Head of IT Compliance



Multi currency business account, for start-ups & SMEs, to manage your company spends & expenses, accounts receivables & payables, invoices, bills, corporate cards & cross-border payments.

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Aspire is the leading all-in-one finance operating system for growing businesses in APAC. We are on a mission to reinvent business finance for a new generation of entrepreneurs and business owners, empowering startups and MSME to realise their full potential. 

Founded in 2018, Aspire has raised over USD 300M+ across equity and debt from world-class investors. In 2023, we successfully closed an oversubscribed USD 100 million Series C equity round led by Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Ventures with participation of Tencent, Paypal Ventures, LGT Capital Partners, Picus Capital and MassMutual Ventures. To power our solutions, we have partnered with some of the best companies in the world such as Visa and Wise and helped more than 15,000 businesses using our suite of products.

For 2 consecutive years in 2022 & 2023, Aspire has been awarded Best Employer of the Year and Startup of the year by Asia FinTech Awards, and also LinkedIn’s Top Startup in Singapore. In 2023, we also made it to CB Insights’ Top 100 Global Fintech List. 

You will be amazed by the energy and experience of our team! Aspire serves as an environment for you to innovate and drive change with our team of ex-entrepreneurs, ex-founders, and high-achievers with international and diverse backgrounds.

Are you a top talent who is passionate about entrepreneurship? Join our rapidly growing team to make an impact in the fintech space! 

About the team: 

At Aspire, we understand the importance of maintaining a strong culture of compliance to protect our organization and ensure the trust of our customers. Our Compliance Team is at the forefront of identifying and addressing regulatory risks, implementing controls, and ensuring that our policies and procedures align with regulatory requirements. This allows Aspire to stay ahead of evolving regulations, proactively identifying potential risks and developing comprehensive risk mitigation strategies, hence contributing to our long-term success. 

About the role:

  • Oversee organization's IT governance and risk management process.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of policies and standards to support the IT governance framework.
  • Identity, manage and report information technology risks and issues, mitigations and gaps to senior management and board.
  • Engage senior management, IT leaders and provide subject matter advisory to business.
  • Oversee cybersecurity awareness program including email phishing simulations.
  • Oversee enterprise vulnerability management program including vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty program.
  • Establish IT Risk Control Framework
    • Oversee the execution and implementation of the privacy and data protection compliance programme globally, including leading audits, developing and implementing privacy policies and procedures and monitoring ongoing compliance with the privacy requirements.
    • Develop data governance framework and endure full compliance across jurisdictions the company operates;
    • Be the main escalation point of contact for privacy related inquiries and investigation from internal and external stakeholders, including local data protection authorities. 
    • Engage with senior management and the different tribes across Aspire to drive pragmatic approaches to privacy risk management to enable compliant growth in the region.

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in IT security, technology risk management, IT governance and assurance or security consulting.
  • Good knowledge and experience with legislation and compliance requirements such as Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Monetary Authority of Singapore Technology Risk Management (TRM) guidelines and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), as well as industry best practices/principles such as ISO27001 and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Professional certification such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, ARiMI CPRM & RIMS-CRMP

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong team player to work with various internal stakeholders to effectively implement the compliance program
  • Experience in interacting with financial regulators in Singapore (preferably to have handled financial services-related license/registration applications)
  • Proven experience in navigating and thriving in a matrix organization, demonstrating the ability to effectively manage and communicate within an environment where various teams may influence project outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)

What we offer

  • Uncapped flexible annual leave.
  • Hybrid work arrangement. 
  • Training subsidy for your professional growth.
  • Wellness benefit.
  • Team bonding budget to foster collaboration and sense of belonging.
  • Flexibility to work from anywhere (for up to 90 days per annum).
  • Culture is Key: We always strive to cultivate a special culture that brings special talents together - You can learn more about our culture on our careers site and LinkedIn Life page.

Equal Opportunity Statement 

Aspire is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by applicable laws. 


Please note: by submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have read and understood Aspire’s Data Protection Policy for Employees, Freelancers, Contractors and Job Applicants (the “Policy”), and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by Aspire for the purposes set out in the Policy. You may withdraw consent for such collection, use and disclosure, and make an access or correction request in respect of your personal data, in accordance with the Policy by emailing people@aspireapp.com

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Tags: Audits C CISA CISM CISSP Compliance CRISC Finance FinTech GDPR Governance ISO 27001 Monitoring NIST PCI DSS Privacy Risk management Vulnerability management

Perks/benefits: Career development Startup environment

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Singapore
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