Manage and maintain all aspects of the sanctions program in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, regulatory guidance and expectations, as well as the Kraken policies and procedures.
Oversee a team of compliance personnel dedicated to Kraken’s sanctions program
Assist with the company’s annual sanctions risk assessment
Continued assessment and maintenance of the watchlist screening tools
Identify areas of risk and work with various departments to identify control gaps, provide remediation and work on implementation.
Prepare periodic MIS reports for Senior Management.
Prepare regulatory reporting such as OFAC Annual Blocked Property Report, OFAC Block Reports, OFAC Reject Reports and Voluntary Self Disclosures.
Coordinate and provide materials for internal and external audits and examinations.
Participate in special projects in support of global sanctions compliance.
Development and implement action plans for remediation items.
Participate in risk assessments to identify sanctions risks related to new products and services.
10 years experience in a sanctions role
2 years experience in a supervisory/managerial role
Bachelor’s degree - Advanced degree a plus
CGSS Certification or equivalent
Deep experience with OFAC, international sanction regimes, sanctions reporting requirements, watchlist screening requirements, and technologies and systems utilized
Executive level communication and organizational skills
Experience managing regulatory exams and audits
Proven track record and experience working with, and technical implementations of, watchlist screening vendors
Deep familiarity with sanctions regulatory requirements in Europe and US, and other jurisdictions
Demonstrated ability to author detailed business requirements and effectively communicate with engineering/technology teams
Prior success in project management and driving cross functional teams to execute and deliver on strategically important initiatives
Quantitative analysis and decision making
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