Senior Director, KYC and Sales Compliance

What you’ll be responsible for:

Circle is looking for a Senior Director to lead the development and management of Circle’s Global KYC Program as well as Circle’s Sales and Marketing Compliance Program
As a leader within the second line of defense Compliance team, you will develop the respective programs and lead compliance efforts through the end-to-end customer and product lifecycle
You will work with business and compliance/risk peers to provide timely guidance and advice, and ensure that the relevant controls are in place and properly maintained as to meet the relevant regulations in the jurisdictions in which Circle operates

What you’ll work on:

  • Owning the end-to-end global KYC strategy, including risk-based analysis and management of our service lines, customer segments, and funds flows
  • Owning the design, implementation, and documentation of policies, standards, and other procedural materials
  • Partnering with Sales and Marketing teams to establish a best-in-class Compliance Advisory and Support function, supporting market expansion and scaling initiatives
  • Leading the team determining how Compliance should be built into customer relationships and products/services
  • Providing embedded functional support to facilitate the completion of due diligence for prospective clients
  • Partnering with product development teams through the provision of timely guidance and support throughout the product lifecycle
  • Developing, monitoring and reporting on a suite of critical metrics for Executive Leadership and Board-level reporting
  • Collaborating closely with the Compliance Operations team to operationalize the KYC and Sales Compliance programs
  • Working closely with various teams to support license applications across multiple regions
  • Presenting to regulators, examiners and auditors performing reviews of the Compliance program

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder – you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities
  • Mindful – you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail
  • Driven by Excellence – you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals
  • High Integrity – you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards
    You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • 13+ years of proven experience in KYC, AML, or Sanctions, including leading programs for Fintech or crypto businesses
  • 7+ years of management experience
  • Compliance experience in either banking, consulting, or cryptocurrency required
    Experience in RegTech or Fintech companies is preferred
  • Proven experience with regulatory exams and presenting to examiners
  • Experience working hands-on with cross-functional partners, such as lawyers, engineers, product managers, data analysts, operations analysts to improve compliance processes and systems
  • Deep experience and knowledge of traditional money laundering and terrorist financing typologies
  • Experience and comfort working in an ever changing industry and the flexibility to quickly react to changing demands
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core
We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages

The compensation range below is specific to Boston, MA
Actual starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs
Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations

Base Pay Range: $215,000 – $305,000

Annual Bonus Target: 25%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k))
Circle has a discretionary vacation policy
We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U
S

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