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Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Europe

Blockchain.com

Blockchain.com

Vilnius, Lithuania
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Europe

Blockchain.com is the world's leading software platform for digital assets. Offering the largest production blockchain platform in the world, we share the passion to code, create, and ultimately build an open, accessible and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time.

We are seeking an outstanding compliance leader to join our fast-growing team as Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), Europe. This role, reporting to the Global Chief Compliance Officer, will be responsible for overseeing compliance with regulatory compliance frameworks in Europe.

We are looking for a highly motivated, adaptable, and collaborative professional who can handle ambiguity and enjoys building. As MLRO for Blockchain (LT), UAB, you will oversee and execute the company’s compliance strategy in accordance with the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) regulation, and oversee compliance staff in the European jurisdictions in which the company operates.

If you have experience in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to be a member of an innovative compliance team in the crypto asset space, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

WORK LOCATION: Vilnius, Lithuania

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Prepare and present MLRO reports on compliance risk management activities for senior management and the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure compliance with all local AML, CTF and KYC laws
  • Ensure compliance with EU-level AML, CTF and KYC regulations
  • Develop and maintain AML/CTF policies and procedures.
  • Provide AML/CTF compliance advice to the management and board of directors
  • Participate in new product and service development to assess AML/CTF implications
  • Work closely with with the global Compliance Function in areas including onboarding, PEP and Sanction Screening, as well as transaction monitoring and SAR filing
  • Compliance Oversight: Overseeing the company’s compliance with MiCA, including understanding and interpreting relevant rules and guidelines.
  • Conducting regular risk assessments to identify potential AML/CTF risks, including evaluating customer profiles, transaction patterns, and the types of services offered.
  • Overseeing systems for monitoring transactions for suspicious activities
  • Ensuring staff members are trained and aware of their AML/CTF obligations, including regular updates on new regulations and trends in AML and CTF
  • Maintaining accurate records of AML/CTF checks, training, and reporting for audit and regulatory purposes.
  • Acting as the main point of contact with regulatory bodies, auditors, and law enforcement agencies regarding AML/CTF matters.
  • Regularly reviewing and updating AML/CTF processes to ensure effectiveness and compliance with changing regulations and best practices in the cryptocurrency and virtual asset industry.
  • Maintain active dialogue with the crypto industry’s compliance community to inform best practices
  • Conduct investigations when needed with senior management
  • Manage other responsibilities assigned by the Chief Compliance Officer

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Law, Criminal Justice, or a related field
  • At least 7 years of experience in AML/CTF and compliance
  • At least 3 years of experience in people and team management
  • At least 2 years of experience working in the FinTech, Crypto or payment services industry.
  • Experience building European compliance programs from the ground up
  • Experience managing and scaling a team
  • Extensive experience working with and presenting to regulators, auditors and bank partners
  • In-depth understanding of EU AML/CTF regulations
  • Interest and experience in cryptocurrency and virtual asset regulation
  • Experience working with high-risk client groups
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Professional certification (e.g., ICA, ACAMS) preferred

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • The opportunity to be a key player and build your career at a rapidly expanding, global technology company in an emerging field
  • Bonus scheme based on both company and individual performance
  • The opportunity to be a key player and build your career at a rapidly expanding, global technology company in an exciting, emerging industry.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.
  • Apple equipment provided by the company
  • Hybrid role from our office in the heart of Vilnius
  • Work from Anywhere Policies

Blockchain is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, and apprenticeship. Blockchain makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business need at the time.