Senior Manager, International Regulatory Compliance



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

The mission of the International Compliance programme is to enable Coinbase to become the most Trusted crypto-currency services provider through the provision of industry-leading Compliance expertise and oversight.

The International Regulatory Compliance Senior Manager will collaborate with other Compliance Officers and teams and be responsible for leading and centrally coordinating the enhancement, design and implementation of core Compliance Program elements covering all non-US Coinbase entities (International Compliance Framework). This includes activities related to compliance risk assessment; policy and procedure management; compliance training; regulatory engagement; regulatory change management, and governance and oversight.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Partner with senior Compliance Officers globally to align on the execution of key Compliance program elements for non-US Coinbase entities while making sure local regulatory requirements are met.
  • Provide training on the CRA process, facilitate input to the annual CRA, and review and contribute to the annual CRA report
  • Act as the main liaison to compile and document compliance training requirements for non-US entities, support the content creation and/or deliver certain localized training all in line with standards set out in the global Compliance Program
  • Make sure non-US policies and procedures adhere to global governance standards and requirements and facilitate local approvals, as required
  • Manage the process and materials for various compliance oversight working groups, provide input to local Board presentations and make sure set standards are applied across all non-Us entities
  • Oversee governance processes for regulatory reporting and notifications of non-US entities
  • Oversee and manage processes related to Management Information metrics and reporting of compliance risks
  • Assist the Regulatory Change Management (RCM) team on development of the Legal and Regulatory Obligations (LRO) Inventory for international jurisdictions
  • Coordinate with the RCM team on regulatory change implementation efforts impacting non-US jurisdictions
  • Closely collaborate with the global regulatory engagement team to align on processes when acting in an exam capacity for non-US entities.
  • Look for opportunities to automate and/or streamline processes to enable efficient execution
  • Handle special projects and initiatives to support the Global Regulatory Compliance

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, preferably with a focus business administration, compliance, law, finance or related field
  • 10+ years of experience working in a Compliance/Legal/Audit or Risk related business function, preferably in a regulated environment/industry
  • In-depth knowledge of compliance risk management frameworks and elements of an effective compliance program
  • Experience of supporting and coordinating the design and implementation of core compliance processes
  • Knowledge of regulatory landscape, requirements and laws applicable to the crypto and financial services industries
  • Experience interacting with regulatory authorities/bodies and supporting regulatory remediation activities or other external requests
  • Clear and concise communicator both written and verbal.
  • Team player and collaborator with track record of moving projects forward efficiently and independently
  • Flexible and adaptable to the evolving needs of a growth oriented and fast paced organization
  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to manage a small team and evidence a strong work ethic as well as a high degree of integrity
  • Effective internal and external stakeholder management and engagement experience, and must be prepared to voice concerns and provide effective challenge as required
  • Possess executive presence and must be experienced creating materials and presentations for senior management and present these
  • Ability to operate quick and efficiently in remote, async environment and be flexible to work with various teams and stakeholders across different time zones
  • Risk-based mindset who can make sensible and pragmatic decisions to advance and execute projects/initiatives timely
  • Keen interest in digital currencies

Nice to haves:

  • Professional Compliance or finance qualification and membership of a recognised professional body would be advantageous, but not a prerequisite


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