Financial Crimes, Anti-Money Laundering Manager

Compliance · Atlanta, Georgia
Department Compliance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Celsius addresses the financial needs of today’s consumers worldwide through a democratized interest income and lending platform accessible via a mobile app. With a mission to put unparalleled economic freedom in the hands of the people, and a core belief that financial services should only do what is in the best interests of the community, Celsius is a modern platform where membership provides access to curated financial services that are not available through traditional financial institutions. Crypto holders can earn high-yield compounding interest by transferring coins to their Celsius Wallet and can borrow fiat currency against their crypto collateral at the lowest interest rates in the space. 


The Celsius team is committed to doing good and doing well. We believe in the power of disruption and the importance of decentralization to create a new system that acts in the best interest of everyone. Each member of our team brings something unique and innovative to the table, but the common thread that links us together is our passion for blockchain, equality, and leading the next financial revolution that changes the equation to bring power back to the people. 


What a Financial Crimes, AML Manager does:

  • Manage a team within the Financial Crimes Unit;
  • Support financial crimes compliance initiatives, managing elements of the Compliance Investigations function, and working with the broader Compliance team on key compliance initiatives;
  • Prepares statistical reporting for high-risk clients, jurisdictions, SARs, and subpoenas
  • Provide subject matter expertise and input for inquiries from internal teams 
  • Assigns escalations to Senior Analysts and takes on investigations directly where more expertise is required
  • Conducts system testing for any systems used to support customer or transaction monitoring
  • Assesses the quality of work performed by Senior Analysts
  • Review incident reports, and approves cases for suspicious activity reporting
  • Conduct quarterly risk and control self-assessments of controls for anti-money laundering
  • Participate in execution of the periodic BSA/AML risk assessment process
  • Trains or recommends training and continued professional education for Senior Analysts on an ongoing basis
  • Jump in to help with additional tasks of the overall Compliance team of a fast-growing company;


What is Needed for the Role:


  • At least 4 years of experience in AML compliance and investigations 
  • At least 2 years of experience in a supervisory role, or relevant management training;
  • Familiarity with red flags of fraud, identity theft, and other financial crime typologies;
  • A record of creative problem solving;
  • Flexibility to respond to escalations in off-hours
  • Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills;
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or CAMS certification and four years of work experience in AML, or the equivalent experience affording you the judgment to work independently on these topics.
  • To be successful in this role you will need to be quick to learn the cryptocurrency business, have a proactive, enthusiastic and positive attitude, have a strong knowledge of AML compliance and investigations best practices, and be able to work in a fast-paced and innovative environment.


What would also be good:


  • Familiarity with cryptocurrency and risks specific to the field;
  • Blockchain analysis certification such as Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC);
  • Experience with public records research and investigations tools;
  • Prior start-up experience 
  • Experience with decentralized finance (DeFi)

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  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Department
    Compliance
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level