Sanctions Director at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange (Remote)

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The Sanctions Director is a critical leadership position where you will be responsible for a global team of Sanctions Specialists, managing all aspects of the sanctions program in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, regulatory guidance and expectations.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain all aspects of the sanctions program in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, regulatory guidance and expectations, as well as the Kraken policies and procedures.
  • Oversee a team of compliance personnel dedicated to Kraken’s sanctions program
  • Assist with the company’s annual sanctions risk assessment
  • Continued assessment and maintenance of the watchlist screening tools
  • Identify areas of risk and work with various departments to identify control gaps, provide remediation and work on implementation.
  • Prepare periodic MIS reports for Senior Management.
  • Prepare regulatory reporting such as OFAC Annual Blocked Property Report, OFAC Block Reports, OFAC Reject Reports and Voluntary Self Disclosures.
  • Coordinate and provide materials for internal and external audits and examinations.
  • Participate in special projects in support of global sanctions compliance.
  • Development and implement action plans for remediation items.
  • Participate in risk assessments to identify sanctions risks related to new products and services.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience within a Sanctions role
  • 2+ years of experience in a supervisory/managerial role
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CGSS Certification or equivalent
  • Deep experience with OFAC, international sanction regimes, sanctions reporting requirements, watchlist screening requirements, and technologies and systems utilized
  • Executive level communication and organizational skills
  • Experience managing regulatory exams and audits
  • Proven track record and experience working with, and technical implementations of, watchlist screening vendors
  • Deep familiarity with sanctions regulatory requirements in Europe and US, and other jurisdictions
  • Demonstrated ability to author detailed business requirements and effectively communicate with engineering or technology teams
  • Prior success in project management and driving cross functional teams to execute and deliver on strategically important initiatives
  • Quantitative analysis and decision making

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As an equal opportunity employer we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. 

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Kraken Digital Asset Exchange operates in the Blockchain industry. The company is located in Cheyenne, WY. Kraken Digital Asset Exchange was founded in 2011. It offers perks and benefits such as Wellness programs, Mental health benefits, Company equity, Generous parental leave, Remote work program and Generous PTO. To see all 62 open jobs at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange, click here.
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