Chief Compliance Officer at Secure Digital Markets

Chief Compliance Officer

Secure Digital Markets
Remote Toronto, Ontario
Posted 33 days ago

Established in 2017, Secure Digital Markets (SDM) has made a HUGE impact in Canadian crypto. We’ve built a system, team, and processes to optimize high value institutional trading, liquidity, alt coins, and other aspects, and we’re leveraging that going forward. Our mission is to assist institutions, entities, MSBs, and high net worth individuals access crypto buy/sell in a frictionless and fast way. Additionally, SDM interacts with our related companies, most notably Global Digital Assets, to drive value and lend our expertise to partners in a number of spheres.
We’re headquartered in Toronto with global offices and presence.
How We Work
We’re a group of experienced and talented people doing crypto right.
We value personal relationships, and face to face interaction wherever possible. Where face to face is not possible, we leverage digital methods to build and nurture relationships with our partners and our team.
We are motivated. We are passionate. We are Secure Digital Markets
Job Description
Employment Type: Full time salary or contract employee
SDM is Canada’s leading boutique provider of fiat/crypto liquidity, banking, and consulting services. After over $1 billion in successful transactions (and more in unsuccessful) we have an established network of relationships with leading banks, exchanges, and clients. Using our global infrastructure of corporate entities, bank accounts, and exchange assets we deliver quickly at a fair price for all sizes of client. Our partners include miners, alt coins, family offices, global trusts, and the list goes on.
SDM is looking for a highly motivated, versatile, and experienced Chief Compliance Officer who will help grow the global regulatory and compliance programs. SDM is headquartered in Canada so familiarity with Fintrac regulations and systems is a must, global experience is an asset. You will be responsible for all mandated aspects of compliance including:
• Being Chief Compliance Officer in all markets we operate in globally
• Overseeing internal and external compliance staff throughout the onboarding, monitoring, and reporting phases of client life cycle
• Filing reports with regulatory bodies as required
• Responding to third party requests for information such as subpoenas, production orders, MLATs, etc
• Producing internal reporting for the board
• Drafting opinion letters and attestations for internal and external audiences
• Managing any internal and external vendors supporting the SDM compliance regime
• Assisting with projects conducted by related entities as required
• Curating and managing our policy suite, regularly updating this to ensure it is in line with global regulations and internal practices
• Conducting and maintaining a comprehensive risk assessment that captures all aspects of our business
• Reviewing and optimizing our flow of funds to ensure it is compliant, regulatory efficient, and serves the needs of clients
• Facilitating independent review of the program
• Managing internal and external training of employees to ensure we are all razor sharp and on point
This role reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and requires the ability to manage and execute in a strategic direction.
Responsibilities:
• Lead and grow the Global Compliance Team
• Implement compliance program regarding FINTRAC, FATF, FinCEN and other FIUs requirements
• Serve as the primary point of contact and manager of all external requests for information from law enforcement, regulators, and other third parties
• Understand and broadcast information about the evolving regulatory landscape and requirements for FINTRAC and other relevant bodies
• Become a dedicated resource to our business and product, with a focus on driving regulatory strategy and engagement
• Oversee the management of all compliance issues, including regulatory compliance, consumer compliance, transaction monitoring, quality control, continuing education/tracking and data privacy
• Conduct risk assessments and implement compliance monitoring and testing programs.
• Regularly report to executives regarding compliance activities and initiatives
• Develop and lead employee training sessions on internal compliance policies and regulatory compliance issues
What we’re looking for:
• 2+ years of comprehensive regulatory compliance experience
• Relevant certification such as ACAMS, CFE, or similar
• Proven ability to lead, prioritize commitments, independently problem-solve, and manage with a team
• Strong understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation on a global scale
• Bachelor’s degree
• Payments and financial services experience
• Background in implementing and developing global AML/KYC/KYB/CIP, fraud, payments, and banking operations compliance programs
• Experience and working knowledge of MSB licensing regulations and requirements
• Effective verbal and written communications skills with the ability to communicate with staff at all levels of the organization as well as with external partners and regulators

Perks & Benefits
• Work From Home
• Computer setup of your choice
• Paid time off
• Flexible work hours
• Opportunity to work in a growing startup


Skills

ACAMS,CFE,KYC,KYB,CIP,AML

Compensation

$80,000-$120,000 CDN


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