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FIU Manager


2 months ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (Anywhere)

Hiring from: Anywhere

Category: All others

About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.  Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we're growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets.  We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent. Let's change the way the world thinks about money! Join the revolution!
About the role
This role will be instrumental in Kraken's ability to obtain, and retain licenses to operate globally including operating with a full banking license supervised by the Federal Reserve.  This role will be at the forefront of our efforts to ensure that Kraken does not become the target of law enforcement investigations due to lack of adequate controls and SAR reporting globally, while balancing the potential of crypto and Kraken's unique positioning within the industry.

  • Represent the company as a professional AML/CTF compliance expert with all parties, internal and external
  • Support global Compliance Officers, Compliance Operations Director, and executive management leveraging professional communication and presentations, solid understanding and familiarity of available technology, and deep understanding and knowledge of regulatory expectations and risk.
  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) and provide support for business line operations throughout the company on Compliance, AML, and investigative related issues
  • Serve as mentor to other Compliance staff members providing support and guidance that is well founded in industry best practices
  • Actively manage FIU investigators and investigation teams globally, ensuring adherence to SLAs and internal quality standards
  • Provide professional and robust reporting on operational metrics, developing trends, and evolving risks to senior management on a regular basis
  • Assess current controls and implement enhancements to ensure robust and comprehensive Compliance program
  • Develop controls to address and protect the company from evolving ML and TF typologies
  • File Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) or equivalent with national authorities when necessary
  • Ensure that all procedures are documented, appropriate and accurate, authoring new procedures, or enhancing existing ones as necessary
  • Develop strong relationships with various law enforcement agencies globally and ensure adequate and timely responses to all law enforcement inquiries
  • Develop and maintain periodic reports for various business functions
  • Communicate effectively to coordinate cross-functional projects
  • Identify and develop workflow efficiencies
  • Respond to 314(b) inquiries, when/if required
  • Conduct AML and TF investigations for potential SAR filings
  • Ability to review, analyze, and document findings of transaction monitoring alerts

  • 10 years minimum experience in a compliance role at a financial institution or equivalent with increasing levels of responsibility
  • 5 years minimum experience in an investigative role, or equivalent
  • 3 years management experience in financial investigations
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • CAMS certification preferred
  • Impeccable communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Executive level presentation skills leveraging Slides, Keynote, Powerpoint, etc.
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to take ownership of work product and consistently deliver results
  • Adaptability to global business needs
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing regulatory environment
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