Compliance Advisor (Based in Tokyo)

Job Title: Compliance Advisor (Based in Tokyo)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo Prefecture
Reference: BL/CA/Fintech/JAP
Contact Name: Belinda Lim
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 14, 2021 12:04

Job Description

  • Great opportunity to join a large Fintech brand
  • Regional exposure with solid career progression
  • Fluent Japanese speaker based outside Japan welcome to apply

Our client is a large well-known brand name in the Fintech world and has extensive business and presence across the globe. To cope with expansion, we now have an exciting opening for a key hire within the Compliance team in Tokyo


Key Responsibilities

  • Support business in Japan and work closely with the local business development team, other Legal & Compliance (including AML and Privacy) and Risk Management colleagues in NEA International Business.
  • Support the agenda of International Compliance function, including developing Compliance policies and procedures, coordinating with other relevant teams in managing and responding to regulators in relation to AML/Sanctions compliance, data privacy, consumer protection, and providing compliance regulatory risk assessments and program implementation in Japan and NEA.
  • Lead and support applications for, and continuing maintenance of, payment institutions, payment systems, e-money licenses and other similar Fintech-related business licenses in jurisdictions where the firm conducts its businesses in Japan.
  • Drive the regulatory engagement agenda and serve as the point of contact with regional regulators, including coordination for any regulator’s on-site inspection, if required.
  • Conduct internal compliance training and education program from time to time.

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance; or equivalent work or legal experience.
  • At least 8 years of relevant compliance/regulatory/internal controls or similar experience.
  • Experience in Banking or financial services regulatory compliance, especially in license and knowledge with Japanese regulator highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Fintech, payment systems, money transmitter licensing and stored value licensing and similar legal and regulatory requirements in key strategic markets in Japan and/or NEA is ideal but not a must
  • Team player and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written Japanese and English, Mandarin Chinese is a plus
  • Some travelling within NEA regions to be expected.


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