Head of Compliance & MLRO

Miami / San Francisco
Compliance – Regulatory Compliance /
Full-time /
Nium, the Leader in Real-Time Global Payments 
At Nium, we operate at the intersection of an increasingly interconnected world, where the traditional finance industry has been disrupted, and on-demand is in demand. Our payments infrastructure is leading a transformation in payments, enabling anyone, anywhere to make and receive payments instantly, regardless of the location or currency. We currently support: 
-Regulatory Licenses and Authorizations in 40+ Countries, enabling seamless onboarding, rapid integration, and compliance
-190+ Pay Out Markets – 100+ in real time
-35+ Pay In Markets
-30+ Card Issuance Markets
-100+ Supported Currencies 
Today, Nium is the leader in real-time global payments and the fastest way to send money across borders. We are co-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, with regional offices in Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lithuania, London, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, and UAE. 

Your Next Exciting Role

As the Director of Regulatory Compliance (MLRO), you will be working as part of Nium’s global, dynamic Compliance team and will be reporting to the VP Compliance (US). The Compliance team is responsible for advising the business on all compliance matters and ensuring the regulatory requirements for the US are met. In addition to this the team is also responsible for client onboarding, Transaction Monitoring, and for the detection and prevention of financial crime including, money laundering, and terrorist financing.

What would a day @Nium look like?

    • Develop and manage Financial Crime and AML methodology to manage all sources of regulatory risk to meet the needs of our US & Canada regulators and ensure they remain up to date with all regulatory and international standard
    • Identify control gaps and lead the implementation of control enhancements to include AML, OFAC, and Regulatory Compliance
    • Develop country specific risk assessment highlighting control gaps
    • Build up compliance oversight and testing activities as per regulatory and governance requirements and issue internal reports to Senior Management (AML/CTF internal control report, Fraud, periodic internal reports etc.)
    • Act as a subject matter expert for the business and management on compliance-related matters in US, Canada, and Latin America
    • Review and approve high risk business for institutional clients from the Americas Region (including financial institutions and Banking as a Service Clients)
    • Develop and improve the company’s policies and procedures on an ongoing basis
    • Lead AML external audits and support on bank partner requests
    • Perform ongoing AML and OFAC risk assessments and horizon scanning for applicable regulatory requirements.
    • Ensure proper regulatory and AML/CFT reporting to partner banks.
    • Assist in to improve and streamline end to end compliance operational processes through automation and technology
    • Lead the roll out and ongoing management of the Compliance Training Framework
    • Develop key risk indicators and ongoing reporting to Senior Compliance Teams.
    • Manage and contribute to the Compliance Committee.
    • Participating in Compliance or business-driven projects, including regulatory developments and strategic initiatives

Which Skills & Experiences will make you successful?

    • At least 10 years’ experience within regulated companies, in senior compliance role(s) with robust knowledge on Compliance topics (KYB / KYC, AML/CFT, Sanctions etc.)
    • Good understanding of the Payments/Fintech industry
    • Knowledge and experience (preferably within Payments/Fintech) in North America
    • ACAMS/CRCM certified (preferably)
    • Experience with correspondent banking, banking as a service, and Financial Institution clients from the Americas region
    • Strong analytical skills with experience in problem solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions
    • Demonstrate clear sense of accountability in performing the role and a positive demeanor
    • Ability to identify risks,  control gaps, inefficiencies, see the bigger picture, challenge the current status quo and define scalable and sustainable processes and methodology
    • Ability to  lead end to end process and control improvements cross functionally and across various regions.
    • Able to prioritize quickly and meet deadlines even under pressure
    • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
    • Team player with strong collaborative qualities, including some previous experience (or willingness) to build, lead and motivate a team.
    • Willingness to learn continuously and keep up to date with the Payments industry and its regulatory landscape (Globally).
    • Fluent in  Spanish, Portuguese a plus
$120,000 - $150,000 a year
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What we offer at Nium  
We Value Performance: Through competitive salaries, performance bonuses, uncapped sales commissions and robust performance reviews, we ensure that all employees are rewarded and incentivized for their hard work. 
We Care for Our Employees: The wellness of Nium’ers is our #1 priority. In addition to many other benefits, we offer medical coverage, 24/7 employee assistance program, generous time off policies, and a year-end shut down. We also provide a hybrid working environment (3 days per week in the office). 
We Upskill Ourselves: We are curious, always want to learn more and upskill ourselves. As well as role-specific training, we also offer a global learning stipend. 
We Constantly Innovate: Nium continues to be globally recognized for its constant innovations, growth, and employee-centric mindset since our inception: 
-2022 Great Place To Work Certification
-2023 CB Insights Fintech 100 List of Most Promising Fintech Companies
We Celebrate Together: Work is also about having fun with your colleagues and forging deep relationships. We host company-wide social events onsite and virtually, provide team morale budget and bonding activities, happy hours, team offsites, and much more!  
We Thrive with Diversity: Across 33 nationalities and 18+ countries, our diverse and multicultural team embodies our commitment to a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.  
What it’s like to be a Nium'er 
At Nium we center our way of work around 3 core values globally: 
#KeepItSimple: We cut through complexity, simplify at speed and operate with scale in mind. 
#MakeItBetter: We build innovative solutions that make our customers' lives better. 
#WinItTogether: We win in this competitive market by collaborating as one team. 
For more information, visit www.nium.com. 

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