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Compliance Manager FIU

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange
Posted Jan 29
Full Time

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team

_Our global Compliance team is redefining how compliance should be done - we challenge the norms and practices of the incumbent industry participants to identify ways to make Compliance at Kraken a competitive advantage. Our teams navigate the regulatory uncertainty and changing policy positions of global regulators and governments to help chart a path that ensures Kraken is successful in a truly dynamic industry.

_ _In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that Kraken meets regulatory and legal requirements, as well as implementing corrective actions to address any compliance gaps or violations in partnership with the Compliance Operations team. We are seeking an experienced Compliance Manager who will be primarily placed within the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The Financial Intelligence Unit Team is tasked with detecting, investigating, and reporting suspicious activities that could be linked to money laundering and terrorist financing. In this role, the Compliance Manager will report directly to the Senior Manager of FIU. However, for 2024, the primary focus of these managers will be on leading and supporting high-priority special projects, collaborating closely and supporting the Compliance Strategy Manager and team.

_ _Upon the successful completion of the 2024 special projects, these managers will transition back to the FIU to lead and manage their team.

_ The opportunity

  • Demonstrated experience in Financial Intelligence or High-RIsk Monitoring environments.
  • Familiarity with specific tools and practices used in FIU or High-Risk Monitoring.
  • Experience in managing an operations team in a fast-paced environment, including monitoring and proactively adjusting to volume fluctuations, and effectively handling volume surges to maintain operational efficiency and compliance.
  • Proven ability to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with financial crimes.
  • In-depth Compliance Knowledge: Possess a deep understanding of complex compliance issues in crypto crime, BSA/AML, OFAC, and other relevant areas. Stay updated on industry standards and global regulatory requirements.
  • Project Management Proficiency: Experienced in managing complex special projects involving cross-functional teams. Capable of producing high-quality deliverables like slide decks, memos, and roadmaps for senior leadership review.
  • Effective Communication and Collaboration: Skilled in liaising with Compliance Ops teams, Regional Compliance Officers, Product/Engineering teams, and Senior Compliance Leadership, conveying compliance requirements and special project plans clearly.
  • High Ethical Standards and Attention to Detail: Uphold integrity and meticulousness in reviewing processes and documentation to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Decipher and apply regulatory requirements from multiple geos, identify potential areas of non-compliance, recommend special project plans and communicate responses to Regulators.

Skills You Should HODL

  • 7+ years of anti-financial crime-related experience.
  • 5+ years of consulting, supervisory, or leadership experience. Crypto-background is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law, International Relations, Business Administration, Finance, or similar field preferred.
  • Deep understanding of Compliance Operational functions and processes.
  • Advanced project management and status reporting capabilities
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft and Google Suite applications, with emphasis on Slides, Google Sheets, Excel, Google Doc, Word, etc.
  • Proficient knowledge of project management methodologies and able to develop key deliverables, including process flows, roadmaps, work programs, process/control summaries, status reports, and summary pages (e.g. Confluence pages)
  • Proficient knowledge of general accounting operations and financial frameworks (i.e. headcount required for special projects, budget allocations, ability to perform regulatory & operational cost vs. impact analysis)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with internal and external stakeholders such as regulators, law enforcement, contractors, vendors, etc.
  • Stay abreast of industry standards, trends, and developments in areas of crypto crime and compliance, BSA/AML, and OFAC, and apply regulatory requirements on a global focus.
  • Mentor new team members on organizing and setting up projects.


  • Certifications like CAMS, CFE, CISC, CRCM, CRC, etc.
  • Experience working with regulatory body or law enforcement
  • Foreign language skills

Location Tagging: #EU #US

Building a better world of money

We’re Kraken. We empower everyone — from first-time traders to experienced pros — with new ways to transact and connect with crypto, so they can achieve true financial freedom and inclusion. We believe that crypto is a vehicle for change — a tool with the power to upend the unfair financial system in favor of something better, more inclusive, and made for the 21st-century. To reach our goals, we need a remarkable crew — a diverse and inclusive team of “Krakenites”, all working towards a shared mission: to accelerate the global adoption of crypto. If you’re excited to help us build a better world of money, we hope you’ll join us.

Before applying, find out more about our values, internal culture, and mission here _.

_ 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!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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