teams, the Regulatory and Government Affairs teams globally on regulatory policy matters.

Key Relationships:

Attending relevant meetings at all levels, for example, attending the Irish legal entity Board meetings or liaison with the Central Bank of Ireland supervision team on visits.

Essential Skills and Experience gained from either experience working in either a regulator or authorised firm

Technical Knowledge

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of regulated activity, in particular Irish and EU regulatory framework
  • Significant Financial Crime knowledge and experience


  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent planning and organisation abilities
  • Excellent time management and delivery skills
  • Able to analyse and provide solutions
  • Able to communicate and interact effectively at all levels with excellent interpersonal and team skills, together with excellent presentation skills
  • Able to project and people manage and ensure issues are resolved effectively
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to influence decision making and practical implementation of regulatory strategies and practices
  • Process change management


  • Pro active
  • Able to work with different cultures and nationalities
  • Able to negotiate and resolve issues with meaningful solutions both internally and externally
  • Business and commercial awareness

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of regulations / market practice in other jurisdictions, e.g. US, and Asia

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ101817
Locations: Dublin-Ireland
Job Function: Legal & Regulatory Professionals
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