Compliance Specialist

at Ava Labs

New York, United States
297 d. ago
About the Job

We are looking for a Compliance Specialist to help develop and implement policies and procedures appropriate for our various businesses. You will also review KYC information and provide advice on compliance. To succeed in this role, you should be a reliable professional who is not afraid to speak their mind and stand by their decisions. You should be familiar with risk management and evolving standards for blockchain and crypto-asset companies. Your goal will be to ensure we operate in a legal and ethical manner while meeting our business objectives.


  • Assist in the development and implementation of an effective compliance program across applicable laws, including anti-money laundering and sanctions, data privacy and other important compliance issues for various business lines, including personal wallets, bridges, and trading venues
  • Coordinate the money transmission licensing process, including create and revise policies/procedures, interact with auditors and regulators, manage regulatory training, and other related projects
  • Create sound internal controls and monitor adherence to them
  • Draft and revise company policies
  • Proactively audit processes, practices and documents to identify weaknesses
  • Evaluate business activities (e.g. investments) to assess compliance risk
  • Collaborate with external auditors and HR when needed
  • Educate and train employees on regulations and industry practices
  • Address employee concerns or questions on compliance matters
  • Keep abreast of internal standards and business goals


  • Proven experience as a Compliance Officer or Compliance Manager (5-7 years of experience)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • AML certification required (CAMS ideal)
  • Knowledge of key U.S. State money transmitter regulations, FinCEN reporting requirements; familiarity with global regulatory issues facing blockchain and crypto-asset businesses
  • Ability to develop and maintain detailed reporting
  • Demonstrated capacity to function in a hyper-growth, blockchain startup environment
  • Ability to represent the Company in communications with external parties such as state regulators, auditors, banks, and other regulatory and business partners
  • Preference for those having experience in blockchain, crypto assets, fintech, MSBs, or other similarly regulated organizations.
  • Experience in risk management
  • Familiarity with GDPR and privacy compliance
  • Excellent communication skills

Salary Range: $104,000 to $123,500

(**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)

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