Senior Manager of International AML

  • Coinbase
  • Lady Rd, Lees, St Johns Industrial Estate, Oldham OL4 3DZ, UK
  • Mar 13, 2021

Job Description

Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world .

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

The Senior Manager of International AML will have overall responsibility and oversight for the establishment and maintenance of effective anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) policies and procedures, systems and controls across all International operations (non-US). The Senior Manager of International AML will report directly to the Head of International Compliance, will be based in the London office. This role will also have a matrixed reporting line to the Director of AML Compliance (US) on the coordination and implementation of a Global AML Program. This person will collaborate with all International teams operating under the Global AML program both domestically and internationally and will serve as the central point of contact for the Head of International Compliance and Director of AML on all AML program related matters. The role will assist the International teams in the coordination of KYC/Onboarding, Investigations and Compliance Tools and Risk Analytics teams, and will provide a centralised line of sight into the overall International AML program. The role will require extensive cross functional and global collaboration.

What you'll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Coordinate and lead all International AML and CTF programs
  • Manage and lead all International AML Officers
  • Identify and address potential risks with the assistance of functional, cross functional and third party partners; stay abreast of developments in applicable legislation and guidance
  • Assess complex issues and structure potential solutions which drive effective resolution within permissible regulatory frameworks
  • Build relationships and escalation processes to stay informed of strategic or product/service initiatives making sure to communicate AML risk related considerations to decision makers in a timely manner
  • Serve as the central point of contact for all International AML related matters to the business, the Director of AML Compliance and Head of International Compliance
  • Enhance and maintain open lines of communication within and outside the team to promote efficient and collaborative work practices

Core Program Management
  • Think Internationally, and using a risk based approach, design and oversee the implementation of enterprise-wide AML and CTF policies and procedures and strategic processes and controls
  • Oversee the maintenance the AML policies, procedures, processes and systems in light of changing threat and/or regulatory landscapes, as applicable
  • Partner cross-functionally to scope out new initiatives or enhancements to current initiatives/programs; identify resources required to appropriately execute on, and operationalise AML and CTF policies and procedures
  • Plan and oversee all routine elements of the International AML program including risk assessments, third party reviews, license requirements (including applicable reporting) etc.
  • Support the Compliance Monitoring and Testing and Internal Audit functions in their independent and risk based reviews/audits of the business, including the AML program
  • Support and oversee routine and non-routine regulatory examinations and third party reviews including ensuring timely remediation of any resulting findings
  • Work with the International AML Officers to investigate and resolve more sensitive issues identifying where escalation may be required

  • Analyse, design and maintain metrics as they relate to resource performance and program effectiveness and prepare and present regional/International reports related to the AML program for International subsidiaries' board reporting; ensure boards are kept informed of financial crime risks posed by business activities, and how these are managed and mitigated.
  • Work with International AML Officers to ensure that relevant staff are provided with AML and CTF training appropriate for their position (frequency and content) and that all new staff receive training within the specified period. Ensure that training materials remain up-to-date and relevant to the business

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in financial and/or compliance related business functions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of business functions, with an emphasis on senior management.
  • A professional compliance, or financial qualification, and membership of a recognised professional body, would be advantageous but not a prerequisite.
  • Expertise - leader when it comes to regulatory knowledge in Europe.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and execute strategies across a global organisation.
  • Skilled at executing large, multi-functional and cross-organisational assignments that requires in-depth analysis.
  • Ability to develop, foster and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people within the organisation as well as with external stakeholders and vendors.
  • Leadership and key stakeholder engagement skills and experience required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the innate ability to work unsupervised in a structured manner.
  • Professional qualification preferred.
  • Related bachelor's level degree required.

Nice to haves:
  • Commitment to Diversity
  • Keen interest in digital currencies.
  • Professional qualification preferred.
  • Related bachelor's level degree required.