Amazon UK

Assurance Risk Manager, Risk and Compliance Solutions

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
02 Jun 2023
13 Jun 2023
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Come build the future with us!

At Amazon we expect no more and no less from you. Ever since Amazon opened its virtual doors, our aim has been to become the most customer-centric company in the world. How? By having people like you who make sure that our customers can find everything that they are looking for online - at great value and convenience. Immerse yourself in an environment that is fast-paced, growing and continuously innovating to offer great opportunities for our customers and for you!

We are looking for a Compliance Assurance Professional to join our fast-growing Global Assurance team and support our regulated payment, lending, consumer credit and insurance businesses. The successful candidate should help the rollout and execution of our second line of defense risk testing and has extensive knowledge of conduct, regulatory compliance and financial crime requirements. The successful candidate is an ambitious self-starter, with a proven capability to work independently and as part of a team, has strong analytical and organizational skills, and a sound knowledge of relevant Assurance or Audit practices.

The role is uniquely placed to work directly with Regional Leaders to drive scalable risk and compliance testing solutions across many areas to help maintain a "compliant status" vis-à-vis regulatory requirements. The successful candidate will work closely with the Global Assurance team stakeholders (Compliance Officers, Risk, Governance, Internal Audit and other Support teams) to provide Senior Management with adequate visibility on regulatory risk exposure and the status of internal controls.

The candidate is also a quick learner with an ability to absorb the nuances of Amazon's varied payment offerings, their risks and internal systems and practices.

Key job responsibilities

The successful candidate should have strong business and communication skills, able to influence senior stakeholders via data-driven and actionable insights. The successful candidate will also:

• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and solid understanding of relevant conduce, regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering.

• Significantly contribute to the design, development, implementation, and execution of assurance testing for payment, insurance and consumer credit businesses, lead issue validation activities with stakeholders and report to Senior Management;

• Ability to learn and understand business processes, regulations, internal controls, and develop meaningful tests to determine control design adequacy and operating effectiveness;

• Perform operational deep dives to understand and find gaps in compliance-related processes and services;

• Identify and assess inherent and residual risks related to control deficiencies;

• Work with compliance office personnel, business units legal, and technology partners to identify deficiencies in internal controls and operational processes and identify root cause of issues;

• Participate in process improvement initiatives, including identifying and implementing best practices in effective and innovative ways.

• Continuously Identify industry best practices and contribute to the improvement of the Assurance Program;

• Embrace the use of data analytics to increase value and reduce costs of compliance-related assurance activities;

• Manage several projects simultaneously with precision and accuracy.

A day in the life


• 5+ years of experience in banking, payments or e-commerce companies including retail payments, consumer credit, lending and insurance within a second or third line of defense function.

• Prior knowledge of regulatory compliance, conduct and financial crime regulations.

• Experience advising, supervising, interpreting and communicating complex regulations to a diverse audience;

• Demonstrable experience of influencing stakeholders and senior stakeholders;

• Proven strong written and verbal communication skills;

• Proven experience in leading or supervising others to deliver multiple projects and/or reports on time and at the highest standards;

• Passion for collaborating with high energy and focus, driving results across multiple assurance reviews.

• Ability to thrive in a fast paced, changing environment; relentless innovator.

• Demonstrated capability to challenge status quo and champion best-in-class technical solutions and problem solving.


• • Prior experience auditing payments, e-commerce, consumer credit, lending and insurance businesses within the EMEA financial services sector;

• Prior Knowledge or experience in financial crime, terrorism regulations and consumer protection regulations;

• Familiarity with digital payments, new payment methods, safeguarding and settlement mechanisms;

• Certification in Internal Audit Risk Management, Governance and Financial Crime such as such as FRM, PMI-RMP, CAMS etc.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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