Position title
Head of Compliance and MLRO - APAC



We have an exciting opportunity to join our global Risk and Compliance team in Singapore as Head of Compliance and MLRO APAC.

As the Head of Compliance & MLRO for our APAC entity, you'll be at the forefront of ensuring our operations meet local regulatory requirements for financial crime and broader compliance. Reporting directly to the Group’s Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, you'll collaborate with senior leaders and engage
extensively with regulators, guiding our strategic direction. You'll also lead and inspire a team of local experts, including a Compliance Officer in Australia, driving compliance excellence across the region. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a global team, where your expertise will shape the future of digital finance and make a significant impact on our business. Join us and be a catalyst for positive change in the world of digital money.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure adherence to regulations, monitor changes, and liaise with regulatory bodies.
  • Risk Management: Identify, assess, and manage compliance risks; develop policies and procedures; oversee monitoring and reporting.
  • AML/CTF Compliance: Develop and maintain AML/CTF programs; ensure effective transaction monitoring; provide training and awareness.
  • Governance and Reporting: Prepare compliance reports for the Board; participate in relevant committees.
  • Data Protection and Privacy: Ensure compliance with data protection regulations; manage data breaches and privacy incidents.
  • Training and Development: Develop training programs and ensure continuous education on compliance trends.
  • Ethics and Integrity: Promote a culture of integrity and ethical behaviours.
  • Operational Compliance: Oversee compliance of operational processes and third-party partners.
  • Strategic Advisory: Provide strategic advice to senior management and align compliance objectives with business goals.
  • Minimum 5 years in compliance, risk management, or related fields within financial services.
  • Experience in the APAC region, particularly with regulations in Singapore (Hong Kong, and Australia
    would be an advantage).
  • Specific experience in e-payments or fintech sectors.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience in strategic planning.
  • Extensive experience with AML/CTF programs (data protection regulations would be an advantage).
  • Strong risk assessment, data analysis, and communication skills.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders, promote an ethical culture, and provide strategic compliance leadership.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Wirex Behaviours
  • Promotes collaboration and sharing
  • Contributes to a positive environment
  • Passionate about expertise
  • Takes initiative and drives innovation
  • Establishes and works towards high personal goals
  • Inspires and supports collective success

What’s on offer

  • 25 days holiday & Bank Holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Charity Day
  • Central Provident Fund (CPF)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Annual training allowance
  • Remote / Central Location
  • Extensive career growth and professional development opportunities
Application Process
  • Apply: Submit your application via the 'Apply Now' link (Resume in English please)
  • Screening: We will screen all CVs.
  • 1st Stage Interview: Initial interview via Teams.
  • Psychometric Assessment: Candidates will complete a psychometric assessment.
  • 2nd Stage Interview: Face-to-face interviews during the week commencing 15th July 2024.
  • Final Stage Interview: Final interview (Teams/Face-to-face) during the week commencing 22nd July 2024.

If you have the experience and the knowledge to be successful in thisHead of Compliance & MLRO
APACrole, get in touch, and let’s discuss this exciting next step in your career.
Please note the requirement to attend face to face interviews week commencing 15th July.

We’re Wirex, and we’re not like anyone else. Why? Because we always do things our way before anyone else does them – like creating the first-ever debit card that lets you pay with crypto, making it easier for ordinary people to access DeFi-powered savings, and setting up the world’s first cryptocurrency rewards
Our vision is a world where everyone can enjoy the benefits of digital currency – from the power to send money around the world near-instantly without breaking the bank, to buying, storing, and exchanging 40+ top tokens on a secure, easy-to-use platform at some of the best rates in the industry. We must be doing something right because more than 6 million people across 130 countries are helping to change the world by using Wirex.
Are you part of the digital money movement? Do you want to change the way people think about money forever? If your skills fit our vision and you want to join a company that’s really going places, we want to hear from you.

Employment Type
Full-time, Remote
Beginning of employment
Monday, September 2, 2024
Job Location
Remote work from: Singapore
Date posted
June 5, 2024
Valid through
July 5, 2024
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