Surveillance Analyst



Budapest, Hungary
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Company Description

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Min fees. Max ease. Full speed. Whether people and businesses are sending money to another country, spending abroad, or making and receiving international payments, Wise is on a mission to make their life easier and save them money.

As part of our team, you will be helping us create an entirely new network for the world's money. For everyone, everywhere. More about our mission and what we offer.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Surveillance Analyst to join our Surveillance team in our Budapest office!

Your mission is to investigate and monitor high risk customers according to regulations, risk appetite and Wise’s policies.

The role as a Surveillance Analyst gives you the opportunity to:

  • Review and monitor high risk and complex customer verification cases, having a deep and broad knowledge of Wise compliance framework and the regulatory environment;

  • Perform due diligence on customers and businesses through a variety of data sources including websites, financial statements, AML policies and external legal opinion; take a risk-based approach to work effectively and maintain speed, quality and consistency;

  • Have a deep understanding of different business models, customer types, country risks and regulatory requirements across multiple geographies;

  • Take risk-based case decisions with a clearly documented and auditable record, in the context of our customer due diligence policy, acceptable use policy and applicable regulations;

  • Communicate with customers as required to handle escalated or complicated cases with strong customer empathy as well as clear communication of decisions and policies;

  • Coach others on our regulatory obligations, how our policies fulfil them and our risk-based approach to deterring and preventing money laundering and financial crime;

  • Work in the team and with compliance to evolve both our policies and our due diligence processes, continuously improving our knowledge, risk management and customer experience;

  • Escalate any suspicions and/or concerns to the AML and Fraud teams for review;

  • Work as Surveillance expert sharing knowledge across teams, delivering a great customer experience and contributing through side projects and ideas on process, policy or product improvements;

  • Analyse, re-evaluate, build and document risk factors and risk mitigation methods for Wise high risk customers;

  • Represent the policies, processes and auditable Surveillance work to regulators and auditors.


As the Surveillance Analyst you should have the following skills:

  • Your verbal and written English skills are excellent;

  • You can multitask and take responsibility in different situations;

  • You can handle routine well and have a razor sharp attention to detail;

  • You're punctual, independent, proactive and willing to get things done;

  • You’re a good communicator and can work in cross-team environment;

  • Finance/accounting background is a plus;

  • You are legally authorised to work in Hungary. We are not able to support visas or relocation for this role.

Additional Information

Hiring process:

  • Application review
  • Take home test
  • Screening call with the recruiter
  • Final interview with the team

What do we offer:

If you're interested in the position, please apply by submitting your CV and Cover Letter latest by the 14th of July 2024 (end of the day)

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.

If you want to find out more about what it's like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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