Group Payment Compliance Officer

  • London
  • Legal


Papaya Global is a rapidly growing, award-winning B2B tech unicorn with an ambitious mission to revolutionize the payroll & payments industry. With over $400M raised from multiple tier-one investors, our innovative technology provides a comprehensive solution for managing global workforces, encompassing everything from hiring and onboarding to managing and paying employees in over 160 countries.

We are looking for a Compliance Officer to join our Legal team.


· Responsible for the management, development, and implementation of the financial services compliance program for the Group globally (2nd line of defence) 

· Maintain & update all relevant compliance standards, policies, and procedures across the payments business to meet all relevant regulatory requirements 

· Responsible for regulatory AML audits as part of the compliance programme 

· Be the main point of contact with respect to all compliance matters vis-a-vis banking and other payments partners 

· Collaborate with Head of Payments Operations to manage the payments compliance team, that focus on first line of defence and clients’ and partner onboarding 

· Manage local compliance officers in various jurisdictions (including Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong) 

· Engage with local regulators and maintain good relationships, where applicable 

· Prepare and submit any further regulatory licenses based on business needs 

· Collaborate with product and provide expert opinion on compliance implications 

· Keep abreast of changes in the regulatory environment and appropriately assessing the impact to the business 

· Communicate effectively to senior management/board of directors on a regular basis on any compliance topics


· Minimum 7 years of experience in compliance

· Extensive background in Financial Services & regulatory expertise in a Senior Compliance role globally 

· Payments knowledge is a strong positive 

· Experience liaising with senior members of the management team and regulators 

· All aspects of financial crime; KYC, AML, CFT, sanctions screening 

· Experience dealing with complex technology systems 

· Works effectively and collaboratively in a team environment. 

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

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