Head of Compliance – SME Lending

A Head of Compliance is required by a FinTech lender at an exciting stage in their development. To be considered for this excellent opportunity you must have led compliance operations within a lending environment (consumer or SME) and have a proven track record of overhauling / implementing financial crime and broader compliance frameworks. Candidates must be able to start by the end of March at the latest. As well as a salary of up to £90k there is excellent bonus potential and an equity package on offer.

As Head of Compliance your responsibilities will include

Being responsible for developing the nascent compliance function and designing and implementing a core framework of processes, controls and measures to embed compliance within the business.
You will join a small Legal & Compliance team as a key senior team member, reporting into the General Counsel directly and working closely with functional leads across the business to ensure that the organisation operates its business, services and customer-facing products in compliance with relevant regulations and law.
Building a global AML and CDD policy and process that is robust and scalable for international growth leveraging what they have and remediating areas that require improvement
Acting as MLRO and take a leadership role in the systems, policies and procedures designed to combat financial crime.
Instilling a positive and proactive attitude towards compliance: seeking out innovative and engaging training
Developing a matrix of monitoring processes to ensure practice actually follows policy and is audited regularly
Building external profile and using external forums and networks to learn about future developments in the sector and regulatory environment.
Being responsible for all licence applications and maintenance of licenses as well all communications with regulators and regulatory reporting
Acting as data protection officer and whilst the core data protection advice will be delivered by the legal team you will help ensure the wider company complies with process and policy and build a culture of privacy compliance, best practice and monitoring to ensure the same
Being responsible for ensuring staff treat customers fairly, act with integrity and abide by various conduct focuses policies such as gifts and hospitality, TCF, complaints handling, anti-bribery

To be considered for this excellent opportunity you will have gained broad compliance experience within a lending environment (SME or Consumer) and will have a proven track record of implementing frameworks and monitoring systems. You will also have an excellent understanding of Financial Crime Compliance and will be commercially astute – understanding that innovation and compliance are not mutually exclusive! In addition, you will be experienced in senior stakeholder management.

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Salary:To £90k + excellent bonus + equity


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