Risk & Compliance

Compliance Manager

Sydney
Work Type: Full Time

Apply your experience while expanding your skill set in an innovative and growing business. Help develop the Risk and Compliance function and collaborate with all areas of the business.



About Independent Reserve: 


Founded in 2013, Independent Reserve’s vision is to build Australia’s most secure and trusted way to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Our aim is to transform cryptocurrency technology int o secure, robust and regulated financial services, and to do things the right way.


We have now grown to serve over 200,000 customers from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, who trust Independent Reserve to easily buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and other major cryptocurrencies. Independent Reserve offers a range of innovative features, including the KPMG tax reports, AutoTrader, API integration and world-class security.


Recently we were the first cryptocurrency exchange in Singapore to receive a licence from the MAS (the local regulator), ahead of 170 global competitors. We have an exciting product pipeline and marketing campaigns planned over the next 12 months.



About The Role:


This varied role will report to the Chief Risk Officer and is a great opportunity to apply previous experience while expanding your skillset in an innovative and growing business and sector. You will have the opportunity to develop the Risk and Compliance function and collaborate with all areas of the business.


A broad role with growth opportunity in a rapidly expanding industry. Some of your key responsibilities will include:


  • Working with various stakeholders to implement all aspects of the compliance framework including regulatory change, compliance policies, compliance plans, compliance training, and compliance monitoring
  • Carrying out internal control assurance testing; preparing test plans for controls, covering the design and operating effectiveness of each control and the overall effectiveness of the control environment
  • Drafting the control testing report outcomes and providing recommendations on remediation steps
  • Conducting compliance assessments, control testing of compliance and risk obligations
  • Conducting risk assessments where new risks arise or where new processes are introduced across the organisation
  • Carrying out periodic reviews of existing risk assessments
  • Providing ongoing assistance in the delivery of the compliance and risk frameworks
  • Initiating and investigating risk incidents and breaches
  • Working with senior leaders and business units to understand business drivers, concerns, future expansion plans and offering support to manage risk
  • Maintaining multiple policies and registers
  • Drafting and reviewing policies and procedures where required/supporting staff members drafting policies and procedures
  • Reporting to Risk Committee monthly
  • Preparing the Quarterly Risk Report for submission to the Board
  • Preparing and lodging regulatory filings
  • Working with internal/external stakeholders and participating in business meetings as required
  • Supporting team members with complex issues and sharing best practices
  • Responding to ad-hoc queries and assisting in project work as required
  • Working with the Singapore Risk and Compliance team to support their regulatory obligations
  • Acting as back-up AML Officer when required


About You:


Experience and skills we are looking for:


  • At least 3 years’ experience in financial services/funds/wealth management compliance, regulatory or another control function
  • Experience interacting directly with regulators highly regarded
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, such as Law, Commerce or Accounting
  • Understanding of the financial services industry in Australia, knowledge of the relevant regulators (e.g., ASIC, AUSTRAC, OAIC), and current and proposed financial services regulatory and legislative requirements
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with other business areas
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise


What We Can Offer:


  • A challenging and rewarding role in a fast-paced and dynamic industry
  • An international work environment and flat organisation
  • Great career development opportunities in a growing company
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours, casual work attire


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