Senior Manager AML Operations


About the role

As the Senior Manager of AML Operations, you will be playing a pivotal role in leading the overall function of AML Operations Department under the Compliance Operation pillar reporting directly to Head of Compliance. In this role, you will oversee various aspect of AML Operations activities covering AML monitoring activities of the team, aligning AML operations initiatives with the global AML policy as well as taking on leadership role in people management activities. 

What you’ll be doing

  1. To lead a global team of over 150 AML specialists (and growing), team leaders, and managers in conducting daily transaction monitoring and utilizing real-time blockchain analytics to identify and prevent financial crimes.    
  2. Tackle key strategic issues by spearheading the development of compliance policies, creating processes from scratch, and fostering global cross-functional collaboration.
  3. Build relationships with relevant internal teams (i.e. Compliance, Product & Engineering, Global Business Support) to ensure that AML and sanctions compliance queries are addressed in a timely manner and that such teams operate in accordance with the latest financial crimes compliance standards.
  4. Collaborate with the Learning development & Quality Assurance department to jointly develop, implement, and continually refine AML QA methodologies and training programs ensuring they are current with the latest standards and best practices to effectively impart crucial compliance knowledge.
  5. Work closely with regional compliance teams to obtain business licenses, meticulously meeting regulatory standards to ensure smooth operations and expansion in multiple regions.
  6. Oversee annual QA review and internal audits, coordinate responses to third-party AML and sanctions audits and regulatory queries, and lead remediation efforts of any resulting findings and/or corrective actions in a timely manner.
  7. Serve as the AML Expert to the business,  actively communicating cross-functionally to identify AML and sanctions gaps, implement controls, provide recommendations, and oversee any resulting corrective actions and program enhancements

What we look for

  1. Over 10 years of senior leadership experience in AML & Sanctions within the financial services, fintech, or crypto industry.    
  2. Proven track record in leadership roles, particularly in managing large departments within a business.    
  3. Strong operational knowledge in building and running a robust compliance program, with hands-on experience and a deep understanding of regulatory requirements.    
  4. Exceptional adaptability in a fast-paced and constantly evolving industry landscape.    
  5. Experience in developing and implementing compliance policies and procedures from the ground up.    
  6. Ability to drive cross-functional collaborations and foster a culture of compliance across diverse teams and regions.    
  7. Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to address and resolve complex strategic issues.    
  8. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of effectively conveying complex compliance information to diverse stakeholders.    
  9. Strong analytical skills, with the ability to leverage data and technology, such as blockchain analytics, for effective transaction monitoring and financial crime prevention.    

Nice to have

  1. Experience at financial institutions and/or tech companies an advantage
  2. A passion and belief in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency


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