About Remote

Remote is solving global remote organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone anywhere compliantly. We make it possible for businesses big and small to employ a global team by handling global payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Check out remote.com/how-it-works to learn more or if you’re interested in adding to the mission, scroll down to apply now.

Please take a look at remote.com/handbook to learn more about our culture and what it is like to work here. Not only do we encourage folks from all ethnic groups, genders, sexuality, age and abilities to apply, but we prioritize a sense of belonging. You can check out independent reviews by other candidates on Glassdoor or look up the results of our candidate surveys to see how others feel about working and interviewing here.

All of our positions are fully remote. You do not have to relocate to join us!

What this job can offer you

The Compliance team protects Remote from mission critical risks including fraud, sanctions, money laundering, and other types of financial crime. We enable Remote to grow safely and sustainably through taking care in the customers we accept. We work with payments partners to manage risk around the payments we process.

This is an exciting time to join Remote and make a personal difference in the global employment space as a Money Laundering Reporting Officer / Compliance Officer, joining our Compliance department.

We are building a Financial Services subgroup within Remote. This subgroup is in the process of obtaining amongst others a financial licence in the UK.

This means Remote will need to meet the highest standards for customer due diligence, anti-money laundering and counter financing terrorism, internally referred to as know your business (KYB).

You will help setup sound procedures for vetting our customers globally. Not only will you have the responsibility to introduce and implement innovative anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-financing terrorism (CFT) solutions for our platform, you will also be relied upon to share guidance and expertise on UK and EU regulatory requirements.

What you bring

  • 5+ years experience with the Second line of Defence in the financial sector, preferably with experience in compliance
  • Understanding of both European payments legislation (e.g. Payment Services Directive II) and UK FCA rules and guidance
  • Writes and speaks fluent English
  • Must be a UK resident
  • Professional AML / MLRO certifications

Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the implementation of robust customer due diligence, know-your-client, anti-money laundering, and counter financing terrorism procedures, with a focus on enhancing and refining these protocols along with corresponding risk assessments and mitigating measures for medium to high risks.
  • Ensure unwavering compliance with AML & Compliance requirements, meticulously meeting regulatory standards, while maintaining and optimizing policies and procedures for the overall adequacy of the UK Compliance Programme.
  • Take charge of Regulatory Reporting, meticulously preparing and submitting accurate reports to regulatory authorities, including suspicious transaction reports (STRs), and ensuring comprehensive internal record keeping.
  • Stay abreast of regulatory changes and proactively update reporting processes to align with evolving compliance landscapes.
  • Conduct thorough KYB procedures on both new and existing customers, establishing a meticulous audit trail to enhance due diligence practices.
  • Implement effective transaction monitoring and reporting mechanisms specific to the payments business.
  • Collaborate seamlessly with compliance colleagues to strengthen global compliance efforts, actively contributing to the ongoing development of the global Compliance team.
  • Lead a comprehensive training program focused on mitigating ML issues, ensuring the team remains informed and adept in navigating compliance challenges.
  • Regularly review and optimize the effectiveness of the compliance program, ensuring continuous improvement and alignment with industry best practices.

Practicals

  • You'll report to: Senior Manager, Compliance
  • Team: Compliance
  • Location: UK
  • Start date: May 2024

Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote's Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

At first glance our salary bands seem quite wide - here is some context. At Remote we have international operations and a globally distributed workforce. We use geo ranges to consider geographic pay differentials as part of our global compensation strategy to remain competitive in various markets while we hiring globally.

The base salary range for this full-time position is between $36,950 USD to $83,150 USD. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

Application process

  1. (async) Profile review
  2. Interview with recruiter
  3. Interview with future manager
  4. Interview with Senior Director of Payments
  5. (async) Offer
  6. Reference Check

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Benefits

Our full benefits & perks are explained in our handbook at remote.com/r/benefits. As a global company, each country works differently, but some benefits/perks are for all Remoters:
  • work from anywhere
  • unlimited personal time off (minimum 4 weeks)
  • quarterly company-wide day off for self care
  • flexible working hours (we are async)
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • mental health support services
  • stock options
  • learning budget
  • home office budget & IT equipment
  • budget for local in-person social events or co-working spaces

How you’ll plan your day (and life)

We work async at Remote which means you can plan your schedule around your life (and not around meetings). Read more at remote.com/async.

You will be empowered to take ownership and be proactive. When in doubt you will default to action instead of waiting. Your life-work balance is important and you will be encouraged to put yourself and your family first, and fit work around your needs.

If that sounds like something you want, apply now!

How to apply

  1. Please fill out the form below and upload your CV with a PDF format.
  2. We kindly ask you to submit your application and CV in English, as this is the standardised language we use here at Remote.
  3. If you don’t have an up to date CV but you are still interested in talking to us, please feel free to add a copy of your LinkedIn profile instead.

We will ask you to voluntarily tell us your pronouns at interview stage, and you will have the option to answer our anonymous demographic questionnaire when you apply below. As an equal employment opportunity employer it’s important to us that our workforce reflects people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences and this data will help us to stay accountable. We thank you for providing this data, if you chose to.

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Remote is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such it’s important to us that our workforce reflects people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences. Through the below self-identification survey, we invite you to share your demographic information. 

This information will be used to ensure that our hiring process is inclusive and that people of all backgrounds are represented in our talent pool.

All answers are anonymous and will not be tied to your job application or candidate profile. The data will be aggregated and only used to inform our hiring strategies and processes to ensure we are actively working toward creating access to opportunities among under-represented groups and increasing our teams’ diversity.

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Visit the Remote Handbook to read more about how diversity, equity, and inclusion are a way of life at Remote.

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