Compliance Officer

  • Adyen
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jun 06, 2018
Full time Compliance

Job Description

Adyen is a looking for a professional and highly motivated Compliance Officer to be based in our São Paulo office. This position is fundamental to support our growing business in Latin America, focusing on making sure Adyen is compliant with card schemes and regulation applicable to payment institutions.


  • Create communication for scheme and regulatory changes (for internal and external stakeholders) and provide training and promote awareness of relevant changes.
  • Ensure strong corporate governance that results in the proper management and mitigation of regulatory risks.
  • Ensure full compliance with all applicable local payment methods, laws, regulations and guidance.
  • Coordinating and supervising day-to-day compliance with the policies of Adyen.
  • Research relevant laws and regulations and work with Legal to provide guidance and interpretation.
  • Develop and conduct risk assessments and ensure appropriate controls to address and mitigate the risks identified in the risk assessment process.



  • Language: Fluent Portuguese and English speaker.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience: Legal, Regulatory and/or Card Scheme experience.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to financial industries (i.e. Brazilian Central Bank Payment Arrangement Regulation, PSD2, CRD IV)
  • Proven ability to understand legal and regulatory concepts and convert them into relevant, practical business requirements.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to influence both internally and externally.
  • High level of self-motivation.
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory environment and ability to quickly acquire missing knowledge ("on the job learning").
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment that is ever changing.


  • Experience in the Financial Services Industry / Payment Industry 
  • Results Orientated: Candidate demonstrates appropriate agility to adapt under evolving circumstances and stretch goals.
  • Communication: Strong ability to explain the compliance view.
  • Promptness and accuracy with operational tasks
  • Good analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent service skills to establish a high level of stakeholder satisfaction
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks

About Adyen

Adyen is a technology company that provides a single platform to accept payments anywhere in the world through any sales channel. Driven by a vision to improve customer experience, streamline processes, and ultimately increase revenue, Adyen enables businesses to process payments across online, mobile, and Point-of-Sale (POS) with over 250 payment methods in 187 transaction currencies. Over 3,500 businesses use the Adyen payment platform, including Facebook, Spotify,, Uber,, 99, Saraiva, Ifood and Hering. Adyen is headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid, and Boston.

Our company culture:

At Adyen our people are our greatest asset. Our unique company culture attracts the smartest people, who take initiative & ownership and can truly contribute to our fast growth. We believe that people reach the utmost if we give them freedom, opportunities and responsibility to build Adyen. Our culture is very informal and direct. We talk straight without being rude. We are extremely customer centric. We believe in teamwork, and don’t like egos and hierarchy. When taking a decision we take them quickly but always involve others to further improve. We provide each other regular informal feedback and let everyone design their own growth path.