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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

Managing Director – New FinTech / eCommerce Financial Services

Managing Director – New FinTech / eCommerce Financial Services

 

Location: Amsterdam

 

Introduction:

 

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

 

Job Description:

  • Responsible for go-to-market strategy, expansion plans, tracking and directing operational activities (OKR’); P&L responsibility in the region including subsidiaries based in France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Belgium
  • Implement and manage Risk programs and scalable framework to include: “Know your customer” (KYC), Credit Decisioning, Regulatory change monitoring and ongoing operational risk assessments at a regional and country level
  • Collaborate with Legal to maintain an inventory of legal obligations and statutory requirements
  • Provide direct oversight of subsidiaries and partner relationships in multiple jurisdictions across Europe in providing for facilitating Fiscal Representation or Tax Advisory services
  • Design and execute on reporting to measure success and performance against compliance initiatives including KYC, AML, Fraud detection, etc
  • Partner closely with LOB business executives (EMEA MD, Business Development/Sales, Global Returns Service, Product Management, Engineering and Operations) in enabling growth/sales, creating technology enabled solutions for efficiency and improved customer experience, and ensuring overall compliance
  • Drive the future road-map of software (SAAS) and services (BPO or managed services) relating to Fiscal Representation and Tax Advisory for the region
  • Develop a strong understanding of Avalara technologies, and internal systems, and take a tech first approach (automation) to solving internal operation’s needs
  • Team Building/Coaching: Recruit and develop best-in-class team members to nurture and retain the company’s future leaders. Create collaborative and focused teams, and mentor team members to boost engagement as well as personal and career development.

 

Qualifications:

  • A proven track record of working in Fintech business (Payment processing, Money Movement, online banking, etc.) in a leadership role
  • Lead and execute on business objectives, rather than follow the competition
  • Subject matter expert with a strong background in market definition with deep expertise across strategy, product, pricing, marketing and technology
  • Strong commercial acumen maintaining a keen focus on revenues, growth and profitability, combining strategic and analytical capabilities with a results-focused approach
  • Demonstrated success building a risk-based business (both strategy and execution)
  • Experience with building, developing and growing channel life cycles
  • Strong executive presence and relationship management skills
  • Creates a sense of purpose for the future; vividly describes their vision and provides direction for how to get there
  • Drive clarity and inspiration in direction and goals
  • Foster a learning culture; motivates others to challenge themselves and take ownership; provides safety for trial and error
  • Technical and Financial Savvy
  • Experience with analytics, data, databases, predictive modeling, or business intelligence preferred
  • Business degree, with professional qualifications preferred (Chartered Accountant, Tax Advisory)

 

Compliance Officer, FinTech, Payments

 

Introduction:

 

Our Client is an innovative, well funding, established and rapidly expanding FinTech company. For their office in Luxembourg we are looking for an experience compliance professional with Luxembourg experience and FinTech industry exposure.

 

Job Description:

  • Responsible for daily compliance tasks
  • Perform regular reviews and update all company policies
  • Conduct and report the Compliance Monitoring Program
  • Participate in improving company processes
  • Support AML Team with ad hoc requests, including investigation and draft of STR/SAR
  • Draft regular compliance reports for Management authorisation
  • Follow different compliance evolutions and market trends keeping our company up-to-date
  • Prepare and conduct multiple staff training

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor in Law and/or Finance (Master is a plus)
  • M1 in Compliance from Luxembourg House of Training (M2 and/or M3 is a plus)
  • 5+ years´ experience in a relevant Compliance position
  • Experience in Financial Technology
  • Good knowledge of banking and payment sector
  • Good knowledge of European and Luxembourg legislation
  • Fluent in English (French or German is a plus)
  • Team player mentality and effective organizational abilities along with a detail-oriented, proactive approach to work

The Offer:

  • Become part of an exciting company at the forefront of Fintech innovation
  • Discover new technologies and new means of payments
  • Opportunity to gain a high degree of experience, responsibility and creativity and evolve with the company
  • Productive start-up team with flat hierarchies and flexible working hours
  • Attractive, performance-based salary for permanent positions
  • Possibilities for internal or external trainings
  • Modern work environment with start-up flair in the heart of Luxembourg

 

Group HR Director

HR Director – Head of Human Resources

Established fast growing International Fintech company

Introduction:

A newly created group level position for an established and fast growing International Fintech company.

Based in their HQ in Finland, but overseeing and supporting all group activity in current and new office locations.

Job Description:

You will be responsible for building the HR function to support significant growth and manage a client-focused HR Service.

Responsibilities will include:

Strategic – Develop strategic relationships across the business to assist in the development of the company’s short and long term HR objectives and developing a clearly defined culture and employer brand within the organisation.

Talent management – Work with the Head of Recruitment to pipeline talent and build out a succession plan in line with the needs of the business and designing, implementing and overseeing a robust performance management process and coaching the management team in the application.

Learning & Development – Designing and implementing a Learning and Development framework, ensuring it is relevant to the needs of the business.

HR Policy – ensure the organisation has a robust HR framework to support the needs of a growing, agile organisation.

You will be a proactive self-starter who can work autonomously and has the ambition to build a first-class HR function supporting a highly ambitious Fintech business on its journey into the mainstream financial world.

Your Profile:

Substantial experience of working as an HR Director, ideally within a high growth / technology business.

Experience of building out an HR function, particularly in the areas of L & D, performance management.

Excellent relationship builder, resilient and with meticulous attention to detail
Strong academics and analytical with an ability to present and explain data in a clear, straightforward way.

Commercial mindset: an ability to understand the wider business requirements and develop the HR function accordingly

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  

Skills


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

Financial Controller

Introduction:

The Financial Controller will be responsible to support the Luxembourg based Chief Financial Officer, in a variety of tasks from providing detailed analyses in order to support the Group Executive Management/Board of Directors located in Luxembourg, ad-hoc financial project management and general finance & accounting activities.

Job Description:

Review and analyse trends of expenses, revenues, and losses to identify opportunities to improve performance
Review the budget on a monthly basis to ensure the organization is meeting its financial objectives and ensure proper resolution of major variances to budget
Provide direction in determining the way financial information will be documented, maintained and reported
Manage/contribute to ad-hoc Group Executive Management/Board of Directors requests, due diligence processes
Provide guidance regarding to Group pricing strategy
Support the funding (equity and debt arrangements) and liquidity management process
Be the backup of CFO in his absence
Perform general accounting activities for company entities (Luxembourg) including reconciliation of accounts and accounting entries
Ensure the reliability of the financial reporting (internal and external reporting)
Prepare the accounts for company entities (Luxembourg) by applying all the valuations and accounting rules laid down by the relevant accounting laws and regulations
Function as the lead contact with the external auditors, facilitating the yearly audit process with a proactive approach
Manage statutory tax reporting for indirect and direct taxation
Ensure transfer pricing compliance for company entities (Luxembourg)
Conserve all accounting and supporting documents in accordance with the applicable legal provisions
Maintain efficient accounting and reporting systems and procedures for internal, external and regulatory reporting

Candidate Profile:
University Degree required (Master degree in finance/accounting preferred)
5-10 years financial analysis experience in a banking environment
Strong problem solving skills, judgment and attention to detail
Must be comfortable interacting at senior level in a culturally diverse environment and have the ability to build effective relationships
Excellent presentation and highly developed skill of prioritization and timing
High energy and creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work autonomously in a fast growth and changing environment
Fluency in English is mandatory, fluency in French is preferable. Any other EU language is an advantage
Advanced proficiency in Excel, with strong computer literacy and data management/data analysis (SQL,…)
Need to be prepared to undertake some travel involved (20%)

CEO, Head of e-Commerce, Fintech

Position: CEO, Head of e-Commerce, Fintech

  • e-Commerce Head of Sales and Business Development
  • Online Payments, Fintech, Webshop, Online Retailers
  • Fast Growing Pan- Euro Fintech / Payments Company

Introduction:

  • We are recruiting for a Sales and Business Development focused e-Commerce CEO
  • Our client is a fast growing and established Fintech company
  • This is a newly created role to Head up their e-Commerce operation, drive sales and business development and open new markets in new countries

Candidate Profile:

  • Very experienced e-Commerce professional
  • Fintech experience desired. Web-based / online experience essential
  • Ideally experience as a CEO
  • Strong Sales and Business development background
  • For more information, please apply with a copy of your CV

CEO, Head of Consumer Finance

Position: CEO, Head of Consumer Finance

  • Consumer Finance Head of Sales and Business Development
  • Online Payments, Fintech, Webshop
  • Fast Growing Pan- Euro Fintech / Payments Company

Introduction:

  • We are recruiting for a Sales and Business Development focused Consumer Finance CEO
  • Our client is a fast growing and established Fintech company
  • This is a newly created role to Head up their Consumer Finance operation, drive sale and business development and open new markets

Candidate Profile:

  • Very experienced Consumer Finance professional
  • Fintech experience desired. Web-based / online experience essential
  • Ideally experience as a CEO
  • Strong Sales and Business development background
  • For more information, please apply with a copy of your CV

EMEA HEAD OF CONSUMER SALES, B2C, ONLINE CONSUMER FINANCE

Position: EMEA HEAD OF CONSUMER SALES, B2C, ONLINE CONSUMER FINANCE

  • Consumer Finance Head of Sales and Business Development
  • Online Payments, Fintech, Webshop
  • EMEA HEAD OF SALES, CONSUMER, B2C, ONLINE / DIGITAL
  • Fast Growing Pan- Euro Fintech / Payments Company

Introduction:

  • We are recruiting for an EMEA Head of Consumer Sales.
  • Our client is a fast growing and established Fintech company. Currently setting up a new Bank and moving their HQ to Luxembourg.
  • This is a newly created role to Head up their Consumer Finance operation, drive sales and business development and open new markets.
  • The role will have overall responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Online and Digital Strategy, Product Development.
  • The objective will be to quickly build out a strong and successful sales organisation across Europe.

Candidate Profile:

  • Very experienced Sales Executive professional
  • Extensive online / digital Consumer / B2C experience
  • Fintech experience desired. Web-based / online experience essential
  • Ideally experience as a CEO or Head of Sales & Marketing
  • Strong Sales and Business development background
  • For more information, please apply with a copy of your CV