Director – MLRO AU

PayPal AU

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Remote


Payment Service Providers / Risk + Compliance

Aug 31

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

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Job Description Summary:

Delivering on the regulatory requirements for PayPal Australia Pty. Ltd (“PPAU”), this Leadership position is responsible for developing, maintaining and overseeing PPAU’s Anti Money Laundering (AML) Program in coordination with the Chief Risk Officer.Job Description:

In this role you will drive a data-driven approach that meets both the PayPal global framework and all local regulatory requirements.

Be a part of a dynamic entrepreneurial team shaping the payments landscape in Australia using your concrete experience with strategic thinking and on-the-ground drive and execution.

Future career opportunities with international exposure via PayPal’s network of global locations within a supportive environment that allows our employees to thrive and learn.

Reporting to the Snr Director, Chief Risk Officer, this highly visible role, you will be the point of contact for oversight of PPAU’s execution of its AML Program, including compliance with local requirements and PayPal’s global minimum standards. Owning the engagement and oversight of the global group affiliates that provide AML program support on PPAU’s behalf, you would utilize your proven risk assessment skills, your risk appetite and other key risk indicators to drive real-time risk insights and intelligence to manage PPAU’s AML obligations and risks.

A busy role, you will provide day to day management and execution of PPAU’s AML regulatory interactions, examinations and adhoc requests. We are seeking a proven and capable individual who can identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, whilst developing and implementing solutions to resolve issues, and providing guidance for future avoidance of similar issues. You would truly partner with the business to understand their needs, and drive solutions specifically around process improvements and providing advisory support on the roll out of new products, new merchant launches, and integration of relevant acquired adjacency businesses.

To see success, you would possess a deep knowledge of global financial institutions, money service business, and/or banking compliance, including significant knowledge of anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing, and due diligence practices. Your 10+ years of experience in a large organization including demonstrated leadership in building AML Programs complimented by at least 7 years of people management experience will see you become a trusted partner to our matrixed global structure and make an impact from the start.

Those who have a legal background will enable you to hit the ground running and to immediately to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including strengths in influencing, conflict management, and negotiation. Excellent ability to analyze regulatory risks in complex business processes, and recommend controls to mitigate those risks. You would be a natural communicator enabling dialogue easily surrounding complex matters in a simple and clear manner and have the drive and desire to take ownership of outcomes and the ability to work with business unit teams to confront issues and drive performance.

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Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, con...