Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)

Job description

Bitfinex Securities Ltd (“Bitfinex Securities”) is a new investment exchange focused on admitting tokenized investments, including security tokens, to trading. Eligible issuers will be able to raise capital notably through both equity and debt tokens. Bitfinex Securities’ members will be able to participate in these capital raises on the one part, and trade such financial instruments once admitted to trading on Bitfinex Securities’ trading platform on the other part. The Bitfinex Securities’ Listing Group is responsible for liaising with eligible issuers to help Bitfinex Securities find the most valuable projects.

Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)

Bitfinex Securities is seeking a Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for our AIFC-based business. The successful candidate will be based at our AIFC office and report to the legal department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out duties as per local regulatory requirements, including conducting oversight of compliance monitoring program and preparing periodic reports

  • Design, Review & update formats of compliance reports, including Compliance KPI

  • Conduct and assist in onboarding and ongoing screening and transaction monitoring

  • Assist in the design, drafting, and implementation of AML/CFT policies and procedures

  • Assist in delivery/preparation of AML/CFT training as required

  • Monitor domestic regulatory developments and suggest implementation plans to ensure adherence to domestic laws and regulations

  • Promptly reply to queries and cooperate with other functions within the group

  • Liaise with local authorities including the AFSA and maintain a good relationship with domestic regulatory bodies

  • Assist Operations team on risk assessments, AML/CFT queries and provide guidance

  • Take on ad hoc assignments as required

  • Any other task as may be assigned by management

  • Preparation of the relevant AML reporting

Job requirements

  • Resident of Kazakhstan with >= 5 years of experience in a similar role with a focus on financial services

  • Experience working in Financial Technology is a plus

  • Experience working with the AFSA

  • Strong understanding of AML regulations and directives from the AFSA and a general understanding of global AML regulations, directives, and trends

  • Required personal characteristics include: personal accountability, self-motivated, ability to work under pressure, and strong communication skills

  • Understanding of the value proposition and history of Bitcoin and the broader digital asset industry

  • The ability to work collaboratively with team members across geographic and functional boundaries is of key importance

  • Fluency in English