Compliance Manager

  • Zopa
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Mar 25, 2022
Full time Compliance

Job Description

At Zopa, we’re shaping the future of finance.   We offer simple loans and smart investments that help people take control of their finances and do more with their money. In the 12 years we’ve been in business, we’ve helped more than 60,000 people lend over £2 billion to 246,000 UK consumers.   And our journey’s only just beginning. In November 2016 we announced our plans to build a next generation bank so that we can bring a greater range of smart, ethical finance products to even more people.   The opportunity:   We’re seeking to enhance our Compliance team by recruiting a Compliance Manager with experience in financial crime. As we’ll be launching a new bank (exciting!) you’ll need to be the type of person who has an interest in learning, and supporting, in all areas of regulatory compliance. Consequently, your role will be split between financial crime and retail banking compliance.


This person will:

    • Help ensure business areas are compliant with Financial crime regulations and FCA expectations.
    • Undertake monitoring and testing to determine compliance.
    • Act as a central point of expertise for the business.
    • Provide the Head of Compliance/ MLRO with report (which will form part of reporting to the Board and Senior Management)
    • Provide coaching and guidance to other team members.
    • Deputise for the MLRO where required.

We would need this person to have:

    • Previous compliance and/or risk experience ideally within financial services
    • Proven audit / testing experience/analytical skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to recognise regulatory risks related to business decisions
    • Experience of managing due diligence
    • Educated to degree level (2:1) or equivalent experience
    • Ideally a highly analytical degree
    • Preferably a candidate with good knowledge of FCA principles and Consumer Credit regulations


    • Demonstrable interest in producing good customer outcomes.
    • At least 3 years of experience in Compliance, with an FCA regulated firm.
    • Experience of AML, KYC and CDD.
    • Familiarity with key regulatory sourcebooks (e.g. CONC, DISP and BCOBs).
    • High proficiency in Word, PowerPoint Presentations (for senior management reports) and Excel (monitoring and testing plans).