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Head of Compliance

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    Financial Services and Banking

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    Mizzette Ao

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    Head of Compliance

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    3 months ago

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Hamlyn Williams has partnered with a Series C Fintech that is rapidly expanding within the EU. They are looking for a Head of Risk & Compliance to help structure and design the AML, Risk, and Compliance function, as well as ensure full compliance with applicable regulations.

Our client actively promotes a healthy work-life balance, which is why this is a full-time remote position requiring you to spend no more than two days per week in their London office.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop, maintain, and implement jurisdictional AML, Risk and Compliance policies and programs, implementing group program requirements, incorporating local regulatory requirements and industry practice
  • Responsible for ensuring that company policies adhere to applicable laws and regulations, including timely planning for and responding to regulatory developments.
  • Monitor and manage risk events, ensuring that they are reported to the appropriate regulatory authority;
  • Senior management, regulators, and industry groups' primary point of contact for compliance and risk issues, as well as regulatory trends
  • Collaborate with product teams to ensure that any new regulated activities are created in accordance with the risk management strategy;
  • Provide assurance reporting directly to Senior Management and the Board on risk, compliance, and AML matters
  • Engage with the Global Compliance team on a regular basis to ensure that the company's operational activities are in line with its risk appetite.
  • Supervising intragroup and external outsourcing engagements to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and expectations
  • Liaise with the governance board to manage third-party regulatory inspections and audits.
  • Monitor and manage suspicious activities and risk events, ensuring that they are reported to the appropriate regulatory authority;
  • Collaborate with the Operational Management team to ensure that all organisational self-identified, compliance monitoring, and internal audit-initiated issues are resolved in a reasonable timeframe and disclosed to relevant governance bodies

About you:

  • 5+ years of experience in a compliance role with an international financial service, payments, or fintech firm;
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards
  • Experience managing communications with regulators and other relevant authoritie
  • Held MLRO responsibilities previously
  • The ability to communicate effectively with key external stakeholders

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