Position title
Senior Exchange Controls Officer



As Wise continues to grow, they need to grow their finance and regulatory capabilities in South Africa and are looking for this role to:

  • Maintain and supervise all Exchange Control processes and practices to ensure the retention of Wise’s Authorised Dealer's License and to proactively identify and assist in the implementation of activities across the business to ensure effective Exchange Control compliance within the business, this includes:
  • Planning, co-coordinating and implementing Exchange Control strategy.
  • Managing the Exchange Control risks including identifying and mitigating Exchange Control regulatory risk issues as well as guiding the business and stakeholders on these matters..
  • Acting as an official point of contact on Exchange Control matters with the SARB Financial Surveillance Department attending to all inquiries.
  • Assisting the Reserve Bank in conducting audits and investigations for any non-compliance with their Rules and Regulation.
  • Providing Exchange Control training and awareness.
  • Planning, formulation and implementation of Exchange Control policies, framework, processes and procedures.
  • Supervising the effective day to day management over the reporting system and actioning of related reporting requirements.
  • Manage and report accurate regulatory returns to the local regulators.
  • Be the regional team’s (Expansion, Compliance, Product & People) main point of finance contact in ensuring that all new products, legislation etc are understood and finance is prepared for all changes, ensuring the customer product is understood and optimised for growth.
  • Work with finance teams (Finance Product team (software engineers) and Accounting to ensure systems, controls and processes are prepared for regional requirements, with clear definitions and change management.
  • You have a passion for what we’re building at Wise and you will work on any financial requirements.
  • You are keen to roll up sleeves and get the job done, we all do our own Excel still
  • You are proactive and take the initiative to get things done.
  • You are humble, comfortable operating with a high level of uncertainty, can act independently, be decisive and take responsibility.
  • You are open to self-development, willing to gain experience, improve your skills and keen to learn new tricks.
  • You are detail oriented, with ability to deliver and communicate complex areas on time and succinctly.
  • You are able to work with multiple teams within and outside of finance as well as internationally on projects or ad hoc requests as required, with flexibility and a can do attitude.
  • You feel passionate using your skills and knowledge creating and improving the controls framework and internal processes.

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Min fees. Max ease. Full speed. Whether people and businesses are sending money to another country, spending abroad, or making and receiving international payments, Wise is on a mission to make their life easier and save them money. As part of our team, you will be helping us create an entirely new network for the world's money. For everyone, everywhere.

Employment Type
Job Location
Johannesburg, South Africa
Date posted
15 May 2024
Valid through
15 June 2024
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