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Senior BSA Compliance Manager

River Financial

Ohio City, OH, USA
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About the job


At River, we are committed to building financial solutions that power a transparent and efficient global economic system made possible by Bitcoin. To that end, we have built leading Bitcoin brokerage and custody products to keep our clients ahead of the curve. We aim to bring premier Bitcoin banking solutions that offer a full array of financial services to our clients.

River is headquartered in Columbus, OH, and has raised more than $50 million from leading investors, including Goldcrest, Kingsway, Polychain, M13, DG, and Valor.

We are searching for an exceptional owner, builder and partner to mature our AML/BSA compliance program and help River further expand its suite of products and services. You will be a member of River’s practical and dynamic Legal department, and you will work extensively with teams in finance, product, and client operations as the expert on River’s regulatory obligations. You will be responsible for ensuring our compliance business operations and procedures comply with legal regulations and internal policies. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a good judge of risk, and an excellent communicator, with in-depth knowledge of the latest industry regulations and best practices.

What you will be doing

  • Oversee River’s AML/BSA & OFAC programs and serve as River’s BSA officer.
  • Develop and optimize policies and procedures for KYC/KYB, transaction monitoring, enhanced due diligence, sanctions screening, and suspicious activity reports (SARs).
  • Build and lead a small team to support investigations and recommend outcomes to Client Services, Relationship Management, and Financial Operations.
  • Collaborate with Product and Engineering teams to automate processes related to compliance requirements to facilitate River’s growth.
  • Establish a quality assurance and internal audit program.
  • Manage third-party audits of River’s AML/BSA and OFAC programs.
  • Report to River’s leadership and board on AML/BSA compliance program progress and developments.
  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for River’s banking and trading partners for compliance-related matters.

What we look for in you

  • 4+ years experience with AML/BSA compliance, including 2+ years managing others.
  • Proven track record of building new processes to scale compliance programs.
  • Substantial understanding of financial services industry processes and regulations.
  • Outstanding problem-solving abilities, organizational skills, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet important deadlines.
  • Nice to have: Experience working with Bitcoin or in the fintech industry.
  • Nice to have: CAMS certification or similar.

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive equity compensation
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k
  • In-office lunch benefit
Skills required
BitcoinProject managementCommunication skillsFinance
Employee location
Ohio City, OH, USA
Experience level
Not specified
Workplace type
Job type
full time
$140000 - 160000 /yr

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