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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Financial Crime

  • Contact:

    Georgina Housden

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 1252

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client is an innovative payments fintech who are creating a great name for themselves in the market. With a truly impressive growth in a short space of time, they are now looking to double in size over the next year. Not to mention they are already undergoing an acquisition which will transform them into a B2B2C model too - they have a lot of work to do!

They are looking for ambitious, driven and diligent individuals who are looking to be part of something very exciting and thrive in their fast-paced environment.

With a growing compliance team, this fintech is now in need of a MLRO and holder of the SMF17 function to drive financial crime prevention.

Main Duties

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

  • Advising on JMLSG, UK Bribery Act, Sanctions etc

  • Identifying emerging financial crime risks and putting in controls

  • Periodic reviews and audits, ongoing due diligence

  • Keeping abreast of updated financial crime requirements

  • Reporting to the Board and Exco, including creation of the annual MLRO report

  • Attending industry seminars and association meetings

  • Deputising for the Head of Compliance, where necessary

Your Profile

  • Previously been a MLRO or at least a DMLRO within the fintech/payments/challenger bank space

  • Comfortable with working at Board/Exco level

  • ICA/ ACAMS qualification

  • Broad financial crime experience, with monitoring testing and assurance as a bonus

  • Ability to build relationships at all levels of the business, with good interpersonal skills

Salary for this position is highly competitive, plus excellent benefits.

Location: brand new offices in central London with a hybrid working model.

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Georgina Housden.
Phone: 020 3778 1252
ReferenceCode: 11504

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.