Deputy MLRO

About Zumo

Zumo is the blockchain-powered finance platform that brings the benefits of blockchain and digital currencies to people and businesses everywhere. Driven by transparency, accessibility and financial inclusion, we’re on a mission to provide a new generation of smart money solutions for a new, decentralised economy - bringing financial wellness to people everywhere, not just the most tech savvy or financially literate. We’re growing super fast and building an incredible, diverse culture; we need people who share our values to join us on the journey and help us build a better financial future.

Job Purpose

As a senior compliance & financial crime professional, you will provide an expert advisory and monitoring service to ensure compliance with relevant rules, regulations, and codes of conduct across the jurisdictions Zumo is operating within. You will also have responsibility for deterring and reporting attempted money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes.

Reporting Line

You will report directly to the Head of Compliance

Salary

Up to £65k

Key duties /responsibilities

  • Providing the business with advice and guidance on all relevant regulatory obligations and requirements.
  • Reviewing and enhancing the adequacy and effectiveness of retail consumer, HNWI and corporate due diligence policies, processes, systems and controls applicable to the lifecycle of the relationships, including:
    • Monitoring all aspects of the business to identify actual or potential weaknesses of internal controls and advising on remedial action that may be taken by line management.
    • Undertaking theme work to assess the firms’ regulatory exposure and making recommendations to the business to enable it to ensure compliance.
    • Liaising on behalf of Zumo with regulators, auditors (internal & external), other group companies and external organisations, where appropriate.
    • Providing financial crime education, awareness and training to the business as required.
    • Developing and strengthening relationships to promote best practice and ensure a good understanding of financial crime requirements.
    • Liaising with local law enforcement and regulators to resolve issues.

Key competencies/experience/attributes/motivators

  • Thorough understanding of financial crime rules and regulations, preferably with exposure to cryptoassets and European jurisdictions.
  • Experience of establishing and managing multiple compliance teams, both at 1LOD and 2LOD.
  • Project management experience.
  • Third party management oversight experience.
  • Attributes: Perceptive, enthusiastic and proactive.
  • Motivated by building positive reputation and protecting the firm.

Applicants should be degree educated and/or have relevant compliance professional qualifications.

Benefits Zumo’s internal mission is to create an environment where you can create the best work of your career. In order to do that, we offer:

  • A remote first hybrid work environment - Everyone does their best work in different environments. We operate as a remote first hybrid team, giving you the flexibility to work wherever suits you best.
  • Professional development - We focus on fostering a culture of learning, curiosity and ongoing professional development.
  • Pension - We give you flexibility to opt in to our voluntary company pension scheme.
  • Unlimited holiday - Having plentiful “off the grid” time is key to doing your best work. We offer flexible time off. Take time when you need it and receive a £500 bonus when you take five or more consecutive days off.

At Zumo, we believe in the strength that difference brings to our business, our culture, and our community. We value the opinions and experiences of all our colleagues and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Our values:

Inclusion inspires

  • Zumo is accessible to everyone, everywhere
  • We believe that the benefits of crypto and blockchain are for everyone
  • Our decision-making is founded on the balance between people, profit and planet

Transparency wins

  • The technology that we build has usability and security at its core
  • We seek to make the complex simple
  • We don’t use jargon

Unshakable commitment

  • We bring our A game to work every day
  • We believe that great productivity comes from a tranquil environment
  • We give feedback in a respectful way

Love the adventure

  • We don’t take the easy path unless it’s the right one
  • We’re constantly exploring to find the best way
  • We accept failure as part of the road to success

Towards a sustainable world

When it comes to crypto, we don’t believe progress should come at the cost of the environment. As the sector develops and matures at unparalleled pace, we have the perfect opportunity to ensure we develop products and behaviours that will help the future of the planet. And we believe we can play our part in demystifying the information surrounding digital assets and their impact on the climate, helping everyone to understand, assess and contribute to the decarbonisation of the industry. Find out more about our net zero strategy, partnerships, environmental pledge and work to decarbonise the sector on our webpage here.

 

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