Compliance Analyst

Singapore, Singapore
15 Mar 2023
14 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Barclays Overview

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Working Flexibly

We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers' and clients' needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

Hybrid Working

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We're flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

About Compliance

Compliance operates as one team to drive the right customer outcomes and protect the integrity of the financial services markets through innovation. Please visit our website here for more information.

Compliance at Barclays is located across 31 Countries with approximately 1400 employees. It oversees all compliance activities across Barclays, including all regions in which we do business. The world is changing, and we need to too. We are making a paradigm shift to the way we operate, returning to the basics of ethical banking. Our vision is to become the "Go-To Bank", to be the role model for the banking industry. Along with our core values, we have introduced the balanced scorecard which will help us to measure our success against our "Go-To" vision, giving all our colleagues clarity around what they should focus their energy on.

Compliance is an independent 'second line of defence'. It is absolutely at the heart of the Barclays "Go-To" vision. We are on a journey to achieving this vision, where positive changes have already been realised. We will act as the 'guiding light' for Barclays:
  • Being an independent control for the bank
  • Being a world class global compliance function
  • Driven by the skilled and empowered individuals in Compliance who are focused on doing the right thing
  • Reporting directly into the board and being a role model for the banking industry
Our drive for excellence is work in progress - it's about doing the best we can today and doing even better tomorrow. It's about being proud of our achievements and honest about the things that need to change. People are a key component of the success of Compliance and are expected to play a central role in business decision-making, with the ability to lead and be a key component in complex projects. In taking proactive judgement, continuously challenging and anticipating risks, compliance employees are the individuals that senior management of the firm significantly value as an essential contributor and partner when key decisions are being made.

The Compliance people strategy is focused on attracting, retaining and developing talented and capable employees by engaging them in fulfilling roles; in an environment that is empowering and rewarding. Individual career development is supported by an externally recognised Compliance Career Academy and underpinned by the right methodology and focus on internal mobility, reward, assessment and training.

------------------ Overall purpose of role

This is an entry level trainee programme. You will be employed on a 24-month contract during which you will
  • Supports the Employee Compliance program for APAC in accordance with relevant regulatory and legal requirements, firm policies and industry best practices.
  • Supports the Singapore Country Business Oversight Compliance professionals who are responsible for the Compliance coverage of the Singapore Business in relation to MAS Rules.
  • Supports the Compliance Assurance team by providing assurance across all Financial Crime and Conduct areas as required.
Key Accountabilities
  • Preparation of Management Information (including engagement pack) to be presented to Business and Compliance Colleagues.
  • Assisting Compliance SMEs in engaging with the Business to address Compliance related queries.
  • Assist with the Completion of Compliance Verification Checks.
  • Providing support to reviews, audits and inspections
  • Arranging meetings according to Business Engagement meeting schedules.
  • Managing our QA for adherence to Compliance Assurance methodology.
  • Review of report writing for adherence to writing guidelines.
  • Assessing review execution and providing suggestions for improvements.
Risk and Control Objective

Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

Person Specification
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task
  • Able to prioritise work assignments
  • Able to communicate effectively with internal staff and counterparts
  • Good time management and strong follow-through skills
  • We are only able to consider candidates who have and will continue to have the legal right to work in Singapore.
Essential Skills / Basic Qualifications:
  • Diploma from a recognised polytechnic
  • Academic Qualification in Banking and Finance preferred
Purpose and Values

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.


We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.


We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.


We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.


We prize sustainability and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.


Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.


Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.


Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.