Fraud, Risk and Compliance Manager – FinTech / Startup (Remote) at Black Pen Recruitment

Black Pen Recruitment – Our client is a Seychelles based remote company who have designed a fast, cheap and fun way to make transactions in Africa. From currency exchange to business accounts, their app is utilised by people across all walks of life in Africa. They have not only partnered with regular people but they have also partnered with some of the biggest telecommunications and banks throughout Africa.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Fraud, Risk and Compliance Manager (FinTech / Startup)

Location: Lagos (Remote)
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • Are you experienced in Risk and Compliance? Are you looking for a remote job? Do you want to be a part of an up and coming startup?
  • Then we have the opportunity for you!
  • As Fraud, Risk and Compliance Manager, you will work closely with the Head of Risk and Compliance.
  • You will build, roll-out, and enhance our client’s evolving enterprise risk management framework.
  • Our client offers shares as part of their benefits package. They want all employees to enjoy the success of their organisation.


  • Supporting the Head of Compliance in the development and implementation of a Risk  and Compliance framework for the company across all jurisdictions of our operations.
  • Working with the Head of Compliance and the Compliance team to ensure fiscal,  regulatory, and legal compliance of our products with international best practices
  • Collaborating with the finance team to ensure all relevant legal and regulatory  documents are filed and monitor compliance with financial laws and regulations
  • Supporting the team on any related tasks in support of the delivery of our growth  strategy and carrying out other relevant tasks relevant to the development and maturation of our Risk and Compliance function in the context of our overall growth strategy
  • Advising the business on the management and investigation of Risk and Compliance  issues including KYC, AML, CFT and fraud risk.
  • Engaging regulators and commercial counterparties on Risk and Compliance issues in  line with our internal policies and directives.
  • Managing and coordinating the risk and compliance team across all locations by  determining hiring needs and accountabilities; supporting recruitment, selection,  orientation, training, and internal communication protocols within the risk unit; and  communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures.
  • Learning about new developments in the sector; staying up to date  with current best practices
  • Contributing to and fostering an open environment for communication and collaboration  within the risk team and between the risk team and other units
  • Helping to make a place where everyone feels welcome to lead, learn, and thrive  together

The ideal candidate is someone who has:

  • Education: we do not mind what or where your educational background is, provided  that you have the requisite career experience and skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in risk and compliance, within  the African fintech, financial services and/or payment services sector.
  • Strong experience and networks in Nigeria and/or Kenya are a plus.
  • Experience helping to  build and operationalize a risk and compliance framework from the ground up. In depth experience in relevant risk and compliance fields including financial crime  (AML, CFT, KYC) and data protection, with experience or exposure to client  onboarding and screening; transactions monitoring; and ongoing due diligence.
  • Flexibility, agility, grit,  discipline, accountability, reliability, and ownership over your work.
  • You maintain  enthusiasm and resolve in the face of the type of challenges, surprises, and  adversity that come with scaling a fintech business across Africa.
  • Strong planning, implementation, and communication skills
  • High degree of attention to detail, professionalism, and thoroughness.
  • Excel at both long-term macro planning and sudden risk crisis management
  • You have a growth mindset
  • Relevant risk, compliance, or financial crime certifications are a plus
  • Fluency in English required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: If this sounds like the perfect job opportunity then apply today!


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