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Director of Transaction Monitoring Programs, Compliance



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Director of Transaction Monitoring Programs, Compliance

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Payoneer’s mission is to empower businesses to go beyond – beyond borders, limits and expectations. In today’s digital world, Payoneer enables any business of any size from anywhere to access new economic opportunities by making it possible to transact as easily globally as they do locally.

Payoneer’s digital payments platform streamlines global commerce for millions of small businesses, marketplaces and enterprises from over 200 countries and territories. Leveraging robust technology, compliance, operations and banking infrastructure, Payoneer delivers a suite of services that includes cross-border payments, working capital, tax solutions and risk management. Powering growth for customers ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs in emerging markets to the world’s leading brands like Airbnb, Amazon, Google and Upwork, Payoneer makes global commerce easy and secure.

Payoneer is looking for a non-managerial Director of Transaction Monitoring Programs for the Compliance department to join an extremely fast-growing global Fintech business. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced, multi-tasking and high energy environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure operational excellence and efficiency within our transaction monitoring programs and strategy
  • Maintain transaction monitoring policies and documentation, and support regulatory audits, in line with our mission to be instant, convenient and transparent
  • Analyze, improve and maintain transaction monitoring tools, flows, policies/documentation and processes to fit regulatory requirements, while being effective and efficient and full alignment and liaison with MLROs and Compliance Strategy and Governance functions
  • Prepare information, data, presentations and other materials for executive, alignment and other meetings/events
  • Ensure adherence to multiple regulatory frameworks and FIU best practices, including in: (i) regulatory reporting and filing, (ii) regulatory liaison, (iii) Investigations and reviews, and (iv) supporting our audits
  • Coordinate meaningful compliance processes and flows internally & externally, proactively adjust for product/market changes and notifiable events
  • Lead efficiency and cost savings initiatives across the group
  • Keep up to date with financial crime regulatory changes
  • Develop systems to track and monitor our performance
  • Work with teams from different countries to educate them about global financial crime requirements, and empower teams to build risk-based, data-driven and documented processes
  • Identify areas where we can improve our transaction monitoring to allow us to achieve more
  • Scrutinize transaction monitoring programs, including quality controls, interpret findings and work with Operational teams to develop our risk based approach, provide constructive feedback and be responsible for resolutions, including addressing any audit findings
  • Adapt your focus on different compliance issues in line with growth plans and compliance needs
  • Ensure deliverables are conducted effectively, efficiently, while meeting regulations and SLAs

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree or above – a must.
  • 7+ years of hands-on professional relevant experience (in shaping transaction monitoring programs for heavily regulated global financial institutions) from a global digital financial institution – a must
  • Compliance certifications (CAMS or alike) – an advantage
  • A positive, energetic, bold & communicative people-person
  • Proven strong cross-team collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Well organized individual with a can-do approach
  • A problem solver, experienced working under pressure
  • Have a flexible attitude and emotional agility
  • Ability to cope with changing requirements and levels of uncertainty in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • An independent and self-motivated, who has initiative and is able to see processes through
  • Strategic thinker who drives change through collaboration with different teams across matrix

What we offer:

  • Outstanding medical, dental, and vision insurance (individual plan 100% covered) and FSA
  • 401K with employer match
  • Fitness reimbursement and office yoga
  • Generous PTO, paid holidays, and parental leave
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible hybrid reporting schedule - 2 days/week in office
  • Volunteer activities
  • Fun office culture with supportive leadership

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In accordance with New York City Law, below is the annual base salary range for this position. Actual annual base salary is based on, but not limited to: experience, education, professional licenses, location and business needs. The position is eligible for health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k plan, paid-time off, and sick (and where applicable safe) leave. This position is also eligible for a discretionary year-end bonus.

The annual base salary range for this position is: $100,000 - $180,000.