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Group Head of Compliance Risk

Non-disclosed London, United Kingdom
Posted 6 hours ago Hybrid Job Permanent £175k - £200k
We’re seeking a Group Head of Compliance Risk to join our client, a global fintech payments company. Viewing Risk as a product, our client wishes to build a real-time risk management framework that is first in class. Operating in over 160 countries, compliance risk management is a critical part of the business. Currently the role covers three domains: financial crime risk, conduct risk and regulatory risk, and we are seeking a candidate with experience across these areas. In this role you will have the opportunity to make a great impact on the business, customers, and regulatory relationships globally.



Group Head of Compliance Risk : This is an opportunity to join as a Leader in the Risk Function, and your mission will involve:

● Developing and leading second line risk management for compliance risks and leading the team currently covering these domains.

● Developing the risk assessment frameworks, setting risk appetites, and improving processes around risk monitoring and mitigation for the different regulatory domains across the world.

● Embedding the compliance risk program throughout the organisation including regional teams through building strong partnerships across the three lines of defence as well improving visibility of roles and responsibilities between them.

● Provide advisory support to the first line to improve issues management processes, building and monitoring of KRIs which are aligned to RAS and ensure risk assessment processes are appropriate and consistent.

● Be the second line SME for inputs and challenge into group regulatory risk committees.

● Streamlining and improving compliance risk assessment for new product development, new market launches, Third party risk management.

● Build a strong advisory partner risk team that can proactively engage with the first line to improve the first control testing program across the company.

● Chair and run, monthly compliance risk incident subcommittee globally and ensure there is an effective feedback loop from these into risk assessments.

● Own and develop policies, procedures and training related to compliance risk management for the company

● Ultimately building a strong global compliance risk function with regional delegated roles and responsibilities to support the group objective.

The experience, background and competencies needed to succeed in this role:

● We’re looking for someone who is passionate about payments, fintech and good governance, with an eye on the future.

● You have a deep understanding of compliance risks, and have relevant experience of running regulatory implementation programs.

● You have an eye for detail, but also be able to zoom in and out of a problem quickly to be able to quickly assess if controls suggested are sensible or fixes are tested appropriately to assess robustness.

● You have a quantitative/analytical approach to assessing the risks and ability to articulate the risks with the right level of detail to ensure there is no room for ambiguity in understanding across any audience.

● You’ve shown that you can roll up your sleeves, execute and get into the details with the first line teams to get things done.

● Understanding of regulations in at least one tier 1 market such as; US, UK, AU or EU on regulatory programs.

● You have a progressive, practical and data driven approach to risk management and have demonstrable experience in working effectively with first line teams.

● You are an accomplished relationship builder and adept at stakeholder management.

Leadership is a vital component for this role and candidates should be able to demonstrate a flexible and entrepreneurial approach to leadership and ideally, have experience in delivering large scale regulatory change programmes.

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