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SENIORITY LEVEL: Mid Management level

FUNCTION: Global Business Service – Compliance

SALARY RANGE: Excellent benefits + market leading bonus

LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


This role is part of the BAT Global Business Service Compliance team. The established Compliance function acts as part of the 1st line of defence and plays a meaningful role in ensuring that an appropriate focus is placed on controls, across all functions within GBS.

Reports to: GBS Global Head of Compliance

Reporting Level: Individual

Geographic Scope: Locally within GBS Malaysia


  • Ensuring that approved financial and business controls are embedded in the current service lines and processes across Global Business Services (GBS).
  • Produce structured and insightful analysis of where to remediate areas of non-compliance to the various existing control frameworks in place within BAT
  • Make recommendations to GBS management on how the existing risk and control measures can be improved
  • Support the Compliance Lead and the Head of Risk, Governance & Compliance in maintenance and development of the GBS Compliance function
  • Contribute as part of the first Line of Defence to the compliance of applicable laws & Regulations, Internal codes of practice/Standards and policy and procedures
  • Support GBS management with delivery of action plans resulting from BCT led controls health checks, IRI raised, Audit and SOX Controls testing
  • Coordination and supervision of the work conducted by your team (if any) to ensure it is conducted in a professional and timely manner
  • Develop self and the team through training, learning and development opportunities in risk and internal controls, audit and the business in general.
  • Support the various Risk, Control and Audit stakeholders with crafting the controls’ environment as defined by Group
  • Partners regularly and establish an effective communication with relevant stakeholders


  • Do you have practical experience in Accounting / Finance?
  • Are you knowledgeable working on compliance project, implementing policies & standard?


  • Be a qualified professional with significant post-qualifying experience in the industry, or a graduate or equivalent with significant post-graduate experience in an FMCG environment. 
  • Good understanding of Group functions and business processes
  • Experience working on compliance projects, implementing policies and standards
  • Working experience in controls, in terms of role, impact, relation to risk, and balance with costs
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities, to identify significant process risks and efficient and effective key controls
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide internal and external audience (e.g. Group Senior Management and end market management; Finance, Operational, Commercial and IT management; external consultants) and influence and persuade them to take action
  • Self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision, but also in a team setting and in a matrix structure


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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