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Money Laundering Reporting Officer

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Plaid Technologies

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United States of America

Description

At Plaid, our mission is to empower innovators by delivering access to the financial system.
Hundreds of companies such as Robinhood, Acorns, Stripe, and Venmo, and a growing number
of Fortune 50 companies choose Plaid to deliver a best-in-class experience to integrate with
banks and the financial system so that they can create the next generation of applications. But
we’re just getting started.
 
The UK Head of Compliance will operate under delegated authority from the Board and have overall responsibility for the establishment and maintenance of effective anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) systems and controls. The UK Head of Compliance will be formally appointed by the Board as the MLRO, be a member of senior management and will report directly to the Board. The individual will be based at the UK Head Office.

What excites us:

    • Senior experience on UK Compliance/AML; fintech experience highly preferred
    • Experience dealing directly with UK regulators and/or auditors
    • Ability to create partnerships both inside and outside of the Compliance organization; working collaboratively with a broad range of business functions, with an emphasis on senior management, is essential
    • Experience in developing and administering internal controls and processes
    • Sound business judgment on challenging compliance decisions, effective communication and relationship-building skills, and a recognized high level of personal integrity
    • Willingness to take personal legal responsibility for the prevention of financial crime
    • A hands-on mentality and a willingness to take an active role in a fast moving company

What excites you:

    • Be the designated MLRO for Plaid UK; you’ll be responsible for all UK related Compliance/AML topics
    • Build, and take accountability for, the AML/CTF risk management program and the undertaking of regular AML/CTF risk assessments
    • Manage the relationship with UK regulatory authorities; establish and manage reporting requirements and notifications to the FCA
    • Ensure that money laundering risks are taken into account in daily operations, including in relation to the development of new products and the onboarding of new customers
    • Ensure effective processes are in place to identify and report suspicious transactions/sanctions/PEPs to UK authorities and respond to external information requests
    • Manage data security and consumer protection requests from UK authorities/customers and be the responsible contact person
    • Manage a small but quickly growing team
    • Implement policies and procedures related to internal AML training and education
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We encourage all applicants, regardless of race, religion or belief (if any), colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, age, marital and civil partnership status, or disability status.

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