Chief Compliance Officer (COO)​

Athena Bitcoin Global (OTC Markets ticker symbol $ABIT) is a multi-national Money Services Business formed in 2015 that owns and operates Bitcoin and other crypto ATMs throughout North and South America. Athena Bitcoin is the gateway for thousands of individuals to the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. 

Athena is looking for an experienced Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) to join our leadership team. This is a Global CCO position that is responsible for compliance and oversight within the US operation as well as within our current and future global markets.  

Responsibilities

  • Build out and oversee the Compliance department and coordinate with Athena’s foreign affiliates to maintain and enhance the company’s BSA policy, ensure compliance of the BSA policy, and report to the Board of Directors any enhancements and deficiencies.
  • Assemble, create, track, and maintain accurate and timely reporting of both SAR’s and CTR’s to FINCEN.
  • Field and respond to all Law Enforcement inbounds that include subpoenas and record requests.
  • Maintain communication to the Board of Directors regarding SAR’s, CTR’s, subpoenas, and Law Enforcement contact.
  • Maintain a “culture of Compliance” within Athena that includes leading annual compliance training for all employees (with assistance from a 3rd party).
  • Assemble and lead the annual 3rd party Compliance review.
  • Monitor legal developments on both Federal and State levels as pertains to Digital Currency.
  • Assemble necessary documentation, submit for approval, and maintain Money Transmitter Licenses in the states that MTL’s are required.
  • Lead the build out of automation of the Compliance department by interfacing with the technology department, FINCEN and any outside vendors.
  • Maintain the communication and craft responses with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and their website.
  • Interface with the Customer Service team (US based) to monitor any suspicious activity.
  • Attend conferences and or seminars to enhance skills relating to Compliance both domestically and Globally.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5-10 years of experience within Compliance ideally within a Bank, Exchange or Brokerage Firm. 
  • Experience in Financial Fraud Investigations and/or working with or for FINCEN is optimal.
  • Experience in Digital Currency Compliance within established Digital Currency Companies is a plus.
  • Familiarity and experience with KYC/AML rules and regulations and OFAC compliance.
  • CFCS or ACAMS accreditation is a plus (if not accredited, Athena would seek to have the CCO accredited with both in <18months).
  • Remote work is available, but Chicago based is preferred. Travel to Chicago once a quarter if remote.
 

Athena Bitcoin offers a fast-paced, innovative environment with the ability to make your mark as a leader in the Crypto space. Learn more at www.athenabitcoin.com