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Head of Compliance and MLRO


£60,000 - £75,000 Per Annum

Reading, United Kingdom

Acquirer Services/Merchant Services,C-Suite Exec,Senior Executive,Compliance,Fraud,AML,MLRO

Permanent | Full Time



Not specified


Head of Compliance & MLRO

FCA registration, Compliance, MLRO

Reading based


Our client is a  fast growing, innovative fintech already well established in the UK looking to break into the European market. They provide market leading credit and debit card processing solutions, processing £3 billion with hundreds of new customers being signed on each month.

They are looking for a Compliance specialist with extensive Compliance experience within Financial Services  including holding a similar role in an FCA regulated firm

You will relish working in a fast-paced environment and contribute to the growth of the business as they continue to drive into new and exciting territories and product areas with additional benefits such as :

  • ·       Last Friday of the month – drinks on us!
  • ·       Quarterly team building event
  • ·       Annual awards ceremony
  • ·       Friday breakfast
  • ·       Day off on your Birthday!

As Head of Compliance & MLRO, you will report  into the CEO and oversee compliance and risk monitoring across the business.

Day to day, you will


  • ·      Develop and implement a Risk Management Framework to ensure all compliance and AML processes and procedures adhere to legal and regulatory requirements
  • ·      Act in the role of Money Laundering Reporting Officer and support the business in its application process with the FCA
  • ·      Develop and implement relevant compliance screening programmes to provide insight into suspicious activity
  • ·      Provide continued risk assessment across the business to highlight and mitigate any potential Financial Crime risks
  • ·      Conduct compliance audits and propose / implement relevant internal controls
  • ·      Provide compliance / AML guidance to the senior management team
  • ·      Ensure all employees have the relevant understanding of compliance and AML
  • ·      Implement and manage appropriate compliance and AML internal training programmes

To be successful in this role, you will show evidence of :

  • ·       High level knowledge of regulations around Financial Crime particularly relating to the Financial Services , Payments or  Fintech sectors
  • ·       The ability to assimilate information and produce well written succinct detailed reports for senior management