Regional Compliance Lead – Americas


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$122,500 to $155,000 based on experience + Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)

Regional Compliance Lead


We’re looking for a Regional Compliance Lead to join our Americas Compliance Team here at Wise! 

You’ll receive a competitive package including a starting salary range of $122,500 to $155,000 based on experience + Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) in a profitable company + a wide array of other benefits! (more info below 😉)

Your Mission:

  • Apply leadership and problem solving skills to help Wise navigate challenges in the US and Canada regulatory environment
  • Collaborate with regional Product, Legal, Risk, Government Relations, and PR teams, providing input in developing strategic growth objectives 
  • Work with compliance team to develop measurable and ambitious goals for the compliance team, and support on the delivery of a compliance program that enables business growth while ensuring the management of compliance risk
  • Engage closely with the Global Head of Compliance, as well as other regional compliance leads in order to identify opportunities to enhance our current processes, procedures, and thought processes to better serve customers and protect the company
  • Enhance our governance practices to ensure consistent Board level oversight of Compliance risks
  • Ensure that local Compliance Management System is best in class, and continues to properly manage the compliance risk of current and contemplated products and services
  • Mentor and develop the regional regulatory and financial crime teams by providing advice, guidance, and resources wherever possible, including guidance on the design and implementation of core compliance workstreams–drafting and maintenance of robust policy and procedure, horizon scanning, monitoring and testing, advisory, training, and proper recordkeeping and documentation of compliance efforts
  • Clearly and timely communicate findings, determinations and recommendations to management and stakeholders, both at periodic intervals and as needed regarding escalated or high-risk compliance issues, in order to accomplish compliance goals


  • Experience in a previous regulatory or compliance managerial position at a banking, trading, payments, or fintech institution
  • Prior experience as a Chief Compliance Officer, BSA Officer, MLRO, or similar role with direct reporting lines to the Board of Directors preferred
  • J.D. or other advanced degree is preferred
  • Experience directing financial crime compliance programs, with a solid grasp of the BSA and other laws and regulations applicable to financial services (particularly in payments, cards, and/or investment products)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, solid presentation abilities
  • Leader with ability to drive action and build consensus among cross-functional stakeholders
  • Ability to adapt in challenging and changing situations, comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty

Key benefits:

  • 💵  $122,500 to $155,000 starting salary, based on experience
  • 🚀  RSU's in a rapidly growing company 
  • 💻  Hybrid working – up to 3 days/week working from home, the other 2 days in the office
  • ✈️  Wisers can work remotely for 90 days a year. By ‘remote’ we don’t just mean from home, but from wherever in the world you choose to
  • 💪  An annual self-development budget
  • 🩺  Medical, dental, & vision insurance – including HSA and FSA options
  • 💝  Company-paid: Life Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability, and an EAP program
  • 🐶  Pet friendly offices
  • ☀️  25 days PTO, 15 sick days, 11 holidays, 5 compassionate leave days, 3 paid “Me” days and a paid volunteer day, annually
  • 🏝️  A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years 
  • 👶🏼  18-weeks of paid parental leave, after a year with us
  • 💰  401k with up to a 4% employer match

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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