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Officer- Fraud Detection at Equity Bank Kenya

Equity Bank Limited (The “Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 – 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population.

Description

Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below.

  • Transactions monitoring, on a 24 hour and 7 days a week monitoring schedule, to identify suspicious transactions based on preset parameters or other appropriate criteria within set timelines.
  • Conduct preliminary validation checks for suspicious transactions within set timelines, lien targeted accounts and block destination accounts/mobile wallets in order to minimize loss to the customer.
  • Validation of banks exceptional reports within set timelines.
  • Handling of suspicious transactions sent from partners within set timelines.
  • Ensure 100% compliance to the Bank’s policies and procedures, CBK prudential guidelines and local statutes.
  • Conduct fraud awareness training to Bank staff and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct fraud risk assessments on new/existing Bank systems, products and services.
  • Propose, discuss with stakeholders and agree recommendations to improve control weaknesses identified during fraud monitoring and regularly follow up for their implementation.
  • Manage fraud detection tools and ensure they are used responsibly and only as and when required.

Qualifications

  • A graduate with a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Criminology, Forensics, Engineering, IT, Accounting, Commerce or any business degree is a MUST.
  • Professional certification in Fraud Examination, Auditing, Accounting, Risk management and Information systems audit is an added advantage.
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in an auditing, forensics or risk management environment or at least 5 years’ experience in Branch Operations
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Bank risks and their mitigations
  • Knowledge of CBK prudential guidelines
  • Knowledge of AML and KYC policy guidelines

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