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Manager, Safeguarding and Client Assets

London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Description is one of the most exciting fintechs in the world. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it's not just what we build that makes us different. It's how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and a Great Place to Work accredited company. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. Join us to build the digital economy of tomorrow.

Job Description is seeking a motivated Head of Safeguarding and Client Assets to join our Treasury team. The successful candidate will be working on the buildout and deepening of Safeguarding capabilities globally.

In response to the continued scaling and expansion of in terms of volume, product diversity, regulated activities and legal entity footprint, you will be identifying risks associated to Safeguarding, contributing to the overall design and implementation of a Safeguarding framework and policy, with a focus on developing, managing and embedding safeguarding policies across the organisation to meet regulatory rules across multiple jurisdictions.

What you will be doing:

  • Responsible for contributing to the design and overall implementation of Checkout’s Safeguarding Policy Framework across multiple regulated entities
  • Develop a regulatory approach across CKO’s products to provide analysis and enable operational flow of fund models, providing recommendations to meet safeguarding requirements for existing products and new business requirements
  • Responsible for oversight of Safeguarding compliance and developing enhancements to manage and remediate breaches, alongside monitoring to satisfy regulatory requirements
  • Manage escalations, management information and project updates to Senior Management and committees
  • Manage and lead safeguarding related audits working directly with audit firms and regulators, whilst coordinating internally across various departments
  • Manage projects to develop and enhance safeguarding related processes and controls with treasury teams to ensure compliance with related policies
  • Develop and document Safeguarding Policies to support the framework including including delivery of training materials
  • Involvement in wider’s strategic global expansion and regulatory initiatives within the treasury space


About you:

  • 7+ years of either treasury, finance, regulatory or risk related experience
  • Strong understanding of protection/custodianship of customer assets and related regulatory frameworks (e.g. EMI/PI Safeguarding, CASS or banking)
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with an ability to build and leverage cross-functional relationships internally and externally (e.g. audit firms and regulators)
  • Good understanding of treasury concepts within financial services firms such as reconciliations, cash management and FX etc including associated risks and controls
  • Experience of working through change and implementing new cross-functional processes
  • Attention to detail and proactivity crucial
  • Experience of line management and track record of supporting career development within teams
  • Forward-thinking, adaptable and thrives in a fast paced environment

Additional Information

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If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

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