Head of Compliance MLRO - Payments Fintech

Job Title: Head of Compliance MLRO - Payments Fintech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Salary: Negotiable
REF: 1015854_1535130857
Contact Name: Jack Lynch
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Oliver James Associates are currently representing a leading global Fintech organisation in their focus to appoint a Head of Compliance and MLRO for the European Operations.

Oliver James Associates are currently representing a leading global Fintech organisation in their focus to appoint a Head of Compliance and MLRO for the European Operations.

Based in their Dublin location, you will have complete oversight of the European Compliance function with a team of circa 100 headcounts reporting to you.

Our client offers an excellent career growth plan, base salary and benefits package, they are as an organisation truly at the cutting edge of their industry.


  • Act as Money Laundering Reporting Officer
  • Develop, in line with group compliance framework, a Compliance Management System for the Irish regulated businesses.
  • Ensure that Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Business (KYB), source of funds, client information, client profiling and suitability is in line with regulatory requirements
  • Review reports of suspicious activity from any employee in the firm or via the Compliance Operations team
  • Consider all reports and evaluate whether there is - or seems to be -any evidence of money laundering or terrorist financing
  • Report any suspicious activity or transaction to the Financial Intelligence Unit by completing and submitting a Suspicious Activity Report
  • Manage the local Compliance staff
  • Provide the business with advice and guidance on all relevant AML and related financial crime obligations and requirements
  • Work with the business to ensure that the firm establishes and maintains appropriate policies, procedures, systems and controls
  • Assist with the monitoring of the business to identify actual or potential weaknesses of internal controls and advising on remedial action that may be taken by line management.
  • Participate in thematic reviews as requested by the regulators
  • Assess the firms' regulatory exposure and make recommendations to the business to enable it to ensure compliance.
  • Provide support to line management in its liaison with regulators, auditors (internal & external) other group companies and external organisations where appropriate.
  • Ensure that Financial Crime training provided to staff is in line with regulatory requirements and updated accordingly
  • Develop and strengthen relationships to promote best practice and ensure a good understanding of Financial Crime requirements
  • Liaise with local law enforcement and regulators to build strong relationships and resolve any issues
  • File returns as applicable to regulators

Candidate Requirements

  • 8+ years' experience in the international financial services industry
  • Open-minded individual that is eager to communicate with law enforcement agencies
  • Readiness to work in an international environment with the willingness to travel from time to time
  • Significant experience in a compliance-related and/ or regulatory environment
  • Broad exposure to financial services institutions or payments environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High-level of communication English (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to work at a senior level
  • European languages highly desirable

Education and Qualifications

  • Must be degree educated (or equivalent), preferably gained in a Finance related or legal discipline (an advanced degree and or compliance certification)

For more information, please send your CV to the below contact details.