Thanks to the evolution of fintech, traditional financial compliance has not only undergone several updates, it has made the sector one of the most robust when it comes to the jobs market.
And thanks to the advent of AI and the cloud, 72 per cent of financial services professionals believe banking today is being shaped by the technologies of the future. Side-by-side is a strong regulatory environment to ward off cybersecurity threats and data breaches, along with the more traditional areas of compliance such as anti-money laundering (AML), and know your customer (KYC).
It’s estimated that approximately 2,500 fintechs are located here, and although London has been identified as the dominant “superhub” and is the second-highest ranking fintech ecosystem globally, nine other areas have been identified as locations of high-growth.
Edinburgh and Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds, and Birmingham have been deemed to be “established clusters”, while Newcastle and Durham, Wales, Cambridge, Bristol, Reading and Northern Ireland have been designated as “emerging clusters” as per the government’s 2021 Kalifa Fintech Review conducted in association with Deloitte.
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Compliance manager, FIS Global, London
Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. As compliance manager you will join the risk and compliance team and have the opportunity to create policies and procedures, and ensure business operations and procedures comply with legal regulations and internal policies.
You will also help build up the company’s global compliance program from the ground up and as such, will need in-depth knowledge of the payment industry, PCI Compliance, banking, internal audit and be up to date with the latest industry procedures and regulations globally so you can develop global risk and compliance policies including anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customers (KYC), along with a global, cross-divisional framework for identifying and tracking legal & regulatory requirements/obligations, policies and procedures, and related internal controls.
The ideal candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of at least one substantive area of compliance and proven experience as a compliance officer. View more details here.
Senior compliance tester, BNY Mellon, Liverpool
BNY Mellon offers an exciting array of future-forward careers at the intersection of business, finance, and technology and is now hiring a senior compliance tester to join its Pershing compliance team. A subsidiary of BNY Mellon since 2003, Pershing provides financial protection for all global clients and in this role you will conduct thematic compliance testing reviews and complete administrative tasks to support the compliance testing plan including system administration, planning, fieldwork and report writing.
You will also liaise with senior management in order to monitor and manage open compliance actions as a result of the thematic testing, and participate and contribute to compliance, compliance testing and business meetings. Applicants will need to be degree educated or have a strong professional work record with particular preference for compliance and/or legal, audit or risk background, along with proven experience in the UK financial sector, preferably with a background in compliance testing or internal audit. See the full job description here.
Risk & compliance assurance specialist, Global Payments (Beamery), Milton Keynes
Global Payments is a technology and software company that provides commerce solutions to businesses of every size, including Burger King, H&M and PayPal. As a risk & compliance assurance specialist you will assist in the development of enterprise-level risk management and operational compliance functions and establish and maintain risk policies and programs to ensure organisational compliance.
You will also support more experienced risk analysts with the completion of highly sensitive regulatory and compliance functions by running routine reports to gather standard data for reporting and investigating inquiries from regulatory bodies by gathering routine customer (merchant, third party, and vendor) or portfolio data. To apply for this role you will need a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, criminal justice, information security or risk management and have experience following standard practices and procedures to resolve routine issues. You can find more information here.
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