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Compliance Officer

13/12/18 10:15
Cyberjaya, Selangor
Job Type:
Full Time


Reports To: Head of Compliance

Location: Cyberjaya

Hours of Work: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Key Purpose of Role:

Responsible for supporting Head of Compliance in developing and executing a comprehensive Compliance strategy to support the business and growth of firm operating in a rapidly changing regulatory space. You need to be hardworking, smart, resourceful, have a proven track record in supporting compliance division.

You will be responsible for leading, enhancing and maintaining the Company’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance program, including Know Your Customer, Customer Due Diligence and Enhanced Due Diligence activities. You will be responsible for developing a strategic plan to enhance our existing program and successfully executing upon that plan.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and maintain risk assessment and control framework through strong compliance policies, standards and procedures related to BSA/AML risks

  • Coordinate with other group members and staffs to oversee legal compliance, legal structuring and restructuring, internal policy and legal operations of group members in response to standard legal practices in local jurisdiction and the international market

  • Coordinate with group members to provide legal consulting services to customers based on the latest regulations related to cryptocurrency, blockchain, token assets and related concepts

  • Conduct analysis into cryptocurrency, blockchain, industry related regulations, and promptly report to and update group members

  • Actively partake in networking and partner with regulatory authorities, sub-regulatory bodies, law firms, accounting firms and other professional organizations in the country where the group members locate and stay up-to-dated to the latest regulation and policies

  • Acquire business license for group members, obtain approval of regulatory sandbox to operate business, lead the dialogue with regulators where the regulations are not properly formulated

  • Conduct customer due diligence (CDD), enhanced due diligence (EDD), and third party due diligence as needed

  • ***General Legal Task

  • Provide accurate and prompt consultation about labor law, partnership, venture, company establishment, trademark, licensing application, etc

  • Draft contracts and other legal documents for the internal/external group, as well as conduct risk analysis and evaluation

  • Consult with the company and management team on legal and operational risks in management and take countermeasures in compliance with local jurisdictions, international laws and local law practices

  • Establish, monitor and maintain group governance, compliance, policies and guidelines

  • Conduct Quarterly and annual BSA/AML audits

  • Prepare the company to undergo an annual independent review

  • Provide oversight and input for AML Compliance training to employees

  • Technical competencies/experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 Years of relevant legal/regulatory experience working within relevant industry - Cryptocurrency, Financial Markets (Equities, Futures/Options, FX, etc), Fintech, banking, Payments, etc

  • Strong knowledge of financial regulations in areas relevant to cryptocurrency

  • Demonstrated expertise in financial regulatory registration/licensure process

  • Well versed in consumer protection and AML regulations and compliance

  • University degree in business administration or law from a top tertiary institution  

  • Proven track record as a legal counsel in business and professional environment

  • Proven track record in practicing international corporate laws

  • Experiences in advising and counselling international business negotiation and related legal/operational risks

  • Strong project management and analytical skills

  • Strong at report writing and documenting outcomes of investigations

  • High proficiency in English

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to regulators and other outside groups

  • Behavioural Competencies:

  • Very high level of integrity

  • Reliable, proactive and accurate. Quality oriented. Take responsibility for delivery.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills

  • Ability to manage and coordinate projects, organize and oversee execution, work independently.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks

  • Good critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Professional and mature attitude

  • Gets the job done

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