Internal Controls Specialist


Tallinn, EE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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  • Company Address: The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ, United Kingdom

About TransferWise

TransferWise is the clever new alternative to banks and brokers, that allows people to transfer money abroad at a lower cost than ever before. It uses technology developed by the people who built Skype and PayPal to remove all the fees the foreign exchange industry has kept hidden for decades. Customers transfer more than half a billion pounds every month using TransferWise, putting £22 million back in their pockets - and that's a number that is growing rapidly!

Our culture is driven by empowering people to make intelligent decisions with our customer at the centre. We hire intelligent people, and believe they can reach their full potential when given the autonomy to experiment and develop innovative ways to deliver a better product.

Our people are extremely proud of working here and that shows through the commitment and passion in everyday life at TransferWise. This is a place where you will develop yourself as well as make a very visible difference for people worldwide.

Job Description

We’re looking for Internal Controls Specialist to join our growing team in Tallinn. The role is a unique opportunity to join one of the fastest growing fintech companies and be part of our cross-border team to help millions more potential customers save money by using Wise.

Your mission: 

Wise has already pioneered new ways for people to transfer money across borders and currencies. Our customers can also manage their hard-earned money with the world’s first platform to offer true multi-currency banking

Your mission is to identify operational financial crime and compliance risks, working with operational, product development and other teams to coordinate assessment, mitigation and monitoring of risks. You’ll drive risk awareness culture within the Operations team and across the company. 

Here’s how you’ll add value to the team:

  • Support defining the goals and vision based on our Wise risk management framework.
  • Help teams analyse new products and operational processes, assess risks, build and assess controls.
  • Ensure alignment within Operations organisation regarding processes, controls and risk mitigation efforts.
  • Help the team develop and measure KPIs for success.
  • Act as a point of contact for Operations financial crime and compliance topics for internal and external parties within your own area.
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starter attitude.
  • Scale culture and help to create a positive and motivating work environment.
  • Travel to work and learn with our teams in the United States, Singapore and more.

About you: 

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree. 
  • You have 2+ years of recent work experience in the internal controls, risk management, compliance or audit field.
  • You are data-driven, able to prioritise the value add, measure the impact and have a proven track record of moving metrics and reaching your KPI goals.
  • You’re a great communicator with excellent written and verbal English skills. You’ll quickly pick up on how best to communicate effectively across different audiences, and when either giving or receiving feedback.
  • You can explain problems clearly and include others in the team to discuss solutions. You’re able to persuade others and you aren’t afraid to challenge something when you need to.
  • You have experience in working across different teams, from operational, product development to external partners, and you’re comfortable taking responsibility in challenging situations.
  • You have passion for international finance, payment systems and assurance.
  • Your intellectual curiosity has no limit and this is your guiding light. You have the self-awareness to understand when you don’t know something and the humility to learn.

If you’re interested in the position, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter.

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn’t important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.