Banking

MLRO (SMF17) – Fast Growing Digital Bank

Published:
30th September 2021
Location:
Canary Wharf, United Kingdom
Category:
Banking  
Job Type:
Salary:
up to £120k plus equity and benefits
Role:
Compliance

Description

We are working with a fast growing and astute Fintech firm who are seeking a seasoned MLRO:

Responsibilities

  • Develop & Maintain risk management policies and risk profiles in relation to financial crime, development of new policies, and then applying those policies.
  • Business ownership of the Onboarding, KYC and Transaction monitoring platforms from an AML/Compliance/Risk perspective.
    Supervision of our appropriate measures to ensure that money laundering risks are taken into account in our day-to-day operation, including in relation to the development of new products; the taking-on of new customers; and changes in our business.
  • Building, and taking accountability for, the AML/CTF risk management program and the undertaking of any AML/CTF risk assessments. You would also input significantly, in building and managing a high-calibre compliance team, as and when required (as well as management input with a small base of junior company employees).
  • Proactively identifying situations that may pose significant compliance risk and guides management in the development/reviewing/updating of relevant policies, procedures and business practices.
  • Driving the application of the Driving a compliance review of new regulatory developments and maintaining oversight of developments impacting business activities.
  • Preparing reports to senior management, the Board and escalating any key or high risk compliance issues within our existing governance structure. Working with the FCA, NCA, or any other governing bodies and / or suppliers, regarding any compliance-related matters.
  • Hands-on and working cross-functionally across individuals and teams to ensure execution against regulatory requirements and internal policies.
  • Ensure any flags raised on the transaction monitoring and KYC platforms, along with customer complaints, fraud claims, etc are handled in a timely manner.
  • Collaborating with internal teams to identify clear steps necessary to mitigate any regulatory risks and provide recommendations in the form of clear business requirements.
  • With time, we expect good management skills of the CBS platform, KYC platform, Transaction Monitoring platform and any other platforms the company may require to use to operate effectively.
  • Partnering with the Product team to educate and drive the appropriate execution of compliance requirements. This role is critical, and you will need to also input into legal matters, so as to make sure all contracts are compliant to internal frameworks, policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Being dynamic, proactive rather than reactive, and understanding of how to work in a startup environment.

Successful candidate will be eligible for equity participation.

Aisha Ishaq

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