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Compliance Manager

Posted 26/04/2024

Up to £50000.00 per annum

Belfast

Permanent

Banking & Financial Services

Job Description

MCS Group are delighted to be working with a successful firm in Belfast who are seeking to recruit a Compliance Manager.

In Summary:

In the midst of a period of growth in revenues and staff post Covid, the company requires a Compliance Manager to help contribute to the ongoing growth and to help to manage the various risks associated with operating a Fintech covering, remote gaming, FX, Crypto, with a particular focus on protecting consumers. This represents an ideal time to join, since the company is enjoying significant growth.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Regulatory returns.
  • Owning and fixing compliance issues as and when detected.
  • Key event reporting and liaising with third parties to identify route cause and solution.
  • Dealing with ad hoc complaints escalations as and when required.
  • Managing MLRO activities with SAR submissions.
  • Chairing the Monthly Compliance Governance meetings.
  • Assisting with compliance training for all staff.
  • Providing compliance reports to senior management.
  • Contributing to Board of Management Quarterly Board meeting.
  • Assisting with general admin for the CEO of Compliance and wider Legal and Compliance team.
  • Notifying regulator of any material changes, license variations and application.
  • Assisting teams within the business as and when required which will help to expand your business and product knowledge.
  • Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for the company's operations under the FCA.
  • Company's policy maker and take charge of the AML policies and procedures to adhere to the regulatory requirements and update management and other departments.
  • Maintain knowledge of all AML regulations and potential changes affecting the Company.
  • Ensure that all AML/CFT documentation is constantly kept updated and reflective of compliance requirements and regulatory expectations.
  • Ensure that the company adheres to all record-keeping obligations from an AML/CFT perspective at all times.
  • Execute Business Risk Assessments with respect to the relevant operations of the company on a periodic basis.
  • Take necessary action deriving from changes in national risk assessments, high-risk countries and/or sanction lists issued and updated by various authorities and/or regulatory bodies in the respective jurisdictions.
  • Set out the relevant framework for the purposes of conducting Customer Risk Assessments.
  • Propose risk mitigating measures to be applied for the purposes of addressing AML/CFT risks to which the company is exposed.
  • Act as the escalation point for internal reports raised by employees of the Company.
  • Submit reports to the NCA under objective and subjective criteria and analyse and respond to information or other requests from the relevant enforcement authorities and/or regulatory bodies.
  • Act as point of contact for the investigation unit in relation to investigating and assessing complex cases, Enhanced Due Diligence and/or relevant KYC documentation.
  • Assist in any internal/independent/regulatory audit covering matters related to AML/CFT.
  • Provide regular reports and/or updates to senior management as necessary and required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of Compliance Manager or similar level experience, preferably in the payments industry.
  • Candidate must be previously registered and approved by the FCA.
  • Ideally have proven and successful hands-on experience with multi-jurisdictional customers.
  • Must have a "can do," hands-on attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Must be confident in their ability and knowledge when communication with senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Must be able to own and deliver projects with clear communications skills and adept and managing expectations.
  • Keen eye for detail.
  • Be well-versed with MS Office (including Power Point and Excel).

Offer

  • Competitive salary - £50k DOE
  • PMI
  • Birthday off,
  • 4% pension
  • Hybrid working (3 days in)
  • Further perks package

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Matthew Woods, Principal Consultant at MCS Group.

Even if this position is not right for you, we may have others that are. Please visit MCS Group to view a wide selection of our current jobs www.mcsgroup.jobs

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