Compliance Manager, APAC

Singapore /
Operations – Compliance /
Permanent Full-time
About us

Launched in 2012, Checkout.com is a leading international provider of online payment solutions. Checkout.com is built on 100% proprietary technology and handles every part of the payment process, providing complete transparency across the entire payment value chain.

We currently process 150+ currencies and offer access to all international cards and popular local payment methods to merchants through one integration.

Customers in our portfolio include international businesses like Samsung, Transferwise, Hopper, Virgin and Adidas. Our mission is to partner with smart businesses to optimise their payments, increase revenue and meet the dynamic needs of their customers. 

We are building a unique work environment where our people aspire to solve complex problems and deliver valuable solutions. We believe that excellence can be achieved through a dynamic culture driven by collaboration and teamwork.

In May 2020, we completed a $150m Series B funding round, tripling our valuation to $5.5bn.

About the role

Checkout.com is actively looking for a Compliance and AML professional who will take the initiative to monitor our financial crime and compliance programs across the Asia-Pacific region. The position is based in Singapore and will require the potential candidate to work closely with key-stakeholders across all business functions and regulatory bodies within the Asia-Pacific Region (primarily Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand).

The ideal candidate will be a confident individual with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and one who is able to demonstrate the ability to effectively and proactively exercise good judgment and partner with the business in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with other internal functions and teams to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory and contractual requirements.
    • Carry out tasks as instructed by the Head of Compliance, APAC and/or Head of Group Compliance.
    • Investigate and where required, escalate any major compliance concerns to Management, recommend remediation actions and enhance existing processes accordingly.
    • Provide oversight and compliance advise to local entities and business units to ensure risk management and mitigation policies are adopted and adequately addressed. 
    • Participate and manage in Group wide and local AML/CTF related projects.
    • Conduct compliance assurance exercises on AML/CTF program throughout the APAC region.
    • Contribute to the maintenance and review of policies and procedures, including ensuring they are up to date with all regulatory and international best practices.
    • Conduct training on AML/CTF developments and typologies to cultivate good risk and compliance culture within the APAC region.
    • Highlight any potential concerns/risks and proactively share best risk management practices.
    • Maintain awareness of industry trends on regulatory compliance, emerging threats and appropriate steps to mitigate the risks.
    • Develop compliance reporting as per regulatory and governance requirements

About You:

    • A university degree with minimum 5-8 years working experience in the area of payments AML/CTF, compliance, internal audit or risk management within financial services industries.
    • ACAMS certified (preferably).
    • Knowledge of the Asia-Pacific regulatory framework (MAS, HKMA, AUSTRAC).
    • Strong analytical skills with experience in problem solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions.
    • Good organisational and stakeholder management skills.
    • Willingness to expand technical knowledge in a broad range of projects.
    • Team player with strong collaborative qualities and a positive demeanour.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present analysis and recommendation.
    • Reliable when working independently, with sound judgment for when to escalate issues.
    • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving skills and a flexible approach to work.
We are always looking for great people so if you don’t see a role here that fits you but you want to work with us, please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining the kind of role you are searching for and we will contact you.

Checkout.com is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience, skills and personality. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Due to the numerous amount of application received, only the ones corresponding to this job profile will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks please deem your application as unsuccessful.

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