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VP, Financial Crimes Compliance



Accounting & Finance, Legal
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2023
Airwallex is a global payments fintech company transforming the way businesses move and manage money globally. We have built a global financial infrastructure platform to help businesses transact, collect and pay across 130+ countries and 50+ currencies, without the constraints of the traditional global financial system. We've grown to 13 global locations and have raised over $900 million in funding. To support our ambitious growth plans, we’re looking for smart, collaborative and passionate people who are looking to make a genuine impact.
Reporting to the Chief Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer, this role will manage and supervise the Financial Crime Compliance Teams of the Airwallex group globally and seek to maintain, advance and uplift the Airwallex compliance and risk programs. You will play an influential role in our growth story. This role can be based in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, Amsterdam or San Francisco.

You will:

  • Lead the global Financial Crimes Compliance teams
  • Refine and uplift (where necessary) the current global FCC frameworks for Airwallex
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of the financial crime and risk programs, which includes KYC onboarding, due diligence processes, and transaction monitoring rules and processes for AML, CTF, and sanctions
  • Ensure effective risk management across all risk domains, including fraud risk, credit risk, financial risk, brand risk, and enterprise risk for all products
  • Design and draft policies and procedures to implement our FCC and risk programs
  • Assist and support the design and creation of the relevant strategy in relation to FCC and risk
  • Partner with product and engineering teams to assist in the building of the state of the art compliance and risk programs which focus on data, risk allocation, and efficiency
  • Communicate applicable risks, costs, progress, and results to all relevant internal and external partners as well as regulators
  • Oversee the use of high-volume data to investigate, identify and report trends linked to AML typologies and compliance to leadership
  • Investigate, identify and develop triggers, rules and algorithms for transaction monitoring
  • Design and execute reports to measure success and performance of initiatives
  • Drive internal controls design and monitoring to support Compliance Operational policy and procedures
  • Partner with Compliance Operations, Legal, Engineering, Product, Strategy, and Business Development to achieve results for team and the global FCC and Risk departments
  • Produce reports to measure success and performance of FCC and Risk initiatives, program, operations, critical metrics and key risk indicators
  • Remain up-to-date on regulatory changes and landscape, best practices, and cutting-edge developments

You have:

  • 15+ years of relevant experience in financial crimes, compliance and risk
  • 5+ years managing teams across multiple geographies
  • Experience in FinTech, e-commerce, RegTech, compliance consulting, accounting or financial services
  • Familiarity with AML, CTF and FATF regulations and scheme rules globally
  • Ability to work with data
  • Certification in compliance related areas (ICA or CAMS)
  • Knowledge in core AML and Risk products, money laundering and terrorism typology, segmentation, scenarios, models, methodology, and AML and risk related tools
  • Experience with Transaction Monitoring, Screening, Financial Investigations or similar disciplines
  • Ability to understand the larger picture and environment while operating in a focused manner
  • Outstanding time management, presentation, and relationship building skills
Life At Airwallex
💸We are committed to paying globally competitive salaries, bonuses & we share our business success through every employee receiving equity in the company
💻 Hybrid work in the heart of San Francisco - 3 days a week required in the office
🥗On-site snacks
🧘Access to our mental wellness platform to provide personalized private support, coaching, and EAP sessions
🎂 Enjoy a paid day off on your Birthday to celebrate YOU
👪Parental leave and baby bonding leave
🏳️‍🌈Employee resource groups for underrepresented employees and their allies
🔅Internal Airwallex community groups and local social clubs
💸Employee Referral Program rewards for referring top talentAnd much much more!
At Airwallex you’ll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. We organize regular team building events, encourage hybrid/flexible working, and we give our people the freedom to be creative.
At Airwallex you’ll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. We organize regular team building events, encourage hybrid/flexible working, and we give our people the freedom to be creative.
Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard color, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters.
Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s). Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.