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Japan Compliance Manager

Job Seekers Japan Legal & Compliance Fintech

Job Description

An established and international Fintech firm is searching for an experienced Compliance officer for their growing Japan business


  • Our client is a global leader in cross-border digital transactions and money transfer services for both retail and corporate clients. They have been operating in Japan for a number of years and are further consolidating their market presence with the addition of new customers and gradual rollout of new products.
  • Globally they invest considerable resources in Compliance, and actively engage with regulators in each jurisdiction to help shape the development of regulations in the evolving digital payments space.
  • This is an opportunity for an experienced individual (Manager / VP / Director) to partner closely with the business leaders in Japan to help achieve their strategic goals by managing compliance and regulatory risk.
  • Responsibilities would include engaging with authorities (JFSA etc.) to scan regulatory change and maintain solid relations, as well as protecting the firm's licenses in Japan.
  • Additionally working closely with regional & global Compliance teams to enhance compliance policy frameworks locally in line with the company's objectives, as well as driving good governance and compliance culture.
  • Participate in periodic testing and audits of controls and compliance programs to ensure their effectiveness as part of a data-driven and risk-based approach.
  • Coordinate with product as well as sales and marketing teams to ensure services are in line with laws, rules, and internal standards.
  • Provide training and leadership to junior compliance officers in line with growth, including data analysts supporting the function.

Required skills

  • 7+ years Compliance experience within financial services, preferably with international experience and leading/growing a team
  • A genuine interest in the developing nexus between finance & technology and the evolving regulatory arena
  • Fluent English for internal communication & Fluent Japanese for regulatory liaison

Personal Attributes

  • A dynamic individual that is able to take initiative and operate with autonomy in a global environment

About our client

They have over 2000 employees globally and operate in multiple countries, with a solid reputation and a stable product foundation that serves as a benchmark for their growth. They promote flexibility - including remote work - and employee well-being initiatives and diversity

Morgan McKinley Asia Pac is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Duncan Gilbert
Duncan Gilbert
  • Manager | Legal & GRC Recruitment
  • 81 3 4550 6573