Compliance Monitoring and Testing Program Lead

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Bitstamp is the original Cryptocurrency Exchange

We started small in 2011, with just two laptops and big aspirations
Fast forward to today and we have grown to serve over 4 million clients across the globe, who benefit from our commitment to security, transparency and regulation
Whether itโ€™s through our intuitive web and mobile apps or arsenal of industry-leading APIs, Bitstamp is where crypto enters the world of finance

Our success is a result of the innovative ideas, talented individuals, and passion of our team
Together, we have helped shaped the crypto industry and continue to do so
We are always on the lookout for new talent and crypto-curious thinkers who share our passion for the future of finance

As a Compliance Monitoring and Testing Program Lead, you will join the US Compliance Team and contribute to company wide cornerstones, security, transparency and regulation, on which we have built our business to bring safe and reliable access to crypto for all our customers

The benefits of Life at Bitstamp

  • Work from home or other location that allows you to be most productive-
  • Generous home-office allowances upon joining to help set up your home space
  • Incentives: Financial Rewards, Bitstamp Employee Annual Awards, Employee Incentive program (EIP) etc
  • Sports and cultural activities, pet-friendly offices, a full fridge, teambuilding events, Bitstamp parties

What you’ll do

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Head of Compliance and Senior Compliance Officer in the oversight and implementation of the compliance monitoring program
  • Manage the scheduled testing plan for the Unit, assign tasks and assess the performances
  • Define, implement, and update an exhaustive Compliance Monitoring Plan; Develop and implement an effective control testing plan over key compliance controls related to sanctions and other programs to ensure controls are working as expected
  • Collaborate with other governance team members on ad hoc internal control testing program to ensure key regulatory requirements are monitored, issues identified are appropriately remediated, and results are communicated with key stakeholders
  • Support the US audit program for all AML, KYC and Sanctions activities, covering periodic independent assessments, model validations, and state regulatory exams
  • Responsible for compliance issue management, managing remediation activities across the team, confirming gaps are addressed appropriately, and monitoring is put in place to ensure continued compliance
  • Distill actionable insights from testing to improve the quality of compliance processes
  • Present findings to management and collaborate to determine appropriate action plans
    Undertake regular reporting on both a periodic and ad-hoc basis to both the Head of Compliance and the Board, on the fulfillment of these responsibilities, the effectiveness of the overall compliance program and progress of any compliance-related projects that are being undertaken
  • Work closely with compliance team members to determine root cause of issues, provide coaching, and determine necessary follow up actions

On day one you’ll bring

  • Working understanding of the cryptocurrency industry
  • Demonstrable experience and an operational knowledge of the relevant AML/CFT and prudential regulations, circulars, and secondary guidance
  • Working knowledge of KYC RegTech, fiat and crypto-related transaction monitoring technology and overall FinTech compliance working environments
  • Undergraduate Degree in Law, Finance, Accounting or recognized compliance qualification ( International Compliance Association Diploma or ACAMS CAMS certification)
  • 3-5 years of experience in financial services compliance roles

We’ll love it even more if you have

  • Ability to review complex process and procedure documents with attention to detail to identify potential issues, inaccuracies, or areas of risk
  • Create, manage and maintain metrics to monitor control testing program
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of Compliance’s current processes

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