Compliance Officer (South Africa)

  • Luno
  • Multiple
  • Jun 15, 2022
Full time Compliance AML

Job Description

About the team 

Luno is a market leading crypto exchange on a mission to put the power of crypto into everyone’s hands, and we are building a market leading Compliance function to support these goals. South Africa is a critical market for our growth aspirations, and we are therefore seeking a first-class individual who can provide the appropriate country-specific Compliance expertise to enable us to fulfil our ambitions.

The role in a nutshell

We are looking for an energetic, ambitious and talented Compliance Officer who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is capable of supporting the increasing needs of our South Africa business. Reporting to the Regional Head of Compliance - Africa, you will be an integral member of the team in South Africa and work with all areas of the global business to help ensure that Luno maintains a robust and responsible compliance program. The successful candidate will be passionate about compliance, with a drive to contribute to and enhance the strong compliance culture across the organisation.

Your mission will be

  • You will provide on-the-ground support on all compliance related matters in South Africa, including adherence to our regulatory obligations as applicable.
  • You will provide your subject matter expertise to all areas of the business, including Customer Success and Product Development.
  • You will report directly to the Regional Head of Compliance - Africa  and be part of the regional team to contribute, achieve and maintain excellent and robust Compliance standards throughout the company.
  • You will work closely with the Global Compliance Operations team, providing on-the-ground support in areas such as Risk Assessment, Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), Transaction Monitoring, investigation of suspicious transactions and activities, filing of SAR/STRs to the local Financial Intelligence Unit (FIC), as well as ad-hoc and periodic regulatory reporting to the relevant authorities.

In your first six months, you will

  • Immerse yourself in Luno, gaining a deep understanding of our business and our customers.
  • Develop strong relationships across the Luno team.
  • Become a trusted expert in all aspects of Luno’s AML/CFT compliance programme, always with an eye to continuous improvement.

A little about you

  • At least 2 years of compliance experience in the financial services industry, with a particular focus on AML/CFT compliance.
  • A pragmatic and responsible approach to compliance with regulatory obligations.
  • The ability to collaborate across geographies, functional areas and competencies.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills and enjoy a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities.
  • A desire for continuous learning, with the ability to quickly adapt to an ever-changing environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a positive ‘can do’ attitude. 
  • Experience in the cryptocurrency or capital market industry (desirable, but not essential).

Life at Luno

  • Forward-thinking and ambitious team that values diversity, hard work, and the continuous quest for excellence.
  • Remote, but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance. 
  • Free training courses on Udemy and CodeAcademy.
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even paw-ternity for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day.
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events and virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts. 
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • Free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.
  • 0 fees with Luno from the day you start.*

*Offer only available on Luno Instant Buy, not Luno Exchange

About us

Luno makes it simple to buy, store and explore crypto. More than 10 million people have chosen to invest in crypto with Luno using our platform, which is available on Apple, Android and as a desktop experience. We’ve enabled over $52bn of transactions and we securely store over $1bn for our customers around the world.

Our mission is to put the power of crypto in everyone's hands because we believe that giving people access to a robust and fair financial system is a basic human right. We are with customers at every step of their investment journey with clear, jargon-free information and an easy-to-use app experience that helps people get started from as little as $10.

In order to make crypto accessible to everyone, everywhere, we’re on the ground in more than 40 markets across North America, Africa, Asia and Europe. We are registered with all local financial intelligence authorities and proud of our strong Anti Money Laundering measures and world-leading compliance teams. All the crypto we store for our customers is regularly verified by independent auditors.  Luno is the trusted guide that will bring crypto to over 1 billion people by 2030.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.