BSA Transaction Monitoring Consultant

Anchorage Digital

United States


At Anchorage we are building the world’s most advanced digital asset platform for institutions to participate in crypto.Founded in 2017, Anchorage Digital is a regulated crypto platform that provides institutions with integrated financial services and infrastructure solutions. With the first federally chartered crypto bank in the US, Anchorage offers institutions an unparalleled combination of secure custody, regulatory compliance, product breadth, and client service. We’re looking to diversify our team with people who are humble, creative, and eager to learn.We are a remote-first, global team, but provide the option of working in-office in San Francisco, New York City, Indianapolis, Sioux Falls, Porto, and Singapore.The BSA Transaction Monitoring Consultant will be responsible for assisting the Financial Crime Investigations Program Lead in ensuring the high quality, accuracy and execution of Anchorage Digital’s Transaction Monitoring Program. Additionally, they will be responsible for managing a team of Transaction Monitoring Associates and ensuring the integrity of the program is moving in a positive direction.Please note that this is a temporary role (not full time).

As a BSA Transaction Monitoring Consultant you will:

    • Drive the team in execution of transaction and sanctions alert dispositioning 
    • Assist the Financial Crime Investigations Program Lead on building out the Transaction Monitoring Program, which include but is not limited to: 
    • Oversee the AML Compliance Team’s digital asset and fiat monitoring alert reviews;
    • Act as key contact with system vendors to confirm the operations and customization of applicable third-party systems are appropriately tailored to Anchorage’s risk profile;
    • Update Policy and Procedures for Transaction Monitoring functions; 
    • Work with the Transaction Monitoring Team to create and update desktop procedures and process enhancements for transaction monitoring functions;
    • Conduct monthly quality control reviews of dispositioned digital asset alerts in TRM
    • Perform TRM risk engine configuration reconciliation and user access permissions;
    • Review monthly metrics of all transaction monitoring functions;
    • Conduct ongoing staff training and providing team support;
    • Review rule typologies to determine if additional rules/typologies should be adjusted or may be warranted; and
    • Review and approve new or adjustments to digital asset and fiat transaction monitoring thresholds;
    • Drive internal discussions with stakeholders to facilitate the relevant Transaction Monitoring projects

You may be a fit for this role if you have:

    • 5+ years of experience in BSA/AML transactional review and/or sanctions alert dispositioning for institutional clients
    • Knowledge of BSA/AML and Sanctions regulations
    • Expertise in using blockchain analytics tools to disposition transaction monitoring alerts, preferably at a bank
    • A passion for building out programs in early stages, including the creation and maintenance of policies, procedures, and new tools
    • A proven track of being able to work both independently and support a team
    • Strong attention to detail, a high degree of curiosity, and are a fast learner

Although not a requirement, bonus points if:

    • You have expertise in data analytics and/or excel pivots/formulas for data analysis
    • You find yourself utilizing block explorers in your personal or professional life
    • You were emotionally moved by the soundtrack to Hamilton, which chronicles the founding of a new financial system. 🙂

About Anchorage Digital – People: Who we areThe Anchorage Village, what we call our team, brings together the brightest minds from platform security, financial services, and distributed ledger technology to provide the building blocks that empower institutions to safely participate in  the evolving digital asset ecosystem. As  a diverse team of more than 300 members, we are united in one common goal: building the future of finance by providing the foundation upon which value moves safely in the new global economy. Anchorage Digital is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, and we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported and connected at work—regardless of who you are or where you come from. We value and celebrate our differences and we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives. Anchorage Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation.