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My client one of the main disruptors to the money transfer market is presently going through a major phase of growth and is investing heavily in technology, people and processes to achieve very high standards in compliance and crime prevention. As such they are looking at hiring an EMEA MLRO to report into the Global Head of Compliance.
As the MLRO for EMEA, you'll lead a the EMEA function to helping it to enforce and promote an innovative culture of compliance.
About the role
Keep up to date with regulatory changes, including EU Directives and regulations, and implement relevant changes to the compliance manuals, policies and procedures for EMEA
Conduct risk assessments and establish appropriate risk-based controls
Provide ongoing reports to senior management and the Board
Manage government relations efforts with relevant regulatory agencies, law enforcement and trade associations
Handle licence related processes and reporting to regulators and other external third parties, such as auditors and banks
Advise the business on all compliance-related matters, such as the regulatory implications of new and existing products, new market expansion,resolution of compliance-related incidents and gaps, enhancements to the firm's compliance framework and the review/approval of business activities as appropriate.
Act as the central point of escalation and contact for all AML/financial crime matters including onboarding new and monitoring existing clients, partners, vendors including due diligence and suspicious activity reporting and detecting and deterring financial crime.
Lead training and maintaining a culture of compliance
Experience as an experienced Compliance Officer, MLRO or Deputy MLRO having gained sufficient Compliance, AML and KYC experience within financial services and/or payments companies
Experience building and maintaining relationships with regulators and have gained good exposure to dealing with government agencies across Europe. Wider international experience is a bonus (i.e., EMEA and/or Asia)
Success managing people and possess strong operational and project management skills
An entrepreneurial spirit is essential for this role as this will be a hands on position and you will be expected to scale-up and manage a team of compliance professionals
Autonomous and the ability to develop and manage a talented and experienced team in an industry that is continually growing and moving forward
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