Compliance Officer – Estonia


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Now is an exciting time to join us at Wise. We’re about to launch our “assets” product in the EEA and are looking for a Compliance Officer to lead the building and development of our investment compliance program. As the Compliance Officer for TINV Europe AS (our Estonian investment entity), you’ll be responsible for overseeing our Estonian financial crime and regulatory compliance programmes for investment services.

Your mission:

Oversight of the implementation of the compliance program:

  • Supervise TINV Europe’s adherence to all relevant regulatory and financial crime  aspects of Estonian law. 
  • Own internal policies that govern TINV  Europe’s adherence to all relevant local laws and regulations. 
  • Develop a monitoring and testing program for the compliance control framework.
  • Train the teams in charge of the application of those compliance controls
  • Carry out horizon scanning and gap analysis for any regulatory changes

External engagement:

  • Point of contact for the Finantsinspektsioon (Estonian Financial Supervision and Resolution Authority) and the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for all compliance matters. 
  • Represent TINV Europe externally for compliance related matters. 
  • Supervise the reporting obligations for both regulatory and financial crimes in Estonia.

Management information:

  • Report directly to TINV Europe’s Management Board on all compliance matters and attend board meetings as and when required. 
  • Prepare the quarterly compliance report for the Management Board. the Board of directors of TINV Europe
  • Participate in Wise’s Group Compliance Risk Committees 

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of Wise’s business and its newest product by getting to know numerous teams across the company as you liaise with them to help them understand the local compliance framework and bring together the information that our regulators need.
  • Help keep compliance right at the heart of our product developments and new initiatives by horizon-scanning for new regulatory developments and sharing these with the teams.
  • Choose your own path to success –  you’ll be the first Compliance Officer in our Estonian entity and you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and the responsibility for making it happen.

A bit about you:

If you have a compliance background in investments or other regulated financial services, great communication and organisational skills, tons of motivation and positivity, then this role could be perfect for you!

  • Experience in financial services compliance and working in an international setting.
  • Investment experience a plus but not required
  • Experience of working with regulators or similar bodies;
  • Experience in aligning to the other key risks across the risk taxonomy, including operational, compliance and strategic risk as well as intersecting risks. 
  • Good understanding of relevant Estonian laws and regulations for regulatory compliance and financial crime. 
  • Ability to represent TINV Europe in a professional manner to all internal (e.g. management) and external (e.g. regulatory authorities) stakeholders.  
  • Demonstrated track record of second line of defence independence and challenge/ escalation where concerns are felt.
  • Effective in change impact, liaison with other functions.
  • Estonian and English fluency

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn't important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

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