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Compliance Officer, Japan

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Job Description:

Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products and services on the planet. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to immigrants sending their hard earned money home. Today, we are reimagining international payments at scale and building new products to create deeper relationships with our customers and their loved ones across the globe. Join over 2,700 employees across 10 offices who are growing their careers while having a positive impact on people globally.

Remitly is registered as a Money Services Business in the U.S., Canada, EU, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia. Each of these jurisdictions require, among other items, that Remitly maintain a comprehensive Risk and Compliance Program.

About the Role

Remitly is looking for a Compliance Officer and Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) in Japan. You will be responsible for overseeing the compliance program for Remitly Japan and ensuring compliance with its regulatory and reputational risk. You will contribute to Remitly's mission by ensuring that Remitly's Japanese business maintains full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Reporting to the Head of Compliance APAC, you will assist to manage compliance and regulatory risks, using your strong analytical skills and keen eye for detail to adapt Remitly's services and controls to new business opportunities and changing regulatory requirements within the APAC region. 

You Will:

  • Document the procedures of the compliance function and maintain and update (as necessary) compliance manuals and related documentation;

  • Act as the point of contact for the JFSA and other competent Japanese authorities;

  • Provide regular and timely compliance reporting and management information to the Board, Management and Group;

  • Establish and maintain compliance monitoring and reporting program to ensure that any compliance breaches are readily identified, reported and acted on; 

  • Defining the necessary level of knowledge on existing and emerging regulatory compliance requirements;

  • Maintain an appropriate regulatory training program and adequate awareness arrangements and ensure that employees receive appropriate training on compliance with their regulatory obligations;

  • Record keeping, including in relation to compliance breaches, conflicts identification and management, authorized individuals and regulatory returns;

  • Liaise with the JFSA and other authorities (as required) in relation to regulatory compliance issues.

  • Oversee day-to-day operations with respect to the compliance with its AML policies, procedures, systems and controls;

  • Act as the point of contact to receive notifications from employees and take appropriate action under the Anti-Money Laundering, Counter—Terrorist Financing and Sanctions Regulations;

  • Make suspicious activity reports in accordance with JFSA’s AML legislation;

  • Collaborate and liaise with regulatory authorities and other external parties as well as with internal stakeholders as relevant;

  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability, suggesting action plans for resolution and providing guidance to mitigate risk;

  • Review and interrogating technical solutions to support existing and new initiatives;

  • Monitor changes in applicable laws and regulations and providing guidance to the business in relation to implementation;

  • Undertake any ad hoc duties as and when required.

You Have:

  • 2+ years of working experience within the compliance & AML Sector, ideally within the financial services / fintech industry

  • Experience with JFSA and knowledge of JFSA regulatory obligations is preferred.

  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills with a “get it done” mindset 

  • Ability to partner effectively and able to communicate with a variety of both internal and external stakeholders

  • Proactive, extreme attention to detail and operates with a high degree of discretion 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Fluent in both Japanese and English language

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Remitly. We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman’s potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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What are Remitly Perks + Benefits

Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Flexible work schedule
Remitly offers a flexible schedule outside of core hours, designed for parents in mind.
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Remitly's executive leadership is as diverse as our staff, and our Director of Diversity & Inclusion is focused on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
At Remitly, our nine affinity groups are open membership - any employee who self-identifies, self-affiliates, or is an aspiring ally who wants to connect, learn, and share is welcome to join!
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Remitly partners with Modern Health to provide enhanced employee benefits that support a holistic approach to employees' well-being. This includes sessions with licensed therapists for clinical needs.
Wellness days
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Remitly offers the opportunity to purchase stock options through its Equity Incentive Plan.
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Remitly offers up to 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents.
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Remitly sponsors family-oriented events semi-annually (e.g., holiday party and company picnic).
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Flexible time off
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
All King County-based employees receive the ORCA Card transportation benefit on day one. The ORCA Card can be used on all regular buses, Regional Rail, and a few other modes of transportation.
Company-sponsored outings
Remitly has regular paid team outings, as well as company-wide annual holiday parties and other events, for all employees and a guest.
Free snacks and drinks
Remitly has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all the flavored Bevi water you can handle.
Some meals provided
Remitly provides a weekly catered lunch on Thursdays.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Virtual happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Onsite office parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy in the building's below-ground garage.
Relocation assistance
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Remitly hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Remitly allows employees to set aside 8 hours of designated learning and development time, per employee, per month.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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