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Cryptocurrency Director

Forensic Risk Alliance

Estimated Salary: $105K-$175K
Location: DC Washington US

We are looking for a Subject Matter Expert in cryptocurrency and financial crime and compliance (FCC) who seeks an exciting, long-term career opportunity at one of the most highly-respected forensic accounting, investigations and compliance consultancies in the world. This individual has a genuine interest in all things cryptocurrency, to include; blockchain forensic analysis, investigations, Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions compliance. Success in this role requires a comprehensive understanding of cryptocurrency, fraud and money laundering typologies, and experience conducting forensic investigations. Experience with blockchain technology, transaction monitoring, and asset tracing techniques is preferred. This is an advanced-level position that requires an expanded skillset in the identification of crypto asset and relevant fraud risks and threats, and the proven ability to develop and lead teams and execute responsibilities with minimal supervision. This is a leadership position that will help direct the path of FRA’s cryptocurrency offerings as we continue our explosive growth. FRA has a collaborative working environment and outstanding culture. As part of that environment, FRA embraces hybrid working models.Day To Day Responsibilities This role will help drive our Cryptocurrency Investigations and Compliance group. The wide range of responsibilities include: Collaborate in teams on cryptocurrency matters for client engagements as well as communicate with clients and colleagues in written and oral form including drafting reports and presentations to clients Provide expertise in assessing AML, sanctions and fraud risks associated with crypto/Web3 business models, to align with best practice and regulatory requirements Understand the predominant US and cross-border risks involving crypto/DeFi business models Understand the global footprint of cryptocurrency in the key financial sectors around the world (US, UK, EU, Dubai, South Korea, etc.) Be deeply familiar with emerging crypto/DeFi trends, particularly those of non-banks and fintechs Proficient understanding of BSA/AML related regulations including the ability to independently research using sources such as FinCEN/Federal Reserve Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and FFIEC BSA/AML Exam Manual Advise various businesses with exposure to cryptocurrencies regarding AML Customer Identification Program (CIP), Know Your Customer (KYC), Customer Due Diligence (CDD)/Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), Sanctions, and anti-bribery and corruption program requirements. Advise on Transaction Monitoring and Screening for AML/CFT and Sanctions compliance. Conduct financial investigations related to cryptocurrency fraud schemes, asset misappropriation, sanctions violations, tax evasion, and general financial crime and compliance matters. Leverage blockchain analytics to perform asset tracing and transaction monitoring to determine the source and use of funds. Direct engagement teams to ensure that a data driven approach to the evaluation and review of transactional datasets is consistently applied and that investigative steps and supporting work papers are properly documented and organized Work with FRA team on business development opportunities Develop and maintain relationships with industry, service provider, and client contacts Stay up to date with the latest technology and industry trends Assist with building out the Crypto Investigations and Compliance team by supporting HR in recruiting and hiring highly skilled candidates Assist in regular upskilling training for FRA team Required Skills & Experience A minimum of 10 years’ experience in financial crime compliance and/or money laundering or fraud investigations for financial institutions, non-bank financial institutions, law enforcement, consulting firms, or cryptocurrency/blockchain related companies A minimum of three years relevant cryptocurrency FCC industry experience Experience conducting cryptocurrency and traditional money laundering investigations, to include flow of funds analysis Bachelor’s degree in accounting, cyber forensics, finance, economics, mathematics, engineering, or related field required Demonstrate experience in business and strategic planning, managing client relationships Experience in business development is desirable Experience in blockchain analytics and transaction tracing using tools such as Chainalysis, TRM Labs, Elliptic or others Chainalysis Reactor, TRM Labs or equivalent Certification preferred Comprehensive understating of blockchain and DeFi technologies, the underlying blockchain architecture, and uses to include cryptocurrency, DeFi, and NFTs. Is an expert in identifying risks, developing regulatory strategies and executing those investigative strategies to completion Strong understanding of the compliance and regulatory frameworks applicable to financial institutions with an emphasis on FinCEN regulations and FFIEC guidelines Strong desire and effort to keep abreast of the latest global regulatory enhancements facing the cryptocurrency industry Highly advanced ability to initiate and complete high quality reviews and investigations independently Highly advanced organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail Expert proficiency using computer programs with the full suite of Office software applications Experience working with large data sets required, particularly in Excel, and experience analyzing large quantities of blockchain data in investigative and compliance settings. Proven track record of establishing credibility with clients and senior stakeholders quickly and successfully managing ongoing client relationships Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, strong work ethic, attention to detail and an enquiring mind Involvement in innovation and thought leadership in Cryptocurrency Investigations and Compliance practice Highly effective at building and managing relationships Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in English About UsFRA is a market leader in regulatory compliance, financial investigations, and data analytics. At FRA, we are regularly hired to provide expertise on some of the world’s largest multi-jurisdictional investigations and compliance matters and are consistently recognized as a global market leader.FRA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disabilityPowered by JazzHR5acjzzjIDl When applying, mention the word CANDYSHOP to show you read the job post completely.

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