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Compliance Lead



United Kingdom
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

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The Team:

The Compliance Lead, will sit within the UK wider Compliance Team and report to the UK CCO and be responsible for ensuring the performance of operational compliance controls, regulatory compliance for the UK crypto MLR registered firm.

This role will have 2 direct reports.

The Opportunity:

  • Assist in ensuring that the MLR registered Kraken entity complies with all relevant regulatory requirements set forth by the FCA and MLRs.

  • Manage the team of 2 reports to ensure all assigned tasks are delivered accurately and within the timeline.

  • Assist with the review of the compliance policies and procedures.

  • Oversee compliance central log, training and the MI reporting

  • Assist in developing, updating, and implementing compliance policies and procedures. Ensure that these are communicated effectively within the organisation.

  • Be responsible for execution of the UK CMP across in scope entities.

  • Conduct regular audits and reviews to identify potential compliance issues. Report findings to the CCO and relevant committees.

  • Provide compliance training to employees and offer guidance on compliance matters, especially in relation to trading activities.

  • Collaborate in identifying, assessing, and mitigating compliance risks and ensure effective risk control measures are in place.

  • Assist with the regulatory reporting where needed.

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to foster a compliance culture within the organisation.

  • Coordinate and liaise with Kraken Global Compliance to ensure alignment between global, regional and local compliance policies, procedures, and operations, if needed.

Skills you should HODL:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Compliance or Business Administration.

  • Relevant experience in compliance within the financial services sector, preferably in a MiFID firm of crypto business.

  • Knowledge of UK financial regulations environment guidelines (MiFID II, MAR, MiFIR, SMCR, IFPR, CASS, etc)

  • Excellent analytical, organisational, and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyse risk and apply sound judgement in a timely manner

  • Practical knowledge of compliance risk management techniques

  • Proactive, organised and comfortable with navigating ambiguity

  • Strong ethical standards and integrity.

  • Execution mindset

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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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