Compliance Due Diligence Manager

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AZA Finance


Company Summary

AZA Finance is the largest non-bank in Africa and an established provider of Payments, FX and Treasury providing cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure
By leveraging cutting-edge technology with our proprietary technology, AZA Finance is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers

Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA Finance is a market-maker in every major African currency
AZA Finance was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala, Accra, Durban and Dakar

Job Summary

As the Compliance Due Diligence Manager, you will be managing Manage day-to-day

onboarding process as related to Customer due diligence (CDD) and Enhanced Due

Diligence for new and existing businesses (including high risk) across all markets to drive

our global business growth and expansion

Compliance onboarding is critical to our business as well as our compliance customer

risk management program so we’re looking for an AML professional who is diligent,

flexible, innovative, broad-minded with the relevant experience and skills, to help build

the vision for excellent standards in KYC/CDD/EDD
This is an exciting opportunity to

help take Africa’s leading digital F/X company to the next level

  • Working knowledge of Financial crimes risk management in CDD operations
  • Experience working in a multinational financial institution is preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in KYC/CDD/EDD in a banking or financial institution and specifically managing high risk customers and businesses and managing team
  • First degree in banking/financial institution or any related field
  • Evidence of ACAMS/ICA/ACFCS certification


  • Conduct day-to-day compliance onboarding reviews of various businesses across

all markets within defined SLA

  • Monitor the compliance onboarding team metrics relating to TATS, quality,
  • quantity, error rates
  • Lead the periodic reviews and ongoing CDD trigger reviews
  • Identify and Lead process improvement initiatives required to optimize the CDD process
  • -Ensure that all financial crimes risk events identified in the compliance onboarding process are duly escalated to senior management for mitigation measures
  • Prepare training materials in collaboration with stakeholders for AML
  • Conduct KYC review of new customer information and documentation in line with AZA requirements and best practice
  • Be responsible for all Due Diligence record keeping processes, data analytics and MI reporting
  • Work closely with the customer success team improve the entire customer journey from onboarding to first transaction
  • Effectively collaborate with key internal stakeholders – Sales, Lead Generators, Onboarders, Compliance, Legal, Account Mgt , Product to drive business growth
  • Display a high level of emotional intelligence, good communication & interpersonal skills

What we are looking for:

  • Young professional who is ambitious and passionate
  • Flexibility, broad-mindedness, responsiveness, resilience are the key qualities required to thrive in this role
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, communication and listening skill
  • Creative problem solver and sound decision-maker with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask, when required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Love helping customers and able to maturely handle all customer temperaments
  • Advanced Microsoft Office and Google Suite Tools skills along with the willingness and ability to become familiar with Company-specific sales tools/software
  • Experience working with Salesforce
    com( Added Advantage)
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry
  • One of the hottest, fastest scaling start-ups in Africa
  • Casual work environment
  • Great work-life balance
  • We value autonomy
  • Opportunity for growth for all employees
  • Opportunity to work hard and play hard

AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment
AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin,
ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability

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