Job Description


Ensure company compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and anti-terrorist regulatory requirements through the daily operational application and documentation of AML and CFT controls.

What will you be doing:

Monitoring and Analysis:

  • Conduct Sanctions Screenings and analyze PEP/DPIP alerts.
  • Verify details of clients listed as 'sanctioned and/or political.'
  • Monitor suspicious activities and conduct Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD).
  • Recommend mitigating steps or termination of clients.
  • Compile EDD reports.

Conduct EDD:

  • Periodic reviews and EDDs on existing clients.
  • Undertake due diligence and reputational risk assessment on new clients.
  • Review after risk identification and mitigation, or as necessary.

Compliance Processes and Procedures:

  • Draft and review compliance processes, identifying and mitigating AML compliance vulnerabilities and risks.

Collaboration and Reporting:

  • Collaborate with business units and risk control departments.
  • Assist in implementing new compliance projects.
  • Compile bi-weekly and monthly compliance reports.

What we look for in you:

Skills and Qualifications:

  • AML (International) Diploma/ACAMS certificate.
  • 5-7 years in anti-financial crime compliance, preferably in finance or fintech.
  • Membership in the Institute of Risk Management, CIPP, or CRISC recommended.

Technical/Core Competencies:

  • Understanding of cryptocurrency, Defi, staking, fintechs.
  • Knowledge of proposed cryptocurrency regulations, including IFWG position paper.
  • Business acumen for interpreting AML laws.

Communication and Leadership Skills:

  • Excellent writing, data analysis, and trend identification.
  • Decision-making based on data interpretation.
  • Effective stakeholder communication.
  • Time management for prioritisation and timely delivery.
  • Ability to coach and lead discussions on AML compliance matters.

What can you expect from VALR:

  • Competitive salary: Get paid well to work in an exciting industry.
  • Leave: Compliance with statutory leave required by individual countries, in addition to flexible leave.
  • Remote work: Work from wherever you like - Employees to ensure that there is secure, stable internet connectivity to effectively work remotely.
  • Home office setup: Mac laptop and a discretionary allowance to buy all the extras needed to work happily from home - all of it yours to keep after 3 years. Terms and Conditions will apply.
  • Learning fund: R16,000 per employee per year for anything that helps you upskill for work, in addition to scheduled VALR training.
  • Performance bonus: When you contribute to VALRs success, youll be rewarded with discretionary bonuses.
  • Regular get-togethers outside of work (COVID permitting)Annual company retreats (COVID permitting).

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communications Skills
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