Western Union Director, Regulatory Compliance (Controlled Function) in Dublin, Ireland

Job Title: Director, Regulatory Compliance (Controlled Function)

Requisition #: 1703187

Director Regulatory Compliance-Controlled Functions

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

The Job

Director Regulatory Compliance-Controlled Functions

Role Purpose

You will be responsible for directing and developing risk based compliance programs for assigned countries of Western Union and its affiliates; this includes long and short-term planning, adapting to a highly diversified and changing environment, managing priorities and provide subject matter expertise to develop and implement policies and procedures. You will be responsible for overseeing compliance requirements within the Regulatory Compliance function remit, who oversee policies, procedures, and programs to minimize potential compliance risk and will enforce policies where necessary. As part of the role, you will also perform all duties inherent in a managerial role, including providing leadership and guidance to a group of managers and staff in multiple geographical locations to deliver and/or effectively support compliance programs, processes and procedures, as well as accomplish compliance goals and strategies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, enforce and maintain compliance policy, frameworks and other compliance risk management mechanisms in line with the company’s risk appetite statement and strategic objectives

  • Produce reliable, relevant and timely compliance updates and reports which enable the board and other key stakeholders to make informed decisions on numerous compliance related strategy and issues.

  • Lead a diverse group of employee levels and job functions, providing action-oriented direction and appropriate challenge where necessary to achieve business aims.

  • As appropriate liaise with key regional stakeholders and regulatory authorities to maintain good regulatory relationships.

About you

  • Extensive experience in retail/consumer financial services/payment services organizations with multiple financial products, or a regulatory agency or law firm involving payment services or compliance issues.

  • Substantive understanding of retail/commercial financial products/services and compliance regulations within the payment services/financial services industry.

  • Experience in a compliance management/supervisory role.

  • Experience of working with multiple direct reports in multi-national organization and/or multi-jurisdictional environments desirable.

  • Proven track record of complex problem solving and decision-making ability.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Effective leader and team player. The Pay An attractive base salary is on offer depending on skills and experience and a comprehensive benefits package. As a member of our team you will be also be involved in our global employee recognition program. To Apply Growth and innovation are the story of our past, and they will define our future so if you are looking to be part of an exciting and innovative organization where your hard work can make a difference then please apply – we would love to hear from you. #LI-JM1