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Financial Crime Director

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Compliance, Financial Crime

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Georgina Housden

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 1252

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client is an exciting new payments fintech who are essentially like WhatsApp for payments/crypto. Backed by huge investors and an impressive valuation, they are due to launch over the coming months. They are as a result looking for their first compliance hire – a Financial Crime Director to join their small and highly collaborative team.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all financial crime matters

  • Aiding the business in developing and implementing policies and procedures and refining existing policies

  • Supporting AML compliance registration and regulatory obligations upon launch

  • Ensuring excellent customer experience whilst combatting financial crime

  • Managing AML and sanctions compliance inquires from regulatory bodies

  • Helping to build a financial crime programme

  • Detecting fraud

Your Profile

  • Senior level experience within financial crime – ideally a DMLRO/ MLRO

  • Ability to lead and help shape the function

  • Autonomous in decision making and use initiative

  • Think in a structured engineering way in line with the Product/ Engineers

  • Ability to work in a fast faced environment which is constantly changing

Salary for this position: £100,000 - £120,000 (flexible for the right candidate) + unrivalled benefits including equity, Deliveroo lunches, gym membership and a flash office. Only required to be in the office 1-2 days a week with a hybrid working model.

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Georgina Housden.
Phone: 020 3778 1252
Reference Code: 11752

About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance, financial crime, legal and cyber security recruitment, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.