AML Manager (Remote)

San Francisco United States

24 Apr 2022

San Francisco

United States


Full Time


7 years

18 May 2022

AML Compliance Manager

Role Description:

bitFlyer is looking for an AML Compliance Manager to join its Compliance department. Reporting to bitFlyer Chief Compliance Officer/AML Officer, this candidate will help design and expand AML operations so that it scales to support bitFlyer’s growth plans.  This candidate will work closely with CCO to oversee the AML program and team, including transaction monitoring, investigations, and customer identity verification and due diligence. The role will work with our Japanese and European affiliates as required to execute strategic deliverables, and effectively manage risk and monitor for customer behavior to ensure we meet our requirements under Firm policy, the BSA, FinCEN guidance, and relevant state regulations such New York Department of Financial Services Part 504.

This is a unique opportunity to work for a leading player of a fast-growth and revolutionary industry. You will be an instrumental part of our growth story and be a core member of our compliance management team. A familiarity and/or genuine interest in Bitcoin and blockchain technology is necessary as well as working knowledge of NY DFS 504 requirements.


●   Oversee AML investigations including daily workflow, operational queues, suspicious activity reporting, and metrics·       

●    Review escalations from AML investigators, and assist with filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) when necessary

●    Assist in developing and enhancing AML related policies, procedures, and desktop aids

●    Conduct quality assurance on 1LoD and 2loD AML/OFAC functions.

●    Design and test AML controls. Oversee periodic rule tuning and testing for Transaction Monitoring and Transaction Filtering detection scenarios and execute testing plan.

●    Manage and conduct bitFlyer’s BSA/AML Risk Assessment and assist with gathering required evidence for audit and exam requests.

●    Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in AML; provide direction and assistance on AML alert dispositions and support for US/Japan and EU operations.

●    Strategically improve current workflow and system inefficiencies, automate manual processes, and collect and improve operating metrics.

●    Assist with compliance related projects as required.

You Are:

●      Great at both written and verbal communication

●      Great at project management

●      A relationship builder across broad culture and geographic areas

●      Extremely driven and hardworking

●      A natural problem solver

●      Adaptable to a changing environment and can manage multiple priorities

●      Metrics/systems driven

Required Skills and Experience:

●     5+ years working in AML investigations

●     Knowledge of anti-money laundering regulations and applicable rules (i.e. BSA, FinCEN, OFAC/Sanctions  Requirements, NYDFS 504)

●     Strong operations background and experience conducting AML investigations

●     Experience developing AML policies, procedures, and training

●     Experience working with NYDFS and other relevant regulators

●    B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent

●    Some data analysis experience and experience with data visualization solutions like Tableau or PowerBI

Bonus points:

●    Advanced degree: Masters, JD, etc.

●    Experience with AML Compliance software (e.g., Actimize, Unit 21, etc)

●    Experience with blockchain analytics software (Chainalysis, Elliptic, etc.)

●    ACAMs Certified

●    Passion for working and learning in a fast-growing company