Sanctions Lead (OFAC Officer/Deputy BSA Officer)

  • Anchorage Digital
  • Remote (New York City, New York, USA)
  • Jun 16, 2021
Full time Compliance Finance

Job Description

Anchorage Digital was founded in 2017 to advance institutional participation in digital assets. Anchorage Digital began as the leader in digital asset custody, solving private key security, and expanded its offerings to make every form of institutional participation as seamless as possible though Lending, Trading, Financing, Staking, and Governance, all integrated with secure, regulated custody. Today, Anchorage Digital brings the best of modern security engineering to institutional custody and banking.

Anchorage Digital Bank received the first federal banking charter for a digital bank and converted prior to converting from its South Dakota trust charter in January 2021 and has raised more than $137 million since its January 2021 Series C from leading investors including GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Blockchain Capital, Lux, and Indico. Its advisors include Stanley Druckenmiller, Kevin Warsh, Max Levchin, and Elad Gil.

As a newly approved nationally chartered digital bank, we are looking for a Sanctions Lead (OFAC Officer) who loves to build control frameworks within the Compliance team while having the attention to detail to ensure that the framework continues to be executed and remains effective.

As the Sanction Lead / OFAC Officer / Deputy BSA Officer you will:

  • Drive discussions around how to build better tools for the Sanctions Program.
  • Build trust with your internal counterparts with your strong experience in OFAC Sanctions Compliance.
  • Create new tools and controls to ensure full compliance with the Sanctions Program.
  • Lead the responsibilities in the Sanctions Program.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as Operations, Finance, Legal, and so on.

You may be a fit for this role if:

  • You have enthusiasm for joining the first nationally chartered digital bank which means you are ready to apply your banking experience and help to grow Anchorage Digital Bank.
  • You have an active ACAMS certification.
  • You have deep experience working within the banking industry, specifically in OFAC Sanctions and BSA/AML Compliance roles.
  • You have hands-on experience in reviewing and assessing OFAC sanctions-related cases.
  • You have experience in building out sanction-program controls.
  • You have a deep understanding in current sanctions-related requirements.
  • You demonstrate a great attention to detail and ability to effective communicate across teams.

Although not a requirement, bonus points if:

  • You have knowledge of other areas of the BSA/AML program.
  • You have experience working with digital assests.
  • Experience directly managing or leading a compliance team.
  • You were emotionally moved by the soundtrack to Hamilton, which chronicles the founding of a new financial system. :)

Anchorage Digital is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, and we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported and connected at work—regardless of who you are or where you come from. We value and celebrate our differences and we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives.

Anchorage Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation.