Compliance Analyst (AU)
Building the Future of Crypto
Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.
What makes us different?
Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.
Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.
As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.
Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!
The Kraken Compliance operations teams play a pivotal role in safeguarding Kraken from financial crime. Various teams within compliance handle distinct Anti-Money Laundering (AML) functions.
To further enhance the efficiency of these teams and provide sustained support to the wider Compliance business, the Remediations Team was established. This team allocates assistance to operational teams based on the primary priorities of the Compliance division. Whenever the department pinpoints crucial areas of focus or urgency, the Remediations Team channels its resources to address those needs, ensuring that critical business necessities within Compliance operations are addressed promptly.
Manage various inboxes and case/alert queues and provide timely responses to all stakeholders.
Consistently make appropriate decisions regarding potential sanctions and watchlist matches with accurate documentation of analysis and escalation to appropriate parties, when/if required.
Perform due diligence/enhanced due diligence on customers, partners, vendors, using standard procedures when/if required.
Develop and maintain onboarding or periodic reports for various business functions, when/if applicable.
Communicate effectively when participating within cross-functional projects when requested.
Conduct open source intelligence (OSINT) research as part of the Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) review process, leveraging publicly available information to assess potential risks, ensuring adherence to regulatory standards, and making informed decisions about clients or partners.
Maintain a vigilant and proactive approach to risk management by promptly restricting accounts that may present potential AML risk.
Skills you should HODL
Foundational knowledge of AML program and sanctions screening.
Knowledge of basic AML Know-Your-Customer requirements.
Familiar with international sanctions and/or various government watchlists.
Ability to act independently in analyzing a customer’s risk and effectively research compliance regulations.
Ability to be analytical/problem solving, and possess clear written and verbal communication skills .
The ability to balance competing priorities on a daily basis and organize time wisely.
Proficient in Microsoft/Google Suite products (Excel, Google docs, sheets).
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Ability to contribute to ownership of work product and deliver results.
Adaptability to global business and team needs.
Ability to work in a rapidly changing regulatory environment.
1+ years experience in a compliance role at a financial institution or equivalent.
Proficiency in various internal systems desired. Examples include:
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!
As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.
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