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Senior Financial Integrity Analyst, Policy



IT, Accounting & Finance
Phoenix, AZ, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

What you’ll be responsible for:

As part of the Policy team, you will be a part of a risk analysis function that identifies and reviews current trends in the ecosystem and develops solutions to detect and mitigate risks that may impact trust and safety. The ideal candidate will have deep experience working with large data sets to identify the real-world threats surrounding Circle and USDC. The candidate will exhibit strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively across teams, and a rigorous, analytical and strategic approach to problem solving. They will also be comfortable deep diving into new product functionality to evaluate and understand the impact to existing policies and systems. Finally, the ideal candidate is a highly motivated, inquisitive individual with a background in countering illicit finance, who enjoys analytical challenges and developing new policies and procedures.

What you'll work on:

  • Conduct comprehensive investigations of potentially illicit activities such as market manipulation, money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, sanctions violations, etc.
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative metrics to help surface insights from internal and external data.
  • Review large data sets and identify when activity requires further investigation. Trace and analyze flow of funds using blockchain analytic tools.
  • Provide technical and thought leadership on complex analyses and mitigation recommendations.
  • Assist in tracking and completing requests from law enforcement, banking partners, and additional internal/external stakeholders.
  • Work closely with ERM members to ensure risks and issues are identified and controls documented.
  • Drive Key Performance and Key Risk Indicator and other metrics and regular reporting to measure and track the effectiveness of the program.
  • Come up with ideas and insights on how we can enhance and improve current procedures and controls.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you'll bring to Circle:

  • 4+ years of experience working for a financial institution on AML investigations, ideally conducting blockchain investigations.
  • Strong analysis skills, attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Experience analyzing large transactional data sets; SQL experience is a plus.
  • Good communication skills and ability to develop relationships across the organization and collaborate.
  • Experience working with blockchain forensic tools (e.g., Chainalysis, Elliptic, TRM Labs).
  • Work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • CAMS or CFCS certification is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack and Apple MacOS preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree, Graduate Degree in Law, Business, or Intelligence Studies a plus.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

Starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Base Pay Range: $102,500 - $137,500

Annual Bonus Target: 12.5%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations, as required by law.