LATAM Risk Specialist

Compliance, São Paulo


São Paulo



LATAM Risk Specialist

Wise is looking for a capable and enthusiasticLATAM Risk Specialist to join our team in São Paulo. The LATAM Risk Specialist will report directly to the country CRO, providing support and second line risk management advice and oversight to the specific entity and other countries in the Latin America region. 🚀

Wise has already pioneered new ways for people to transfer money across borders and currencies. Our customers can also manage their hard-earned money with the world’s first platform to offer true multi-currency banking. Your mission is to help us and have a direct impact on Wise’s mission, while helping millions more potential customers save money by using Wise!

You’ll receive a competitive package including a competitive gross monthly salary, Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) in a profitable company, and a wide array of other benefits! (More info below! 😉)


Here’s how you’ll make an impact as a Country Risk Specialist:

  • Daily Monitoring of KRIs related to Financial Risks  (Capital, Market and Liquidity Risk)
  • Build Financial Risk Indicators, Reports and Policies; (FX exposure, FX VAR, Intraday exposure, Liquidity Buffer, LCR, Basel Index, RWA)
  • Build automated and robust processes for risk monitoring and report
  • Prepare prudential and regulatory reports for countries in the Latam region related to Financial Risks
  • Implement short and long term stress testing (Wind down plan, prudential forecast, etc)
  • Define and implement metrics for evaluating and controlling financial risks, in line with group methodology
  • Prepare and provide training for employees on Financial risk management, or develop a form of management that raises the level of risk and control mindset
  • Work close to the first line of defense with a deep understanding of the business, supporting projects of new products and markets
  • Ensure current risk profile is consistent to the defined risk appetite (RAS)
  • Support 
  • Raise awareness of risks to the company
  • Prepare presentations to local and group risk committees

This role would be great for someone who has:

  • Background in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, with previous experience in Fintechs and Financial Institutions
  • Experience working with financial risk requirements in Basel III/IV
  • Advanced Knowledge of Excel (macro and VBA)
  • Knowledge in Python and SQL
  • Experience in work with financial risk regulatory requirements
  • Fluent in English and Spanish, with strong communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to understand new analytical concepts
  • Ability and experience in analysing data, to extract patterns and trends to better understand risk and emerging risk exposures
  • Ability to create reports, summaries, presentations and process documents to display results
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects at the same time to complete wor

It would be ideal but not essential if you had:

  • Business related bachelor’s degree and risk management certification (i.e. RMIA Certified Risk Management Practitioner, FRM Financial Risk Management, etc) 

Key Benefits:

  • 🚀  RSU’s in a rapidly growing company after a year with us
  • 💻 Hybrid working model – A combination of work-from-home and from 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
  • 🩺  Health and dental allowance for you and your dependents
  • 💝  Company-paid: Life Insurance, and an EAP program
  • ☀️  Paid time off: 30 days vacation + 3 “Me” days + 1 volunteer day, annually
  • 🏝️  A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years
  • 👶🏼  18-weeks of paid parental leave, after a year with us and child care assistance
  • 🚌 Transportation vouchers
  • 🍕 Meal (600 BRL per month) and food (968 BRL per month) vouchers
  • 🏋️ TotalPass access to 3,500 gyms and studios throughout Brazil



We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive. We’re proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.

Every Wiser should feel that they can be themselves at work. Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to share their contributions towards mission zero and able to progress in their careers.

Having diverse teams that reflect our diverse customer base helps us build a better product. We can be more creative and empathetic to our customer’s needs and life experiences and makes sure we leave no-one behind on our journey to mission-zero.

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