ISO 20022 Payments Compliance Program Manager

Our client, a top-tier Management and Strategy consulting firm is in a need of a ISO 20022 Payments Compliance Program Manager. The ideal candidate will possess deep expertise in payments, ISO 20022 compliance, and regulatory frameworks, coupled with exceptional project management and leadership skills. This is a challenging and rewarding role that involves collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful implementation of ISO 20022 standards within the payment’s domain.

  Requirements & Qualifications:
  • Lead the planning, execution, and monitoring of the ISO 20022 Payments Compliance Program, covering various areas including Payments, Wires, and CHIPS.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables, ensuring alignment with business goals and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of existing payment processes, systems, and data flows to identify gaps and areas requiring ISO 20022 compliance enhancements.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compliance strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure the smooth transition to ISO 20022 standards.
  • Work closely with technology and operations teams to design and implement changes necessary for ISO 20022 compliance, ensuring minimal disruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and guidance to stakeholders, addressing inquiries, and providing recommendations on complex compliance matters.
  • Monitor and report on project progress, risks, and issues, making proactive adjustments to ensure successful project delivery within the defined timeline.
  • Manage a team of 3-4 resources, providing mentorship, direction, and support to drive optimal performance and professional growth.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in payments, compliance, and regulatory matters within the financial services industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of ISO 20022 standards and their application in payments, wires, and CHIPS processes.
  • Strong understanding of industry best practices, regulations, and standards governing payments and financial transactions.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and executing complex compliance initiatives or projects.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and guide a cross-functional team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, capable of engaging effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Detail-oriented, analytical mindset with the capacity to identify and mitigate risks in compliance and regulatory contexts.
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) are a plus.