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Senior Compliance Officer & MLRO - Digital Assets (London Hybrid)

Keyrock

Keyrock

Legal
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Since our beginnings in 2017, we've grown to be a leading change-maker in the digital asset space, renowned for our partnerships and innovation.

Today, we rock with over 180 team members around the world. Our diverse team hails from 42 nationalities, with backgrounds ranging from DeFi natives to PhDs. Predominantly remote, we have hubs in London, Brussels and Singapore, and host regular online and offline hangouts to keep the crew tight.

We are trading on more than 80 exchanges, and working with a wide array of asset issuers. As a well-established market maker, our distinctive expertise led us to expand rapidly. Today, our services span market making, options trading, high-frequency trading, OTC, and DeFi trading desks.

But we’re more than a service provider. We’re an initiator. We're pioneers in adopting the Rust Development language for our algorithmic trading, and champions of its use in the industry. We support the growth of Web3 startups through our Accelerator Program. We upgrade ecosystems by injecting liquidity into promising DeFi, RWA, and NFT protocols. And we push the industry's progress with our research and governance initiatives.

At Keyrock, we're not just envisioning the future of digital assets. We're actively building it.

We are looking for...

An experienced, driven and entrepreneurial Senior Compliance Officer to implement the internal control framework across Keyrock Group and act as MLRO for the UK based entity.

Job description

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations by developing and implementing the policies and procedures ;

  • Conducting compliance risk assessments and elaborating an annual compliance plan;

  • Developing and implementing a plan of second-line controls and conducting the tests;

  • Drafting of compliance points of attention and recommendations;

  • Assessing future business activities to identify potential compliance risks;

  • Ensuring the firm’s policies and procedures are being communicated effectively to all relevant employees;

  • Ensuring the compliance trainings are effective and up to date;

  • Keeping abreast with regulatory changes and maintaining the policies and procedures up to date;

  • Assisting the Head of Regulatory Compliance with management information reports;

  • Being responsible for oversight of Keyrock UK compliance with its AML obligations and acting as a focal point for the firm’s AML activity (MLRO).

  • Carrying out the duties of a MLRO as per the AML/CTF Framework

  • Representing the company in all matters of money laundering prevention internally and externally;

  • Serving as a subject matter expert on AML/CTF matters, providing guidance and support to the compliance team and other departments;

  • Conducting regular audits and reviews to ensure compliance with AML/CTF requirements and internal policies;

Background and experience

  • 8+ years as a compliance officer (2nd line of defense) in a regulated financial institution;

  • Experience in engaging with regulatory authorities (including the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK)

  • Excellent knowledge of financial regulations such as MLR, market abuse , data protection, MiFID II;

  • Understanding of MiCA regulation and of the digital assets ecosystem is a plus;

  • A relevant degree, preferably in business or law, is required;

  • Extensive experience in implementation of monitoring and control processes to support policies and procedures.

  • A compliance qualification for example ACAMS or a Masters in a related field would be advantageous;


Competences and skills

  • Project management skills including the ability to oversee complex projects;

  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills;

  • Strong attention to details;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Ability to prioritise, organize and make decisions related to one's own work that impacts other teams;

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and with people at all levels of the organization.

Our recruitment philosophy

We believe the most important aspect of our recruitment process is self-awareness: we are looking for people who have a clear understanding of themselves and what they are looking for in their professional career. That means that we expect to work with people who not only have the right skills, but who have also made the conscious decision to look for a company in our industry and with our characteristics. An ideal team member is a crypto enthusiast, driven, collaborative, and able to generate robust, scalable results.

We value self-awareness in our recruitment process. We seek people who understand themselves and their career goals. We're after those with the right skills and a conscious choice to join our field. The perfect fit? A crypto enthusiast who’s driven, collaborative, and delivers solid, scalable outcomes.

Our offer

  • A competitive salary package, with various benefits depending on the method of engagement (employee or freelancer).

  • Autonomy in your time management thanks to flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely

  • The freedom to create your own entrepreneurial experience by being part of a team of people in search of excellence

As an employer we are committed to build an inclusive, diverse and non-discriminating work environment. We welcome employees of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, creed and sexual orientation. We hire, reward and promote entirely based on merit and performance.