Senior Analyst Compliance Assurance at Sendwave

Posted on:
February 23, 2023

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About Zepz

Zepz is the group powering two leading global remittance brands: WorldRemit and Sendwave. Since 2010, we have been disrupting an industry previously dominated by offline legacy players with our relentless focus to reduce the cost of remittances and increase safety and convenience for our users. Every day, our people work to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology - driven by our vision of a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad.

Our brands helped cross-border communities send over $15bn from 50 countries to recipients in 130 countries in 2022. We operate over 5,000 money transfer corridors worldwide and employ over 1,600 people globally. Zepz is a remote-first employer, with team members located across six continents.

Our vision is to create a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad. Our purpose is to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology.

Our Commitments:

We act like owners - We are relentlessly delivering for our users and spending money thoughtfully. 

We embrace embarrassing honesty - We function best when we're open and honest with one another — especially about our challenges and doubts. 

We have a bias to action - We get to first outcomes quickly, iterate and learn. 

We strive to be better - We may make mistakes, but always learn from them.

We are inclusive - to better reflect and serve our users. 

Please NOTE: This role is a Zepz role meaning you will be supporting WorldRemit and Sendwave

About the role

Compliance Assurance provides independent assurance services to assist in the timely identification, evaluation and mitigation of regulatory and financial crime risks. The team is responsible for testing the effectiveness of the management of financial crime risks and compliance-related activities and assessing whether the business controls are operating in line with relevant laws, regulations, principles and group standards, including whether the Compliance sub-functions such as Compliance Advisory (LoD2) are designed appropriately and operating optimally

The vision is to deliver innovative, high quality, independent assurance services; working with key stakeholders across the organisation, furthering our risk management as well as social, corporate, and regulatory responsibilities. 

As a member of the ZEPZ organisation you will be part of the Compliance Assurance team covering  both WorldRemit and Sendwave. As  a Senior Analyst you will initially be responsible for helping the Manager of Compliance Assurance build out and embed the global Compliance Assurance function / framework.  Once up and running, you will then work as part of the Compliance Assurance team carrying out assurance reviews (as per the annual plan) and subsequent issue management. 

You will aim high, embrace challenges and always do what’s right; acting with integrity and building trust as you contribute to the company’s technical direction and long term decision making.

Reporting to the Manager, Compliance Assurance, you will:

Part of a small team, you will execute the annual Compliance Assurance plan. Contribute to deliver high quality independent reviews and ad-hoc QA of key Compliance Risks, participating in the planning, fieldwork and execution of each review. 

Be able to manage concurrent reviews which may be local or multi-jurisdictional

Support the Manager of Compliance Assurance in further building out the Compliance Assurance function, including helping to develop and implement an Assurance framework, in the form of methodology documents as well as relevant Assurance templates

Be able to manipulate large data sets as well as carry out manual sampling of key 1st and 2nd Line of Defence activities

With the support of our Data & Analytics team help design automated queries and dashboards to drive more frequent testing and informative insights

Engaging and advising the relevant stakeholders in addition to building and maintaining effective working relationships with key internal stakeholders within all Lines of Defence

Support with Issue Management using the relevant internal systems, ensure findings are categorised correctly and updated as required with relevant Issue and Action owners

Continually identify ways to enhance, automate and improve the Compliance Assurance processes and procedures.

As and when relevant support the Manager of Compliance Assurance in training more junior members of the team and acting as a point of quality control as the function grows

Work with the Manager of Compliance Assurance to address any Issues/Actions that arise out of MI, Reporting, Audits etc

Be the contact point for any internal/external 

Adhere to and comply with all applicable laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering, as well as adhering to company policies and procedures

What we’re looking for from you


Happy to play a proactive role with the day-to-day Compliance Assurance processes when required.

Team-player able to multitask, and establish cooperative and collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders across the business

Innovative approach to identifying issues in, and improving, processes


Strong experience working within a FinTech, traditional financial institution, or regulatory body

Strong experience in assurance or internal/external audit, focusing on the Risk and Compliance domains

Experience in interrogating large data sets to identify actionable insights

Significant knowledge of UK, EU and international AML/CTF legislation

Strong knowledge of financial crime control frameworks and regulatory standards

Demonstrable experience of influencing stakeholders and senior stakeholders

Proven strong written and verbal communication skills

Prior experience in drafting procedures and guidelines is an added bonus.

What we offer you: 

We have five core benefits for our talent in the US, UK, Philippines, Poland, and South Africa. If you're not in one of those regions, don’t worry - the Talent team can let you know what is available for you specifically:

Unlimited Annual Leave: Most Zepz team members are eligible for unlimited annual leave. Colleagues in customer-facing roles, and those who qualify for overtime, receive a competitive holiday allowance and four recharge days a year. Feel free to make the most

of your time off and maintain a healthy work-life balance! 

Private Medical Cover: ​​You can opt-in to a Private Medical Insurance scheme. This provides you with access to thorough medical coverage, so you can feel confident in your health and well-being.              

Retirement: We offer pension schemes to help you plan for and secure your future. 

Life Assurance: Life assurance is available to give you peace of mind and protect your loved ones in case of the unexpected.

Parental Leave: We offer competitive parental leave schemes to ensure you are spending as much quality time with your new bundle of joy as possible. 

We are also remote-first as an organisation, offering flexibility for you to work where you need to be most productive. In many locations, we have workspaces, which you can use as you desire.

Most roles in the Philippines are predominately office-based, with this we offer free meals for those 100% on-site.  

In addition to the above, you will discover that we have a range of secondary perks (such as the cycle-to-work scheme and employee discounts) depending on your location, to help you thrive at Zepz!  

Why choose Zepz? 

Our team of over 1600+  employees is fully distributed across the world. We are working from coffee shops, homes, and co-working spaces — making us one of the larger fully distributed growth-stage startups in the world but we also offer workspace in our talent cluster locations - spaces we can meet, collaborate and connect.

We are proud parents, community organizers, farmers, band members, yoga teachers, YouTube influencers, former Olympians, and serial entrepreneurs.

We collectively speak over twenty languages, including Akuapem, Amharic, Bengali, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Igbo, Kalenjin, Luganda, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

At Zepz, embodying our commitments binds us together. We are collectively passionate about striving to achieve our vision and purpose -  to continue to provide the best service to our users.

Ready to apply?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If interested, please submit your resume along with a cover letter (optional), highlighting why your experience demonstrates you meet the requirements of the role. Please also indicate the countries in which you have work authorization. While Zepz supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.

At Zepz we record interviews using Metaview ( It helps us become better interviewers by recording and transcribing our interviews, and ensures we interview candidates in a fair & consistent manner. It is not required. Please let us know if you’d like to opt out of the use of Metaview - this will not affect the outcome of your interview.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Zepz is a place where everyone can thrive. 

So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, and if at all you might need any form of support to make the process as comfortable as possible, please let us know and give us a shot by applying. We want you to be excited to wake up to make an impact every day.

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