Head of AML Compliance


  • Full Time
Who are we?
OpenPayd is a leading global payments and banking-as-a-service platform for the digital economy. Through its API-driven technology, businesses can embed financial services into their products and create the seamless user experiences needed to drive business growth. 
OpenPayd’s platform removes the need to contract with multiple providers for different services and across different markets. Instead, businesses can access accounts, FX, international and domestic payments, and Open Banking services globally via a single API integration.  OpenPayd is committed to providing businesses with a fully compliant solution across all markets, leaving your business to focus on growth. 
Our Mission
Our mission is to ‘To open up banking and payments for business globally, through a modular platform’. We believe that all businesses regardless of their scale or industry should be able to leverage the best payment and banking services. We believe in providing our services through a simple, flexible, and scalable platform.

How will you add value to the OpenPayd journey?

  • To assist the Compliance Director in the establishment and maintenance of effective onboarding and anti-money laundering systems and controls;
  • Act as the deputy to the Compliance Director, overseeing the entire compliance function as needed;
  • Leading the Compliance Onboarding Team;
  • Oversee  and review the entire onboarding process, including automation, procedures and processes, and suggest areas for effectiveness and improvement;
  • Develop, improve and manage the company’s policies and procedures related to AML in line with the latest AML/CFT regulations in the industry;
  • Ensure proper implementation of AML/CFT policies and procedures by personally overseeing all internal processes;
  • Oversee, coordinate and act as the first point of contact with relevant compliance operations teams;
  • Oversee the approval of new applications and ad-hoc compliance requests, acting as a point of escalation and support for relevant compliance operations teams;
  • Assessing if new business models implemented by our prospective clients correspond to our Customer Acceptance Policy and Risk Appetite;
  • Supervising all customer due diligence related day-to-day tasks;
  • Working closely with the Group Compliance department, as well as Sales, Customer Success, Legal and Operations in order to ensure alignment across all stakeholders dealing with corporate clients;
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and understanding across the business and deliver appropriate training and support where necessary;
  • Proactively identify and review for weaknesses and risks in compliance/operational processes and work to refine and streamline these processes, taking into account compliance and regulatory risks;
  • Communicating with colleagues across the company to ensure staff understand their accountability for compliance with all AML policies and procedures;
  • Providing advice and guidance on AML/CFT related matters where appropriate;
  • Prepare regular management information reports for Senior Management;
  • Perform ad-hoc AML projects as may be required from time to time.
  • The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 5+ year’s experience in a similar Leadership Compliance role, with a deep understanding of UK and EU AML regulations and best practice in the financial industry
  • Min. 10-15 years of Compliance experience preferably within Financial Institutions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound decisions. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Excellent regulatory awareness.
  • Ideally an ICA / Cams qualification in AML/Financial crime
  • Ability to effectively partner with different teams on a regular basis and build effective working relations across departments.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements of KYC and KYB
  • Bachelor’s degree in law, finance, business, or a related field
  • Our Perks and Benefits

  • Personal training budget – £3000
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership – £40 off any gym you like.
  • Corporate discounts via Perk Box
  • Travel loan
  • Company Pension plan – Company contribution 5.75% Employee contribution 3.75%
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Early Friday finish – 4pm
  • Hybrid work model – Mon, Wed, Thursday in the office
  • 25 days annual leave plus the Bank Holidays, an extra day off for Birthday & Social Volunteering, extended leave for 3 years plus employees
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