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Regulatory Compliance Specialist

  • job type Full Time

Our client is recruiting a Regulatory Compliance Specialist to join their growing team. Within this role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in developing and maintaining appropriate compliance programmes and controls, in particular in the following areas of core regulated obligations:
    • Payment Services Regulations 2009 (and forthcoming PSD2);
    • Financial Crime Prevention (Anti-Money Laundering, Suspicious Activity Monitoring and Sanctions);
    • Data Protection, Privacy and non-technical PCI;
    • Anti-Bribery and Corruption.
  • Monitoring and mitigating all compliance risks, and ensuring the smooth operation of the business’ compliance monitoring programme
  • Keeping up to date with regulatory changes to ensure the business continues compliance with relevant regulations
  • Providing product regulatory advice to the business through regular and ad hoc regulatory gap analysis review of existing products
  • Participating in compliance-related projects and working closely with project stakeholders to ensure compliance project requirements are delivered in a timely fashion.
  • Monitoring the business systems and controls in order to maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements
  • Submitting regular updates to the business about regulatory changes,
  • Overseeing the preparation and reviewing processes for regulatory filings
  • Assisting in the preparation and delivery of compliance training to the various areas of the business
  • Ensuring that compliance documentation and processes are kept up to date
  • Identifying suspicious activities and filing the necessary reports
  • Providing quality assurance review of tasks handled by other Compliance Team members


  • Minimum four years’ experience in a compliance role, or as a regulatory specialist, ideally within the banking and/or card and payment industry
  • Proven experience in the understanding and interpretation of regulation within the payment industry and the implementation of solutions to address regulatory requirements
  • In-depth experience of compliance monitoring and the ability to develop compliance monitoring programmes and techniques
  • Good understanding of UK, Malta and EU financial services regulatory compliance, the FCA Handbook, non-technical PCI DSS and PSD
  • Technical and practical expertise of AML and ABC regulations
  • Experience in gap analysis, regulatory reporting and policy writing


  • Meticulous and attentive to detail
  • Excellent command of the English language 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to prioritise time accordingly and meet deadlines

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: 0254/21
  • Published on: October 07, 2021
  • Primary Job Focus: Compliance
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience: Experienced
  • Status: Searching
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

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