Compliance Manager – Audit

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.Overview of the roleKraken is growing at a rapid pace, during an incredibly exciting time in the crypto industry. Kraken is looking for an audit manager to join our team.  The purpose of this role is to develop and execute on an annual internal audit plan that supports Kraken’s global and regional initiatives. The ideal candidate will possess excellent analytical, critical thinking and writing skills and be able to deliver audit results that are objective, logical, unbiased, and based on relevant facts.  The audit manager must be comfortable presenting and discussing audit results with managers, board committees, and external regulators and must maintain the highest ethical standards.


    • Responsible for developing the annual internal audit plan for assigned areas of responsibility including proper assessment and coverage of risks, including emerging risks, and may require the  development of independent internal audits, co-sourced audits, or fully outsourced audits.
    • Executes assigned components of the audit plan in a timely manner, within quality standards and in conformance to audit policies and procedures.
    • Partner with regional compliance officers and their teams to develop a working knowledge of daily functions and responsibilities along with the processes and procedures required to fulfill those responsibilities.
    • Examine business and operational processes (includes examining financial records) for accuracy and compliance with institutional policies, applicable laws, and regulations.
    • Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding across multiple businesses or develop knowledge in a critical subject matter area.
    • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the financial, operational, technical, and regulatory environment across multiple businesses or develop excellent subject matter knowledge in critical areas of the business.
    • Liaise with the Global Head of Compliance, Regional Compliance Officers, and internal committees to identify key business risks, assess those risks, and establish risk management procedures and practices based on industry best practicesIdentify, assess, and evaluate the organization's risk areas and make appropriate recommendations to internal committees for improved internal controls in alignment with best practices.
    • Assesses issues for impact to business processes, controls, and strategies, assigns severity ratings and escalates broad themes or trends.
    • Produces quality and timely audit reports that summarize results of an audit to management, includes maintaining exceptional work papers and documentation and ensuring reports clearly communicate gaps or risks identified.
    • Exercises critical thinking and judgment to effectively influence management to improve the control environment.
    • Provide credible challenges to lines of business to ensure remediation efforts are comprehensive and sustainable.
    • Supervise audit staff, manages performance of the team, includes reviewing work papers, reports and coaching associates.  Develop comprehensive test plans designed to address risk and promote root cause analysis.
    • Engage with regulators  as required and provide walkthroughs of testing and validation work performed.
    • Effectively manage time to complete assigned issues within reasonable timeframes and work with leadership to prioritize issues that may be past due or high risk.


    • Undergraduate degree (relevant advanced degrees, such as J.D., L.L.M., M.B.A. or other advanced degree is preferred but not required).​​Advanced professional certification required, such as "CFE", “CIA”, “CPA”, “CISA” or other audit designation/credential.
    • 8+ years of audit and/or risk management experience (includes compliance, financial crimes, audit, legal, or operational risk experience).
    • Demonstrated understanding of financial services, financial services regulations, and the procedures related to financial services operations.
    • Demonstrated understanding of SOC audits.
    • Prior experience leading and executing audits within the financial services industry.
    • Team oriented with the ability to work independently.
    • Impeccable communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
    • Ability to take ownership of work products and consistently deliver results.
    • Proficiency in a foreign language is a plus.
    • Exceptional attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
    • Experience and/or passion for crypto preferred.

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