Country Compliance Officer| Fintech | Global brand

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Salary : $90000 - $110000
Location : Auckland City
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent
Job Reference : 12400PR
Job Classification : Finance & Accounting

Description :

The Company

Our client is one of the fastest-growing technology businesses in Europe, currently experiencing dramatic growth in the APAC region. Focusing on the rapidly expanding money transfer sector, and having won many industry awards, the firm has grown aggressively since launching at the beginning of the decade. In line with a deep commitment to global compliance, the firm is now looking to recruit in the APAC region to support this strong business growth.

The Role

The role, Reporting to the APAC Regional Head of Compliance and New Zealand Country Director & Board of Directors, is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of Regulatory Compliance for the organization's New Zealand business.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Handle the management, monitoring and ongoing testing of the New Zealand AML/CTF/Compliance programs;
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable New Zealand laws, regulations and Company policy and procedure;
  • Advise the organisation on day-to-day Compliance related issues and escalations, questions and requirements in accordance with New Zealand Regulatory AML/Sanctions/KYC/FSP requirements as well as all applicable Group policies ;
  • Be the point of contact for the DIA and other applicable regulatory bodies and attend to regular enquiries by the regulators;
  • Handle the management of regulatory compliance across New Zealand by:
    • Conducting the required Risk Assessments and training
    • Maintain, implement and manage internal & external exam and audit and MSB license registrations programs;
    • Resolve outstanding issues identified in Exams and Audits;
    • Ensure appropriate officer coverage and business continuity;
    • Report to Compliance Management on the status of regulatory compliance.
    • Handle regulatory reporting to local authorities.
  • Be involved as appropriate in local partnership, collaboration, networking with industry working groups or opportunities from a compliance perspective;
  • Work closely with the Regional Head of Compliance to analyse changes to or new regulatory requirements and proactively track and manage regulatory developments.
  • Assist, attend and provide input into the Regional Compliance Committees.
  • Chair the New Zealand Compliance and AML Committee.
  • Attend to Law Enforcement Requests or Governmental Request for Information.
  • Collate the Compliance Dashboard for the Board.
  • Carry out any other tasks, local, regional or global projects as may be requested from time to time.

Your Profile

This role will suit an ambitious compliance professional who will revel in the challenge of taking ownership of a Compliance function in an innovative, flexible and rapidly growing organisation

You will possess the following skills/attributes:

  • At least 5 years+ of compliance experience in financial services, preferably in a bank or remittance business;
  • Very good understanding of the New Zealand Regulatory Regime/Requirements pertaining to:
    • Providing International Money Transfer;
    • The Financial Services Providers (Registration and Dispute) Resolution Act;
    • Best industry practice Internal Controls & Risk Assessment, for example understanding of effective Risk Assessment methodology and applicable 3 Lines of Defence controls
  • Experience in handling, assisting with Regulatory inspections and exams (both desk reviews and on-site);
  • Proven understanding of the regulatory environment & landscape in New Zealand;
  • Previous experience working with local regulators
  • Relevant Compliance Industry and/or related certifications such as CAMS or CRCM a strong plus
  • Strong analytical and communication skills and the ability to work autonomously.
  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to liaise regionally and globally.
  • Highly disciplined, self-motivated with good personal integrity and detail oriented.
  • Excellent English communication skills both oral and written. Must be able to handle non face-to-face communication on a regular basis via a number of methods, including e-mail, telephone, internal office Instant Messaging, internal & external meetings/teleconferences etc.
  • Strong desire and ability to take ownership of issues and work independently
  • Excellent time management skills - Be able to organise and meet monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines as required.
  • Must be able to work in a pressured and fast-moving environment.

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Please send your resume by clicking on the apply button or for further information, contact Paul Ridley in our Sydney office on 02-9240-0455.

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