Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer

Wirex are a FinTech company based in the UK and were currently hiring for a Paralegal/Regulatory Analyst to join our Legal team in London! With offices across the globe, we pride ourselves on our vibrant and relaxed atmosphere, that is driven by our employees! We are the first payment platform to seamlessly integrate digital and traditional currencies. Our mission is to give everyone the power to use one single global platform for traditional financial and digital assets from anywhere in the world. We have more than 3M users in 130 countries and we're constantly expanding. It's an exciting time to get on board!​

Overall role purpose

Acting as the MLRO for Wirex Digital, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the company achieves and maintains compliance with its Financial Crime (FC) obligations. With the necessary knowledge in the company’s regulatory requirements, including its application, the MLRO will develop and ensure implementation of required FC programme.

Principal accountabilities

Manage the FC programme for the entity

Provide regular reporting of key FC risks and mitigation plans to the R&C Committee

Provide employee FC training

Ensuring appropriate controls are in place and adequate oversight of controls

Escalate issues to the Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

Main responsibilities of the role

Ensuring that Wirex takes steps to obtain and access any relevant “Know Your Client” information prior to accepting client applications

Preparing external reports on money laundering or terrorist financing suspicions/knowledge to the local Financial Intelligence Unit or other regulatory/law enforcement bodies

Obtaining and using national and international findings supplied by the Government of Croatia and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Adhere to the process for financial sanction requirements

Design, implementation and updating of the FC Programme

Establishing policies and procedures to ensure implementation of the FC Programme

Making reasonable steps to establish and maintain adequate arrangements for awareness and training of staff, and implementing disciplinary measures if staff do not comply with the requirements

Carry out AMLO orders

Putting together annual reports based on risk assessments which can be used by the firm to access their position and risk level

Keeping records of Wirex Digital customers, transactions and AML audits

Experience/Skills required

Working experience within the FC Sector, ideally within the financial services industry

Excellent knowledge of FC regulatory obligations

Excellent oral and written skills and able to communicate with a variety of both internal and external stakeholders

Have a strong compliance culture, integrity and trustworthiness

Independent oversight and problem-solving skills

Analytical skills

Ability to work without supervision

Efficient and well organised

Credible and assertive manner

Discretion, tact and resilience

Professional manner with the ability to influence and persuade

Wirex behaviours required

Cares about being one team

Contributes to creating a positive environment

Passionate about their field of work

Takes initiative

Drives innovations for our customers

Sets high personal standards

Works towards the collective success

Inspire others and helps them succeed (for managers)

Job Type
Full Time
68 days ago

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