Legal Dublin, Ireland

Senior 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 –, KAYAK, priceline,,, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. During 2019, the Company had consolidated revenues and net income of $15.1 billion and $4.9 billion, respectively, and a current market value of approximately $60 billion.

Job Overview

Booking Holdings Financial Services Ireland, is looking for a Senior Compliance Manager with strong experience from the payments industry 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 Senior 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 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.  

You will support directly a dynamic organization of executives, legal experts, risk managers, product managers, finance and treasury professionals, software and hardware engineers, designers, deal makers, and operations specialists who are responsible for bringing products to life across Booking Holdings Inc’s global portfolio of brands, and making an impact on millions of travelers per day.

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 Senior 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 policies and procedures in place, well understood and respected by all employees, and that the company is complying with all regulatory requirements.  The Senior Compliance Officer will:

  • Undertake ongoing horizon scanning of regulatory developments to identify and preempt forthcoming changes to the firms compliance obligations and compliance risk profile, and ensure requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Responsibility for managing the Fitness and Probity program and implementing any new requirements as they develop. 
  • Act as a deputy to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) in managing the suspicious activity reporting process
  • Monitor data classification, collection and control 
  • Ensure work policies and procedures comply with regulatory requirements 
  • Monitor the adequacy and effectiveness of compliance program and tools (including, AML, Outsourcing, Compliant Management, F&P etc.) 
  • Assist in the development of the annual compliance work plan and update this periodically.
  • Coordinate internal compliance review and monitoring activities, including periodic reviews of departments.
  • Assist in preparation of clear and concise Compliance reports for reporting to the Board and Committee’s
  • Engage and communicate effectively with colleagues, customers, suppliers, regulators, and other internal and external stakeholders 
  • Provide guidance, advice, and/or training and educational programs, to improve business' understanding of related laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in audits, reviews, and examinations.
  • Oversee and mange regulatory reporting submissions ensuring that all deadlines are met as required and liaise and follow-up with the business on the firms regulatory reporting obligations where necessary
  • Maintain oversight and sign off on behalf of compliance on product and marketing material as well as client communications.
  • Act as subject matter expert on compliance related matters with the business
  • Lead the design and provide training to the business on Compliance related topics as part of the annual training program.
  • Demonstrate ethical leadership and business integrity 
  • Actively contribute to embedding and promoting a compliance culture within the firm.


  • Minimum 6 years Compliance/Regulatory experience at a senior level, in a regulated financial services business which must include a significant amount of experience in the payments/e-money sector.
  • 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) 
  • Degree in finance, economics, accounting, Law or related field.
  • CAMS-certification or Professional Diploma in Compliance (LCOI)
  • Specialized Diploma
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong knowledge of Irish and EU financial services regulatory frameworks
  • Knowledge of EEA Anti-Money Laundering Requirements
  • Knowledge of the Central Bank F&P 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
  • Ideally have experience of managing the conduct risk and compliance requirements of internal and external channels
  • Experience in implementing compliance frameworks at dynamic, scaling and innovative companies with a global reach 

About BKNG 

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: 

  • priceline
  • agoda
  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email with your request. M/F/V/D/SO  

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