Blockchain.com is the world’s leading software platform for digital assets. Offering the largest production blockchain platform in the world, we share the passion to code, create, and ultimately build an open, accessible and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time.
We are seeking an outstanding compliance leader to join our fast-growing team as Chief Compliance Officer / Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Germany. This role, reporting to the Head of Compliance / UK MLRO, UK and EMEA, will be responsible for overseeing compliance with the Geldwäschegesetz – GwG (Money Laundering Act), markets regulation (European Markets Infrastructure Regulation, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) and other regulatory regimes where applicable. You will also manage compliance matters covering Counter-Terrorism Financing, Fraud Prevention and Sanctions.
We are looking for a highly motivated, adaptable and collaborative person who can handle ambiguity and enjoys building. If you have experience in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to be a member of an innovative compliance team in the crypto asset space, this is the perfect opportunity for you!
What You Will Do:
Run the Compliance program like a machine. Develop and oversee the compliance framework strategically, and ensure compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures systematically across Blockchain.com’s products end to end.
Own and maintain Germany’s regulatory program’s governance, operating model and processes across financial crimes prevention, markets regulatory and central compliance functions
Own and deliver strategic cross-functional compliance and other initiatives, including scope, resourcing, and budget
Assist to obtain and maintain required licensing
Act as Money Laundering Reporting Officer – be the senior contact who maintains a constructive and open dialogue with the Federal Financial Services Authority (BaFin), other regulators and law enforcement authorities
Ensure that regulatory examinations, reporting and enquiries are handled appropriately and promptly
Submit suspicious activity reports to the Central Financial Transaction Investigation Unit (FIU) and respond to requests for information
Develop and maintain effective relationships with business, engineering and operations partners
Oversee the onboarding process as Compliance lead to ensure a systematic, risk based approach is implemented end to end
Oversee compliance management of bank and vendor relationships focusing on fraud prevention and AML compliance in a rapid growth environment
Serve as the point person who ensures timely execution on audits
Oversee testing and quality assurance of adherence to policies, procedures, requirements
Oversee management information reporting for the Chief Compliance Officer and management regarding effectiveness of the compliance risk management framework, oversee execution of improvement plans
Oversee risk assessments and risk appetite statements plus metrics to measure performance
Develop and track action plans across regulatory initiatives
Oversee compliance training
Maintain active dialogue with crypto compliance community to inform best practice
Conduct investigations when needed with senior management
Manage other assigned responsibilities
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
The foremost quality for this position or any position at Blockchain.com is integrity
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in financial crimes compliance at a regulated financial institution or a consultancy firm
Minimum of 5 years of team and people management experience
Experience developing compliance frameworks while leveraging technology
Markets and investment management compliance advantageous, not essential
Excellent knowledge of the GwG and money laundering regulations essential
Experience working to improve onboarding processes integrated across front office and operations
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, organizational and time management skills
Professional experience with cryptocurrencies is advantageous but not required
Professional certification (e.g., ICA, ACAMS) preferred
We are a remote first company, which means that this role can be located anywhere, as long as it is in Germany
COMPENSATION & PERKS
Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it
Unlimited books policy; order the technical resources you need or simply pick something up from our company library
Full-time salary based on experience and meaningful equity in an industry-leading company
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