Head of Risk & Compliance

Head of Risk & Compliance

Dublin City Centre
Finance, Legal, Senior Appointments

This is on application and dependant on the skills being brought to the table.

PLease don't rule out on salary as w can discuss this directly.


Stock, Insurance, competitive base salary.

About Plynk

Plynk was founded in 2015 with the mission to build a social payments app around how people share expenses with friends. The result was Europe’s first money messenger, which launched in the App Store and Google Play in January 2017.

In June 2017 Plynk announced €25 million in Series A funding; one the largest in Ireland and probably the biggest for a firm that counts emojis as a core product feature. Plynk intends to become a verb in every European language. That means growing the Dublin-based team of executives, engineers, product experts and customer service agents to 50 over the next two years.

As Risk and Compliance Head, you will be joining the business in a pivotal and rapidly growing period. With an open opportunity to build your own team, your core immediate responsibility will be to work very closely with the business to develop all internal risk and compliance matters.  The constant and ongoing development in the business focuses primarily on four core products. The organisation, through a payments partner, operates in the regulated environment. Plynk are applying to the Central Bank of Ireland for an Electronic Money Institution license. As all of this develops, your job is to, in concurrent speed, ensure that all relevant policies and procedures are written, completed and that compliance charter and annual plans are documented. Naturally, this involves working alongside Central Bank regulations and guidelines.

You will provide strategic recommendations to solidify this and keep the business protected as it grow

Resilience will be key. You should have the ability to get “into the detail” but also look at the bigger picture. You will be a pragmatic leader who can build a solid protective framework for online multinational, contribute to the vision and embody it.

This being a startup, you’ll also be involved in the day to day as the company, function and team expands. Please think about the fact that you are one of the first hires in this team, so it’s a hands on, proactive environment.

This will be a very busy role but the rewards will be reaped for the right person. We are looking for someone who will be passionate about the business, hands on, hard-working and with a vision for how the company will look in the future. This is your chance to get involved with one of Ireland’s most exciting start-ups.


So, what do you look like?



●     You’ll need at least 5 years’ experience with a definite expert focus within risk and compliance.

●     Excellent communication skills with an ability to map out processes from scratch.

●     Experience with a startup online business is advantageous

●     Strong ability to both influence internal and external stakeholders as well as key vendors (Big Four, Legal firms etc)

●     Additional formal qualifications would be great.

●     You are likely writing fraud policy currently within your current role, with a deep, deep desire to have a huge career within this area.

Note: the successful candidate will have to pass the “Fitness and Probity” test which is conducted by the Central Bank.




●     Functionally strong around preparing documents and a proven ability to make sound decisions for an international business

●     Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage volume and conflicting demands and appropriately prioritize

●     Strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary for daily interaction with senior management and the wider team

●     Ability to solve problems and think creatively – capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and have the drive and leadership to implement ideas through to successful conclusion

●     Excellent analytical skills applied to a broad range of business and industry issues

●     Lead special projects in support of building out the compliance function of the business

●     Development and implementation of processes to improve efficiencies.

●     Development of relationships across vendors, stakeholders and investors

●     Providing impartial financial expertise and information to senior management to promote the ongoing growth & development of the business.

●     People and organisational leadership experience

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