VP, Financial Crimes Compliance

  • BlockFi
  • New York, NY
  • Mar 31, 2022
Full time Finance AML Compliance

Job Description

What is BlockFi?

BlockFi’s mission is to provide liquidity, transparency and efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers and corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance and digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

We’re a team of builders and strivers, proud to champion financial inclusivity and offer economic opportunities around the globe. We provide the same inclusivity to our team members. BlockFi is a place where diversity is celebrated, individuality is recognized, and every single team member is valued. We are changing the status quo to be the first financial company that people love, and we rely on our people to make it happen!

BlockFi is looking for a VP, Financial Crime Compliance to join our growing team!

About the Team and Role

We are seeking a Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) to join our expanding Legal & Compliance team. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of BlockFi’s AML program globally, including KYC, policies and procedures, and financial crime/investigations and associated reporting. As with all members of the Legal and Compliance team, no two days will look the same. The successful applicant will be a team player ready to help across the organization as business needs require.


  • Manage a team of over 20 (and growing) AML and KYC professionals
  • Maintain and update AML policies and procedures for each legal entity as necessary
  • Build out metrics and prepare and present periodic and ad-hoc reports and for the Chief Compliance Officer and for the Board and relevant oversight committees
  • Scale, streamline, and automate the KYC, financial crime and investigations, and QA functions
  • Interface with regulators in response to examinations and inquiries as necessary
  • Liaise with auditors and coordinate remediation projects
  • Communicate effectively cross-departmentally and externally with relevant stakeholders

Your Expertise

  • 10+ years of experience scaling and managing a global AML program at a regulated financial institution
  • Extensive AML training and licensing (CAMS or other similar credential preferred)
  • Experience working cross-departmentally with multiple stakeholders including product and engineering teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with consistently high-quality work product in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with individuals at all levels
  • High attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with both U.S. and non-U.S. regulators is a plus

Your Perks:

We benefit from the great work our employees do each day. That is why we are committed to providing a variety of awesome benefits to help them live their best lives.

  • Competitive salary because we value your experience and expertise
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days because everyone deserves time for R&R
  • Employer contribution towards health coverage (including vision & dental) because your physical health and well-being is important to us 
  • Various fringe benefits such as 401k, Parental Leave, FSA/HSA, and Employee Assistance Programs because health coverage is more than just choosing your yearly plan 
  • Flexible work environment because we are a geographically dispersed team and we believe in balance
  • Pet insurance because all of your beloved family members should have coverage too
  • Weekly lunch stipend because there is such a thing as a free lunch!

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. Our client base has grown to more than 225,000 (and counting), and the company now boasts more than $15 billion in assets on our platform. We recently completed a Series D funding round placing the company's valuation at $3 billion, and our team now has more than 500 people worldwide. We have established ourselves as a crypto market leader, and as we expand our product suite and geographic footprint, we expect our addressable market to grow exponentially.

BlockFi's leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services and banking world, and we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth and expansion.

Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto and are poised to redefine the global financial ecosystem for the better. In addition:

  • BlockFi is one of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans and the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets and regulatory landscape in the U.S.
  • $100 MM of Series A, B, and C funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Susquehanna, Winklevoss Capital, Fidelity, Galaxy Digital, Akuna Capital, and Morgan Creek
  • $350 MM of Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments and Tiger Global
  • We are moving quickly and have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute and capture customer demand

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