Senior Transaction Monitoring Analyst, AML

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 mobile and desktop 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 earning and lending platform where membership provides access to curated financial services that are not available through traditional financial institutions. Crypto holders can earn yield on the digital assets in their account with Celsius, and can borrow fiat or stable coins 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 Senior Transaction Monitoring Analyst, AML does:

  • Conducts investigations related to suspicions of money laundering, terrorist financing, or sanctions violations;
  • Conducts blockchain analysis to determine the source or destination of cryptocurrency transactions;
  • Completes event driven reviews and enhanced due diligence on accounts based on USD value thresholds;
  • Responds to escalations from Junior Transaction Monitoring Analysts and other Business Units
  • Prepares Incident reports and drafts suspicious activity reports detailing investigative findings and conclusions
  • Works with the Financial Crimes, AML Managers to develop red flags for money laundering, terrorist financing, and sanctions violations typologies
  • Assists the Financial Crimes, SAR Manager with fulfilling law enforcement requests; and assists the broader Compliance management team with collecting AML or blockchain analysis data for audit, regulator, or partner requests
  • Provide mentorship and training to Junior Transaction Monitoring Analysts
  • Participate in continuing professional education and ongoing training to stay up to date with trends in BSA AML compliance and blockchain analysis


What is Needed for the Role:


  • 2 years of investigative experience in anti-money laundering and financial crimes
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Finance, or a relevant field
  • Proficiency with basic data analysis techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive working relationships
  • Resourceful, persistent and ability to thrive in fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Good written and verbal communication, analytical skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Holds or has the ability to obtain CAMS certification within 12 months of employment and Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC) within 6 months of employment



What is strongly preferred:

  • Blockchain analysis certification such as Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC), Blockchain Intelligence Group Cryptocurrency Investigator Certification (CCI), Elliptic FIU Connect, or CipherTrace Certified Examiner

What would also be good:


  • Experience working with a cryptocurrency exchange or cryptocurrency OTC service;
  • Experience within the payments industry;
  • Familiarity with secured lending
  • Familiarity with decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • CAMS certification

Legal or law enforcement experience

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