Position title
Compliance Officer (Anti-Money Laundering Specialist)
  • Do you have Compliance experience in the Swiss financial service industry?
  • Do you have a curiosity about technology/ cryptocurrencies/ blockchain/ ICOs and related legal solutions?
  • Are you keen to work in a dynamic, fast-moving and interdisciplinary start-up?
  • Are you looking to have an impact and effectively build an innovative financial institution?
  • Are you a team player and able to work under pressure and independently?

If this holds true,  join the Sygnum team. At Sygnum, the team seeks to set the standard for regulated and fully licensed Digital Asset Banks and welcome the brightest minds to join the team.

  • Assess and approve client documentation in the client onboarding process and ongoing monitoring, consistent with applicable KYC and AML regulations.
  • Advising on Swiss CDB20, AML and Sanctions requirements both within the team as well to the client facing staff.
  • Execution of the Client Lifecycle Management and Transaction Monitoring efforts of the bank, with an eye for detail and exploring opportunities for improvements.
  • Supporting the entire AML team and Sygnum family in compliance & regulatory matters regarding daily business and strategic initiatives.
  • Improve the risk framework of the bank by the enhancement and implementation of controls within corresponding policy, directive and guidance frameworks.
  • Hit the ground running by identifying opportunities for efficiencies and effectiveness of AML associated processes within the bank.
  • Streamline reporting efforts within the compliance team, for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Educate and train employees on laws and regulations as well as industry practices and ensure corresponding know-how transfer.
  • Champion and ownership of AML solutions adopted within the firm and become a subject matter expert for associated initiatives.
  • Degree in law, finance/economics, business management, or a related field.
  • Experience (2+ years) in Banking as an in-house Compliance Officer or an Audit/Consulting firm providing services to Swiss-based regulated financial intermediaries.
  • Familiarity with AMLA, AMLO, AMLO-FINMA and functional knowledge in relevant areas of law and regulations, i.e. Client onboarding, KYC, CDB standards, AML/CFT, ABC, FinSA, sanctions and regulatory matters.
  • Problem-solving ability, critical thinking and mental flexibility to find pragmatic solutions supporting the Business with innovative products and business concepts.
  • Team-player quality and ability to create a positive team atmosphere and fit in a collaborative culture.
  • Goal and result-oriented, able to work with minimal direction and provide hands-on and practicable solutions.
  • Knowledge of the latest trends in compliance, the FinTech and RegTech industry as well as cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
  • Understanding of FATCA, AEI and CRS requirements is a plus, as well as an understanding of crypto compliance standards, FINMA guidance and FATF Recommendations relevant for digital assets is a plus.
  • Previous experience with blockchain forensic analysis tool is a plus.

Sygnum Bank is the world’s first regulated Digital Asset Bank and a digital asset specialist with global reach. With Sygnum Bank AG’s Swiss banking licence, as well as Sygnum Pte Ltd’s capital markets services (CMS) licence in Singapore, Sygnum empowers institutional and private qualified investors, corporates, banks and other financial institutions to invest in the digital asset economy with complete trust.

Sygnum Bank's clients can use their deposited CHF, USD, EUR and SGD to invest in leading digital assets, including protocol tokens such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Tezos, a Digital CHF for instant settlement, and asset tokens. They have the peace of mind that these investments are held with bank-grade security, convenience, and trust.

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Job Location
Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Date posted
January 5, 2023
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