Senior Compliance Associate - Europe
Building the Future of Crypto
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You will play a key role within the Europe-focused RegOps team. The successful candidate will be involved in a full breadth of processes and will be open, inquisitive and willing to take ownership of delivery of a variety of different initiatives.
Please note that this role is based in Europe.
Provide compliance advisory support and guidance to the local AMLOs, COs and EU Regional Compliance team on new and existing regulations and rules, best practices and compliance with internal procedures and directives
Take ownership of VASP compliance and drive forward from day one, including, develop, implement and operationalise policies and procedures required to be compliant with EU regulations
Act as a trusted partner (in conjunction with the Regional Operations MDs) to Product, Design, Engineering and Markets teams to assist them to structure and launch products and services that advance Kraken’s mission in compliance with regulatory requirements, including ensuring all regulatory reporting requirements are met
Responsible for the ongoing compliance of EU entities with all applicable regulatory requirements
Assist in remediating clients in different jurisdictions to comply with regulatory requirements
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)
Assist in writing policies and procedures that comply with the local law in new jurisdictions that Kraken is pursuing
Monitor outsourced compliance functions
Assist in the preparation of Management Information (MI) as required
Develop and deliver compliance training programs specific to existing EU and future regulatory requirements, ensuring employees are knowledgeable and aware of their obligations
Assist in preparation of licence/registration applications
Skills you should HODL
5+ years of experience in Compliance or Risk-related business functions
Strong knowledge of regulations, particularly in EU AML, EMI and MiFID requirements in particular in France, Spain or Italy
Experience implementing finance rules in the EU, particularly in Ireland, France, Spain or Italy
Significant second-line Compliance experience in a regulated bank, crypto exchange or payments firm
Significant European regulatory experience including in relation to VASP licensing/registrations
Demonstrated ability to effectively analyse risk and apply sound judgement in a timely manner
Practical knowledge of compliance risk management techniques
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Attention to detail and strong organisational skills
Ability to prioritise workload in line with tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure
Ability to learn quickly
Strong report writing skills
Nice to have
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!
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