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Senior Associate, Financial Investigation - Financial Intelligence Unit



Accounting & Finance
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

About Airwallex

Airwallex is the only unified payments and financial platform for global businesses. Powered by our unique combination of proprietary infrastructure and software, we empower over 100,000 businesses worldwide – including Brex, Rippling, Navan, Qantas, SHEIN and many more – with fully integrated solutions to manage everything from business accounts, payments, spend management and treasury, to embedded finance at a global scale.

Proudly founded in Melbourne, we have a team of over 1,500 of the brightest and most innovative people in tech located across more than 20 offices across the globe. Valued at US$5.6 billion and backed by world-leading investors including Sequoia, Lone Pine, Greenoaks, DST Global, Salesforce Ventures and Mastercard, Airwallex is leading the charge in building the global payments and financial platform of the future. If you're ready to do the most ambitious work of your career, join us.

We are seeking a Senior Associate, Financial Investigation with proficiency in English and Chinese to join the FIU team and assist with Airwallex’s financial crimes reviews. The Senior Associate will be responsible for conducting in-depth investigation covering various financial crimes risk areas, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorism Financing, fraud, sanctions, and export control circumvention. They will analyze complex issues, emerging and novel typologies, and significant ambiguity. In addition to conducting investigations and making recommendations, they will evaluate how Airwallex’s financial crimes controls could be enhanced to mitigate identified risks and typologies. The ideal candidate will enjoy solving complex problems, seeking creative solutions, and moving quickly while ensuring comprehensive results.


  • Conduct investigations across all financial crimes risks areas, including AML, CTF, sanctions, fraud, proliferation financing, and export control circumvention

  • Draft regulatory reports related to those investigations

  • Review activities and customers to identify exposure to emerging risks and typologies

  • Propose solutions to mitigate financial crimes risk both across the program and on an individual case basis

  • Coordinate efforts across regions on cases with cross-border exposure

  • Demonstrate sound judgment and an ability to navigate complex high-risk cases for which the correct decisions are not immediately clear

  • Present investigative findings, coherent risk analyses to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders

  • Effectively and clearly communicate with internal stakeholders and financial partners

  • Any ad hoc tasks in relation financial crime compliance and investigations

Who you are

  • Possess at least 3 years experience in an investigative roles within financial crimes, AML, sanctions, fraud, risk, or a related field

  • Proficiency in both English and Chinese is a requirement

  • Proven ability to take ownership of work and drive tasks to completion.

  • Willingness to learn and adapt in a high-paced environment

  • Familiar with the fintech and payments industry

  • Strong knowledge of AML and fraud typologies along with economic sanctions regulations

  • Strong communication and problem solving skills

  • Strong research and writing skills, including drafting investigative reports

  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information, including transaction data

  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment

  • Discretion in handling sensitive matters

Equal Opportunity

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.