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  • Posted: Aug 12, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • AZA is an established provider of currency trading solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology in our flagship products, TransferZero and BFX, AZA is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. Transf...
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    Senior Compliance Officer

    Job Summary

    We are hiring an experienced compliance officer to support the MLRO and to help manage the other members of the compliance team in completing compliance related activities, including ad hoc administrative tasks and projects, with a view to meeting internal deadlines, objectives regulatory obligations and reporting requirements for the business and to the directors and MLRO.

    You will be required to become familiar with the AZA operating platform and its compliance and AML functionality. Understanding this platform and communicating with the compliance team and tech team will be required. Getting to know and contribute towards updating policies and procedures that are implemented within the business will be required for the jurisdictions that AZA operates in. You will need to work well within the compliance team and help in managing and coordinating with the team so that all ongoing tasks are communicated and that the team delivers on its required tasks.


    • Knowledge of the UK and EU financial sector regulatory environment and essential compliance regimes.

    • Complex problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to identify the important issues and drive resolution.

    • Ability to build strong working relationships with remote based teams.

    • Experience in managing a compliance team.

    • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness.

    • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and a strong communicator.

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    • Ability to take and follow instructions clearly and easily.

    • Ability to adapt and grasp new requirements accurately and quickly.

    • Ability to problem-solve within regulatory parameters.

    • Able to work flexibly and under pressure to meet deadlines and targets.

    • Ability to develop and sustain good working relationships with individuals and organizations (internal and external).

    • Aptitude with modern computer-based packages, an advantage. Good level of IT literacy with good Word and Excel skills.

    • Awareness of internal control policies and procedures


    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Learning and understanding company policies and procedures and ensuring these are followed and adhered to by clients and staff.

    • Keep up to date and monitor the AML laws, regulations and internal policies.

    • Conduct thematic reviews of existing policies, procedures and processes to identify any compliance gaps, then lead remediations as needed.

    • Assisting the team to complete ad hoc project work, such as the corporate client KYC files review and corporate client risk assessment and analysis.

    • Performing AML transaction analysis on clients.

    • Identifying and reporting suspicious activity.

    • Attending and responding to partner queries and client queries on Freshdesk.

    • Ad hoc administrative tasks, as required.

    • Ensuring all tasks are completed accurately, with a high standard of attention to detail and in accordance with the agreed timetables.

    • Perform new and annual risk assessments on clients to understand risk level, significance and scope.

    • Ensure that your findings are recorded and followed up with management so that issues can be rectified.

    • Educate employees on not only the regulations, but also the impact on the organisation if these aren't complied with.

    • Oversee the daily operations of the Compliance team and managing escalations.

    • Investigate irregularities and non-compliance issues.

    • Highlight or escalate areas of concern.

    • Contribute to robust and effective compliance controls within the organisation.

    • Assist in the gathering of internal information in response to regulatory requests.

    • Collaborate with other departments to create a culture of compliance.

    • Report any Technology, Incomplete Data or any AZA system issues related to compliance functions to Senior Management.


    Qualifications Required:

    • Understanding of law and regulations related to AML/CTF.

    • Previous investigative experience would be an advantage.

    • We will equip you with job-specific knowledge during initial training, however previous knowledge of trends and developments in AML risks and concerns in expected


    • A competitive salary and benefits package.

    • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.

    • One of the hottest, fastest scaling start-ups in Africa.

    • Casual work environment.

    • Great work-life balance.

    • We value autonomy.

    • Opportunity for growth for all employees.

    • Opportunity to work hard and play hard.

    AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AZA on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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