Compliance Monitoring Officer, Ireland

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange


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Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!Proof of workThe teamThe Compliance Monitoring Officer is responsible for executing the firm's Compliance and Monitoring Programme
This will involve reviewing processes, risks and controls, identifying control effectiveness, control gaps and subsequent remediation plans, and conducting compliance monitoring reviews from initiation to completion
You will also recommend control improvements that add value to Payward Ireland (PIL), provide advice to the business on the appropriateness and effectiveness of controls and the application of rules, standards, regulations and PIL's/Kraken's compliance policies and procedures, and undertake other key compliance function tasks as required by management
The successful candidate will be a key figure in Kraken’s 2nd Line Compliance function within the European Regional Operations team
You will report to the Head of Compliance, Ireland and will focus on all aspects of regulatory compliance across our European legal entities from our base in Ireland
You will also have primary responsibility for the Compliance Monitoring and Testing Program for Irish and European Operations of Kraken
You will help to steer the business to bring products to market and navigate evolving crypto and traditional finance laws and regulations
This role will be located in Ireland

The opportunity

    • Develop and implement a comprehensive compliance monitoring and testing programme to assess the institution's adherence to internal policies and external regulations
    • Conduct regular reviews and assessments to identify potential areas of non-compliance
    • Provide compliance advisory support and guidance to the Regional Operations Business Leadership team on new and existing regulations and rules, best practices and compliance with internal procedures and directives
    • Develop, implement and operationalise policies and procedures required to be compliant with all applicable regulations, including AML/CFT
    • Oversee the implementation of new regulatory requirements as they arise and assisting with horizon scanning (in close cooperation with colleagues from the Strategy and Regulatory teams)
    • Work closely with the COO and the CEO Initiatives to ensure close alignment and operational compliance efficiencies for regional group entities are implemented
    • Support the Kraken Product Team for any new product roll out in the region
    • Develop and deliver compliance training programs specific to Existing Irish/EU and future regulatory requirements, ensuring employees are knowledgeable and aware of their obligations
    • Oversight of regulatory reporting requirements
    • Ensure marketing material adheres to local requirements
    • Foster a culture of compliance awareness and accountability through regular communication and training initiatives

Skills you should HODL

    • Strong second-line Compliance experience in a previous senior position at a regulated MiFiD investment firm, MTF, bank, crypto exchange or payments firm
    • Knowledge of AMLD’s, CJA, EMR and PSD2
    • Experience in relation to VASP registrations
    • Experience managing complex, global compliance projects
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze risk and apply sound judgment in a timely manner
    • Practical knowledge of compliance risk management techniques
    • Proactive, strategic, comfortable with navigating ambiguity, bias for action
    • Strategic financial crimes and markets compliance experience
    • Execution mindset

Nice to have

    • Demonstrated success in scaling operational processes leveraging technology
    • Experience and/or passion for crypto

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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