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Compliance Director – EMEA – (FinTech)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork City

Ref # 3602

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Unique opportunity for an accomplished senior compliance professional to join a market leading Fintech firm based in Cork. The Compliance Director will have a strong understanding and experience of managing all compliance and regulatory requirements/interactions (CBI, CSSF, FCA) standards and expectations A commercial acumen when supporting the business with client origination is key while a broad appreciation for current directives (specially with AML/KYC) and an ambition to put a stamp on the future shape of the compliance culture are just some of the benefits that come with this opportunity.

‘This is a key hire for our growing business. It’s an exciting offering for the Cork market providing a unique opportunity to the right person to effect real change on the compliance function and provide strong leadership in one of our most important functions.’ MD


· Commercially aware compliance expert with a proven ability to foster and build out robust working relationships at board level along with outsourced partners and regulatory bodies.

· Maintain relationships with regulatory bodies & represent the business

· Strong understanding of regulatory obligations

· Act as DPO by managing all data privacy and legal compliance queries received from any existing customers and clients

· Own the attainment of data protection, compliance and information security certifications

· Provide leadership to the Compliance team and help to manage prioritisation and allocation of resources

· Involvement in regulatory horizon scanning activity, tracking forthcoming regulatory change and assessing preparedness for compliance

· Oversee annual Compliance risk assessments identifying areas requiring Compliance attention.

· Keep informed of regulatory developments & review their impact on the company

· Study new international regulations and identify their application

· Working with the rest of the compliance function design, write and implement frameworks, policies, procedures, processes and systems

· Play a supporting role in maintaining strong and effective relationships with key regulators including the CBI and other regulators across Europe

· Monitoring, executing and reporting business risk management pursuant to direction from the Board of Directors.

· Providing support and assistance to compliance staff and other duties as required.


+8 years’ experience within a Compliance/AML role.

· Excellent knowledge of Irish regulations with LUX & UK preferred

· Strong understanding certification programmes

· Previous Central Bank approval as a PCF12 or PCF15 an advantage

· Extensive regulatory knowledge: AML, KYC, Anti – Fraud, DPO, FinTech


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Working with Killian’s team
Having worked and trained with a number of international businesses, Killian moved into recruitment in 2011 and has held a number of leadership roles, both locally and nationally, since. Killian is a founding member of Barden's tech recruitment practice, is a subject matter expert in Cyber Security (Cloud, Network, Infra, O/t) & Senior Tech careers, is a qualified and active career coach and advises CIOs and tech leadership teams on attracting and retaining world class talent.

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