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Head of Risk, Compliance and MLRO

Ref: 75184

  • Highly competitive
  • 08 Sep 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Head of Risk & Compliance & MLRO

About the Company

Opportune time to join highly regarded global e-money firm as their Head of Risk & Compliance (PCFs). ** Brightwater Executive has been retained exclusively on this key hire**

With a unique entrepreneurial culture across their group, they’ve experienced exponential growth over the last 10 years with strong presence across EMEA, US and APAC regions. This role offers great exposure and breadth across regulatory compliance, AML, CTF and Operational Risk. Overseeing a team of 3, with view to further expansion, in the next 12 months

About the Position
  • Lead the compliance and operational risk function, ensuring that processes and procedures are robust and effective.
Key Responsibilities 
  • Ensure ongoing adherence to all regulatory requirements as stipulated by the CBI for MiFID Investment firms and authorised E-Money Institutions. 
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, and execution of the Company's Compliance Monitoring Plan.
  • Ensure a robust process is in place to review and authorise new client accounts, ensuring that forms have been completed satisfactorily and full KYC has been carried out.
  • Be a thought leader in all aspects of risk including the embedding of a risk culture and risk training/awareness at all levels within the firm. 
  • Maintain the regulatory relationship with current and future regulatory bodies by building relationships 
  • Ensure that all regulatory reporting requirements are tracked and completed for the Group.
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of compliance training and awareness programme.
  • Identify and investigate and advise on any potential rule breaches, providing options available to manage and mitigate them.
  • Key liaison with internal and external auditors & Control Self-Assessment reviews.
  • Management of the Company's Training and Competence regime, to ensure that both ongoing regulatory and Company requirements are maintained, with specific reference to Minimum Competency Codes.
  • •    Oversight of internal control functions for Core Monitoring Program and Risk Register.
  • Responsible for AML and CTF Legislation. Act as the company's Money Laundering Reporting Officer
  • Liaise with external stakeholders on all Financial Crime matters.
  • Liaise with Group support functions and work in tandem to constantly consider overall Group risk.
  • Set and maintain a strong compliance culture in the business and lead and develop a high performing team that ensures the business maintains full compliance with the regulations throughout all of the jurisdictions it operates in.
  • Provision of pro-active advice to business management in the development of policies and procedures, designed to achieve and ensure compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements and corporate policies such as the Code of Conduct.
  • Represent Compliance on Management Committee, Local Risk Committee and Local Operating Committee reporting on Compliance priorities and issues. 
  • Significant experience of reporting at Executive and Board level and working ideally within a financial services/ trading, FX / payment’s environment


Sound knowledge of E-money regulations and MiFID investment rules in Ireland ideally. 
  • Previous PCF holder in a similar role is ideal, but a highly experienced person at CF level with experience and ability to step up to PCF will be considered too. 
  • Commercially and strategically astute.
  • Nature leader and mentor with solid communication.
  • Demonstrable track record in improving management reporting processes and environment.
  • Ability to build relationships with stakeholders across the business. 
  • 3rd level degree, compliance /risk related qualification. 

Remuneration Package

Exceptionally Attractive & Competitive 
For a confidential discussion, please contact
Estelle Davis or email Brightwater Executive or click the apply button below.