Head of Regional Compliance
Posted on 7/19/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Mobile P2P international payments service
Company Overview
Remitly’s mission is to tirelessly deliver on their promise to immigrants sending money across the world with their mobile payments service that enables users to make international money transfers. The company is committed to transforming the lives of immigrant families by providing their users with financial services across their global network with great exchange rates and low fees.
London, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Legal & Compliance
  • 10+ years of experience in a compliance focused role and preferably with regulatory experience; Bachelor's degree in Law, Business, Auditing or related field
  • Should have a proven record of operational leadership, delivering desired results at a consistently high standard of resiliency, performance and engagement. The person should be capable of inspiring, supporting and developing a team that is agile and responsive to change, with the skills to manage and achieve desired results in a highly dynamic environment while maintaining the highest standards of excellence despite the rapid pace of technological and regulatory change
  • Understanding of global regulatory landscape, with ability to build relationships among government agencies
  • Excellent change management skills, including advocating, anticipating and orchestrating change. Able to foster a team culture that enables staff to achieve results in a changing environment
  • Is independent, but also is able to effectively manage and develop a great team
  • Is comfortable managing numerous aspects of an AML/CTF compliance program
  • Work well with people at all levels inside and outside our organization
  • Willingness for travel is required
  • A hunger to build a better customer experience and unlock business value
  • Ability to effectively communicate requirements and urgency to business partners and influence outcomes
  • Enjoy partnering with others and managing stakeholders
  • Balance risk & rewards, while meeting regulatory requirements
  • Strong problem solving skills that sweat the details and aim for the stars
  • Ability and comfort working in white-space to create compliance frameworks and solutions
  • Root cause analysis strengthened by the use data to make recommendations
  • Clear communicator with key stakeholders in meetings, in policy document, and process design
  • Understand and maintain continuing knowledge of all local compliance requirements and work collaboratively to set the strategic direction for the Compliance Function, reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer
  • Deep experience in regulatory compliance, regulatory affairs, risk management or other similar role with a financial institution focusing on compliance with local laws and regulations related to financial services
  • Implement policy for compliance obligations (including AML) risk management framework to meet requirements and legislation in the region
  • Partner with colleagues within the company as well as with external stakeholders to identify and address business needs, using influence and empathy to build relationships by earning trust and confidence
  • Work efficiently and independently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, conduct/manage internal investigations and manage multi-faceted projects in a fast-moving environment
  • Manage a team of regional and country compliance managers and work to coach team to take on more roles and responsibilities
  • Lead team through change management skills, including advocating, anticipating and orchestrating change. Able to foster a team culture that enables staff to achieve results in a changing environment
  • Lead the team to work with relevant contacts in business, risk and compliance functions to ensure consistent application, and implementation, and controls to evidence related AML standards, policies and procedures
  • To provide strategic direction and guidance for compliance related issues including the implementation of a risk management framework
  • Provide advisory services to the senior business contacts to ensure clear understanding of financial crime risk exposure for clients, transactions and products
  • Engage with key regulators, law enforcement, and other government bodies and agencies on regulatory and licensing matters