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Regulatory Licensing Manager

What is our mission?  We are on an exciting mission to revolutionise corporate treasury management through innovative multi-currency payment accounts and digital assets offerings. Our company sits at the frontier of digital assets (crypto assets) and traditional (fiat) finance and is leading the way to bridging those two worlds for corporate clients globally. We believe crypto assets are here to stay, and we want to be the first to bring a combined offering of payment services and digital assets under one exciting platform. Learn more about our team and company story here. What is the purpose of this role in delivery of our mission?  As our regulatory licensing manager, you will manage and oversee all facets of the regulatory licensing process within the organization. You'll ensure compliance with pertinent laws, regulations, and industry standards related to licensing. You'll handle new licence applications, collaborating with internal teams, external stakeholders, and regulatory bodies to secure and sustain required licences and permits. Additionally, you'll devise strategies for the management to select next priority jurisdictions and licence types, optimize the licensing procedure and guarantee prompt, correct submissions. Post-licensing, you will ensure your organization remains compliant with licensing terms, meets regulatory reporting standards, and maintains open communication with the relevant regulatory bodies.
About the role
London, United Kingdom
Seniority level
Employment type
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What the role involves
Key Responsibilities
  • Monitor and stay up-to-date with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to licensing requirements for payment institutions, e-money institutions and virtual asset service providers in EEA, UK and beyond.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the organization's licensing needs and requirements.
  • Collaborate with internal departments (such as legal, compliance, operations, and finance) to gather necessary information and documentation for licence applications.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, including regulatory agencies, to understand and comply with their licensing procedures and requirements.
  • Prepare and submit licence applications, ensuring accuracy and completeness of all required information.
  • Monitor the progress of licence applications, follow up with regulatory agencies, and address any queries or concerns that arise during the process.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure timely submissions, renewal of licences and permits.
  • Maintain a centralized database of all licences, permits, and related documentation, ensuring compliance with record-keeping requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Legal and Compliance teams in conducting periodic audits to identify any gaps or non-compliance issues related to licensing requirements and implement corrective actions.
  • Provide guidance and training to internal stakeholders on licensing requirements, processes, and best practices.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to streamline the licensing process and implement efficient workflows.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders to facilitate the licensing process and address any issues or concerns.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on licensing activities, status, and compliance for management and regulatory authorities as required.
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of sensitive information related to licensing activities.
Must have experience
What are the essential skills, qualifications and experience required for the role?
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as business administration, regulatory affairs, or law. A master's degree or additional certifications related to regulatory affairs is a plus.
  • Previous experience (5+ years) in regulatory affairs, compliance, legal or a related field, with a focus on licence or regulatory management.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards pertaining to licensing requirements in payments, e-money and virtual asset services industries.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory agencies' processes and requirements for licence applications, renewals, and compliance.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail and strong analytical skills to review and verify accuracy of licence applications and related documentation.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with internal departments, external stakeholders, and regulatory bodies.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making abilities to address issues and make sound judgments related to licensing matters.
  • Proficient computer skills and experience working with licence management software or databases.
  • Strong ethical conduct and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Knowledge of risk management principles and experience in implementing risk mitigation strategies related to licensing activities.
Why Join Orbital?

Orbital is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.



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