Join our small, fiery team on our mission to usher in the Bitcoin golden age.
Shakepay is one of the fastest growing startups in Canada. We've grown 10x in the last year. 2% of Canadians use Shakepay. We're building something really special. We need true believers to join our team. We're looking for ambitious professionals with a thirst for knowledge that are interested in working with the most exciting financial innovation ever created: Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is important because it enables wealth to be stored with a person without need for a third party. Its fundamental use-case as a store of value with a predictable monetary policy is having profound implications on freeing people into financial sovereignty.
Head of Compliance
Do you wake up and all you think about is compliance? Do you live and breathe it? If so, Shakepay is looking for someone to head its compliance function as the Head of Compliance. Why? Because we got compliance for days! The Head of Compliance is the operating officer who is responsible for the development and oversight of Shakepay’s compliance system especially as it relates to anti-money laundering and securities requirements. You’ll have the unique opportunity to establish a compliance framework in a novel regulatory environment or be like Homer Simpson, just keep pressing any key and cause a nuclear meltdown. Just kidding!!
Shakepay is currently registered as a Money Services Business and soon-to-be a Restricted Dealer across Canada. So come with us and make magic happen!
Oh yeah, we’re a bitcoin platform. In fact, Shakepay is the easiest way for Canadians to buy and earn bitcoin. We’ve got a one of a kind community of shakers (aka “customers”) that keeps on growing, regardless of how the crypto market is doing. They love Shakepay almost as much as they love bitcoin, which is really saying something. To the Bitcoin Golden Age!
Maintain policies and procedures for both Shakepay’s AML and securities compliance programs
Manage Shakepay’s compliance monitoring and reporting controls related to both AML and securities (especially NI 31-103) requirements and produce metrics on relevant regulatory risks
Manage Shakepay’s compliance with respect to operating a Money Services Business (including anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism finance regulations and other rules and procedures adopted by FINTRAC)
Take supervisory or other actions, in concert with the other officers of Shakepay, to resolve compliance issues
Use your wishbone to wish for more compliance rules
Manage regulatory relationships and examinations/assessments with external stakeholders including FINTRAC, AMF, OSC, Bank of Canada and others
Work on compliance initiatives as well as research, recommend and participate in the implementation of technology solutions to help enhance Shakepay’s compliance programs and processes
Train and supervise other employees on compliance
Cheer for the referees at sporting events
5+ years of compliance experience, ideally in a registered firm (IIROC dealer, exempt market dealer, portfolio manager, investment fund manager) or Crypto asset Trading Platform
Knowledge of the regulatory requirements applicable to an IIROC dealer or Crypto asset Trading Platform (CTP) based on current exemptive relief standards
Deep understanding of FINTRAC reporting requirements related to STRs and LVCTRs, AML investigation standards and process including those related to blockchain transactions preferably using Chainalysis KYT and Reactor
Experience with drafting, implementing, monitoring and training on compliance policies and procedures
The ring of power to make one comply
People management experience with the ability to oversee and lead a group of compliance professionals
Nice to have:
Having previously passed the Officers’, Partners’ and Directors’ Exam, the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course Exam, or the Compliance Officers Qualifying Exam
CAMS or CFCS certification
Certificate in Investment Dealer Compliance (CIDC)
Knowledge of the basic characteristics or operations of crypto currency trading
Fluency in both French and English
Do you know how many compliance leads it takes to change a lightbulb?
You will get:
Potentially life-changing stock options. We believe everyone at Shakepay should have the financial upside for building a generational company
Remote-friendly work environment: work from anywhere in Canada. If you're in Montreal, you can work from the office
Generous vacation time: we think time off is essential, and highly encourage it
Personal development: we're here to help you define and hit your personal career goals so that you can get where you want to be
Continued learning: every Shaker gets a yearly budget to spend on learning
Employer-covered group insurance: health, dental, paramedical, disability and travel coverage to ensure you're at your best
Get paid in Bitcoin: choose to take a percentage of your salary in the hardest, soundest money the world has ever known
A collaborative and friendly team: we succeed together and we have fun doing it
MacBook: company-issued laptop to make sure you're doing your best work
Equipment stipend: every Shaker receives a stipend to use toward setting up their home office
Shakepay helps Canadians buy and sell bitcoin and pay their friends. We offer web and mobile apps that make it easy for Canadians to buy bitcoin in minutes with Interac e-Transfer. Shakepay is the fastest-growing bitcoin platform in Canada.
At Shakepay we're committed to promoting and celebrating diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from everyone, regardless of background and life experience. If you want to be a part of something momentous then we're excited to hear from you.
Please note that while all of our roles are remote, we are a Canadian company and will not be sponsoring visas for this position. You must be eligible to work in Canada to be selected.
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