Head of Compliance (Financial Services) - UK

Ref: 75 Date Posted: Thursday 25 May 2023

Head of Compliance - Financial Services - London (Hybrid)

We're helping our Financial Services client appoint a brand-new Head of Compliance.  The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of the FCA regime and financial services legislation.   

Our client is a real disrupter in the electronic money space, they offer a flexible working culture and the opportunity to be involved in key strategic projects from day one.

Head of Compliance Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing FCA returns on behalf of the business with the input of key stakeholders
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance
  • Construct, review and maintain compliance policies, procedures and processes to ensure that the systems and controls framework is adequate and up-to-date.
  • Providing advice to the Board and understanding/identifying any opportunities for risk 
  • Implement Horizon Scanning processes and ensure stakeholders are made aware of any changes expected.
  • Manage awareness, identification and remediation of compliance breaches, and ensure these are escalated appropriately
  • Assist on the development and delivery of compliance training to the organisation.
  • Partner with other colleagues (e.g. the Head of Legal) to drive the appropriate execution of compliance requirements

What you should have:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working in an e-money, payment services or a corporate banking environment - ideally having operated at Senior Manager level already (perhaps seeking a step up).
  • Experience and a good understanding of the electronic money Regulations, FCA and AML rules.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - in particular, experience of writing policies, briefing papers and reports.
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to confidently challenge the business units, and advise on solutions to problems.
  • The ability to build strong relationships, make impactful contributions and influence business strategy.

This is a generalist role with a super company.  This is a great growth period for the company and an ideal time to join.  On offer is an attractive package.