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Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer

About Uphold Uphold is an easy-to-use investments and payments app. Specializing in digital assets, we serve more than 7 million customers in 150 countries. We open around 15,000 accounts a day and

About Uphold

Uphold is an easy-to-use investments and payments app. Specializing in digital assets, we serve more than 7 million customers in 150 countries. We open around 15,000 accounts a day and provide consumers with a more versatile and cost-effective home for their daily financial lives. For businesses, we provide regulated infrastructure to connect crypto with fiat currencies. Today, we support 51 digital assets, 28 national currencies, four precious metals and fractional U.S. equities.

Uphold’s unique trading experience – ‘Anything-to-Anything’ – allows customers to trade directly between any supported asset or currency in one step – physical gold to Bitcoin, for example – saving both time and money. Uphold supports financial inclusion by enabling customers virtually anywhere to open an account in less than 5 minutes and to invest with no minimum amounts. Customers can send money to virtually anyone with an email address free of charge.

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Uphold is looking for an experienced compliance officer to join our growing European Compliance team as the deputy MLRO. This is an exciting opportunity to help build out our regulatory compliance program, supporting our local MLRO as well as the global CCO and wider teams.

What you’ll be doing primarily:

  • Act as a deputy to the MLRO: Support the MLRO to deliver their responsibilities as regards the Money Laundering regulations. This means work on complex cases, strategic projects and coordinate cross-departmental initiatives. Support long-term strategy planning and enhance departmental governance framework.
  • Brief the executive team: Write papers for internal governance to effect change to the control framework to respond better to risks or improve the performance of the function.
  • Ensure team success: Support team managers and have an oversight role for the front line operational staff involved with onboarding new customers and ongoing account monitoring of crypto and fiat activity.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years experience working in financial crime, crypto, compliance or financial regulation.
  • Extensive management experience – preferably at least 3 years.
  • Specific experience in undertaking financial crime prevention (AML/CTF, sanctions, fraud, investigations, transaction monitoring) and law enforcement liaison
  • Project management experience, ideally in the compliance space
  • Experience writing policy papers and reports, managing committees and supporting senior leaders’ work
  • Experience conducting competency-based interviews
  • Credible stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously on tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of responsibility
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience designing/documenting policies, procedures and presentations
  • Fluent written and oral English skills

Bonus if you have:

  • Previous experience working at a Fintech company, even better if you have experience in crypto
  • Additional European languages, specifically German, Portuguese or French
  • Experience writing SQL and communicating the results
  • Professional qualifications such as ACAMS, ICA etc.
  • Fluency in cryptocurrencies or other digital assets as they are core to our business

What we have to offer you:

  • A fun and collaborative work environment in a company that continues to grow, driven by extraordinary and passionate people that keep us innovating and challenging each day
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • An international team in a cutting edge field
  • A flexible and enthusiastic environment with work from home opportunities
  • Growth and career opportunities and the chance to be proactive and creative
  • Open and transparent culture – we get together on a regular basis to share updates, strategic plans, and engage with each other informally over (virtual) drinks
  • Interesting events that keep you connected with the team and celebrate our success

If this job isn’t exactly what you are looking for, visit our careers page to check out all our exciting opportunities.

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