Compliance Officer

Our Mission at Golix is to give every person in Sub-Suharan Africa Financial Autonomy and it's important to us that we achieve this Mission ethically and responsibly. For this role, we need a lawyer  who will help our staff members & customers comply with our internal terms and policies as well as assist regulators all over Africa build policies for this cryptocurrency age we now live in.

Responsibilities:
 
  • You will make sure that the organisation complies with any internal policies that have been signed off by the board (KYC, AML, Privacy, cookies, etc).
  • You will continually review and make suggestions on how internal policies can be improved
  • You will make sure the organisation complies with regulations in any markets we operate in. (Registration, taxes, banking relationships, etc…)
  • You must be able to come up with a ‘self regulation’ framework that includes best practices for regulatory compliance matters.
  • You will make recommendations on what we should expect from our lawyers, accountants, investors.
  • You will track what different startups in the space are working on and recommending which we can outsource to the things we cannot do internally. 
  • You will represent BitFinance on a wide range of topics before regulators, banking partners, policy makers and others.
  • You will counsel the business, product and risk teams on a wide range of financial services, consumer protection and data privacy regulations that may impact our business and planned future products.
  • You will advise on new rules and enforcement trends 

Requirements:
 
  • You have a Law Degree
  • You have substantial experience providing timely, concise, and pragmatic legal advice to financials services organisations on regulatory matters, especially as applied to money transmitters.
  • You have experience working with a financial institution, financial services regulatory agency or a sophisticated regulatory practice with a major law firm.
  • You have a passion for bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies
  • You have experience in engaging directly with regulators such as, Central Banks, as well as international regulators on behalf of financial institution clients

Nice to have's

  • Strong technical understanding of how bitcoin works
  • You have a Degree in Risk Management
  • You have a CAML expert qualification
  • You have knowledge of major payment network rules and processes, including the SWIFT system and card networks 



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