Senior Compliance Manager at OKX - Jul 24

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Senior Compliance Manager


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Job Overview

Who We Are: At OKX, we believe our future is reshaped with technology. Founded in 2017, OKX is one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchanges. OKX innovatively adopted blockchain technology to reshape the financial ecosystem by offering some of the most diverse and sophisticated products, solutions, and trading tools on the market. Trusted by more than 20 million users in over 180 regions globally, OKX strives to provide an engaging platform that empowers every individual to explore the world of crypto. In addition to its world-class DeFi exchange, OKX serves its users with OKX Insights, a dresearch arm that is at the cutting edge of the latest trends in the cryptocurrency industry. With its extensive range of crypto products and services, and unwavering commitment to innovation, OKX vision is a world of financial access backed by blockchain and the power of decentralized finance. We invest in our people as much as we invest in technology. We are united by our engaging culture, here we win as a team, embrace changes, and do the right thing. We are committed to creating a friendly,rewarding and diverse environment for OKers. It doesn’t matter where you come from, here everyone feels valued, respected and has the same opportunities to develop and thrive — we want to bring out the best in you. About the Team The Compliance function at OKX is responsible for the overall compliance culture at the company. We’re a team of risk-minded problem solvers who advise the business on the company’s regulatory obligations and Compliance risk. What You'll be Doing: As a [Senior] Compliance Manager of, OKX France, you’ll lead a growing team responsible for building out key aspects of our compliance program while monitoring developments locally, including the AML/CFT and financial crimes frameworks. This requires strong leadership as well as sound technical competencies to handle complex matters and work with colleagues at all levels. The position reports directly to the Head of Compliance, EMEA with matrix reporting to local management as necessary.

What You'll be Doing:
  • Act as MLRO, to oversee and monitor the implementation of the internal governance and internal control framework to ensure compliance with the provisions relating to AML/CFT, as well as the assets freeze processes under French and EU laws.
  • Serve as a liaison to the French regulators.
  • Review and analyse suspicious activity or red flags and submit suspicious activity reports to supervisory authorities.
  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of the internal governance and internal control framework to ensure compliance with the provisions relating to AML/CFT, as well as the assets freeze under the French and EU laws.
  • Lead strategic direction, training and advisory support with regards to Compliance
  • Develop and maintain robust compliance policies, procedures, controls, and frameworks
  • Engage cross-functionally (with groups such as Data, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Product, and Risk) to implement an effective compliance management program in line with the global standards and industry best practices.
  • Oversee annual, periodic and on-demand compliance reviews and investigations, including but not limited to compliance monitoring programme reviews, annual policy updates/refreshes, and AML/CTF risk assessment updates.
  • Prepare Compliance reports, including reports to Board and board sub-committees, and other materials as required.
  • Participate in Board committee and subcommittee meetings, whether as a member or on an as-needed basis.
  • Conduct and oversee company training schedules.
  • Liaise with other second and third line teams to ensure a sufficient control environment that exceeds base regulatory standards.
  • Act as the first port of call for business team members in compliance issues and advise accordingly.
  • Oversee compliance reviews and investigations.
  • Prepare Compliance reports, including reports to management and the board, and other materials as required by direct and matrix stakeholders and submit timely.
  • Assist with special projects as needed, with the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
What We Look For in You:
  • 8+ years of experience in compliance within financial services, FinTech or cryptocurrency industries such that you can meet the proficiency requirements for MLRO.
  • Experience of overseeing an effective compliance management program in line with EU and French standards and an awareness of local and international industry best practices.
  • Strong knowledge of AML legislation and virtual currency regulations. Broader regulatory knowledge would be definitely a plus.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the crypto-industry, as well as the relevant risks. This may be via previous companies/roles or via qualifications.
  • Working knowledge and experience of developing compliance policies to ensure compliance with the following laws, regulations, lists and guidance: FATF Guidance, EU AML Directives, the Monetary and Financial Code, GDPR, and other corresponding AML/CFTand sanctions regulations. The ideal candidate would also be aware of equivalent regimes globally.
  • Experience of conducting and overseeing internal and external investigations.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Proven ability to work within and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated, critical thinker and adept at working independently and in a dispersed team environment covering multiple and varied tasks
  • Intuitive, highly ethical and comfortable to question and challenge
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Be fluent in business English and French.

Nice to Haves:

  • Prior experience working in the crypto industry
  • CAMS, ICA, or equivalent certification
  • Strong leadership and people management skills

Highlights of Perks and Benefits:

  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Comprehensive insurance package including medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance (Company pays 100% for employee/80% for dependents)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program paid in BTC
  • More surprises when you join!

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OKX Overview

Established in 2017, OKX has emerged as a global leader among cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchanges, harnessing the power of blockchain technology to transform the financial landscape with a diverse and sophisticated portfolio of products, solutions, and trading tools. With a user base of over 20 million across more than 180 regions worldwide, OKX is dedicated to creating an immersive platform that invites individuals to delve into the realm of cryptocurrency. Besides operating a top-tier DeFi exchange, OKX offers OKX Insights - a research arm at the forefront of the latest cryptocurrency trends. Driven by its unwavering commitment to innovation and an extensive suite of crypto products and services, OKX envisions a future where financial access is underpinned by blockchain and decentralized finance.

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