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Airwallex-Compliance Manager (6-months maternity cover)

Hong Kong
Compliance Manager (6-months maternity cover)
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Founded in 2015, Airwallex is a global payments fintech transforming the way businesses move and manage money domestically and internationally, headquartered in Hong Kong. In today’s fast-changing digital era, our purpose is to empower businesses of all sizes to grow in their own markets and around the world, and by doing so, contribute to the global economy. To achieve our mission, we have built a proprietary global financial infrastructure platform that offers extensive coverage across 130+ countries and 50+ currencies. Our platform enables businesses operating globally to transact, collect and pay in any foreign currency without the constraints of the current global financial system. In just five years since we were founded, Airwallex has grown to become one of Hong Kong’s fintech unicorns and a well-funded international technology leader backed by world-leading investors.

Who we're looking for

This role will see you being a vital member of an elite, innovative compliance team operationalizing Airwallex's compliance program. At Airwallex, we see Compliance as a service to our business teams and our customers, and we get excited about innovation and collaboration. Partner with internal teams to design, develop, implement, execute, and monitor screening and monitoring rules detecting and mitigating AML risks. The role supports regulatory obligations and is an opportunity to innovate.


Reporting to the Compliance Director, this contract role is based in Hong Kong and is responsible to work closely with the global compliance, operations, product teams and other stakeholders for:

What you will be doing
  • Maintaining the AML/CFT Compliance Program of its subsidiary, which is a Stored Value Facility (“SVF”) licensee
  • Acting as a primary contact point with the regulators, work with the stakeholders to prepare the regular reports / filings and respond to the ad-hoc request from the regulators
  • Reviewing the escalations and providing compliance advisory in relation to KYC, transaction monitoring, etc.
  • Driving internal controls design, updating policies, procedures and guidelines to support compliance operations
  • Communicating applicable risks, costs, progress, and results to all relevant internal and external partners
  • Designing and executing reports to measure success and performance of initiatives
  • Remaining up-to-date on regulatory changes and landscape, best practices and cutting-edge developments
Who you are
  • A passionate collaborator - with high energy and focus, getting results across multiple projects in a fast paced, changing environment
  • An exceptional communicator - with strong written and verbal communication skills that allow you to translate concepts into clear steps and communicate to technical and non-technical partners at all levels
  • An effective leader - who demonstrates leadership and relationship building skills and ability to operate comfortably within a complex cultural, global environment
  • Entrepreneurial - both in spirit and drive
  • Forward-thinking - you are always one step ahead of the game
  • Comfortable with change - you understand what it is like to work in a hyper-growth company and can flex to navigate the dynamic environment
Skills and experience you will bring:
  • 8+ years of experience in Stored Value Facilities (“SVF”), payment, FinTech, ecommerce, RegTech, financial services or consulting firms
  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree, a degree in Laws / Juris Doctor will be an advantage
  • Experiences as the Compliance Officer (“CO”) / Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”) for licensed financial institution is preferred.  Experiences in engagement with the regulators, Joint Financial Intelligence Unit (“JFIU”) and/or other enforcement agencies will be a plus.
  • Ability to multitask effortlessly and handle challenging priorities under demanding deadlines
  • Ability to understand larger picture and environment while operating in focused manner
  • Outstanding time management, presentation, and relationship building skills
  • Familiarity with laws and regulations in Hong Kong, in particular the SVF industry
  • Certification in relevant area, for example, CAMS


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