Head of Compliance and MLRO

  • Gibraltar
  • Compliance & Legal

Our client is a leading a leading platform for cross-border payments that remits via crypto and offers a retail crypto platform, OTC crypto trading and other innovative cryptocurrency related products. We are supporting their recruitment of a Head of Compliance and MLRO for Gibraltar operations.

The successful Head of Compliance and MLRO will be responsible for the regulatory and compliance approval and framework implementation for the Gibraltar entity, playing a critical role in progressing the Groups application with the GFSC (Gibraltar Financial Services Commission). to become a licensed DLT provider to be able to provide custody solutions and broker/dealer services.

You’ll also provide guidance to this FinTech business from a regulatory and compliance perspective, positioning the international business as leaders in the crypto market and helping share product delivery within the regulatory framework. You will own all regulatory policies and reporting relating to Gibraltar and work closely with the Head of Regulatory Affairs and the Compliance Director as the business continues to build and scale out the team in Gibraltar.

✔ Crypto Platform ✔ International ✔ Regulated

Role

✔ Act as an Approved Person with the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) ✔ Develop and maintain the firm’s AML and CTF policy in line with evolving statutory, regulatory obligations and the Global Compliance strategy. ✔ Support and co-ordinate management focus on the money laundering risk in individual business areas. ✔ Establish and maintain appropriate risk-based monitoring processes that are proportionate to the scale, nature and complexity of the firm’s operations. ✔ Ensure all internal suspicious activity reports received are investigated without delay. ✔ Regularly review the effectiveness of money laundering compliance policies and procedures to prevent money laundering and counter the financing of terrorism. ✔ Provide management information to the Group as necessary including an Annual Report for the Company’s Board and senior management on the firm’s compliance with its obligations. ✔ Represent the firm to all external agencies e.g. regulators or law enforcement agencies. ✔ Manage any other third-party enquiries in relation to money laundering prevention, investigation or compliance. ✔ Promptly respond to any reasonable request for information from the regulator and/or law enforcement agencies.

Skills ✔ Proven experience as senior-level compliance or financial crime compliance professional, preferably having operated as an MLRO. ✔ Experience in building working relationships with the GFSC and law enforcement agencies. ✔ Ability to advise the CEO and wider Group colleagues on complex regulatory issues. ✔ Proven track record of working in FinTech, preferably with crypto. ✔ Experienced in filing regulatory reports. ✔ Ability to successfully manage multiple projects concurrently. ✔ An analytical mind able to “see” the complexities of procedures and regulations but then simplify issues for others. ✔ A track record in the development of dynamic regulated products and services. ✔ Able to work to short timelines in a fast-paced environment. ✔ Excellent communication and presentation skills. ✔ Able to operate as a key member of an international team. ✔ Be willing to travel (including overseas if required)

Senior Executive | Crypto | Relocation to Gibraltar

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