Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network & is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value & information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses & government entities.
We offer a range of branded payment product platforms, which our financial institution clients use to develop & offer credit, charge, debit, prepaid & cash access programs to cardholders. Visa's card platforms provide consumers, businesses, merchants & government entities with a secure, convenient & reliable way to pay & be paid in over 200 countries & territories.
For each of the past seven years, Visa has been voted one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, & recognized as one of the top brands globally by several independent brand benchmarking organizations.
As a global payments network, Visa maintains a Compliance Program designed to proactively manage legal, regulatory & ethical risks across our business.
This position is responsible for the effective oversight, support & monitoring of the application of the Compliance Program across the Commonwealth of Independent States & South East Europe (CIS/SEE) sub-region. The position is a critical partner to the business, providing pragmatic, solution oriented counsel to ensure that Visa has effective, risk based business decision-making, & performing review of key processes to ensure activities meet requirements of company policy, international standards & the obligations of regulations & laws of the United States & of those countries in which we operate. Responsibilities include the following risk areas:
Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption;
Office of Foreign Assets Controls & other Sanctions;
Anti-Money Laundering (AML) / Anti-Terrorist Financing (ATF);
Anti-Trust & Competitive Intelligence; and
Other specific compliance requirements of regulators who have regulatory authority over Visa operations.
In addition, this position also holds responsibility for ensuring the highest standards of conduct, as set out in Visa's Code of Business Conduct & Ethics. Particular areas of focus include:
Business Conduct & Ethics;
Conflicts of Interest; and
Prevention of Insider Trading.
Leadership & Responsibilities
8 to 10 years of experience in management of compliance programs & controls within the financial services industry
Bachelor's degree or other higher education qualifications required
Professional AML/ATF accreditation required (CAMS) required
Six sigma yellow belt and/or process engineering skills required
Sound knowledge of AML/ATF risks & typologies
ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance or similar qualification preferred
English, Ukrainian & Russian language skills required, both written & oral
Good knowledge of payments industry products, emerging products, regulations & related trends
Good understanding of core pillars of effective AML/ATF & Sanctions programs & appropriate legislation
Highly analytical & self-motivated, adept at working independently & in a dispersed team environment covering multiple & varied tasks
Capable of working collaboratively with employees from all levels within the organization
Flexible to work in an environment where needs are continually changing
Corporate experience with a proven track record of managing multiple projects in a complex matrix business & operational environments
Intuitive, highly ethical & comfortable to question & challenge when required
Ability to multi-task & able to work with minimal supervision
Some travel & extended business hours (conference calls, video calls & web based meetings) may be required
Excellent analytical & data analysis skills including use of MS Office systems including Word, Access, Visio, Excel (advanced), Power Point, SharePoint & other applications
Excellent & professional written, presentation & communication skills