#HireHer Jobs Board

Discover your next FinTech role
NYC FinTech Women
NYC FinTech Women

Head of AML/CFT Compliance



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

This is Adyen

Adyen provides payments, data, and financial products in a single solution for customers like Meta, Uber, H&M, and Microsoft - making us the financial technology platform of choice. At Adyen, everything we do is engineered for ambition. 

For our teams, we create an environment with opportunities for our people to succeed, backed by the culture and support to ensure they are enabled to truly own their careers. We are motivated individuals who tackle unique technical challenges at scale and solve them as a team. Together, we deliver innovative and ethical solutions that help businesses achieve their ambitions faster.

Head of AML/CFT Compliance

Adyen is seeking a seasoned AML/CFT professional who is able to lead and scale our AML/CFT team and help grow our business in a sustainable way. The team you will lead plays a critical role in Adyen’s AML/CFT Compliance Program ensuring Adyen’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations and ensuring Adyen has efficient and effective compliance management practices in place. 

What you’ll do

  • Lead a team of AML/CFT professionals focused on the various elements of an AML/CFT program;
  • As an industry expert, keep track of the latest developments around regulations and find smart solutions to mitigate ML/TF risks; 
  • Hire, coach and develop staff to ensure and maintain high performance;
  • Further define and execute  Adyen’s AML/CFT Compliance strategy, including the addition and integration of new financial products and services;
  • Drive collaboration with various Adyen stakeholders around the globe, ensuring that AML/CTF matters are effectively and efficiently  managed;
  • Interact with our supervisors and play a key role in regulatory examinations;
  • Provide senior management with actionable advice on how to effectively manage AML/CTF-related risks;

What you bring

  • A minimum of 6 years in a senior leadership role in the AML/CFT space and 10+ years in your AML/CFT career; 
  • You have extensive knowledge of payments and or banking/finance industry;
  • A thorough understanding of AML/CFT laws and regulations incl. risks, controls, industry best practices and regulatory requirements;
  • Excellent project management skills to ensure the production of high-quality deliverables within agreed timelines;
  • Excellent and direct communicator who talks straight without being rude; 
  • You can use technology and data to automate and scale key processes;
  • You have the ability to clearly explain AML compliance and related risks, develop sound mitigation strategies and find workable solutions
  • You have extensive experience representing and leading meetings with regulatory agencies, examiners and auditors
  • You have the ability to structure and prioritize in a high volume, fast-paced environment and drive a process to completion
  • You are a team player that does not shy away from taking ownership

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments 

Our unique approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds and cultures is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, and we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them - voices like yours. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we welcome you to be your true self at Adyen. 

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented communities apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Does this sound like you? If so, Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application!

What’s next?

Ensuring a smooth and enjoyable candidate experience is critical for us. We aim to get back to you regarding your application within 5 business days. Our interview process tends to take about 4 weeks to complete, but may fluctuate depending on the role. Learn more about our hiring process here. Don’t be afraid to let us know if you need more flexibility.

This role is based out of our Amsterdam office. We are an office-first company and value in-person collaboration; we do not offer remote-only roles.