Legal & Compliance Officer


Full Time

The Role & Responsibilities:

We’re looking for a suitable candidate to oversee and manage all aspects of Regulatory Compliance, ensuring that the business complies with all applicable regulatory and compliance requirements. This candidate will be the liaison between related regulatory bodies, banks and/or stakeholders and a ‘role model’ to the Team of what it means to have a compliance, risk & governance mindset.


  • Advise and support the organisation on day-to-day Compliance related issues & escalations, questions & requirements in accordance with the Securities Commission guidelines, other applicable Regulatory bodies and/or institutions
  • Act as the primary contact point for interactions with various regulatory and enforcement agencies
  • Stay updated on relevant regulatory developments in the Fintech industry, providing insights on potential challenges or implications
  • Lead the application of any licence(s), approvals and/or Fintech-related permits
  • Establish and manage an effective compliance program, implementing a system of controls
  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure overall compliance with regulatory and licensing requirements
  • Facilitate regulatory or external audits and assessments in cooperation with stakeholders
  • Negotiate, draft and review agreements, manage legal documents, assist in corporate secretarial functions and managing/working with external stakeholders

Job Requirements

  • Candidates with solid knowledge of compliance regulations MUST possess either a:
    • Degree/professional qualification with at least 3 years of relevant experience in the financial industry Or
    • Relevant diploma with at least 5 years of relevant experience in the financial industry
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment while adhering to established processes and guidelines
  • Collaborative approach with the ability to engage professionally with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) with a strong proficiency in English

Job Description PDF: Versa JD – Legal & Compliance Officer

About Versa

Established in 2020, Versa is a digital wealth management app dedicated to empower Malaysians from all walks of life to achieve financial wellness. Founded by a group of seasoned financial technology entrepreneurs, the app makes saving and investing simple via its partnership with AHAM Capital, and highly accessible by introducing low entry amounts, low fees and flexibility that allows users to withdraw anytime without incurring penalties. Versa is regulated by Securities Commission Malaysia and is focussed on making more wealth solutions, accessible to Malaysians.

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