Senior AML Regulator

Job Title: Senior AML Regulator
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Wellington
REF: BRLKJC93511_1
Contact Details: Kathy Claridge
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 days ago

Apply your analytical and innovative A-game to a complex regulatory environment.  Collaborate to drive and deliver quality AML regulatory practice and be part of a growing, dynamic, modern regulator!

Organisation: Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)
Business Group: AML Group, Regulatory Services
Branch: Policy Regulation and Communities
Salary:  Circa $85k negotiable on skills and experience

Location:  Wellington / Christchurch / Auckland

  • Apply your analytical and innovative A-game to a complex regulatory environment.
  • Collaborate with other senior subject matter experts to drive and deliver quality AML regulatory practice.
  • Be part of a growing, dynamic, modern regulator.  
  • Join a strong multi-discipline group that supervises AML sectors to protect New Zealand businesses from being used by criminals to launder money and finance terrorism.

We are Regulatory Services and we are one of the New Zealand Government’s larger regulatory bodies. We promote effective regulatory outcomes in three broad systems: anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, gambling and digital safety.

As a risk-based, responsive modern regulator, we have embarked on an ambitious transformational change programme aimed at ensuring we can provide effective regulatory services in an increasingly complex and digital world. 

You will supervise a diverse range of businesses under the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act and deliver supervision, education, and compliance monitoring in a robust, well-informed and targeted way.  Along with other senior subject matter experts you will lead, coach and mentor Regulators in the group to build capability. 

You will have:

  • Experience working in a risk-based regulatory or compliance environment such as: business compliance, audit, investigation, fraud, accounting, risk management, business analysis or law.
  • Demonstrated understanding of regulatory concepts and functions.
  • The ability to interpret legislation and other technical information and apply it in an operational context.
  • Proven ability to influence and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders.
  • In house knowledge of sector business practices and/or the ability to speak more than one language is highly desirable.

If you are looking for a challenge and want a job where the work you do matters to communities across New Zealand, contact us now.

Opportunties exist at this level in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Applications will be considered as they are received.

For more information view and for a copy of the job description please contact: Kathy Claridge on 04 471 8970 or

Job ID 93511