Compliance Associate – MENA

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange


About KrakenAs one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide – our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.About the Role If you’re interested in compliance or find yourself drawn to the requirements of various sanction regimes, then this is a perfect role for you! This role is a great opportunity to continue a career in Compliance, where you’ll have the chance to experience the integration and evolution of a watchlist screening vendor. This role is instrumental in keeping Kraken compliant with global sanction requirements and in helping mitigate the AML/CFT risk for the company.At this time, we are considering candidates who are permanently located in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai


    • Consistently make appropriate decisions regarding potential sanction/watchlist matches with accurate documentation of analysis and escalation to appropriate parties when necessary
    • Represent the company as a professional compliance expert with all parties, internal and external
    • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) and provide support for Client Engagement teams on sanction/watchlist related issues
    • Manage various inboxes and provide timely responses to all stakeholders
    • Perform due diligence/enhanced due diligence on customers, partners, vendors as required
    • Develop and maintain periodic reports for various business functions
    • Communicate effectively to coordinate cross-functional projects
    • Identify and develop workflow efficiencies


    • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
    • 2-5 years’ experience in a compliance focused role in any of the banking, financial services, or crypto industries
    • Impeccable communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Attention to detail and exceptional organisational 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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