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Compliance Specialist (North America)

| Greater NYC Area

We are looking for a Deputy Compliance Officer to join TransferWise’s North America team and help take the Company to the next level. You will be working very closely with the Product and Operational Compliance teams, reporting directly to the Compliance Officer, to help shape the overall AML strategy from the ground up.

 A bit about the role:

  • Tune up your previous knowledge of compliance best-practices to the TransferWise model for onboarding, monitoring, sanctions-screening, reporting and quality assurance, and take on the challenge of providing useful, hands-on support to operational teams (e.g. helping resolve open questions in an ops policy or project managing a regulatory findings remediation project)
  • Lead the regionalization of global AML/ CTF Risk Assessment to North America markets, including (1) mastering deep understanding of the product, systems, processes, (2) documenting and defending our approach to externals, and (3) identifying possible gaps and working with teams internally go close gaps over time
  • Apply your previous compliance knowledge creatively, working alongside the business and product teams to build products with a healthy and sustainable compliance foundation;
  • Work with teams to understand what information is currently available that intuitively demonstrates the current health of the compliance program, build on this framework by identifying missing pieces, and determine the best way to disseminate this information to the leadership team and the rest of the company;
  • Take on and own new challenges that arise in any area of the compliance program on a project basis, whether providing region-specific guidance for a new operational compliance process (e.g. North America compliance input to the global third party payments diligence policy), or coordinate an effort for multiple teams to work together to meet new regulatory requirements
  • Work with the global training coordinator to regionalize training for North America compliance teams.

A bit about you:

  • Healthy dose of humility, a willingness to learn and adapt, and get involved at all “levels” of the compliance program to get it done
  • Very strong writing and communication skills.
  • Punctual, independent, proactive, highly attentive to details and willing to get things done.
  • Demonstrates sound, independent judgement
  • Expert in US regulatory guidance applicable to financial institutions, particularly the BSA, PATRIOT Act, OFAC, Electronic Funds Transfer Act, FinCEN guidance, state money transmitter statutory and regulatory frameworks
  • Understands how to do legal and compliance research needed to develop informed and reasonable compliance recommendations.
  • Adept at risk-based analysis, incorporating regulatory, business, product, and operational considerations into risk analysis. Able to explain to functional teams how they fit into this analysis, and how their decisions affect AML/ CTF/ regulatory risk.
  • Strong relationship builder across all levels of the business, that leads by example and demonstrates the TransferWise values in all their actions.
  • Spend approximately 10% of your time with our operational teams in Tampa.

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to send money overseas.

Today, customers are transferring more than £1.5 billion every month with TransferWise, saving £60 million every month. Yet we’re only moving 1% of the world’s money. The scope of what we want to achieve and how much opportunity there is to grow is immense.

The same opportunity is true of a career here. The constantly evolving nature of our business means new problems to solve, challenges to overcome and opportunities for you to impact our customers every day.


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Our NYC office is located on 24th street, in the Flatiron district amongst all the best places to eat!

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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

"We work in autonomous teams that focus on specific customer problems. We define the top line KPI for the company and then teams have full autonomy on what customer problems to solve to move that KPI. This structure empowers people closest to the customers to make their own decisions. Teams move fast and in parallel."



What are TransferWise Perks + Benefits

TransferWise Benefits Overview

We listened to what our employees wanted from us as an employer and have tailored a benefits package around them, which includes; 6 weeks paid leave for people who have been at the company for four years, a flexible-working policy, generous maternity and paternity leave, and an annual all company trip away.

When we designed our new offices, we asked our teams what they’d like to have in their workplace. We’ve created office environments where people enjoy coming in and where they can do their best work.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Our employer paid short-term disability insurance pays you a portion of your earnings if you miss time at work because of a disabling illness or injury.
Dental Benefits
We offer individual and family plans which include preventative examinations and contribution towards basic and major dental treatments.
Vision Benefits
We provide cover towards your annual eye exams, frames and lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have options for family and individual insurance plans
Wellness Programs
Our wellness programme includes gym discounts and other local offers.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We offer all our employees stock options because we’re all creating TransferWise together and we want to share the value of our success.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We care about your important life events and want to make sure you take the time you need with your family. In NY everyone gets 16 weeks fully paid leave to care for their child.
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer a flexible schedule that works around you and your team.
Remote Work Program
You may need to work remotely or take some time to work from home or abroad with your family. Whatever it is, you can chat to your team lead and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer 23 days per anniversary year plus public holidays and a day off on your birthday!
Paid Volunteer Time
We offer a full days paid volunteering per year
After 4 years at TransferWise, all our employees have the option to take 6 weeks paid time off.
Paid Holidays
We offer all employees paid time off for public holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Our Commuter Benefits Plan reduces your commuting expenses by allowing you to set aside pre-tax money for qualified transit and parking expenses you incur while getting to and from work.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
You can pay for parking at or near your regular place of employment tax-free.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

23 days holiday (PTO) + your birthday off + bank holidays and volunteer days. International Travel + 1 Abroad Company Holiday per year.

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