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AML Officer / Regulatory Legal Counsel
5 months ago | 808 views | 2 applications

AML Officer / Regulatory Legal Counsel

Hong Kong

About the company

Founded in 2009, Unlimit is a global fintech company with 16 offices all over the world and more than 500 employees, that offers a large portfolio of financial services - from acquiring (payment processing) to banking and banking as a service. Our mission is to be “ready for tomorrow” and to provide our customers with a sense of stability in the everchanging financial landscape and an opportunity to be prepared for whatever the tomorrow of business brings their way, so that while others observe, they can already take an advantage.

Job Summary

Key duties and responsibilities:

📍 Understand and stay up-to-date on the latest legal and regulatory requirements related to payment services including payment acquiring, money service operators, etc. in Hong Kong 📍Identify regulatory authorizations necessary for the organization to achieve its objectives in the countries of APAC region and develop a strategic plan to obtain and maintain them. 📍 Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, including AML, legal, compliance, and operations teams, and external counsel to arrange for regulatory compliance, authorizations/licenses and launching Group’s services in Hong Kong and other countries of the region. 📍Support preparation and submission of regulatory applications (for registration, authorization, etc.) in a timely manner, ensuring accuracy and completeness of all required documentation. 📍Liaise with regulatory authorities and external legal counsel to respond to regulatory inquiries. 📍Collaborate with internal teams to support the development of required functions for each location and translate the regulatory requirements into procedures and processes. 📍Within competence, support audits (e.g. internal audit and statutory audit) 📍Provide guidance and training to internal teams on authorizations-related matters, ensuring awareness of compliance obligations. 📍 In respect of Hong Kong operations: perform duties of MLRO 📍Ensure that the business meets its regulatory requirements and mitigate AML/CTF risks to avoid breaches, fines and regulatory sanctions 📍Provide advice and assistance to other functions dealing with AML related matters 📍Respond to external and internal requests regarding AML Compliance 📍Conduct staff training on AML/CTF 📍Monitor developments and new trends in the Hong Kong and international AML/CTF framework 📍Drafting, updating and implementation of AML/CTF internal documentation

Skills and Experience required:

📍 Proven experience in Legal and Compliance roles in payment or financial services sector 📍Strong knowledge of financial and payment regulations, compliance requirements in Hong Kong, experience with other countries is an advantage 📍Excellent understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks relevant to the financial services and payments industry in Hong Kong. 📍Solid experience in implementation and monitoring of AML related practices and measures throughout the business 📍Exceptional organizational and project management skills, with the ability to handle regulatory matters in multiple regulated companies simultaneously. 📍Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy in preparing and reviewing documentation. 📍 Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 📍Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to address regulatory issues and challenges. 📍Proficient in using legal research tools and software. 📍Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. 📍Bachelors degree in law and legal field. Masters degree or equivalent is an advantage. 📍A minimum of 3 years of experience in regulated financial services: payment providers, banks, regulators, consultancy services 📍English (advanced)

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