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Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer (m/f) | Moscow Office

Enterprise Risk Management
Risk Management


A day in this job
  • Fully own the AML function in Kreditech Russia:
    • take responsibility of special AML officer,
    • regularly update AML documentation,
    • regular notifications to RosFinMonitoring,
    • periodically AML function reporting,
    • automation of AML function together with IT Holding team,
    • maintain a risk inventory per AML and legal issues and keep track of all potential changes in regulation that affect financial technology/ consumer credit providers.
  • Manage the legal function in Kreditech Russia including management of outsourcing legal company:
    • Provide legal advice to various stakeholders within the organization with a particular emphasis on Consumer Credit Law, AML and Data-protection.
    • Act as a compliance officer by owning the compliance checklist and compliance assurance routines for the Russian market, with a particular emphasis on AML, Data Protection and Consumer Credit Law. This entails implementing the Group’s Compliance program (and ensuring adherence to the Group’s Compliance policy) in the Russian credit operation.
    • Ensure adequate resolution for all disputes concerning Kreditech’s operation in Russia.
    • Ensure adequate response to any and all regulatory inquiries concerning Kreditech’s operation in the Russian market.
    • Review commercial agreements and advice in the negotiation of same.
    • Carry out legal research and document findings in the internal knowledge wiki.
    • Carry out company secretarial work as needed from time-to-time.
    • Perform by-weekly Risk Inventory Process.
    • Storage, monitoring and performing changes in internal documents (company charters, shareholders’ agreements and etc.) and internal regulations together with HO legal team .
    • Coordinate interactions between local entity units and employees on legal and compliance issues.
Desired skills and experience
  • Admission to practice Law in the Russian jurisdiction.
  • You have completed a law degree at a reputed Russian Law School, a LLM is highly desirable.
  • 2+ years experience in a lega role in a bank or microfinancing company, previous experience in consumer credit is highly desirable.
  • 2+ years experience in a compliance role as AML officer Experience in enterprise risk management, internal audits, corporate governance and compliance.
  • Good grasp of Consumer Credit Law, AML, Data Protection Law and demonstrable expertise in at least one of these three disciplines.
  • Ability to translate complex legal materials/regulatory guidelines into actionable legal advice for non-lawyers.
  • Professional fluency and very strong communication skills in English and Russian.
  • Strong literacy and familiarity with technology, ideally with a demonstrable affinity for IT Law.
  • Experience working in a matrix setting and a strong inclination for collaboration and deliberation.
  • Interest and good understanding of the Fintech space and the credit business.
  • High integrity and ability to prioritize.
What is in it for you?
  • You will join a highly international team;
  • Together with a great team you will work on exciting topics;
  • You will work in an awesome office in the heart of Moscow.

At Kreditech, we like to constantly challenge the status quo and improve our ways of working. We are a data driven company who are enthusiastic about agile methodology. Diversity is in our DNA and we strongly believe that having different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds will lead to the best environment for our employees and better products to our customers. If this sounds like the kind of company you’d like to work with, please apply below!


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