Head of Risk - Ireland

About Rippling

Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. For the first time ever, you can manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system.

Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can hire a new employee anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party apps like Slack and Microsoft 365—all within 90 seconds.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $1.2B from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, Greenoaks, and Bedrock—and was named one of America's best startup employers by Forbes.

About the role

After becoming one of the fastest growing startups in the United States, Rippling is ready to up level our growth engine to scale to $1B in ARR over the next couple years, including through international expansion and the addition of new products like Global Payroll, Employer of Record, and Spend Management. The EMEA region will be central to our efforts and we are looking for leaders to take our business to the next level.

Rippling has established Rippling Payments Ireland Limited (“Rippling Payments Ireland”) for which it is seeking authorization as an electronic money institution (“EMI”) from the Central Bank of Ireland. Rippling Payments Ireland will be central in providing Payroll, Bill Pay, and related e-money products and services to customers in Ireland and abroad.

That’s where you come in. 

Rippling Payments Ireland is seeking an experienced Head of Risk for a new and varied role to lead the Risk function and implement and continually develop the Rippling Payments Ireland Risk management framework. 

You will need to possess an extensive range of Risk Management skills and knowledge, with a particular focus on Payment Services and Electronic Money Issuing. You will also need to be adept at understanding and managing emerging risks for a newly CBI authorised firm that is committed to establishing itself as a key provider to the Ireland market.

What you will do
  • Implement and embed good practices in leading the independent risk function;
  • Work closely with the Rippling Payments Ireland CEO, Board and key Rippling Payments Ireland staff to establish and embed a strong and consistent risk culture; 
  • Produce clear reporting to senior and board level for review and to inform clear decision making in relation to risk;
  • Provide considered advice to the business and support the Board on risk management matters;
  • Develop, maintain, and promote the approved Risk Management Framework (RMF) which consists of the risk appetite, risk register and tools to capture all risks, provide analysis and set out clear controls to mitigate and manage ongoing risks;
  • Demonstrate considered and proportionate governance and oversight arrangements are in  place and operating effectively, which includes appropriate Risk committees and operation of a three lines of defense risk management model;
  • Ensure appropriate testing is carried out by relevant Rippling Payments Ireland Business Areas in response to emerging risks;
  • Provide appropriate and relevant training to Rippling Payments Ireland staff on all risk matters and activities to ensure a consistent and effective standard is applied and maintained;
  • Work with Rippling Group to align Rippling Payments Ireland risk activities and frameworks where appropriate, share learnings and promote a consistent application of risk culture across the business.

What you will need
  • Extensive risk management experience from operating within a CBI regulated environment;
    Previous experience in a Head of Risk role, ideally a Pre-Approval Controlled function (PCF) for Risk;
  • Excellent knowledge of CBI rules and regulations relevant to the payment services sector;
  • Ability to understand CBI rules and regulations relevant to the payment services sector and interpret risk managements frameworks;
  • An awareness of Risk Management Frameworks as applied to an CBI regulated business;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (e.g., risk reporting, drafting / presenting reports, providing clear feedback and guidance to business owners / senior level / board level);
  • Demonstrated integrity, good market knowledge and awareness and commitment to deliver good outcomes;
  • Experience with positive stakeholder management at all levels of the business;
  • Strong organizational skills and a strong attention to detail;
  • Self-starter with ability to design, implement and embed effective risk management frameworks and related activities;
  • Flexible and willing to embrace both change and technology in dynamic business environments.

Additional Information

Rippling is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics, Rippling is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email accomodations@rippling.com

Rippling highly values having employees working in-office to foster a collaborative work environment and company culture. For office-based employees (employees who live within a 40 mile radius of a Rippling office), Rippling considers working in the office, at least three days a week under current policy, to be an essential function of the employee's role.


Dublin, Ireland

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