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Senior Associate, Regulatory Compliance, JP



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

At Airwallex (, we’re building the future of global finance on one platform. Founded in 2015 in Melbourne, Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses to grow beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all on one single platform.

If you’re excited to do the most ambitious work of your career and change the way money moves around the world - join us!

Reporting to the Associate Director, Regulatory Legal & Compliance, this role will have a strong focus on providing cutting-edge advice on complex regulatory and licensing issues in Japan and around the world. You will be a valuable member of a global team. You will be given the opportunity to support a rapidly growing business that is at the forefront of innovation of financial services, and assist the Japan management team with navigating an evolving regulatory landscape. If you are someone that loves working in a fast-paced environment and is able to work under pressure then this role could be for you.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Being an integral part of the legal team that handles all regulatory and licensing issues relating to our Japan business, spanning the full range of financial services products in the market.

  • Assisting with licensing applications and regulatory engagements with key regulators in Japan.

  • Providing regulatory analysis and input in key corporate governance committees within the organisation, including compliance and senior management forums.

  • Monitoring Japanese regulatory trends and developments, and working closely with our Financial Crime Compliance team to ensure compliance with local regulations.

  • Designing, reviewing and updating compliance frameworks, including policies, procedures, manuals and compliance registers to ensure compliance with Japanese laws and regulations.

  • Reporting to Japan legal counsel as well as liaising with cross-functional stakeholders globally.

What you bring:

  • 4 - 10+ years of legal experience.

  • Solid experience gained in the fintech industry, reputable law firm(s), regulatory bodies and/or regulated financial institutions.

  • Sound knowledge of the financial services regulatory environment in Japan.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to deal with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Proactive, results-driven, and take ownership for their work.

  • A team player with strong communication skills.

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 when making our hiring decisions. 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.