Aspire is the leading all-in-one finance operating system for growing businesses in APAC. We are on a mission to reinvent business finance for a new generation of entrepreneurs and business owners, empowering startups and MSME to realise their full potential. 

Founded in 2018, Aspire has raised over USD 300M+ across equity and debt from world-class investors. In 2023, we successfully closed an oversubscribed USD 100 million Series C equity round led by Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Ventures with participation of Tencent, Paypal Ventures, LGT Capital Partners, Picus Capital and MassMutual Ventures. To power our solutions, we have partnered with some of the best companies in the world such as Visa and Wise and helped more than 15,000 businesses using our suite of products.

For 2 consecutive years in 2022 & 2023, Aspire has been awarded Best Employer of the Year and Startup of the year by Asia FinTech Awards, and also LinkedIn’s Top Startup in Singapore. In 2023, we also made it to CB Insights’ Top 100 Global Fintech List. 

You will be amazed by the energy and experience of our team! Aspire serves as an environment for you to innovate and drive change with our team of ex-entrepreneurs, ex-founders, and high-achievers with international and diverse backgrounds.

Are you a top talent who is passionate about entrepreneurship? Join our rapidly growing team to make an impact in the fintech space! 


About The Team

At Aspire, we are committed to empowering our customers throughout their journey with us. Our Operations Team ensures customers can operate seamlessly on our platform, and guarantee the best customer experience possible.


About the Role

  • Design and implement a best-in-class AML program to comply with policies and regulations
  • Manage end-to-end onboarding of clients, from their request to open an account, through KYC, until they are verified and receive access to the platform
  • Assess the risk of clients during onboarding & KYC, and use a risk-based approach to do due diligence and monitor clients during their lifetime with Aspire
  • Monitor existing clients & their payments activity on the platform to make sure they are legitimate & in line with Aspire’s risk appetite
  • Monitor and test the effectivity and relevance of the existing AML program and continuously improve it
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders - Product, Compliance, Sales - as well as external stakeholders - regulators, finance partners - to rally everyone around creating a strong and effective AML risk governance structure
  • Balance effectively commercial, operational, & risk objectives: onboarding & keeping clients with Aspire, operating effectively & at high productivity levels, reducing the risk profile of Aspire clients, complying with internal policies & external regulations
  • Own AML operational & risk related metrics: Onboarding conversion, SLAs, Compliance with internal policies, Onboarding client satisfaction, AML escalations, risk profile of clients onboarded and of the client base, RFIs, suspicious activity detected, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 12 years of risk and AML operations experience in the financial services industry.
  • Proven track record in a leadership role within a financial services company with exceptional coaching and team-building capabilities.
  • Proficient in prioritizing tasks and targets, particularly in the dynamic and unstructured environment typical of startups.
  • Possesses a deep understanding of the company's trajectory and can devise, articulate, and execute strategies to propel the organization to the next level.
  • Capable of making decisions that strike a balance between risk and business objectives, gaining stakeholder support for chosen courses of action.
  • Prioritizes customer experience, ensuring that decisions align with the overarching goal of putting the customer first.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience thriving in startup environments, showcasing resilience and adaptability in high-growth and fast-paced settings.
  • Background in consulting or banking, underscoring a profound understanding of strategic thinking and operational excellence at the highest echelons.


What we offer

  • Uncapped flexible annual leave.
  • Hybrid work arrangement. 
  • Training subsidy for your professional growth.
  • Wellness benefit.
  • Team bonding budget to foster collaboration and sense of belonging.
  • Flexibility to work from anywhere (for up to 90 days per annum) and Work from Home subsidy.
  • Culture is Key: Most importantly, we always strive to cultivate a special culture that brings special talents together - You may learn more about our culture at our careers site and LinkedIn Life page.

Equal Opportunity Statement 

Aspire is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by applicable laws. 


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