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VP, Global Compliance Program Manager



Legal, Operations
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Flutterwave was founded on the principle that every African must be able to participate and thrive in the global economy. To achieve this objective, we have built a trusted payment infrastructure that allows consumers and businesses (African and International) make and receive payments in a convenient borderless manner.

The Role: As the Compliance Program Manager, you will primarily be responsible for oversight and administration of Flutterwave’s Compliance Program, including Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing, Sanctions, Data Privacy, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and Consumer Protection compliance. You will oversee Compliance Program governance across all areas of compliance to facilitate a centralized structure of global minimum standards and local requirements. You will also assist with developing Program strategy and the prioritization of enhancement initiatives. This position reports to the Global Chief Compliance Officer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee program governance functions such as compliance testing, training, maintenance of and updates to governance documents, risk assessments, and issue management. Proactively communicate with and bring together relevant stakeholders. Maintain open lines of communication with all Compliance leads
  • Consolidate and analyze exam and audit results across jurisdictions for commonalities, and trends. Identify impact of local enhancement initiatives to the global compliance program
  • Utilize reporting from various compliance functions and results of exams, audits, compliance testing, and risk assessments to drive Program Strategy recommendations
  • Oversee the collaboration of Compliance and business to ensure compliance needs are incorporated into product development and sales initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Country Compliance Oversight Lead to ensure local policies, procedures, and governing documents meet or exceed the global minimum standards. Ensure local concerns and exam results are raised and addressed appropriately. Ensure synthesized reporting from various jurisdictions
  • Oversee the execution of the compliance testing program, ensuring a comprehensive view of the Program and recommending areas for targeted testing. Ensure results are incorporated into issue management tracking
  • Manage team a team of Senior Managers to drive program initiatives through direct feedback and communication
  • Consolidate program governance in central office, managing regular updates to documentation, version and template control, and record retention. Identify where stakeholder input is required or beneficial. Serve as the central repository for compliance documentation
  • Prepare and present senior level reporting on the state of the Program, relevant risks and trends, and progress of various initiatives
  • Stay abreast of compliance regulations, best practices, evolving industry standards, and emerging trends
  • Oversee the design and implementation of compliance-related training procedures and maintain documentation of adherence to the procedures

Minimum Requirements Required to be a Waver

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in compliance program management in the financial services or payment industry. Knowledge of all areas of compliance preferred, but candidate may specialize in a given area: Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing, Sanctions, Data Privacy, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and Consumer Protection
  • Proven track record of successfully managing compliance programs
  • In-depth knowledge of a range of compliance areas, to include Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing, Sanctions, Data Privacy, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and Consumer Protection
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in managing and developing high-performing teams. Ability to bring stakeholders together a must
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and project management skills
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to navigate complex regulatory environments and adapt to changing regulations
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) are highly desirable

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