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AML Governance Specialist Virtual Assets


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AML Governance Specialist - Virtual Assets

Stockholm, Sweden /
Legal, Regulatory and Compliance – AML & Fraud - Europe /

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At Trustly, we’re passionate about simplifying the way people pay and get paid online. We’re a licensed payment institution and our B2B products available across Europe and North America attract global merchants in segments such as e­-commerce, telecom, travel, financial services and gaming. In June 2018, private equity firm Nordic Capital acquired a majority stake in Trustly with ambitions to support us in becoming the leading global online banking payments provider. 

Due to rapid growth and our desire to maintain a high level of internal service, we are hiring a highly skillful and responsible person to be a part of the AML Governance Team. You will be acting as an internal subject of expertise within Virtual Assets industry and  provide guidance and support to various  stakeholders towards high complexity cases as well as establish and adjust processes and guidelines to ensure that Trustly’s risks within the Virtual Assets sector  are handled correctly in regards to regulatory compliance ,Trustly’s risk appetite and changing Virtual Assets regulatory landscape. 

Furthermore, You will act as an expert to develop new CDD/EDD, ODD and transaction monitoring solutions, assure solutions’ efficiency, and carry out necessary audit controls with primary focus on the company's involvement in the Virtual Assets industry. Being on top of changing legislation, regulatory requirements and acting on implementing changes to the current way of working will be part of daily responsibilities. Finally, as a part of AML Governance team, You will take ownership in driving projects and developments that are identified by the Governance team in order to strengthen Trustly AML/CFT workand will report directly to the AML Governance Manager. 

What you'll do

    • Provide internal guidance to the AML Operations, Fraud teams and other stakeholders while acting as a subject matter expert
    • Own the establishment ofnew and improvement of existing AML/CFT controls towards handling company’s exposure towards Virtual Assets industry
    • Plan, develop and lead projects, tasks handled by AML Governance team, with main focus area being Virtual Assets related controls
    • Take ownership of higher complexity cases, attend meetings and calls with external parties/customers
    • Act as a liaison between the Team and other business Functions e.g. Commercial, Legal, Product, Banking Relations. 
    • Work closely with AML & Fraud function leads and other specialists towards joint projects and in developing and maintaining internal documentation (processes and procedures) which is in line with the company's AML/CFT Programme and Risk Assessment.
    • Keep up-to-date with regulatory changes within field of work
    • Provide training and mentorship to other stakeholders towards Virtual Assets industry’s peculiarities, regulatory requirements, business models, etc.
    • Be part of evaluating new products, markets, initiatives and assure they are in line with AML/CFT Programme, local/global regulatory requirements. 
    • Perform controls and sample checks on daily operations, regarding e.g. if documentation is correct and follow-up on previous internal checks and audits

What you'll need to succeed

    • Around five years of experience working in Virtual Assets industry, ideally within Money Service Businesses
    • Around three years of experience in working with CDD/EDD/ODD, risk management and/or transaction monitoring within financial institution(s)
    • Strong knowledge of EU/EEA/UK licensing requirements related to financial services and virtual assets related business activities
    • Deep understanding of different business models, products (ICOs, NFTs, tokens, etc), including strong understanding of blockchain technologies
    • Sound knowledge of the following regulations/legislation/codes: Virtual Asset Service Provider legislation, The fifth Anti Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5, 
    • Experience in driving & owning various AML-related projects from discovering issue to resolving it 
    • Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing, high-growth environment
    • Ability to make a rational decision considering relevant risks and take responsibility for such decisions
    • Highest ethical standards
    • Spotless reputation (background checks, police conduct record and bank reference is a must)
    • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision when necessary
    • Highly organized and cooperative skills 
    • Superb verbal and written command of English language
    • Experience in working with ML/TF/Fraud mitigation controls considered as strong advantage
    • Swedish language knowledge considered as advantage
Want to make a difference in a fast-growing business with untapped opportunities? We look forward to hearing from you!
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