1+ months

Group Leader, AML Compliance

Dublin, Dublin D01

Head of Regulatory Compliance- Dublin

Do you want to bring your extensive experience in Regulatory Compliance to a dynamic international money transfer organization? Are you excited to be working internationally on a daily basis? Join Western Union as a Regulatory Compliance Group Leader (PCF-12).

Western Union powers your pursuit.

Were a FinTech thats using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. Were a team of over 8,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.

We will be looking to you to take the lead in maintaining an effective Regulatory Compliance program, as well as overseeing the adherence to the regulatory (non-AML) requirements. This position is a qualifying Controlled Functions position.

Role Responsibilities

  • You will lead a team of compliance experts responsible for jurisdictions across 55 countries are operating under various licensed entities within the EU and CIS region

  • Proactively communicating and coordinating with the industry leaders state and or country specific regulators

  • Managing development and enhancement of appropriate regulatory policies, procedures, systems and strategies

  • You will identify and communicate existing and new and upcoming regulatory requirements to develop regulatory compliance operating model, annual compliance plan and compliance management framework

  • You will be responsible for implementing risk-based compliance initiatives to develop and enhance the compliance and regulatory program across the region.

  • You will be reporting to regional governance committees, boards and senior management to support the companys strategy, objectives, address related issues and ensure compliance with regulatory obligations.

Role Requirements

  • Strong Knowledge of EU Regulatory Compliance: A deep understanding of EU regulatory frameworks and compliance standards, particularly in the context of the payment industry.

  • Effective Relationship Management and Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to engage and influence stakeholders at senior levels, includes both written and verbal communication

  • Stakeholder Management: Adept at engaging with both external and internal stakeholders, including regulators. Building and maintaining relationships with these stakeholders is crucial for success in this role

  • Experience with Central Bank of Ireland: Familiarity or prior experience working with the Central Bank of Ireland is required.

  • Strong Leadership Abilities: A strong leader, capable of guiding and motivating a team to achieve goals effectively. Leadership skills are necessary to oversee compliance-related activities and manage personnel

  • Payment Industry Knowledge: A solid understanding of the payment industry, including its compliance and regulatory requirements, is necessary.

  • Attention to Detail and Accuracy:Ability to possess a high level of attention to detail to identify potential compliance gaps and ensure accuracy in regulatory reporting and documentation.

We make financial services accessible to humans everywhere. Join us forwhatsnext.

Western Union is positioned to become the worlds most accessible financial services company transforming lives and communities.Werea diverse and passionate customer-centric team of over 8,000 employees serving 200 countries and territories, reaching customers and receivers around the globe. More than moving money, we design easy-to-use products and services for our digital and physical financial ecosystem that help our customers move forward.

Just as we help our global customers prosper, we support our employees in achieving their professional aspirations.Youllhave plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as receive a great compensation package. Ifyoureready to help drive the future of financial services,itstime forWesternUnion. Learn more about our purpose and people athttps://careers.westernunion.com/.


  • 22 working days for employees with less than 3 years of service

  • Comprehensive life & medical cover

  • Contributory pension plan

We are passionate about diversity. Our commitment is toprovidean inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, following applicable laws.




  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2023-07-12 Expires: 2023-12-02
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Dublin, Dublin D01


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