Senior Compliance Manager

  • TransferWise
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Compliance

Job Description

TransferWise is the clever new way to move money between countries. Co-founded by Skype's first employee and backed by some of the planet's most experienced innovators, including Sir Richard Branson, TransferWise is disrupting the world of international money transfer. That means flipping a gazillion dollar industry on its head and taking power away from banks and the establishment.

TransferWise is on the hunt for a Senior Compliance Manager to help a young and growing team of multi-discipline specialists (AML monitoring, Verification and EDD) build a product that is not only world class, but leads the way in mitigating against the risk of financial crime. We take AML and Compliance seriously as it protects our most valuable asset - our customers.

Our ideal candidate:

AML and regulatory compliance expert (verification, EDD, monitoring) for an e-money/ payments company designing and challenging process, ideally across multiple jurisdictions and product lines.
Solid experience in building a risk based approach in all areas of AML.
Passionate about improving process and making sure we have an efficient framework in place.

Calculate, substantiate and mitigate the risks of money laundering by helping teams lay a solid foundation across the various AML and regulatory compliance disciplines.
Scrutinise and contribute to existing policies and test that they robust and customer friendly, by internal review and working with external reviewers.
Coordinate, compliance needs between business expansion and compliance teams, ensuring a smooth launch into new markets and new products.
Assess risks: country, customer, product… and help build a compliance product.
Mentor other members of the compliance team.
Develop and coordinate MI from various Compliance teams to create meaningful data that supports decision making within the teams;
Manage compliance relationships of UK banking partners.
Identify, track and escalate regulatory risks throughout the business.
Spend at least 25% of time working alongside the operational teams in Tallinn, Estonia.
TransferWise’s collaborative culture will allow you to not only be a part of a creative team, but you’ll also have your say in how new products evolve and develop. At TransferWise we believe in giving a strong voice to all employees and encourage people to be themselves in everything they do.

So, if this sounds like you and you are looking to join a company that offers an all-expenses-paid company holiday (which is completely insane), stock options in one of Europe’s most hotly tipped startups, a shiny new laptop of your choice and team lunches every Friday, why haven't you applied yet?


Some important stuff we would like you to know
To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

We want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form, or drop us an email at You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.