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COO, FinTech / Blockchain, Luxembourg Based

COO, FinTech / Blockchain, Luxembourg Based

Our client is one of the largest Bitcoin and blockchain companies. They operate a virtual currency exchange and marketplace. They provide their customers with convenient and exciting ways to buy, sell and spend bitcoins.

Their vision is to build a truly global Bitcoin and blockchain company to reflect the international nature of the virtual currency. Their mission is to make the world simpler through blockchain.

The role will be based in their EU headquarters in Luxembourg. They are a fast-growing, dynamic and international team with a passion for virtual currency and blockchain technology.

 

Role Description:

We are currently searching for our Chief Operating Officer to define, manage and steer our strategy at all levels within our EU branch, in line with our global organizational focus. Candidates must be able to analyze data, assess business performance, perform budgeting, and of optimizing measurements of success in all business divisions. A capacity to strive in fast-changing environments and of flexibly working with an international team is essential. Exposure to the fintech and or blockchain environment, and a background in financial institutions is also of relevance. We offer to our collaborators a dynamic and exciting environment and projects on cryptocurrency and blockchain knowledge sharing with other team members and industry top minds.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design and oversee the business strategy of all our EU branch divisions, with special emphasis on the marketing, the compliance and the IT divisions.
  • Implement and track success metrics, KPIs, objectives and performance measurements of all business divisions.
  • Perform reporting on required indicators and present them in front of all related stakeholders for strategic/steering meetings and decision-making processes.
  • Perform risk assessment and risk management of the entire EU business, proactively identifying current and potential future risks.
  • Perform budgeting and budget analysis, in line with the goals and targets of each business division.
  • Work directly with other company managers, C-levels, and the company board of directors towards the accomplishment of the EU and global organizational strategy.
  • Build and promote relationships with external stakeholders of relevance, such as regulators, institutions, governmental agencies, professional circles amongst others, in representation and interest of the organizational strategy.
  • Provide support in the expansion of the EU business.
  • Participate in internal audits in representation of the company as required.
  • Perform general management and support duties to all company members and divisions in need.

 

Desired Skills And Experience:

  • Proven education in the field of Business Administration.
  • Proven experience of at least 5 years in Chief Operating Officer positions, preferably within the field of fintech, blockchain and/or payments institutions.
  • Proven exposure to regulators, fintech professional circles and financial executive environments.
  • Exposure to fast-changing/complex institutions/start-ups desired.
  • Experience in dealing with diverse and international small and big teams appreciated.
  • Any experience with Confluence, Jira or Zendesk systems is a big plus.

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EMEA Head of Regulatory

EMEA Head of Regulatory

Our client is a leading international FinTech / Blockchain company with a strong continued growth strategy.

As part of their continued development, we are actively searching for a new EMEA Head of Regulatory to be based in their EMEA HQ in Luxembourg.

This is a senior role, highly visible and with strategic influence. You will lead the management team in the continued rollout of the EMEA Regulatory framework and be responsible for all regulatory matters in Luxembourg and Europe.

 

Candidate Profile:

8-12 years Regulatory experience in Luxembourg

Regulatory experience in other EU countries preferred

Experience of working in the FinTech / Online Payment / Blockchain / Crypto space.

For more information please apply with a copy of your CV.

EU AML Manager – Global Financial Tech Company

EU AML Manager – Global Financial Tech Company

 

Introduction:

Our client is a leading global financial services technology company. For their growing EU FinTech hub they are looking for a senior AML professional to manage their AML / CFT requirements in both Luxembourg and across the EU.

 

We are seeking an experienced financial crime professional to serve as Head of AML of our clients Luxembourg and EU operations. Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer and MLRO.

 

This officer will be responsible for implementing overseeing their new EU AML program, including helping to establish KYC and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) requirements, Training, Policies and Procedures, AML Surveillance, Investigations and a process for filing suspicious activity reports.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Setting appropriate KYC standards and carrying out QA over the activities of the New Accounts team
  • Oversight and execution of the periodic EDD reviews on higher risk clients
  • Oversee the firm’s sanctions and bad actor screening procedures
  • Draft and implement firm policies and written supervisory procedures related to AML issues, and update them as necessary to reflect changes in applicable laws
  • Assist in responding to regulatory or enforcement inquiries regarding AML policies or issues
  • Maintain and update the firm’s AML and KYC compliance training programs
  • Evaluate new business lines for potential AML risks
  • Help craft written instructions for programmers and technology staff to comply with applicable AML guidelines and rules
  • Develop and implement remedial action plans in response to internal and external audit findings

 

Your Experience and Qualifications:

  • Senior experienced AML financial crime professional with Luxembourg and ideally a wider EU experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in law, business, finance, or accounting preferred
  • Up to date expert knowledge of 4 th and 5 th Money Laundering Directive and EU sanction regimes
  • Experience with open source intelligence gathering, payment systems, and money laundering red flags
  • Strong analytical skills, able to manipulate data, produce MI, and prepare reports
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of comfort with computers and technology, and understanding of how technology is applied to business and regulatory problems
  • Management or supervisory experience preferred

Head of Risk, EU – Global Financial Tech Company

Head of Risk, EU – Global Financial Tech Company

 

Introduction:

Our client is a leading global financial services technology company. For their growing EU FinTech hub, they are looking for a Head of Risk to implement a new Risk Management framework and become part of the new management team in both Luxembourg and across the EU.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of Risk Management framework
  • Internal Liquidity Adequacy Assessment (ILAAP) & Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment (ICAAP)
  • Responsible for Basel III for EU 
  • Stress testing for credit, counterparty, operational and liquidity risk
  • Credit risk analysis, securitization and structuring; 
  • Define & Coordinate Risk Strategy & Risk Appetite

 

Your Experience and Qualifications:

  • Senior experienced Risk Management professional
  • Operational, credit, counterparty and liquidity risk experience

Financial Controller / Finance Manager – FinTech Investment Company

Our client is a market leading FinTech company that has shown huge growth in the UK in the past few years.

Following some highly successful fundraising they are continuing to develop their brand and grow their reach out into Europe.

They are looking to recruit a new Finance Manager who will assist with the initial setup of the Luxembourg office and operation.

Responsibilities:

  • Internal Accounting of the company

  • Accounting for client money stored on the company platform

  • Setting up processes and controls

  • Ensure compliance with Luxembourg’s regulatory requirements regarding client money and custody assets

  • Working closely with UK team on key strategic projects

  • Recruit and build a Finance team in Luxembourg

 

Requirements:

  • You will have experience being responsible for client money and custody assets under Luxembourg’s regulatory framework

  • You will be a qualified chartered accountant/expert-comptable, or have a similar professional qualification.

  • You will have a solid background working in finance, and in a strong controls environment, ideally in or with a regulated financial institution

  • You are experienced in and enjoy managing projects and/or teams

Full Stack Developer / Engineer – Fully Funded FinTech Start-up

Company Introduction

 

Fully-funded fintech startup with a rockstar leadership team and a startup “get things done” culture. We work on achieving meaningful goals by challenging our knowledge, experience and approach, iterating on and improving them.

 

Job Description

 

We are expanding our team with seasoned full-stack engineers to support the development of several web and mobile products. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five years’ recent experience with all of the skills listed below and might have specific focus areas, such as: mobile, DevOps, Front-End, etc.

 

Our work entails working as a team using both Agile and Kanban approaches, on things such as UIs, APIs, Infrastructure (DevOps) for both our web-based and mobile-based products. You will work on building specified and pre-approved UIs and APIs as well as participate in their design and development. This includes all of the associated areas, such as: database (both relational and non-relational) and architecture design, UX.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Design and implementation of the overall web and mobile architecture
  • Design and “pixel-perfect” implementation of UX and UIs
  • Design and deployment of multiple databases
  • Working closely with the Data Science team and remote teams
  • Ensuring our architecture comprising of several services and apps is built for speed, scalability and security
  • Design and implementation of REST/GraphQL APIs, both internal and public
  • Front-end and Back-end integration
  • Design and implementation of continuous integration and DevOps

 

Skills

 

 

  • At least five-years’ experience with:

 

      • Basic web technologies, such as: HTML5 and CSS3
      • Advanced front-end development using JavaScript (ES6 minimum)
      • A relevant back-end programming language, such as: JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Go, Elixir, Java/Kotlin, etc.
      • Database design and management, both RDS and Non-RDS (MongoDB, Redis, etc.), including DBaaS products.

    • Familiarity with cloud and server management, including containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Docker, k8s, etc.)
    • Familiarity with a relevant and globally supported front-end framework (React, Angular, Vue, etc.).
    • Familiarity with a relevant and globally supported back-end framework (Sinatra, Grape, RoR, Flask, Django, Thunder, etc.)
    • Familiarity with mobile development and working understanding of a globally supported cross-platform mobile framework, such as: React Native, etc.
    • Thorough understanding of user experience and possibly even product strategy
    • Experience implementing testing platforms and unit tests
    • Proficiency with Git/GitHub and associated workflows (pull requests, code reviews, etc.)
    • Appreciation for clean and self-documenting code
    • Experience working as part of distributed remote and on-location teams in start-up environments
    • Understanding of Agile and Kanban

 

  • Bonus points for:

 

    • Experience with native mobile development for Android and/or iOS
    • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data
    • Freelance experience (a self-starter with good self-organisation skills)
    • Product Design and UX experience
    • Experience with remote server management
    • Experience with cloud management (AWS, Google, etc.)

Luxembourg Accounting Expert, Financial Technology

Luxembourg Accounting Expert, Financial Technology

 

Our client is one the fastest growing and multi-award winning international FinTech companies and a true market leader in their field!

 

Fantastic opportunity to move into a truly fast paced dynamic work environment with high growth potential and clear career succession planning.

 

As the Luxembourg Accounting Expert you will get to know the software platform inside out. You are the link between the business requirements (their clients), the solution (their application) and the product development team.

 

It is your responsibility to analyze and specify the requirements of the business in general as well as client questions, and communicate them as usable information and solutions to your co-workers. You manage feature requests. You will collect, analyze, choose and decide if a new functionality will be developed and make sure the result meets the eye.

 

Your responsibilities

 

  • Using knowledge of the Luxembourg accounting market to understand our customers needs, interpreting feedback to build and improve our out-the-box package including: working papers, reports, text documents.
  • Ensuring consistency across the UI in each of the Luxembourg templates and that template development principles are adhered to.
  • Doing research/analysis for, and creating specification of new modules for the Luxembourg software
  • Determining integrations useful for the Luxembourg market
  • Determining and maintaining strategic partners for the Luxembourg market from accounting knowledge providers
  • Working closely with the Product Development team and Project Managers to ensure appropriate prioritisation of work each sprint.
  • Analyze and specify the requirements of the business in general as well as client questions
  • Communicate requirements as useable information and solutions to co-workers (PM’s, Product owners, product developers, etc)
  • Manage feature requests
  • Collect, analyze, choose and decide if a new functionality will be developed and make sure the result meets the eye.
  • Accepting new template features and updates.
  • Coordinating different tests and reviews guaranteeing the quality of new releases.
  • Work closely together with Project Managers, Product owners, (Product) Developers, Clients, Third party developers.
  • Take ownership of the application and its progress and you are the go-to person for its content. 

In a nutshell: you take ownership of the application and its progress and you are the go-to person for its content.

 

Are you our next Product Expert?

 

  • You have a background in accountancy with at least 5 years of experience on your track record and you want to use your knowledge and skills to enhance our Luxembourg platform.
  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • You have a big interest in Tech.
  • As you are the link between different internal teams and stakeholders, you need to be a good communicator and be able to work with different kinds of people
  • Ability to take ownership is key as you become end responsible for the Luxdmbourg template set.
  • A strong analytical mindset and a great customer focus.
  • A driven mindset to get to know every detail of our software is a must. 

What’s in it for you? 

 

In return for your dedication, we offer you a job that scores more than triple A!

  • A fast-paced, no-nonsense FinTech scale-up in an international scene.
  • An open culture.
  • A thriving work environment with lots of enthusiastic people joining forces cross-borders.
  • A competitive salary and secondary benefits.
  • A growing team in a growing company.

 

Senior Accounting Product Manager

FinTech Senior Accounting Product Manager, Luxembourg

 

Our client is one the fastest growing and multi-award winning international FinTech companies and a true market leader in their field!

 

Fantastic opportunity to move out of audit / Big 4 / accounting practice and into a truly fast paced dynamic work environment.

 

As an accounting product manager you will get to know the software platform inside out. You are the link between the business requirements (their clients), the solution (their application) and the product development team.

 

It is your responsibility to analyze and specify the requirements of the business in general as well as client questions, and communicate them as useable information and solutions to your co-workers. You manage feature requests. You will collect, analyze, choose and decide if a new functionality will be developed and make sure the result meets the eye.

 

Your responsibilities

 

  • Using knowledge of the Luxembourg accounting market to understand our customers needs, interpreting feedback to build and improve our out-the-box package including: working papers, reports, text documents.
  • Ensuring consistency across the UI in each of the Luxembourg templates and that template development principles are adhered to.
  • Doing research/analysis for, and creating specification of new modules for the Luxembourg software
  • Determining integrations useful for the Luxembourg market
  • Determining and maintaining strategic partners for the Luxembourg market from accounting knowledge providers
  • Working closely with Product Development team and Project Managers to ensure appropriate prioritisation of work each sprint.
  • Analyze and specify the requirements of the business in general as well as client questions
  • Communicate requirements as useable information and solutions to co-workers (PM’s, Product owners, product developers, etc)
  • Manage feature requests
  • Collect, analyze, choose and decide if a new functionality will be developed and make sure the result meets the eye.
  • Accepting new template features and updates.
  • Coordinating different tests and reviews guaranteeing the quality of new releases.
  • Work closely together with Project Managers, Product owners, (Product) Developers, Clients, Third party developers.
  • Take ownership of the application and its progress and you are the go-to person for its content. 

In a nutshell: you take ownership of the application and its progress and you are the go-to person for its content.

 

Are you our next Product Expert?

 

  • You have a background in accountancy with at least 5 years of experience on your track record and you want to use your knowledge and skills to enhance our Luxembourg platform.
  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • You have a big interest in Tech.
  • As you are the link between different internal teams and stakeholders, you need to be a good communicator and be able to work with different kinds of people
  • Ability to take ownership is key as you become end responsible for the Luxdmbourg template set.
  • A strong analytical mindset and a great customer focus.
  • A driven mindset to get to know every detail of our software is a must. 

What’s in it for you? 

 

In return for your dedication, we offer you a job that scores more than triple A!

  • A fast-paced, no-nonsense FinTech scale-up in an international scene.
  • An open culture.
  • A thriving work environment with lots of enthusiastic people joining forces cross-borders.
  • A competitive salary and secondary benefits.
  • A growing team in a growing company.

 

Senior Finance Manager, EMEA FinTech and Payments

Senior Finance Manager, FinTech & Payments

 

Fantastic Opportunity for a move out of the Big 4 into a global group’s new FinTech / Payments company. Huge growth potential.

 

Our client is a global market leading financial services provider.

 

We are recruiting for a new Senior Finance Manager for their new FinTech arm in their newly established EMEA HQ in Luxembourg.

 

As part of the new management team you will oversee the development of financial processes and procedures and the integration of the new business to the group finance operations.

 

We are searching for a certified / qualified accounting professional at Manager or Senior Manager level from the Big 4 in Luxembourg looking to take their next step into a highly driven and dynamic environment.

 

This is a highly visible position with huge growth potential.

 

For more information, please respond with an English version of your CV.

General Counsel, EMEA – FinTech / eCommerce Financial Services

General Counsel, EMEA – FinTech / eCommerce Financial Services

 

Location: London, Luxembourg or Amsterdam

 

Introduction:

 

Our client is an innovative FinTech company – part of a global company providing financial services for eCommerce.

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Corporate Legal Counsel to become the General Counsel EMEA for the New FinTech operation and Associate General Counsel for the entire Group.

 

Candidate Profile:

 

10 Years experience as a corporate legal counsel

Experience of working in eCommerce / online payments / FinTech

Entrepreneurial spirit

Very business driven

Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Career driven

 

If you are interested to find out more, please apply with an English version of your CV