Head of Legal & Compliance

  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Full-time

Company Description

Cermati is a financial technology (fintech) startup based in Indonesia. Cermati simplifies the process of finding and applying for financial product by bringing everything online so people can shop around for financial products online and can apply online without having to physically visit a bank.

Our team hailed from Silicon Valley Tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Sofi as well as Indonesian startups such as Doku, Touchten. We have graduates from well known universities such as Universitas Indonesia, ITB, Stanford, University of Washington, Cornell and many others. We are building a company with the same culture of openness, transparency, drive and meritocracy as Silicon Valley companies. Join us in our cause to build a world class fintech company in Indonesia.

Job Description

  • Advise business and senior management on applicable rules and regulations 
  • Implement testing and monitoring program to determine adequacy and effectiveness of compliance controls and develop periodic reporting on the test results
  • Oversee and execute compliance initiatives 
  • Support risk assessment initiatives 
  • Coordinate with multiple departments to fulfill information requests from regulators
  • Drive key projects related to new licensing or compliance
  • Draft and review various legal documents, and/or negotiate on contracts with external partners
  • Keep abreast with the relevant legal developments (legislation, regulatory, and jurisprudence) and pro-actively make suggestion/recommendations and follow-up on its implementation
  • Participate actively in related associations supporting the organization's business and initiatives (such as AFTECH, AFPI, APPARINDO)


  • Masters Degree in Law
  • Having at least 8-year experience in a compliance/risk management/audit function at a financial institution, or have been a legal counsel at a law firm
  • Having knowledge of OJK/BI regulation and reporting to OJK/BI systems 
  • Good attention to detail & strong analytical skills 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills 
  • Positive attitude, flexible, proactive, self-motivated and detailed oriented with strong sense of responsibility and able to work individually