Head of Compliance - Indonesia



Jakarta, Indonesia
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Company Description

Since 2011, Wise has had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Head of Compliance – Indonesia to strengthen our compliance team. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia. you will work with a growing team of multidisciplinary specialists globally (Product, Treasury, Bank Product, Security, Financial Crime) to help build world-class products in Indonesia. You’ll also manage and strengthen the teams’ relationships with regulators by being the Regulator’s point of contact, keeping everybody informed and protecting our most valuable asset – our customers.

Your mission:

  • Improve the compliance program in line with our mission to be instant, convenient, transparent and eventually free.

  • Maintain our regulatory licence for Indonesia: (i) regulatory reporting and filing, (ii) regulatory liaison and (iii) leading our audits.

  • Build trust with our regulator: manage and coordinate meaningful reporting internally and externally, respond to information requests, and proactively communicate product changes and notifiable events.

  • Maintain compliance frameworks, policies and documentation and lead in audits.

  • Develop systems to track and monitor our regulatory risk, compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies.

  • Work with teams to educate them about Indonesian regulatory requirements, and empower teams to build risk based processes which are clearly documented.

  • Scrutinise and test compliance programs, including quality assurance, analyse findings and work with Operational teams to develop our risk based approach, provide constructive feedback and be responsible for resolutions, including addressing any audit findings.

  • Adapt your focus on different compliance issues depending on growth plans and compliance needs.

  • Work with global Product and Operational teams and travel to our operational offices.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of Wise’s business and get to know many teams across the company as you liaise with them to help them understand the regulatory framework and bring together the information that our regulators need.

  • Help keep compliance right at the heart of our product developments and new initiatives by working with teams to educate on risk in your market.


A bit about you:

If you have a background in cross-border payments or other financial regulation, great communication and organisational skills, and tons of motivation, then this role could be perfect for you!

  • Theory. You are an expert in cross-border payments compliance and may have worked, or work directly with the Bank Indonesia in various engagements.

  • Practice. You have over 8 years demonstrable experience designing and challenging processes, ideally across multiple products. You have thought deeply about the Wise mission and how it intersects with compliance.

  • Passion. You get a kick out of improving current practices and processes and can apply different compliance strategies to develop multiple compliance frameworks.

  • Get the job done. You have a sense of urgency and an ability to work well under pressure, prioritising, taking responsibility and working to tight deadlines.

  • Development. You’ve considered the challenges and development opportunities of working at a fast growing scale-up and are looking to get into FinTech or payments compliance.

  • Location and Language. Based out of Jakarta, Indonesia, must be willing to travel, subject to government regulations. You must be fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive base salary

  • Generous stock options package

  • Lots of awesome Wise benefits

  • Working flexibility


Additional Information

For everyone, everywhere. We're people building money without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We're proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.
Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to contribute towards our mission and able to progress in their careers.

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