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Risk and Compliance Associate

Robinhood

Robinhood

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London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

As we continue to build...

We’re seeking curious, growth minded thinkers to help shape our vision, structures and systems; playing a key-role as we launch into our ambitious future. If you’re invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world — we’d love to have you apply.

Robinhood has a primary in-office working environment; please be sure you have reviewed the preferred working location(s) for this role before applying.

About the team + role

Robinhood is looking for a Risk & Compliance Associate to join our Risk & Compliance team based in the United Kingdom (UK). We are looking for a compliance professional with experience in securities and brokerage regulatory compliance issues who is excited to work at the intersection of regulation, technology, and finance. We are looking for a highly adaptable and collaborative person who can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility and patience.

We’re thrilled to be expanding this year as Robinhood is hiring world-class talent in the UK. Our team of Hoodies in the UK will enable Robinhood to continue creating great financial products on our journey towards democratising finance for all.

As we transform the future of finance, we invite you to help us define our place in a global conversation.

What you’ll do

  • Support the design and implementation of risk & compliance processes based on internal policies and frameworks
  • Identifying regulatory issues proactively and recommending remedies to promote compliance
  • Evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of controls and compliance processes and improving them continuously
  • Responsible for supporting the operational fincrime processes resulting from customer and transaction monitoring processes
  • Initiatives to improve effective and efficient processing of the fincrime and compliance related processes
  • Reviewing risk disclosures and risk warnings in any communications or other materials to ensure compliance with local requirements
  • Identifying and assessing risks in a joint effort with the 1st line of defence
  • Fostering and contributing to a culture of high ethical standards and integrity and promoting the core values, risk culture and risk appetite

What you bring

  • Based in the United Kingdom
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 3 - 6 years of compliance practice experience specialising in financial services in the UK
  • Thorough knowledge of compliance topics such as: compliant financial promotions, communications, complaint handling, business continuity, AML, market abuse, integrity, KYC/CDD, GDPR, outsourcing, governance and risk & control frameworks
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Open minded, curious, knowledgeable, proactive and not being afraid of asking for help and offering help
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and coordinate across multiple functional groups
  • Resourceful and adaptive in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments
  • Experience working in an international team environment

Bonus points:

  • A regulatory compliance background with an FCA regulated firm
  • Passionate about financial services
  • Experience working across large projects with multiple work streams and coordinating cross functional teams
  • Ability to quickly understand systems and process flows

Base pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. You can view comp zones for our US office locations in the table below. For other locations not listed, compensation can be discussed with your recruiter during the interview process.

Office locations (by comp zone)
US Zone 1: Menlo Park, NYC, Seattle, Washington DC
US Zone 2: Denver, Westlake (Dallas), Chicago
US Zone 3: Lake Mary

Click here to learn more about Robinhood’s Benefits.


Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please visit Robinhood - US Applicant Privacy Policy. If you are an applicant located in the UK or EEA, please visit the Robinhood - UK/EEA Applicant Privacy Policy.