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Compliance Officer



Software Engineering, Legal
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Who we are is what we do.

Deel and our family of growing companies are made up of global teams dedicated to helping businesses hire anyone, anywhere, easily.

The team comprises over three thousand self-driven individuals spanning over 100 countries, and our unified yet diverse culture keeps us continually learning and innovating the platform and products for customers.

Companies should be able to hire the best talent anywhere in the world, so we are building the best platform to make that a reality. Our market-leading technology, expertise, and global team are crucial to the platform’s success. We deliver the best products and features in our space, enabling millions of jobs worldwide and connecting the global workforce with the best companies and opportunities.

Why should you be part of our success story?

A 30-mile hiring radius should no longer dictate how companies hire because exceptional talent lives everywhere. Deel sees a world without hiring borders and endless talent that pairs perfect candidates with great companies.

We offer global teams all the tools they need to hire, onboard, manage, pay, and scale at full speed. We aim to foster a diverse global economy by building a generational platform that seamlessly connects companies with talent worldwide.

After our successful Series D in 2021, we raised another $50M in 2023, doubling our valuation to $12B. There’s never been a more exciting time to join Deel — the international payroll and compliance market leader.

Australia Compliance & License Officer


  • Act as local appointed Responsible Manager representative for the Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) based in Australia.

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of regulatory requirements related to AFSL and AML/CTF compliance specifically for non-cash payment services, client monies and other fin-tech regulations.

  • Develop and monitor AML and KYC programs as required for AFSL Compliance.

  • Monitor and continuously improve the implementation of compliance policies and procedures within the organisation to ensure adherence to regulatory standards in assigned regions.

  • Review and update Product Disclosure, Financial Service Guide and other relevant disclosure documentation to ensure compliance with regulations.

  • Act as the key point of contact with local regulators (e.g. ASIC, AUSTRAC).

  • Undertake and implement required reporting to authorities (Annual audit, client money and ASIC disclosure reports, AUSTRAC AML and CTF reporting as required).

  • Work with local corporate auditors as required.

  • Maintain and review required insurances and other mandatory items required for local AFSL requirements.

  • Conduct periodic updates/reviews of all policies to ensure they continue to meet requirements.

  • Provide reports for board and compliance committee meetings.

  • Provide training and guidance to staff on compliance matters, including regulatory updates and best practices.

  • Efficiently execute KYC, KYB, Enhanced Due Diligence and other payment-related compliance reviews to safeguard our customers, our partners, and our business and assist with other markets as required including New Zealand.

  • Develop procedures and controls to prevent, detect, and mitigate financial crime risks.

  • Assist with investigations on potentially suspicious clients, users, and partners.

  • Participate in the development and enhancement of anti-fraud and anti-money laundering systems, tools, and technologies to improve detection capabilities and operational efficiency.

  • Coordinate with internal cross-functional teams including Compliance, Risk Management, and Legal on customer requests or issues.


  • Tertiary qualification in Commerce/Business/Law or a related field.

  • 5+ years of proven experience in compliance within a financial services environment.

  • Experience in either FinCrime operations, AML compliance, or related fields, preferably within the payroll industry or financial services and payments sector.

  • Relevant qualifications and experience to meet the requirements of the local Responsible Manager position.

  • Prior experience as a Responsible Manager for an AFSL preferably under a non-cash payments authorisation. Experience in Fin-Tech industry highly regarded.

  • Relevant post-grad qualifications / accreditations for AFSL management to meet RG146.

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of applicable legislative/regulatory requirements relating to AFSL and AML/CTF.

  • Highly effective communication skills, both written and verbal, high attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks and work across multiple departments and geographical regions.

  • Experience with regulatory authorities and payment service licenses in other jurisdictions (ideally in APAC) a plus - but not mandatory.

  • Relevant AML qualifications (ACAMS Certificate or equivalent).

Total Rewards

Our workforce deserves fair and competitive pay that meets them where they are. With scalable benefits, rewards, and perks, our total rewards programs reflect our commitment to inclusivity and access for all.

Some things you’ll enjoy

  • Provided computer equipment tailored to your role

  • Stock grant opportunities dependent on your role, employment status and location

  • Additional perks and benefits based on your employment status and country

  • The flexibility of remote work, including WeWork access where available

At Deel, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy or maternity or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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