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KYC Senior Lead (EDD) for Compliance Operations – Budapest, Tallinn

We’re looking for a KYC Senior Lead to join our growing team in Tallinn or Budapest. The role is a unique opportunity to lead a global team of high risk customers' onboarding supporting the growth and globalisation of TransferWise and helping millions more potential customers save money by using TransferWise.

Our enhanced due diligence team is the first line of anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing and fraud prevention. Our aim is to build a seamless experience where our good customers’ money is safe. We do this by checking the identity of our customers and learning why they are sending money. We leverage technology, understand the relevant legislation and learn from local experts. Our day to day is a mix of completing routine checks and conducting head spinning investigations.

Your mission: 

As KYC Senior Lead you'll lead a global team focussing on high risk customers' onboarding and monitoring, by making sure we are compliant and scalable in our processes and product, providing visibility, guaranteeing collaboration and opportunities to improve controls efficiency, customer experience and KYC operations state and scalability. Having in mind.

You'll be strong leader with a mindset that allows you to build processes that put our customers first while being aware of the risks surrounding the industry, specific products and requirements set to us by regulations and partners.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of TransferWise’s customers and products and how we are achieving Money Without Borders;
  • You’ll have a big part in defining the vision and also making it happen;
  • Be flexible in how and where you work, we understand everyone needs a little something different so we’ll do our best to make it happen;
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge and self-starting attitude.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Manage Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) global teams on operational, budget and process level;
  • Plan the use of human resources - manage recruitment and strategic placement of required staff across teams, establishing and developing organisational structure;
  • Develop leadership and independence within sub-teams;
  • Help build a robust risk based verification program with the ability to interpret regulation;
  • Act as escalation path of internal and external partners;
  • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency within EDD operations teams as well as collaboration and communication between functions and teams;
  • Continually measure, monitor and improve overall performance of EDD operations teams and give regular feedback to teams/team leads and provide visibility on company level;
  • Ensure all compliance requirements from regulators and partners are covered across function;
  • Organize development, documentation and regular updating of necessary work procedures;
  • Own short- and long-term plans and vision towards compliance operations team with the view of delivering operational excellence, professional level domain knowledge and scalability;
  • Run cross-regional changes/improvement projects;
  • Organize the creation and maintenance of compliance training program for TransferWise employees;
  • Lead the leads of EDD teams.

A bit about you:

  • Experience in leading teams for at least 2 years,
  • Ability to multi-task and take responsibility in challenging situations as well as ability to manage, delegate and oversee cross-team projects;
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience with leadership and motivating people;
  • Good with numbers: analytical skills to support forecasting or team’s resources, product changes impact and improving current processes;
  • Proven track record of taking individual ownership and responsibilities as well as being a great team-player;
  • Experience or interest in working with people from different backgrounds;
  • Great communication and presentation skills;
  • Flexibility with working-hours as you’ll get to work with multiple offices and time-zones.

Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of regulations;
  • Familiarity with reading legal and regulatory documents.

What we offer:

  • We're offering a competitive salary and stock options;
  • Paid sabbatical after 4 years;
  • Paid sick leave;
  • See the full list of our benefits here.


NB! Please only apply, if you're legally authorised to work in Hungary.

If you feel like this is something that you’ve been looking for, please forward us your CV and a cover letter and let us know the following:

  • Why do you think you would be a good fit for TransferWise and the position? 

We’re looking forward to hearing from you latest by the 26th of July. Please note that we'll be interviewing candidates ongoingly and if we find a suitable candidate, we may close the vacancy sooner. 



A bit about TransferWise:

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People:

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work:

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.


Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form or reply with your request to the email we send you after you have applied. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.