MERJE have partnered with a leading global FinTech platform, in the search for a Head of Compliance.
Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer, the Head of Compliance will support all areas of compliance, building on the strong foundation that has allowed the business to gain and maintain multiple FCA authorisations in consumer credit and payment services.
This position is on a Fixed Term Contractual basis and we are open to considering all working scenarios (part-time, full-time, etc).
Develop and improve the compliance strategy and infrastructure, including:
Develop and enhance our compliance strategy and roadmap
Enhance existing policies and draft new policies
Lead the dissemination and training of policies to staff
Monitor regulatory climate and specific FCA guidance for impact on the business and ensure appropriate changes are made
Own the development and delivery of the compliance monitoring plan:
Oversee and monitor key regulatory risks and ensure appropriate escalation
Identify and escalate risk exposures within the business on a timely basis and ensure action plans are in place to address the risks
Oversee and monitor risks arising from new products and ensure these risks are managed in line with risk appetite and policy
Deliver clear, timely, independent and pragmatic expert regulatory advice and guidance to the team:
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders
Support the development of business processes, procedures and controls to ensure they are properly mapped to FCA and other applicable rules and regulations
Provide sound and pragmatic advice to the business on project or regulatory change activity
Engage with product design and approval processes, providing review and challenge to new and existing product development
Manage and own financial promotions processes (new and BAU) and work closely with Marketing teams to develop and maintain compliant collateral
Assist with the creation, sign off and provision of regulatory training
Lead the Compliance team:
You are an experienced consumer credit compliance professional with ~7+ years experience operating at/ towards SMF16 level, with anti-money laundering experience at/ towards SMF17 level.
You have familiarity with regulations associated with the Payment Services Directive, savings and protection products.
You are self-motivated and have a willingness to take responsibility and work independently, as a key member of the broader team, working within a fast-paced startup environment.
You have a desire to work in a young, dynamic FinTech company, in a broad compliance role