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Head of Compliance

Posted 2 February by Claret Recruitment Ended

Our client is an innovative financial services company with many subsidiaries worldwide and a strong presence in China and Asia. They are leading the way in the provision of professional services and products including HK&US stock, Forex, P2P, small and micro loans as well as integrated and comprehensive financial products and services that belong to wealth management, investment consulting and consume financial credit fields.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Providing management with the implementation and development of policies, practices and procedures to comply with FCA regulations and enhancing internal systems & controls
  • Development of the relationship between the Compliance Function and both internal and external clients.
  • Keeping abreast of the national and international regulatory environments and identification of developments that may impact the firm’s control framework.
  • Ensuring that all operations are designed, implemented & monitored in line with FCA regulations
  • Conduct compliance monitoring reviews & overseeing risk assessments to verify the integrity of compliance systems and controls to provide assurance/feedback to the business on their ability to meet regulatory/legislative obligations
  • Establishing and maintaining appropriate risk based framework systems & controls
  • Liaising with stakeholders to oversee regulatory reporting requirements
  • Implementing a strong compliance culture throughout the firm
  • Assisting with reports to the board of directors and any ad hoc projects as required.

Essential Skills:

  • Educated to degree level, preferably Business, Finance, Economic or other related field
  • Demonstrable Compliance experience gained within financial services, preferably within FX or P2P Lending
  • Strong knowledge of FCA regulations and a desire to succeed in a generalist compliance/ AML role
  • Knowledge of AML/ KYC processes and requirements
  • Ability to make assess operational development and to work accurately to tight deadlines
  • Adaptable & flexible, with an enthusiastic 'can-do’ attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience in a global business with multiple global offices and exposure to regulation across multiple jurisdictions including the UK, Europe and Asia
  • Experience in Data Protection and privacy, with a solid understanding of the forthcoming GDPR
  • General experience around other compliance areas such as anti-bribery and corruption
  • Experience of setting up and/or managing compliance programmes and controls, including use of technology
  • Relevant qualification in Quality Management at level 5 or above


  • CF10&CF11 registered/ Previous MLRO/Deputy MLRO experience
  • Previous experience of managing internal risk control/financial crime risk (AML/KYC/CDD/Sanctions)
  • Fundamental understanding of regulated issues that could affect FX and P2P lending
  • Reporting any suspicious activity or transaction to the National Crime Agency (NCA) by completing and submitting a Suspicious Activity Report
  • Putting in place and operating anti money laundering controls and procedure (Record keeping)
  • Carrying out money laundering risk assessments
  • Training staff in preventing money laundering

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