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Senior Manager, Risk & Compliance Reporting



Lekki, Nigeria
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Flutterwave was founded on the principle that every African must be able to participate and thrive in the global economy. To achieve this objective, we have built a trusted payment infrastructure that allows consumers and businesses (African and International) make and receive payments in a convenient borderless manner.

The Role: Flutterwave is seeking a seasoned Senior Manager, Risk & Compliance Reporting, to join our dynamic team. As a fintech company operating in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations is paramount to our success. The ideal candidate would be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of risk and compliance reporting within the organization. Your role would encompass a range of duties, including:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing risk management strategies and frameworks to identify, assess, and mitigate risks across various business functions and processes.
  • Ensuring that Flutterwave complies with all relevant regulatory requirements, industry standards, and internal policies. This involves staying up-to-date with changes in regulations and ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to maintain compliance.
  • Leading the development and implementation of reporting systems and processes to track and report on key risk and compliance metrics to senior management, the board of directors, and relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Coordinating and overseeing internal and external audits, reviews, and assessments related to risk and compliance. This includes working closely with auditors and other stakeholders to address any findings or deficiencies.
  • Providing training and education to employees on risk management and compliance best practices, policies, and procedures to ensure a strong culture of compliance throughout the organization.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop, update, and communicate risk management and compliance policies and procedures as needed.
  • Monitoring and analyzing trends, developments, and emerging risks in the regulatory and compliance landscape, and providing recommendations for proactive risk mitigation strategies.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal stakeholders, external regulators, and industry partners to facilitate open communication and collaboration on risk and compliance matters.
  • Identifying opportunities for process improvements and enhancements to strengthen the overall risk and compliance framework of Flutterwave.
  • Providing leadership, guidance, and mentorship to a team of risk and compliance professionals, fostering a culture of accountability, excellence, and continuous learning.

Required competency and skillset to be a Waver:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. Advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MSc) preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in risk analytics, fraud detection, or related field, within the financial services or payment industry, with at least 3 years in a managerial or leadership role.
  • Proven expertise in statistical analysis, machine learning, and predictive modeling techniques, with hands-on experience using tools such as Python, R, SAS, or SQL.
  • Strong understanding of payment systems, transaction processing, and fraud detection methodologies, with knowledge of industry-standard fraud prevention tools and technologies.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance frameworks relevant to the payments industry (e.g., PCI DSS, GDPR, AML/CFT regulations).
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing risk and compliance reporting processes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and draw actionable insights.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with experience in leading and developing high-performing teams.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and rapidly evolving industry with a strong sense of accountability and integrity.

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