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Compliance Specialist - Payments

Posted By Pamela WiatrCentral London - Hybrid (3 days on-site)


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£212.02 per day (PAYE) - 40 hrs per week

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We are seeking a diligent and detail-oriented Compliance Specialist to join our fintech client’s UK Compliance team. This role is pivotal in ensuring that their financial services and products comply with all relevant regulatory requirements, with a particular focus on FCA reporting and the Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

This is a 12-month contract, offering up to £212.02 per day, circa £55,125 per annum, pro rata (PAYE).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Regulatory Compliance Support: Assist in upholding the company’s overall compliance program, focusing on FCA regulatory licences.
  • Regulatory Reporting: Take responsibility for all UK regulatory reporting in line with the Open Banking and Payments licences.
  • High-Focus Areas Management: Collaborate with the Head of UK Compliance and senior compliance manager to manage key areas for the FCA, including regulatory reporting, customer complaints, and notifications as per FCA and PSD2 guidelines.
  • Compliance Advisory: Provide expert compliance advice regarding new and existing regulated financial services products.
  • Business Growth Support: Aid in ensuring the compliant growth of the Company Limited’s international business operations.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Educational Background: Degree in Law, Finance, Business, or an equivalent field is desirable.
  • Experience: Previous experience within Banks, FinTech, Payments Companies, or Consulting.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: In-depth understanding of FCA reporting requirements and the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) with a focus on payments activities.
  • Compliance Expertise: Proven track record in supporting regulatory compliance programs, particularly under FCA regulatory licences.
  • Advisory Skills: Strong ability to provide compliance advisory to support product development and business growth.
  • Collaboration: Ability to work effectively with senior compliance managers and other stakeholders to manage high-focus regulatory areas.

If it sounds like you, apply today!

The next steps will be shared with shortlisted candidates by EOD Wednesday 1st July 2024. 

Client Description

Our Client is a global technology platform that specialises in overcoming the world’s most important financial challenges. Their products and services are driven by artificial intelligence, and their accounting software is one of their most recognisable creations. Considered one of the top companies to work for, they are proud of their company culture and entrepreneurial spirit.


Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.