FinCrime Product Compliance Manager


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At Wise, we believe that people who are closest to risks are the best placed to identify and address these. We’re looking for a FinCrime Product Compliance Manager to work alongside our Europe Product team as they compliantly launch and scale Wise products globally. 

Your primary focus will be to help the Europe Product team identify and effectively manage financial crime and compliance risks across a range of existing and new product types, markets and integrations globally. You will also have exposure to business development and bank partner conversations, ensuring we remain compliant while unlocking growth. 

Your mission:

  • Develop a relationship with Europe Product teams to cultivate a culture of compliance so that they proactively think about compliance risks and opportunities. 
  • Use data to articulate emerging trends across our products and proactively work to mitigate this with product teams in the region.
  • Problem solving approach with a focus on finding a balance for our customers and risk. 
  • Build a solid foundation for teams to develop sustainable and compliant products across Europe. 
  • Assess new and existing products, features and controls against the product risk framework.
  • Implement control enhancements to launch and maintain compliant products and features.
  • Deep understanding of regulation in Europe and ability to share the impact of this with product and operational teams. 
  • Ability to defend our compliance program to bank partners and interpret their concerns to enhance controls as needed. 
  • Contribute to improving compliance processes, evolving both our financial crime and our compliance due diligence practices. 
  • Interest in becoming a lead and mentor for more junior members of Product Compliance, Product and operational compliance teams.

A bit about you

We are looking for someone passionate about payments, FinTech and compliance risk management and with an eye on the future. You should have:

  • Minimum 5 years in financial crime compliance
  • Be fluent in English and French
  • ACAMS, ICA or equivalent certification desirable
  • Experience working in the European market for a regulated financial institution
  • Clear communication, project coordination and management skills
  • A sense of camaraderie and good humour while under pressure of tight deadlines
  • Wisdom, a world view and talent for thinking outside the box
  • Professionalism and high integrity
  • Willingness to challenge teams and themselves on how to best serve our customers, while keeping processes robust and compliant
  • 25% international travel required when we can

What we offer in return

  • Competitive base salary
  • Generous stock options package
  • Lots of awesome Wise benefits

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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