EMEA Compliance & Regulatory Manager – Fintech / Bitcoin / Blockchain

Job Summary

The EMEA Compliance & Regulatory Manager manages regulatory and specific compliance projects, acting as an internal and external point of contact and aiding in the completion of any action and the preparation of all documentation required.

Key Responsibilities

Engage with regulators in countries in which the company operates particularly within the EU Region, including preparation and review of documents for same

Pursue applicable licensing within the EU jurisdictions, consultants and junior internal staff to ensure smooth management of licensing process

Research regulatory environment in new target markets and advise Management on same

Keep abreast of licensing trends in relevant payment, money remittance, and digital currency sectors, including speaking with external experts, advisors, and officials as necessary

Engage with external counsel and consultants regarding regulatory requirements

Manage European Banking relationship

Opening Bank Accounts all over Europe and Africa

Providing information to banks to open accounts (funds flow)

Create compliance policies

Engage and update the compliance team on regulatory obligations

Providing compliance information to banks

Liaise with the FCA, CSSF and regulators in other Jurisdictions that we operate in
Conduct due diligence for euro clients and respond to due diligence queries from euro clients.

Assist in management for East Africa licensing applications

Assist with the preparation of and filing of documentation with regulators in countries in which the company operates, as necessary

Candidate Requirements

Experience managing complex regulatory environments of innovative financial products across UK and/or Europe

Experience working with international, distributed team across UK, Europe and Africa

Flexibility, ability to work independently, and strong problem-solving capability to enable navigation of fast-moving ecosystem and fast-growing young company

Fluency in English and French

Bachelor’s degree is Law is preferable

Minimum of 6 Years’ experience in Financial Services Industry or Money Service Business  


Excellent leadership and management qualities such as strong work ethic, trustworthiness, self-confidence and the ability to delegate responsibilities

Critical problem solving ability

Project management skills

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