About the role
You will be responsible for helping ensure we comply with our financial crime and broader regulatory responsibilities as we grow, as well as our ethical policies, which are at the heart of Algbra’s mission.
A key part of your role will be to further develop our culture of proactive compliance across the business, guiding and informing the whole team.
Your responsibilities will include:
Leading on and owning our financial crime and compliance strategy, framework and monitoring programme
Instilling a positive, proactive culture towards compliance across the company
Overseeing policies, procedures and training across the full-range of compliance areas, including, financial crime, credit, payments, consumer duty, conflicts of interest, conduct risk, anti-bribery, data protection and our ethical policies
Keeping abreast of regulatory requirements and changes, and putting in place any necessary changes to our policies or procedures
Coordinating our regulatory and partner compliance reporting
Owning, delivering and administering required compliance training to staff
Algbra's approach to compliance, legal and regulatory
You will be part of a team building tier one compliance, legal and regulatory functions based on:
- supporting the delivery of exceptional products to customers in line with their values
- effectively managing risk by focussing on what matters
- being staffed by exceptional professionals
- working collaboratively with other teams, functions and our partners
- using the best cutting-edge technology and leading legal design
- thinking innovatively and continually learning
- building strong and enduring relationships with governments, legislatures, central banks and regulator
We are looking for a driven, pragmatic and collaborative Compliance Director.
Key to your success in this role will be:
- Deep practical understanding of and ability to successfully execute financial crime compliance.
- Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills that instil the confidence of internal and external stakeholders.
Significant experience managing teams and implementing financial crime compliance frameworks at a retail bank, electronic money institution (EMI) or payments services provider (PSP)
Strong understanding of the regulatory requirements that apply to EMIs, in particular in relation to financial crime and sanctions requirements
Strong change and project management skills, including the ability to plan and monitor projects, manage time well, prioritise effectively and handle multiple deadlines
Excellent organisation to ensure all activities are thoroughly tracked, monitored and reported on, including coordination with others in the business on this
Experience and understanding of compliance technology, such as as ID verification and transaction monitoring solutions
Excellent communication skills, and in particular to communicate effectively regarding regulatory requirements and compliance internally and externally
Strong stakeholder management and the ability to collaborate with diverse teams across the business and internationally
5 years within a financial services compliance function
Nice to haves
Experience of providing compliance services on a consultancy basis or as part of a B2B business
Experience of consumer credit, home finance or investment compliance experience
Knowledge of ethical or ESG compliance
Knowledge of Sharia compliant financial products, in particular Sharia compliant home purchase plans
Experience working in a start-up
What can you expect from us?
We’re a B2C and B2B start-up, backed by some of the world’s most exciting investors! We want you to join us and help shape every aspect of the business as we scale and grow. We’re still shaping our wider benefits package but we’re already able to offer:
An attractive financial package
Range of corporate benefits
25 days of paid holiday a year, on top of bank holiday
Regular team social events
Above all else, we’re a group of people that care about our community and want to make a positive change in the world. If you want more from your role and want to be at the heart of shaping this business, the opportunity is there at all levels of the business - make it your own!
Algbra is revolutionising how communities manage their money. We are pioneering a movement. One in which we use first-class technology and a community first approach to provide ethical, sustainable and inclusive financial services to our customers. As a digital ethical finance platform and values-based ecosystem, we have designed a state-of-the art technology architecture and curated a world class operational team to execute on this vision. In the UK, we are FCA authorised and have achieved B Corp status.
Algbra Labs, the technology development arm of Algbra, makes our technology available to ambitious banks and payments providers globally. Our proprietary tech stack has been uniquely built to allow rapid deployment and integration of technology partners wherever they may be. This is supported by a strategic network of tier 1 global partners operating within the world’s leading regulatory infrastructure.
Sitting at the intersection of values, finance and technology, Algbra is the next generation in financial services.
You will work with a diverse and world-class team at one of the most exciting times in a start up's journey.
We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workplace. Diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process. The position is open to all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.