Compliance Dublin, Ireland

Financial Crime Compliance Manager

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands – Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. 

Booking Holdings Financial Services (hereinafter “BHFS”) is based in Dublin, Ireland and provides financial services in the form of payment services and e-money products across all the brands. BHFS is committed to conducting its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.

Job Overview

Booking Holdings Financial Services Ireland, is looking for a Financial Crimes Compliance Manager with strong experience in Financial Services to act as a critical partner to our business, helping develop, launch, and enable our mission to deliver a world-class payments operation to support Booking Holdings Inc’s brands globally. The selected candidate will have the chance to witness firsthand the investment in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. The Financial Crimes Compliance Manager will assist in ensuring the business complies with laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures across Ireland and EEA business. You’ll report directly to the Chief Compliance Officer. This will be a controlled function role. Harnessing the strategic vision of the company this role will be responsible for establishing standards and implementing procedures to ensure that the Financial Crime compliance programs throughout the organisation are effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations and producing useful management information to support the business as it continues to scale. Given the collaborative nature of the business you will be consistently business partnering with the product, operations, engineering and marketing teams to ensure you understand the intricacies of operations.  This opportunity represents an exceptional chance to embed yourself with one of the world’s most exciting organisations and help define the future for accessing travel experiences across the world.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Financial Crimes Compliance Manager will be part of the Compliance team and be instrumental in ensuring the organisation meets its strategic objectives under the umbrella of the Booking Holdings Inc family of Brands, with a particular focus on the Ireland and EEA.

You will provide assurance to CCO that there are effective and efficient systems,  policies and procedures in place, well understood and respected by all employees, and that the company is complying with all regulatory requirements.  The Financial Crimes Compliance Manager will:

  • Review and analysis of Suspicious Transaction Referrals act as Deputy MLRO.

  • Monitor and assess changes AML Legislation and Guidelines and Update of AML/CTF and FS Policies

  • Performance of Annual AML/CTF and FS Risk Assessment

  • Review and design of Annual AML/CTF and FS training for all employees

  • Input and guidance into projects and initiatives that require financial crime expertise

  • Monitor AML/CTF and FS tooling

  • Review and Approval of AML/CTF and FS Procedures

  • Guidance and Advice on New Business Initiatives

  • Input and guidance into the Financial Crime Risk Management (FCRM) project and any other projects and initiatives that require financial crime expertise

  • Responsible for all Financial Crime related Audits 

  • Provide MI and contribute to internal reports for review by senior management

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5  years Compliance/Regulatory experience at a mid management level, in a regulated financial services business.

  • Background in law, accounting, finance or related disciplines.

  • Demonstrated experience dealing with financial services regulators

  • Knowledge of EU payment and e-money regulations, financial crime regulations and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) 

  • CAMS-certification or Professional Diploma in Compliance (LCOI)

  • Strong knowledge of Irish and EU financial services regulatory frameworks

  • Knowledge of EEA Anti-Money Laundering Requirements

  • Enhance compliance culture within the organisation. Provide the relevant training and regular updates to heighten staff’s compliance awareness.

  • The ability to prioritise activities and delegate to others both within the business and external partners

  • Experience in implementing compliance frameworks at dynamic, scaling and innovative companies with a global reach 

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