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Compliance Officer, MiCA



Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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The Team

We are recruiting for a professional to take on the role of Compliance Officer, MiCA playing a key role within the European focused RegOps team and the Markets in Crypto-Assets application. The successful candidate will be involved in a full breadth of processes and will need to be open, inquisitive and willing to take ownership of delivery of a variety of different tasks.

The Opportunity

  • Assist in preparation of licence/registration applications, including playing a key role in in MiCA application

  • Act as the main point of contact for internal compliance queries

  • Develop, draft, implement and operationalise compliance policies and procedures required to be compliant with regulations across the EU

  • Assist in managing regulatory inquiries and exams, including document and data retrieval

  • Ensure the ongoing compliance of the European entities with all applicable regulatory requirements

  • Act as a trusted partner to Product, Design, Engineering and Markets teams to assist them to structure and launch products and services and controls

  • Oversee the implementation of new regulatory requirements as they arise

  • Monitor outsourced compliance functions

  • Assist in preparing reports for Committee and Board meetings on compliance related matters

  • Develop and deliver compliance training programs, ensuring employees are knowledgeable and aware of their obligations.

  • Provide compliance advisory support and guidance to COs and EU Regional Compliance team on new and existing regulations and rules, best practices and compliance with internal procedures and directives.

  • Continually seek out and implement efficiencies and process improvements

  • Collaborate with legal and other compliance professionals on Legal and Compliance projects related to virtual asset services businesses

  • Oversee compliance risk assessments and testing and monitoring programs in accordance with regulatory expectations and best practices

  • Oversee effectiveness of internal controls and take remedial steps to mitigate residual risks outside of the firm’s risk appetite.

  • Partner with the firm’s data privacy officers on relevant matters

Skills you should HODL

  • Significant second-line Compliance experience in a regulated bank, crypto exchange or payments firm

  • Significant 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

  • Experience and/or passion for crypto preferred

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong attention to detail and strong organisational skills

  • Ability to prioritise workload in line with tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure.

  • 7+ years of experience in Compliance/Risk related business functions;

  • Strong knowledge of regulations, particularly in EU AML, EMI, MiCAR, Travel Rule and MiFID requirements

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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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