Who We Are:
OKX is revolutionising world systems through our cutting-edge digital asset exchange, Web3 portal and blockchain ecosystems. We are deeply committed to shaping a fairer, more transparent and accessible society through blockchain technology and to date, we have 50+ million users, 3000+ employees and 180+ countries believing in the same vision as us. We are safe and reliable, backed by our Proof of Reserves. As strong supporters of the Arts and Sports, we are proud partners of @McLarenF1 @ManCity @Tribeca.
About the Team
The Compliance function at OKX is responsible for the overall compliance culture at the company. We’re a team of risk-minded problem solvers who advise the business on the company’s regulatory obligations and enterprise risk.
What You'll be Doing:
As Head of Compliance, Malta, you’ll lead a growing team responsible for building out key aspects of our compliance program while monitoring developments locally. This requires strong leadership as well as sound technical competencies to handle complex matters and work with colleagues at all levels. The position reports directly to the Head of Compliance, EMEA with matrix reporting to local management as necessary.
What You'll be Doing:
  • Lead strategic direction, training and advisory support with regards to Compliance
  • Develop and maintain robust compliance policies, procedures, controls, and frameworks
  • Establish a compliance monitoring plan and testing schedule to be approved by the Board of Directors
  • Maintain all regulatory registers and report on a quarterly basis to the Board of Directors or as necessary
  • Engage cross-functionally (with groups such as Data, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Product, and Risk) to implement an effective compliance management program in line with the global standards and industry best practices.
  • Monitor and assess compliance with Maltese and EU laws, regulations and policies, particularly as they pertain to cryptoasset service providers, AML/CTF/CPF and sanctions and understand the corresponding regime in key global markets.
  • Oversee annual, periodic and on-demand compliance reviews and investigations, including but not limited to compliance monitoring programme reviews, annual policy updates/refreshes, and AML/CTF risk assessment updates.
  • Participate in Board of Directors meetings and sub-committee meetings, whether as a member or as observer on an as-needed basis.
  • Conduct and oversee company training schedule.
  • Liaise with other second and third line teams to ensure a sufficient control environment that exceeds base regulatory standards.
  • Act as first port of call for business team members in compliance issues and advise accordingly.
  • Oversee compliance reviews and investigations.
  • Act as Compliants Manager
  • Prepare Compliance reports, including reports to management and the Board, and other materials as required by direct and matrix stakeholders.
  • Assist with special projects as needed, with the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
What We Look For in You:
  • 8+ years of experience in compliance within financial services, FinTech or cryptocurrency industries such that you can meet the proficiency requirements for Head of Compliance in Malta.
  • Experience of overseeing an effective compliance management program in line with Maltese and EU standards and an awareness of local and international industry best practices.
  • Previous appointment as an MFSA or other European-approved Compliance Officer in a banking, payments/e-money and/or crypto firm, or otherwise able to demonstrate sufficient experience in senior compliance roles with corresponding responsibilities to those specified above.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the crypto-industry, as well as the relevant risks. This may be via previous companies/roles or via qualifications.
  • Working knowledge and experience of developing compliance policies to ensure compliance with the following laws, regulations, lists and guidance: FATF Guidance, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations, the FIAU Implementing Procedures (Part I and II) the 5th Money Laundering Directive and the EU's Markets in Crypto Asset regulations, and other corresponding AML/CFT/counter-proliferation financing and sanctions regulations. The ideal candidate would also be aware of equivalent regimes globally.
  • Experience of conducting and overseeing internal and external investigations.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Proven ability to work within and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated, critical thinker and adept at working independently and in a dispersed team environment covering multiple and varied tasks
  • Intuitive, highly ethical and comfortable to question and challenge
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
Nice to Haves:
  • Prior experience working in the crypto industry
  • CAMS, ICA, or equivalent certification
Perks & Benefits
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • L&D programs and Education subsidy for employees' growth and development
  • Various team building programs and company events
  • Wellness and meal allowances
  • Comprehensive healthcare schemes for employees and dependants
  • More that we love to tell you along the process!

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