Country AML & Compliance Officer - Europe


Brussels, BE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 05/31/2021
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  • Company Address: Kensington Centre 66 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom, W14 8UD

About WorldRemit

We’re changing the way people send money abroad. We’re taking something complicated and making it simple.

Our people and our technology work together to create faster, easier and lower cost money transfers. We send to 150 countries around the world and have over 4 million happy customers – a number that’s growing every day. After all, 125,000 5★ reviews can’t be wrong!

Job Description

Who we are

We’re global, we’re growing and we’re going to need talent to keep up the pace. We’re making payments simpler for over 4m customers worldwide, in over 90 currencies. We’ve been around for 10 years, disrupting the market with a digital payment platform that aims to make sending money abroad as easy as sending a text message. 

There’s almost 1,200  of us already hard at work and we love welcoming new people. We’ve got offices across the world, from London to Sydney and 15 locations in between - they’re open for business but right now lots of us are working from home. Want to be part of our global growth story - read on…

About the role

As the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, you will be the go to individual for all Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing issues for the EEA. You will be highly knowledgeable on AML directives, regulatory guidance and circulars , while keeping up to date of all the trends in compliance regulation in Belgium and in the EEA.

As a member of WorldRemit’s compliance team you will aim high, embrace challenge and always do what’s right; acting with integrity and building trust as you contribute to the company’s technical direction and long term decision making.

Reporting to the Director, Regional Compliance UK & Europe you will:

  • Be responsible for  anti-bribery and corruption (‘ABC’), KYC, marketing communications and PSD2 issues liaising closely with the Regional Head of Compliance, EMEA

  • Implement programmes which seek to both protect the business, whilst not choking growth. They will be the internal subject matter regarding AML/CTF for all internal stakeholders and product development.

  • Implement and manage the AML and CTF programmes, record management, exams and audits, license registrations and oversee reporting for suspicious activity.

  • Conduct risk assessments and training and resolve issues identified in Exams and Audits.

  • Produce periodic management reports, they will be accountable and report into compliance management on the status of AML/CTF compliance.

  • Work with senior management to determine the course of action for cases of reputational risk.

  • Ensure compliance with country/jurisdictional laws, regulations and company policy and procedure.

  • Embody an ‘AML and CTF’ aware culture throughout WorldRemit which is capable of identifying, managing and quantifying exposures.

  • Be responsible for regulatory reporting to the NBB

 What we’re looking for from you

  • Established Compliance Officer, who has previously overseen an anti-money-laundering framework and responsible for external reporting to the relevant authorities.

  • Highly knowledgeable about the AML directives, regulatory guidance and circulars and remain abreast of all the trends in compliance regulation in Belgium and in the EEA. 

  • AML and CTF Expertise: Steeped in CDD, EDD, partner/third party due diligence, and suspicious activity detection/investigation, and reporting. Understand compliance frameworks for risk management and internal controls. Abreast of 5th/6th MLD, PSD2, Belgium and EU AML regulations and directives as applicable. Will know how to implement best AML/CTF practices and resolve outstanding issues. Able to socialise best practice with the broader global compliance team.

  •  Developed knowledge of relevant AML and CTF legislation and likely a good understanding of the principles of anti-bribery legislation, PSD2 and KYC.

  •  Engaged in the day-to-day details of the role, whilst never losing strategic oversight of the control framework and having the gravitas to face off to very senior stakeholders internally.

  • A strong people manager, they will be a ‘multiplier’ of the talent in their team and naturally attract and retain high performing team members, setting a tone of positivity, accountability, and competence within the team.

  • Operational and Strategic Mentality - Not only develops sound and effective day to day controls but continually monitors and oversees operations to assure alignment with the business. Realizes that cultivating our people is one of our best strategic choices. Can manage the tasks of the day while scanning the horizon for future threats/changes. 

What you’ll get from us

  • Life assurance, should the worst happen.

  • Group pension scheme, offering 5% of annual base salary

  • Employer funded hospitalization insurance for employee.

  • 25 days of holiday plus public holidays, rising to 28 after 3 years.

  • Recharge days, 4 per year, 1 for each quarter

  • Meal vouchers for each working day of the month.

  • Various dining and shopping offers

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