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Senior Compliance and Risk Analyst at BitPay
Alpharetta, GA, US

BitPay is looking for a Senior Compliance and Risk Analyst to join our Risk Management team.  You will be assisting with and supporting the development, maintenance and implementation of policy and procedures related to applicable BSA/AML and counterterrorism best practices.

You will leverage broad knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, business functions, and external factors to analyze emerging risks and potential compliance issues.  You will evaluate processes and controls to identify and assess risk, controls, efficiency, and compliance opportunities. You will conduct and also supervise the team’s day-to-day operational compliance processes and tasks, including onboarding customers, transaction monitoring, outreach to regulators, examiners, auditors and banks, responding to subpoenas, and jumping on compliance-related projects as needed. 

This candidate must have the ability to multi-task, be flexible and work well within a fast-paced environment and a small team at a growing tech company.  You will report to the Chief Compliance Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Act as team lead over BSA/AML program at the direction of Chief Compliance Officer by supervising day-to-day operational compliance processes and tasks, providing peer reviews of AML analysts’ proposed decisions on cases, and mentoring AML Analysts
    Perform daily operational work such as screening customers (for sanctions, SDN, PEPS and adverse media) during account onboarding and maintenance processes, monitoring and reviewing customer accounts, conducting transaction monitoring, conducting enhanced due diligence investigations, preparing internal and external reports, making decisions on cases
    Perform testing to assess compliance with applicable laws/regulations and make recommendations for improvements
    Advise on tools and solutions to facilitate compliance and optimize team efficiency
    Develop and maintain comprehensive records of activities
    Review regulatory bulletins and other sources of information to keep AML team and business abreast of requirements; facilitate learning on current and emerging risks and compliance strategies
    Assist with creation of training presentations and communications that can be used to promote awareness at the company
    Assist with the preparation of risk and compliance reporting to senior management based on data and metrics
    Assist with risk assessments and corrective action plans
    Assist law enforcement/government agencies by responding to subpoenas
    Communicate with customers to answer questions related to compliance
    Assist with applications and renewals for state and federal licenses (e.g., business licenses, state money transmission laws)

REQUIREMENTS:

    At least 8 years of experience in compliance in financial services industry (preferably payment processing business)
    Comprehensive knowledge of U.S. state and federal laws, regulations, frameworks and requirements relevant to financial institutions (e.g., Bank Secrecy Act, U.S. Patriot Act, OFAC and SDN sanctions screening, FinCEN regulations, Suspicious Activity Reports, state money transmission regulations, KYC programs, USA/FFIEC’s Bank Secrecy Act Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual)
    Knowledge of  virtual currency/blockchain businesses and regulatory issues is a plus
    Competent in using in-house software and AML compliance monitoring systems
    Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
    Strong research and analytical skills with the ability to analyze large amounts of data, decipher higher risk attributes (transactional, geographical, product, customer type, etc.) and disposition appropriately
    Skilled at managing projects
    A self-starter with the ability to perform well under pressure
    Quick thinker, eager to learn and develop new skills
    Team player with a good sense of humor
    Competence with Excel
    Willingness to travel occasionally

PREFERRED SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

    ACAMS Certification
    Banking or financial background
    Some pre-law experience
    Experience managing people and processes in a compliance program

EDUCATION:

    Bachelor’s degree

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