Stripe is hiring a

EU Compliance Lead

Dublin, Ireland

Calling on all EU Compliance professionals! 


We are looking for an experienced compliance professional to join our Dublin team as European Money Laundering Reporting Officer and European Compliance officer. In this role, you’ll manage a wide variety of AML and regulatory compliance matters supporting Stripe’s growing business. Reporting to the General Counsel/Chief Compliance officer you'll also be responsible for managing a world-class compliance team, working closely with Stripe’s US AML and Global Compliance Operations manager.
Stripe is both a technology company and a financial services company, and you will need to be comfortable straddling both of those worlds every day. The right person for the role will enjoy dealing with that puzzle, seeking creative solutions and moving quickly, often in the face of ambiguity.
The EU Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer, based in Dublin, will assist Stripe's European regulated entity, an e-money Institution currently authorised by the UK FCA, and its ultimate parent, a US corporation, to comply with its obligations under both local European and US laws.  Working closely with a number of teams including the Risk and Legal teams, this role would oversee pan-European anti-money laundering efforts, compliance with rules and requirements of the local regulatory regime, as well as manage a team of compliance operations professionals in Stripe's Dublin office.
As the MLRO and Compliance officer, you'll be required to provide oversight to the company, working both internally with the Stripe teams as well as be the external face of Stripe's Compliance to our regulators and our regulated partners in the financial services industry.
Your Primary Responsibilities will include: 
  • Provide oversight to Stripe on compliance matters impacting the European business and provide guidance to the teams on product changes, and new compliance requirements.
  • Maintain our relationship with the FCA, ensure we meet our reporting obligations and respond timely to inquiries 
  • Oversee the structuring and build out of our compliance program in Europe which includes:
    • Notifying internal stakeholders of changes to existing compliance obligations, and developing policies, processes and strategies to meet the changing landscape, while ensuring Stripe can remain nimble.
    • Updating and developing appropriate KYC/CDD policies and procedures for new and existing products
    • Maintaining our policies and operational processes in sync through a virtuous cycle of updating and enhancing our documentation to reflect our processes and updating our processes to meet our new policy obligations.
    • Overseeing the investigation and submission of Suspicious Activity Reports.
  • Manage a team of Dublin-based compliance professionals
  • Consulting with the business line on compliance implications of new products and services, and working to scope them accordingly 
  • Reporting to the board on compliance matters handing training, and ensuring the board is aware of our regulatory compliance obligations
You may be a good fir for this role if you:
  • Have a least five years of compliance experience in a senior compliance capacity, (department manager/MLRO, deputy MLRO) or regulatory counsel (external or in house) or equivalent.
  • Approach complex problems with an innovative and business mindset and are able to prioritize effectively
  • If you love implementation of policy and automation and thrive in a fast paced technology focused environment
  • Are great at building relationships and working with people from all parts of the organization to achieve the right business results in a legally compliant way
  • Are comfortable representing Stripe to our regulators
  • Have managed or been a team lead for a small team in a similar role
  • (travel to London and other EU Stripe offices on a regular basis)
Nice to haves:
  • Knowledge of regulatory regimes in other markets in which Stripe operates
  • Familiarity with the emerging payments industry and dynamics
  • Degree/Masters or Legal background.
  • Languages in addition to English
You should include these in your application:
  • A resume and LinkedIn profile.