Salary: Competitive Package Location: London

Our client, a payment provider who offer multicurrency omnichannel payment services are looking to expand their business into the UK. Initially we are recruiting for a Head of Compliance and MLRO who can help shape and grow the UK entity. You will have payments industry knowledge who has the experience of leading a growing company from the ground up. You will be responsible for working directly with the FCA with a career history working in this environment.


  • To report to the board of directors and keep them informed on updates and progression
  • The MLRO is responsible for developing and maintaining policies & procedures and monitoring compliance
  • To stay informed of regulatory changes and amend policies and procedures as necessary
  • Responsible for the continued development and documentation of a formal written program of procedures so that all future employees are aware to comply with regulations
  • Ensure compliance with currency transaction reporting and all types of cash transactions
  • Perform a review of the risk process
  • Ensure monitoring of all queries developed to identify suspicious activity and AML system alerts
  • Ensure all suspicious activity is reviewed
  • Maintain oversight of the due diligence process.
  • Manage and oversee PEP policy and procedures
  • Manage and oversee the adherence to FATCA/CRS


  • Previous working experience as a Head of Compliance or previous MLRO
  • MA in business administration and / or a degree an advantage
  • Analytical mindset and problem-solving orientation
  • Payments industry experience is a must and ideally within e-money
  • Ability to work on an interim basis
  • Experience managing compliance & influencing decisions in a company
  • Experience with US & European regulations (AIFMD, MIFID and EMIR)
  • Experience conducting compliance testing, developing & drafting procedures
  • Ability to understand complex financial products

Please note that this is an interim role.  You will be required to work a maximum of 3-4 days per month whilst establishing the UK business.

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