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Chief Operations Officer, Start-up, Financial Services, London

Industry Business Development, Financial Services
Job Type Permanent
Salary £100000 — £175000 per annum
Date 26 July 2018


  • An ambitious start-up international retail Payment Institution with solid background and long-term developing goals which enters a new phase of fintech development and is looking for an as ambitious and hard-working finance professional to lead their London based team.


  • To manage the overall operations of a company, including fintech solution development, product development, marketing, communications, and logistics
  • To develop and approve strategies to meet investor, consumer, and employee needs
  • To communicate with people inside and outside the company to discover what policies, products, and marketing strategies will help it move forward
  • To make important decisions that affect the company’s direction and its employees.


  • To achieve FCA approval for the new HQ opening in London, UK
  • To contribute to the implementation and marketing of the fintech solution
  • To formulating operational policies for the Payment Institution
  • To set up goals and deadlines for their achievement
  • To formulate rules and regulations in the Payment Institution regarding financial transactions and other important functions according to the FCA rules and regulations
  • To coordinate resources in the Payment Institution in order to attain the formulated goals
  • Interacting with top clients and shareholders
  • Release of the company reports and financial statements, working closely with finance team in the UK
  • Ensuring that all the financial data of the company is updated and accurate
  • Monitor the functioning of various departments of the Payment Institution and ensuring that all of them are working on the right track.


  • Dynamic, ambitious, determinate approach, willingness to explore new technologies within financial sector, entrepreneurial drive
  • Finance at least Master degree, preferably from the leading UK or European universities
  • FCA industry recognised qualifications are a must, willingness to apply and pass exams for FCA approval within short timeframe
  • Sound experience of leading quality banking teams, working with clients, understanding of banking on-boarding procedures (retail banking or card products is highly preferred)
  • Sound understanding/knowledge of fintech solutions, operations and regulations in the UK
  • With the established right to work in the UK and become a regulated representative of an international bank
  • Fluent in Russian and English languages
  • Trustworthy, creative, determinate, highly organised, knowledgeable, effective.


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