Ebury is a FinTech success story, positioned among the fastest-growing international companies in its sector.
Ebury is a Global FinTech: we apply new technologies to enhance and automate financial services and processes. This allows small and medium-sized businesses to trade and transact internationally by eliminating boundaries related to more traditional procedures.
Founded in 2009, we are now positioned among the fastest-growing companies in the sector. Headquartered in London, we have more than 1000 staff covering over 50 nationalities (and counting!) working across more than 27 offices worldwide and serving more than 45,000 clients every day.
Hard work pays off: Ebury has just received a £350 million investment from Banco Santander and has won over 20 internationally recognised awards such as the Growing Business of the Year 2019: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+) and Financial Times: 1000 Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies (which we have been awarded twice: 2017 and 2019!).
In September 2021, Ebury was named one of the top 15 European Fintechs to work for by Glassdoor and AltFi.
None of this would have been possible without our proudest achievement: our great people. Enthusiastic, innovative and collaborative teams, always ready to disrupt and revolutionise the fast-paced Fintech sector.
To date, Ebury has been working directly with a selection of audit firms on a project by project basis. There is now a recognition, given the size, scale, and complexity of Ebury, of the need to build a dedicated audit function internally.
As part of the department build up, coupled with the ongoing company focus on strengthening it’s risk management framework and the implementation of a new Governance, Risk and Control tool there is a need to build a permanent, multi-skilled audit function with a focus on AML Risk. The focus of this role will be to work with key business stakeholders to assess and recommend improvements on AML projects in progress and the overall Company approach to managing AML risk.
Role & Responsibilities:
- Contribute as AML SME to the Group Internal Audit risk assessment and Audit plan. This will include development of the Financial Crime audit universe and ensuring that risk assessments are up to date and accurate.
- Experience in delivery of all audit phases (planning, execution, completion & draft reporting) of the including those of a complex nature, ensuring timely, complete and accurate outputs.
- Delivery of value-adding and insightful audit reports, ensuring factual accuracy is agreed and managing stakeholder communications.
- Embedding the use of data as part of our core audit processes (risk assessment and planning, audit execution, continuous monitoring).
- Verifying that controls relating to major systems and their implementation are in place and operating effectively and assist in conducting special reviews to provide assurance at the direction of Board or other relevant Senior Stakeholders.
- Act as IA representative on key business project working groups, with a focus on AML initiatives.
- Produce and manage necessary management reporting with an ability to summarise and produce compelling messaging into senior committees. including updates to the Board Audit Committee.
- Capture and document supporting IA materials which are required to demonstrate the IA methodology and approach.
- Support the build up of the team with recommendations on how best to resource and / or recruit staff (including potential direct reports).
Skills / Education:
- Have a relevant qualification (Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) certification, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) certification, Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM).
- Have strong technical knowledge of Financial Crime (primarily Sanctions, AML, CTF, ABC) regulatory and legislative requirements (EU Money Laundering Directives and the UK regulatory environment - FCA, UK Money Laundering Regulations, UK Bribery Act and JMLSG Guidance)
- Have Financial Crime, subject matter expertise from prior regulatory experience or from within a financial institution/payments institution.
- Have a proven track record of identifying, assessing and evaluating risks and controls, advising business stakeholders from a risk perspective, while also understanding the commercial view.
- Are a skilled relationship developer with the ability to effectively challenge and influence ExCo and senior management on audit/risk matters and build partnerships with other assurance functions and the business to embed good corporate governance.
- Are a strong leader with experience in people management; supporting peers and leading high-performance teams to meet pre-agreed deadlines.
We believe in inclusion. We stand against discrimination in all forms and have no tolerance for the intolerance of differences that makes us a modern and successful organisation. At Ebury, you can be whoever you want to be and still feel a sense of belonging no matter your story because we want you and your uniqueness to help write our future.