Compliance Manager Job at Kuda Bank

Kuda is a full service, app-based digital bank. Our mission is to be the go-to bank not just for those living on the African continent, but also for the African diaspora wherever they might live, anywhere in the world. Kuda is free of ridiculous banking charges and great at helping customers budget, spend smartly and save more. We raised the largest seed round ever seen in Africa, and completed a Series A funding round in February 2021, led by some of the world's smartest venture capital investors. With offices in London (our HQ), Lagos and Cape Town, and further offices opening across Africa during 2021, Kuda is fast becoming recognised as the leading 'Neobank' for Africans.

To help us grow into the company that can bring meaningful change to the way people across Africa get access to great financial products and services in order to take control of their personal finances, we are actively looking for bright, talented, driven people who are excited by our mission. If this sounds like a great way to spend your valuable time, then please get in touch with us.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Compliance Manager

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time (Hybrid)
Department: Compliance


  • Be responsible for all due diligence record keeping processes, data analytics and MI reporting
  • Utilize banking systems to investigate and research transactional information to ensure that financial crimes requirements are met
  • Monitor the adequacy and effectiveness of the Nigeria compliance program and wider governance in addressing international, systemic issues and risks consistently.
  • Effectively collaborate with key internal stakeholders -Internal Audit, Data Analytics, Legal, and Fraud teams in handling investigations, setting up controls, monitoring and reporting.
  • Support in areas relating to AML/CFT, KYC, Fraud and AB&C policies
  • Assist the law enforcement agencies in financial crime investigations, fact-finding, transaction monitoring and reporting.
  • Support the Head of Compliance to coordinate and roll out training & awareness across key areas under the financial crime umbrella as well as conduct in developing a strong compliance culture


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory frameworks across financial services, specifically the payment service provider landscape, In-depth knowledge of financial crime (not isolated to AML/CTF) and regulatory compliance
  • Evidence of ACAMS/ICA/ACFCS certification
  • Previous experience in scaling up and working for a start-up in a fast-paced Fintech environment
  • In depth experience in implementing compliance frameworks that are scaling globally
  • Previous experience in dealing with regulators including the Financial Conduct Authority and other external stakeholders/law enforcement
  • Effective and comfortable in dealing with and liaising with a range of internal stakeholders across the business
  • Display a high level of emotional intelligence, good communication & interpersonal skills.

Why join Kuda?
At Kuda, our people are the heart of our business, so we prioritize your welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including but not limited to:

  • Pension
  • Competitive annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Group life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • L&D training
  • We are advocates of work-life balance and offer a 3 day per week remote working option.