Oversight is provided by the Head of UK Compliance.  This role will be a direct report of the Director of Compliance (US).  The AML/CTF Lead will conduct ongoing compliance review, support, and analysis in support of Coinbase’s BSA/AML and other regulatory compliance policies and programs.


May perform some or all of the following regulatory compliance tasks and projects to ensure a high level of compliance with applicable internal and external rules and regulations, including:

  • Investigate alerts for suspicious activity and potential sanctions violations
  • Review new and existing merchant activity on the Coinbase platform
  • Conduct enhanced due diligence reviews and research
  • Adhere to and comply with the applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and guidance and Coinbase’s policies and procedures
  • Remain current with industry developments and new FCA/AML rules/regulations
    • Assist in the implementation of new regulations or changes to existing regulations
    • Assist in the design of compliance-related products and rules or other company products having compliance impact
    • Organize, analyze, and present data related to FCA Regulations
    • Complete SARs in compliance with FCA Regulations
    • Assist with regulatory audits and exams
    • Respond to AML-related inquiries
    • Investigate and respond to information sharing requests
    • Handle law enforcement requests
      • Maintain detailed documentation of all processes used to satisfy above activities
      • Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned


  • CAMS certified or equivalent (not required, but a major plus)
  • Minimum 1 year prior experience in conducting suspicious activity monitoring or customer due diligence investigations
  • A basic knowledge of banking, money service business and money transmission laws and regulations to include FCA/AML rules/regulations
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects on time
  • A well-organized self-starter who is able to work independently
  • Demonstrated effective time management and organizational skills
  • Intermediate to advanced experience working with word processing and spreadsheet software programs
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as accomplish work assignments under minimal supervision and sometimes tight deadlines
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical skills

What to send

  • Resume or detailed LinkedIn profile
  • A brief answer to: Why you like being an investigator and why you want to be an investigator for Coinbase.

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Coinbase is here to change the world. By creating an open financial system we will bring about more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity on a global scale. Operating across 33 countries, Coinbase is the world's largest retail brokerage and exchange, trading over $2.5 billion in 2016 alone.