Legal & Compliance Manager (Risk Management / Strategy / Policies & Procedures)

Southern Africa
Posted 5 months ago

Reference No. NKSR-LACM-01

Our client is a specialist life insurer, specialising in group funeral insurance. They are an industry-leading tech-forward company, operating nationally through an extensive distribution network of intermediary partners.

They are seeking a highly driven and dynamic compliance professional with a business mindset to take ownership of the legal, compliance and risk management functions within a niche life insurance company at their head office in Stellenbosch.

In this role, the candidate will be responsible for ensuring ongoing compliance with laws, regulations, and industry standards, including monitoring, reviewing, and implementing new regulation, legislation, and industry best practices to ensure the company fulfils its statutory, regulatory, and contractual obligations.


  • Driving and owning the legal, risk and compliance strategy within the business while ensuring alignment with the overarching business direction and strategy.
  • Implementation and maintenance of a holistic regulatory and legal compliance framework.
  • Designing and implementing internal controls on policies and procedures to ensure compliance across all business lines but that are also in line with the company’s digitisation strategy.
  • Conducting regular compliance audits on key risk areas of the business.
  • Identifying potential compliance breaches and investigate compliance irregularities or areas of concern and work with stakeholders to propose workable solutions to ensure compliance.
  • Maintaining all compliance records, procedures, and manuals, and ensure timely reporting to the required regulatory authorities.
  • Preparing the required compliance reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Protecting KGA Life from regulatory and reputational risks by maintaining a clear risk framework, setting common standards, assessing adherence to standards, and providing training and guidance to all stakeholders.
  • Taking responsibility for the effective implementation of risk and compliance plans and monitoring programmes.
  • Keeping up to date with new legal and regulation requirements, ensuring key stakeholders are kept apprised of relevant regulations and/or increased regulatory risk and support implementation of processes to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Managing new regulatory requirements by evaluating regulations identified as relevant to the business and provide an impact analysis relevant to the business. Address impacts, including policy amendments, business notifications and provision of training.
  • Managing all interactions with the applicable regulators.
  • Being the accountable key regulatory and enterprise risk owner for the company.
  • Regular reporting to the Audit & Risk Committee and the other Company Committees as may be required.
  • Developing, implementing, and overseeing the enterprise and compliance risk management strategy as part of the broader company strategy.
  • Managing the commercial contractual landscape and the system for managing contracts.
  • Providing legal guidance and advice on internal matters.
  • Sourcing and managing external debt collection agencies.
  • KYC management.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • LLB, BCom (Law), or relevant qualification.
  • Certificate/Diploma in Compliance Management.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience performing the legal, compliance and risk management functions within the financial services industry.
  • FAIS approved as a Compliance Officer for Category 1 Financial Services Providers.

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Nicole Koenig at

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Nicole Koenig

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CA Global Finance

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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