Head of 1st Line Financial Crime Risk

Operations – Operations /
Full-time /
Can you lead with enthusiasm, empathy and structure? Do you have a strong analytical and data-oriented approach to your job? Do you have experience with KYC & AML operations, and compliance and customer satisfaction? Then you might be Inpay’s new Head of 1st Line Financial Crime Risk.

The role:
As our new Head of 1st Line Financial Crime Risk you will oversee our 1LOD financial crime fighting operations, as we process millions of payments for our valued customers. You will manage a team of 9 specialists with plans to add more people as Inpay continues to scale in both existing and new verticals. Your primary focus is to ensure that Inpay handles our judiciary duties in exemplary ways whilst supporting the business, our customers and our payment network partners.
This team is instrumental in keeping Inpay safe and solidifying our industry-leading risk management and compliance capabilities – you will be responsible for taking these elements to the next level and beyond working closely with the MLRO office and 2nd line of defence as well as other stakeholders across Inpay.
The Head of 1st Line Financial Crime Risk will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and is based in our headquarters in the centre of Copenhagen. 

Your primary tasks will be:

    • Lead a team of 9 specialists within KYC and AML focused on managing financial crime risks and keeping Inpay safe
    • Championing and making relevant the value of a strong 1st line of defence
    • Advise the Chief Operating Officer on Inpay’s evolving exposure to money laundering and other risks related to payments processing
    • Oversee and optimize transaction screening and monitoring as well as CDD/ODD
    • Optimize ways of working for the team
    • Act as subject-matter-expert and sparring partner toward internal stakeholders
    • Together with the MLRO and the CRO, implement measures to address Inpay’s risk exposure
    • Provide relevant data for Inpay’s regulatory reporting obligations

Your profile:

    • + 4 years of proven leadership experience within the financial services industry where you have managed at least 6 reports as line manager / team lead
    • Vast experience in hands-on financial crime prevention with a strong track record within CDD/ODD and TSTM operations
    • A track record of building and engaging in relationships with external stakeholders be it on the customer, counterparty and/or regulatory side
    • Knowledge of IT systems and data enabling effective KYC and AML operations and an understanding of how to leverage these to improve scalability and efficiency
    • An impactful leader that cultivates followers and develop people personally and professionally
    • You are a passionate individual who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You are motivated to work in a company that provides cutting-edge financial solutions
    • You work effortlessly across the organisation applying excellent stakeholder management skills – be it towards peers in Operations, Commercial, Product and Development
We offer:
From flexible working hours to social events, professional development and health insurance, we strive to offer one of the best working environments around. As a leader you will get the opportunity to participate in our leadership development and mentor programme as well as sparring and coaching by our Business Partners.
Ready to join?
Set up in 2008 in a bid to make cross-border transactions easier, Inpay is a successful and fast-growing Danish Fintech company that processes millions of transactions each year. We see ourselves as the interface between the financial technology revolution and the established banking system. As such, we offer an international, dynamic workplace that welcomes curious, creative and challenger colleagues. We are ambitious and agile by nature and hold ourselves accountable to our core values of trust, accountability, passion, innovation and respect. 
Our headquarters are in the royal quarter of central Copenhagen, with further offices in London. You can see a snapshot of what working life looks like here. 
We think globally and are part of an umbrella group that holds the big dream to financially include 100 million people in the next ten years. This means the pace is high, suggestions and ideas are always welcome, failures and learnings are part of the routine, and we expect you to go the extra mile so we can conquer the world together.
Find out more about Inpay here.