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Head of Anti-Money Laundering (PCF-52) Ireland

Dublin, Ireland · Legal & Compliance

Our passion at SumUp is championing small businesses. We believe in creating technology that is flexible, fair, affordable and easy to use. Every day millions of people around the world dream of starting their own businesses. We strive to help them to do this. Our long-term ambition is to “close the loop” by enabling businesses to turn transactions with customers into long-term relationships.

Reporting to the Head of Compliance in Dublin and working closely with senior leadership and MLROs in Europe, you will continuously enhance the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) programme for Ireland, assist with applying for relevant licenses and registrations, prepare regulatory reporting submissions, respond to regulatory queries. You will serve as a subject matter expert to the business on complex AML/CFT regulatory compliance matters. 

What you’ll do:

  • You will be responsible for the design, development, execution and maintenance of the AML/CFT programme for Ireland, ensuring the implementation of controls that reflect the risks and regulatory requirements.

  • You will identify relevant Irish regulations relevant to SumUp and monitor the regulatory landscape to identify applicable regulatory change;

  • You will conduct gap analysis on relevant AML/CFT regulations and ensure on-going compliance with our Irish authorisation;

  • You will also conduct annual risk assessments and make annual updates to policies, procedures, and other relevant program documents for Ireland and align with the MLROs of SumUp’s regulated entities;

  • You will build relationships and coordinate with relevant internal teams to ensure that AML and sanctions compliance queries are responded to in a timely manner.

  • You will work with Global AML leads and AML Operations teams to provide strategic planning, organisational structure, and align focus areas to meet goals and key results;

  • You will oversee the monthly MLRO forum to ensure good governance of the AML/CFT programme and any related initiatives;

  • Your role will be to act as an escalation point for any AML Operations cases requiring senior management approval regarding the Irish regulated entity;

  • You will oversee the Suspicious Transaction Reporting programme for Ireland, as well as the annual QA review and internal audits, coordinate responses to third-party AML and sanctions audits and regulatory queries as they pertain to Ireland, and lead remediation efforts of any resulting findings and/or corrective actions in a timely manner.

  • Preparing and presenting AML reports for the Board of Directors and the Head of Compliance on AML/CFT compliance on a regular basis;

  • Preparation and delivery of AML/CFT training to the Board of Directors on at least an annual basis; 

You’ll be great for this role if:

  • You have a relevant 3rd level (BA) Degree (Business, Finance, Law or equivalent) and / or proven Compliance/AML qualification;

  • You’ve gained 8-10 years of practical experience in a compliance or AML role, ideally in the payments or FinTech industry;

  • You possess strong knowledge of the Irish and European AML regulatory environment and key financial crime regimes;

  • You bring substantial operational knowledge in building and running a sound AML compliance program, with hands-on experience and an understanding of regulatory requirements for Ireland and Europe;

  • You have own experience dealing with complex AML and sanctions risk and operational issues and developing practical and risk-based solutions;

  • You are able to provide practical, strategic and business-oriented advice, as well as implement it yourself;

  • You have effective communication skills enabling you to guide cross-functional, globally distributed teams on AML and sanctions topics, but you are also a strong hands-on professional.

  • You have strong prioritisation skills

  • You are an autonomous team-player

Why you should join SumUp:

  • We’re a global and growing team of 3000+ people from 80+ nationalities, spread across 4 continents.

  • You can truly create your own path here and help us shape the future for small businesses globally.

  • You’ll receive a budget for your individual development, attending conferences and external training.

  • You get Private Health Insurance (VHI) and a Corporate Pension Scheme

  • We offer a competitive compensation package and 25 days of paid leave.

  • You will have access to the SumUp Sabbatical, our Employee Referral and Employee assistance programme for mental health as well as Fitness and language learning benefits.

  • We get together regularly for breakfasts, team events, and office parties.


We believe in the everyday hero. Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first' attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

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