Senior Compliance Officer

SwissBorg

SwissBorg

Software Engineering, Legal
Paris, France
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024
At SwissBorg, our mission is to build a spectrum of investment experiences that help people redefine wealth. Our app has over 790,000+ verified users, offering the best price and liquidity across 16 fiat currencies to buy 90+ cryptocurrencies. Users can earn yield, diversify their portfolios with our themed crypto bundles, and gain access to exclusive alpha investment opportunities. Our community is rapidly expanding, with more than $1.4 billion in assets held in the app and over 51,000 premium users.
Join us in shaping the future of finance, pushing the boundaries of what's possible, and transforming the way people manage their wealth. Whether you’re in Austria or Taiwan, and whether your portfolio is worth one dollar or a million, SwissBorg provides the best tools to learn about digital currencies and manage your wealth effectively.
Join the team to help revolutionise the world together!
The Senior Compliance Officer (France) will work closely in cooperation with our group Director of Risk and Compliance in managing the ongoing organisational and operational compliance with the applicable laws, guidelines and best practices with the main focus on the French and EU regulations and supervisory practices. Some of the key areas you would be heavily involved in are MiCA, the AML/CFT, sanctions and fraud framework, licence proceedings, and French national supervision. The position will be one of the senior executives for SwissBorg’s French entity, and as part of the group-wide compliance and risk management team.

What you will be doing:

  • Monitor the compliance with the French legal acts and supervisory guidelines. You will be our eyes on the ground in France and responsible for ensuring compliance on the national level.
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive group-wide compliance framework aligned with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Draft and monitor the implementation of the internal policies in all areas relevant to crypto and financial service providers, including laws related to PSAN licence, as well as MiCA, DORA, the AML/CTF/sanctions and fraud area, the general risk management area, and relevant French national laws.
  • Manage the compliance-related communications with the French authorities, and support the communication and cooperation with the public authorities on group level.
  • Fulfil the obligations of the executive manager of SwissBorg’s French regulated entity with the responsibility areas of compliance and general risk management, as well as the role of the TRACFIN correspondent and backup TRACFIN declarant.
  • Monitor and help to adjust for changes in the legal environment with main focus on the French and the EU regulations and supervisory practices.
  • Monitor, assess and propose improvements as needed to the internal control and customer monitoring frameworks to remain effective and compliant.
  • Conduct internal investigations and reviews regarding compliance with the applicable laws and internal policies, including with MiCA, AMLD, and with relevant national laws.
  • Manage and support in different administrative proceedings throughout the group.
  • Support the internal and external audits on group level, and organise and manage the audits on French national level as needed.
  • Support the internal and external reporting on group level, and organise the reporting on French national level as needed.
  • Support the internal training and organise training if required.
  • Stay abreast of the evolving regulatory environment, industry standards and best practices.

What you might look like:

  • Fulfil MiCA and French national fit and proper requirements for the executive manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a reputable university in the EEA, UK or Switzerland. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the compliance or regulatory areas in EEA, UK or Swiss financial institutions, crypto service providers or FinTech companies. At least some of the experience must be managerial or executive level. Experience in a company under regulatory supervision of the French authorities is a strong plus.
  • Strong knowledge of the EU and French financial and crypto regulatory frameworks, industry standards and supervisory practices. Knowledge of the UK, Swiss or Liechtenstein’s regulatory framework, MiFID II, or good understanding of payment processes are all a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of the EU and French AML, CTF, sanctions and fraud regulations, as well as basic knowledge of the general risk management area.
  • Awareness and knowledge of the upcoming MiCA, relevant French legislation, and accompanying guidelines.
  • Proven experience with development and application of internal policies and procedures in a financial service provider supervised by the authorities.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Team player with the ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • A methodical and diligent approach, to deliver accurate and timely results. Logical and systematic thinking. The ability to convey complex concepts to non-lawyers.
  • Excellent communication and fluent professional skills in both French and English are a must.
  • Residency in France is a must.
Freedom to build the company of your dreams
- Learn with (super cool) experts in finance, engineering, AI, psychology and business
- Semestral bonus based on our meritocratic system
- Flexible working hours
- 25 working days of vacation + local holidays
- We'll provide you with a MacBook and a cutting edge tech stack to help you do your best work
- Annual company and team retreats - We'd love to see you at the next one!
- Continuous learning and development opportunities
If our job description speaks to you, but you don’t feel like you meet 100% of the requirements, apply anyway! You may have skills we didn’t even know we needed.
At SwissBorg, we embrace diversity. We strongly believe that getting the best outcome requires different perspectives and backgrounds. We’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture because we know that diverse teams build better products and generate better ideas. We strongly encourage applications from everyone!
Familiarising yourself with our product is crucial for anyone looking to join our team. Please make sure to test the app, explore our blog for the latest developments, and follow our Careers Page, LinkedIn, and X for regular company updates!