AML Investigations Senior Team Lead


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Wise’s AML team is looking for a Senior Team Lead to join our financial crime fighting team in Budapest.This role is a unique opportunity to have an impact on Wise’s mission, grow as a lead in the field of anti-money laundering and financial crime. Your mission is to own, develop and build AML operations together with the rest of the leadership team. 

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Developing AML team leads and supporting them in building strong teams.
  • Develop leadership and independence within team leads and sub teams.
  • Continually measuring, monitoring and improving overall performance of the AML operations teams (KPIs) and providing regular feedback to teams/team leads and providing visibility on company initiatives.
  • Manage the team's operations and processes, participate in budget management.
  • Ensure planning of team capabilities, skills and capacity development, including key areas such as processes, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and workforce management ownership. 
  • Lead significant cross-team projects requiring material decisions and content contribution as well as project management.
  • Manage recruitment and strategic placement of required staff across teams, establishing and developing organisational structure.
  • Ensuring development, documentation and regular updating of necessary work procedures.
  • Supporting risk aware culture within AML operations, guaranteeing secure and compliant general operational processes as well as relevant teams alignment.
  • Working closely with other operations teams to develop areas that affect the whole AML and the Financial Crime tribe, or other relevant teams; and align with them on overall vision.
  • Act as an escalation path for internal and external partners.
  • Contributing to definition, scoping and execution of long term plans and objectives, in coordination with the relevant Product teams, and other relevant internal or external stakeholders. 


A bit about you: 

  • Experience of working in an AML operations, or similar operational environment.
  • Independent, proactive and self-directed; 
  • Proven track record of taking individual ownership and responsibilities;
  • Ability to initiate, prioritise and take responsibility;
  • Excellent organisational skills and strong cross-team cooperation and communication skills;
  • Ability to analyse, forecast and move team’s metrics;
  • Location. Budapest. You’re located and legally authorised to work in Hungary.  

Company offers: 

  • Starting salary: 1,160,000 HUF (gross)
  • Restricted Stock Units in a profitable company
  • Wellbeing support – You and your family have access to an Employee Assistance Program, where you’ll be able to speak to qualified counsellors for support on anything that matters to you
  • 6 weeks of paid sabbatical after 4 years at Wise on top of annual leave
  • Numerous benefits in our Budapest office

If this sounds like the beginning of a great new challenge for you, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter in English. In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  • Why are you the suitable candidate to take on the AML Investigations Senior Lead role in Wise?
  • How would you hope to impact Wise mission in this role?

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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, qualifications aren’t that important to us. If you’ve got great experience, and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.


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