GoCardless processes billions in payments each year. Tens of thousands of businesses across the UK and beyond rely on us to handle their payments, and hundreds more sign up every week. As we look to the future, those businesses will be larger, more demanding, and present in multiple countries - and so will we. We are responsible for ensuring that our products and services do not facilitate money laundering or terrorism financing, and that we fulfil our obligations to our regulators and partners, such as our banking partners, all whilst providing the best possible experience for our merchants, and enabling our business to scale.
The Legal and Compliance team are at the forefront of GoCardless’ expansion - both domestically and abroad, and must ensure that GoCardless adopts, implements and maintains innovative and appropriate processes and controls.
We are looking for a Deputy MLRO to ensure effective Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) systems and controls are in place at a cutting-edge, dynamic and high-growth fintech company.
You will be responsible for helping to set the money laundering agenda within GoCardless. You will take a consultative approach and work closely with every business division to implement and manage a comprehensive and proportionate to the nature, scale and complexity, AML/CTF framework.
Some of the main elements of the role will involve:
We’re looking for someone with relevant experience in a regulated financial institution, and who is passionate about moving to a fast-paced fintech startup. You will be driven and able to work independently, while taking a consultative approach in an area that can be seen as inhibitive to business. You are an experienced AML professional, looking to shape the AML/CTF function at a growing company.
We’d love to hear from you if:
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We’re building the payments network for the internet. Join us.
Since GoCardless was set up in 2011, we have been focussed on simplifying Direct Debit and opening up access to companies who could never previously use it. We already process over $1bn each year for thousands of businesses, and we are growing fast.
We work with a huge range of organisations: small gyms and scout groups use us to reduce admin; fast growing companies like Funding Circle use us to power their growth; established institutions like the Guardian use us to dramatically reduce failure rates.
Our ambitions go beyond this: we want to break down barriers so that businesses can quickly and simply start taking payments from anyone, anywhere in the world.
Over the last year, we’ve expanded our offering for larger organisations, like the Guardian and the UK Government. We’ve also added European Direct Debit schemes, so multinational companies can collect payments across Europe with ease. We’ve recently launched in France and Germany, and in the coming year we’ll continue our global expansion, as we create a global network for recurring payments.
We’re London-based, and backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, Passion Capital and Y Combinator.