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Currencycloud is somewhere where innovative thinking and the power of technology know no limits. We know that the success of the business depends on the people who keep it moving, which is why we are looking for exceptional talent to join our international payments revolution.
We are an open & collaborative Fintech unicorn that lives and breathes our company values:
Be Human, Better Together and Own it.
Head of Assurance
The Head of Assurance is a new role and will be a key element of Currencycloud's control and oversight function. It is a global role, responsible for maturing, designing, overseeing and growing a consistent and comprehensive assurance testing and oversight approach. This will include a framework for monitoring, testing, reporting, governance and escalation, and interacting with Currencycloud’s existing risks and controls frameworks. It is also an exciting opportunity to build a team and demonstrate and develop team leadership skills. The Head of Assurance will report into the Head of Risk and Regulatory.
The role will require you to:
Build and lead a team of assurance testing experts with a broad range of expertise
Manage and proactively enhance Currencycloud's global assurance and testing framework. This will include maturing, developing and maintaining a combination of controls, training, risk assessment, policies, procedures and management information
Apply judgement and use a risk-based approach to assessing and testing internal risks facing Currencycloud, and also those that arise from our relationships with third parties, and our controls around them
Develop and manage a programme of assurance testing covering regulated entities globally
Prepare and deliver assurance methodologies and outputs to relevant audiences (peers, compliance leadership, executive committee, board of directors) highlighting key initiatives, regulatory trends and areas of concern.
Act as an internal subject matter expert on assurance and testing
Share knowledge on internal trends and wider industry developments within the compliance department
Manage and provide mentorship to junior team members within Currencycloud’s controls functions
Provide training to teams on existing and emerging assurance and testing insights
Build a network within Currencycloud’s product and client-facing teams to enable you to remain up-to-date on changes in the wider business (products, jurisdictions etc.). Act proactively to assess how these may integrate with the assurance and testing framework
Provide constructive and clear feedback to team members’ queries on assurance matters
This role is collaborative in nature, and you will:
Work alongside the business, Regulatory team and wider control functions
Be a champion of CC culture and values: Own it, Better together, Be human
Build out and lead a team
Act as line manager for team members (incl. holiday approvals, ongoing feedback, performance management)
Recognise team vulnerabilities and act on this: be human
Skills and Experience:
The successful candidate will have a background in risk/controls/assurance in financial services. Ideally this will be EMI or payments institution experience
An understanding of ‘what good looks like’ for assurance frameworks, drivers of risk, controls and industry good practice
Experience of building and developing assurance frameworks (in first, second or third line context or as an external consultant)
Strong attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
Good understanding of control design assessment and effectiveness testing techniques and practices
A hands-on and independent approach
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent team-working skills, ability to manage own workload
Beyond these requirements, we would be very interested to speak to candidates who have any of the following in addition:
Experience working at an external advisory firm (e.g. consulting firms) on building and recommending improvements to assurance or internal audit frameworks
Have an interest in the payments, financial services, technology or FX industries
Experience of establishing and growing a team
We are a remote-first company; whichever location you’re contracted to, we leave it up to you and your manager to agree on how often you come into the office. To make things easier we offer an allowance so you can create your own working space at home because we REALLY mean it when we say remote first.
Your health and well-being are of paramount importance to us, and so our jampacked employee benefits reflect this!
We offer a competitive salary, an individual learning and development budget, a pension or 401K contribution, mental health days and comprehensive health care that includes annual optical and dental allowances, access to mental health support and a monthly allowance that you can spend on anything health or wellness related!
At the moment we are unable to consider applicants living outside of our entities and we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.
We aren’t currently looking for additional Recruiter support on this role and won’t be accepting any unsolicited CVs