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Compliance Manager

  • Sector:

    Legal & Compliance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact phone:

    RUTH LYNDON

  • Contact email:

    ruth@phoenixsearch.com

  • Contact phone:

    0876599222

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-30

Our Client: 

  • A venture-backed, fast-growing, innovative global FinTech start-up which is on a phenomenal journey. 

The Opportunity:

  • Build and maintain a Compliance Function within a fast-growing, dynamic, FinTech organisation. 

  • Influence & have a direct impact within the business.

  • Unrivaled career development opportunities.

  • Join a highly ambitious & hugely personable team.

  • Agile working.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement a robust AML/FTC regulatory framework for the business across multiple jurisdictions and act as MLRO.

  • Continuously oversee, monitor, and support AML compliance per relevant legislation and regulatory guidance. Oversee all relevant AML record-keeping obligations and filing requirements including SARs. 

  • Update, upskill and train colleagues across the organisation on relevant compliance and regulatory requirements.

  • Conduct regular horizon scanning and ensure all company policies, procedures are compliant with relevant compliance and regulatory requirements. 

  • Manage communications with regulatory authorities/bodies globally as required, acting as the first point of contact

  • Manage any relevant licensing or regulatory applications globally and assist with any compliance issues encountered. Liaise with the business and relevant internal stakeholders as required. 

  • Work with the legal department to update the organisation’s privacy framework. Manage ongoing key data protection issues and/or breaches liaising with relevant stakeholders within the business as appropriate. Provide relevant updates/training internally as required. 

  • Continuously promote a compliance culture but also having regard to the realities of business needs. 

  • Ad hoc duties and projects as appropriate. 

Key Skills & Requirements:

  • Hold an Honours Degree and a relevant recognised compliance qualification.

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a relevant compliance position within an FS organisation, including a strong AML focus and prior MLRO experience. 

  • FinTech industry experience advantageous.

  • Experience advising on US compliance matters advantageous. 

  • In-depth understanding and experience developing and implementing AML and on-boarding procedures, bribery and corruption policies and procedures.

  • Thorough understanding of European and Irish legislation and regulations with a particular focus on credit, lending and/or securities. 

  • Strong understanding of data protection regulation and familiarity with the GDPR requirements. 

  • Proven experience building relationships with stakeholders across BUs and a proven ability to influence.

  • Excellent communication skills. 

  • Proven project management experience

  • Commercial, flexible, adaptable with a positive, solutions-focused attitude. 

  • Strong team-player but also highly self-driven.