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Director of Risk and Compliance

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  • Sector:

    Compliance, Risk

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  • Contact:

    Georgina Housden

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 1252

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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​Our Client

Our client, a fintech, is currently looking for a Director of Risk and Compliance to lead the compliance and risk function for their London office. The role reports directly into the firm's CEO. Hybrid working model is on offer.

Main Duties

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

  • Carrying out the SMF16/17 function

  • Creating and implementing the compliance and risk framework

  • Providing regulatory advice and guidance

  • Preparing a Compliance Monitoring framework

  • Liaise with all relevant departments and stakeholders

  • Ownerships and management of all policies and procedures

  • Keeping up to date with regulatory changes

  • Lead liaison with the regulator

  • Training and development of staff, including staff training programme

  • Designing the measures, procedures and controls relevant the prevention of AML

  • Building the AML/ CTF risk management programme

  • Ownership of Onboarding, KYC and Transaction Monitoring platforms

Your Profile

  • Preferably held the SMF16/17 function within consumer credit/ payments/ fintech

  • Strong understanding of the FCA handbook and experience dealing with the regulator

  • Experience reporting to the Board and Exec team

  • Good stakeholder management and ability to liaise across the business

  • Gravitas and demonstrable leadership skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and think on your feet

Salary for this position: £130,000 - £160,000, depending on experience + benefits

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Georgina Housden.
Phone: 020 3778 1252
Reference Code: 11624

About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, 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.