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Compliance Analyst

Vitesse PSP

Vitesse PSP

IT, Legal
England, UK
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024
As a Compliance Analyst, you will be part of the Risk, Legal and Compliance function. The MLRO has overall responsibility for this function, and you will report directly to the Head of Compliance.

The function oversees the firm's risk management and controls framework, including implementing a companywide three line of defence model, and ensuring ongoing compliance with all applicable regulations and legal requirements, together with running the firm's Compliance Operations processes. The latter includes performing client due diligence and real-time transaction monitoring in relation to the prevention of money laundering, terrorist financing and fraud.


Your mission will be supporting the various activities and responsibilities of the team. This will include supporting the firm's client due diligence and transaction monitoring processes, undertaking regulatory reviews and deep dives, undertaking internal assurance reviews, ad hoc projects, and maintaining the firm's policy framework.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily analysis and investigation of transactions monitoring alerts;
  • Ongoing monitoring of client activity;
  • Ongoing reviews of transactions monitoring rules and parameters;
  • Support the client onboarding process, undertaking KYC on potential clients and periodic reviews for existing clients;
  • Support the assurance function, conducting reviews of the firm's operational processes and controls.
  • Assisting in the drafting of internal assurance reports and following up with department heads to close out findings and lessons learnt.
  • Remaining knowledgeable of regulations and legislation that is relevant to Vitesse, including performing impact assessments on changes in regulation;
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and training;
  • Support the firm during regulatory change programmes;
  • Liaising with Vitesse's Dutch entity, Vitesse B.V., to ensure policies and processes are aligned, and thorough communications maintained;
  • Ensuring compliance regarding 3rd Party suppliers and supply-chain management and ongoing bank and banking partner reviews and risk assessments;
  • Supporting the preparation of materials for the Risk, Compliance and Partner Management Committees, including attendance where appropriate; and
  • The team are always looking to improve on current processes, as such, you will be responsible for making recommendations, and putting forward ideas that you think might help improve the team and the firm.

All activities will be directly overseen by the sub-functional heads within the Risk and Compliance.


  • Proven background and experience working in a compliance focused role within Financial Services or a related regulated industry enabling the candidate to demonstrate relevant skills and experience.
  • Ideally the candidate will have direct experience performing AML processes, such as client onboarding or AML investigations.
  • Good understanding of the fundamentals underpinning AML processes within financial services.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to understand business processes and assess risk;
  • Strong communication (oral and written)
  • Ability to handle and analyse data;
  • Organised, diligent with strong attention to detail;
  • Confidence to drive their own projects across the business;
  • Desire to learn;
  • Able to work well with a team and the wider business; and
  • A positive outlook and a continuous improvement mentality.


  • 25 days Holiday per year (increasing by 1 day per years' service, up to 30 days) + Bank Holidays
  • Hybrid working arrangements - minimum 2 days in the office, Tuesday - Thursday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced Parental leave
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance with AXA
  • Unlimited access to therapy sessions through our partner, Oliva
  • Discounted Gym membership through Gympass
  • Financial Coaching with Octopus Wealth
  • 2 days of volunteering leave per year
  • Sabbatical after 5 years' service
  • Life Assurance - MetLife (UK employees only)
  • Ongoing Learning and Development to support you reach your career goals

We are Vitesse - the payment provider of choice for the insurance and treasury industry.

Formed in 2014 by a team of proven FinTech entrepreneurs, we are an FCA regulated payments business that is driven to be the payment partner of choice for the insurance market, by providing global payment services and treasury optimisation. Operating one of the largest domestic banking and payment settlement networks in the world, we give our customers direct access to more than 170 countries and territories, covering over 110 currencies. Through a single integration, insurers can use this network to pay claims in as fast as 45 seconds, delivering a better customer experience to their claimants. Our market-leading treasury optimisation service brings complete control and transparency to insurers and allows them to have their money in the right place, at the right time, to make that all important payment - fast, and when their customers need it most.

With now over 160 employees across Europe and our London headquarters, $26m series B funding in 2022 in the bag and approaching £8bn in processed transactions, we are only just getting started.

We are collaborative, customer centric and work with integrity, whilst partnering with some of the biggest insurance leaders including Lloyd's of London and Many Pets. We take huge pride in our company culture, ensuring that everyone has a part to play, an opportunity to be heard, be involved, and the ability to make a real difference.

As we continue to scale up, we want like-minded humans to join us on this exciting journey. Are you ready?

Vitesse at our best - our values

The Vitesse values are a true reflection of what it takes to thrive in our business, so it's important to us that any employee who joins our business is aligned with these 3 attributes

Confident Humility

We don't do ego and we know that unless we all win, none of us win. We admit when we're wrong, ask for help and always think about the wider business before ourselves.

Driven to Succeed

We see the opportunity ahead of us and we won't stop until we fulfil the potential we know we have. We hold ourselves to high standards and deliver high quality outcomes for Vitesse and our customers.

Tenacious Responsibility

We take ownership for our actions and decisions, and face into the challenges that come our way. We are committed to seeing things through to completion, even in the face of adversity.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that enables everyone to perform at their best, where we recognise the rights of all individuals to mutual respect and where there is an unbiased acceptance of others. Our policies and practices aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of Unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly and with dignity and respect.