Compliance Associate - US Region



Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Building the Future of Crypto
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The team
Kraken Regional Compliance is rapidly growing our team of talented and motivated individuals. The US Operations team are looking for a capable Compliance Associate to join the team of financial/technology professionals to work with our teams worldwide, and be part of the expert global compliance group.
The ideal candidate will be committed to the values of teamwork, integrity, and innovation; they will be self-motivated with a strong background in international compliance standards. The candidate should be able to thrive in a fast-paced production environment and be able to communicate effectively between multiple teams in the organization.

The opportunity

  • Represent the company as a professional AML/CTF compliance expert with all parties, internal and external
  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME), first point of contact and provide support for internal line of business teams on Compliance related issues, such as KYC,
  • Research on regulatory matters (state and federal regulatory change management)
  • Drafting of policies, procedures, supporting documentation
  • Assistance in management of various inboxes and provide timely responses to all stakeholders
  • Preparation, drafting and collation of required reports and documentation for regulatory examinations & audits.
  • Identify and develop workflow efficiencies, project management enhancements, and productivity tracking
  • Communicate effectively to coordinate cross-functional projects
  • Perform reviews of due diligence/enhanced due diligence/investigation cases on customers, partners, vendors as required
  • Develop and maintain periodic reports for various business functions

Skills you should HODL

  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years experience in a compliance role at a financial institution, MSB, Crypto Asset Service Provider, Fintech
  • 1-3 years experience in a compliance Program/Policy team working on AML policy development, AML Risk Assessment, or the equivalent preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of BSA/AML requirements, process implementation, programs, and relevant documentation
  • Knowledge of US know your customer requirements and regulations
  • Familiarity with national sanctions and/or various government watchlists
  • Ability to act independently in analyzing AML/CFT risk and effectively research compliance regulations
  • Excellent analytical/problem solving, verbal and written communication, and organization skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong PowerPoint/Google Slides development skills
  • The ability to balance competing priorities on a daily basis
  • Proficient in Microsoft excel and/or Google Sheets/Docs/Slides
  • 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
Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!
As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.
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