Job Description


Payward Ireland Limited is an authorised E-Money Institution. The successful candidate will have oversight of Payward Irelands compliance with all its regulatory obligations including E-money Regulations. The individual will serve as a subject matter expert, providing ongoing regulatory direction, expertise and consultative advice to the business unit with respect to product structuring, compliance policies, guidelines, and best practices. The position will be located in Ireland and will be subject to approval by the Central Bank as a Pre-Approval Control Function.

The opportunity

  • Responsibility for the ongoing compliance of PIL with all applicable regulatory requirements
  • Develop and oversee the Compliance Monitoring Programme
  • Oversee the implementation of new regulatory requirements as they arise and assisting with horizon scanning (in close cooperation with colleagues from the Strategy and Regulatory teams)
  • Work closely with the COO and the CEO Initiatives to ensure close alignment and operational compliance efficiencies for regional group entities are implemented
  • Provide compliance advisory support and guidance to the PIL Board of Management on new and existing regulations and rules, best practices and compliance with internal procedures and directives
  • Monitor affiliated business i.e. crypto related services, to ensure full understanding of any impacts and what aspects will be subject to additional regulatory oversight in relation to the MiCA Regulation
  • Participate in Krakens MiCA implementation working group and provide subject matter expertise in the following areas:
  • Develop, implement and operationalise policies and procedures required to be compliant with MiCA regulations
  • Preparation of application documents Designing regulatory reporting in line with the requirements
  • Act as a trusted partner to Product, Design, Engineering and Markets teams to assist them to structure and launch products and services that advance Krakens mission in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Reviewing marketing and sales literature, performance presentations, and other advertising or educational materials for compliance with applicable EU laws and regulations
  • Develop and deliver compliance training programs specific to Existing Irish/EU and future regulatory requirements, ensuring employees are knowledgeable and aware of their obligations
  • Foster a culture of compliance awareness and accountability through regular communication and training initiatives

Skills You Should HODL

  • Significant second-line Compliance experience in a previous managerial position at a regulated MiFiD investment firm, MTF, bank, crypto exchange or payments firm
  • Experience implementing markets and traditional finance rules in the EU
  • Significant European regulatory experience including in relation to either MiFID, credit institution licensing/registrations
  • Experience in relation to VASP registrations
  • Experience managing complex, global compliance projects
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze risk and apply sound judgment in a timely manner
  • Practical knowledge of compliance risk management techniques
  • Proactive, strategic, comfortable with navigating ambiguity, bias for action
  • Executive presence and compliance team leadership
  • Strategic financial crimes and markets compliance experience
  • Execution mindset

Nice to have

  • Experience and/or passion for crypto
  • Previous experience of having held a Pre-Approval Control Function for a Central Bank of Ireland authorised entity
  • Demonstrated success in scaling operational processes leveraging technology


  • Communications Skills
  • Compliance Knowledge
  • Problem Solving
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