AML/KYC Financial Crime Manager

London, England
Work Type: Full Time

*** This is an office based role, you must be able to commute to and work in the City of London as a norm***                                                   

About Us

Archax is an FCA-regulated exchange, broker and custodian for digital assets, targeted at professional and institutional clients. Our services cover all types of digital assets – from cryptocurrencies to NFTs to digital securities – as well as traditional financial instruments too. Our vision is to develop a truly digital capital markets ecosystem that bridges traditional and crypto markets, leveraging tokenisation and blockchain/DLT/Web3.0 technologies.

The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic AML/KYC Manager to be based full time in our London office. The role requires the manager to be the key point of contact between the AML/KYC Team and the Head of Compliance and the Head of Regulation. The successful candidate will manage and oversee the firm’s AML/CTF Framework, including client onboarding, offboarding, Transaction Monitoring and chain analytics. The Manager will also provide strategic input and expertise working with senior management to ensure regulatory and compliance risks are managed, whilst seeing through and sponsoring relevant projects from conception to implementation.

AML/KYC/Financial Crime Manager role covering the following areas: AML/KYC, Financial Crime.

Key Accountabilities

  • Promoting a culture of compliance across the business

  • Owning the firm’s AML/CTF framework and providing direct support to the MLRO

  • Own applicable policies and procedures, ensure they are up-to-date and take the lead of any changes necessary

  • Advising the business in relation to relevant regulatory compliance matters on a day-to-day basis

  • Provide advice, guidance, and training to the business in relation to current and emerging regulations

  • Assist in the development and production of management information

Technical Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 5 years relevant experience, preferably gained in a financial services or regulatory environment

  • Experience in the key accountabilities of the role is desirable

  • Good understanding of Wholesale Financial Markets including knowledge and understanding of applicable rules and regulations

  • Experience and/or eager interest in innovation and the crypto world

  • Able to analyse and interpret information from a regulatory and commercial perspective

Other required Skillset

  • MLRs knowledge and experience is desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to take ownership, responsibility and accountability of projects
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills including problem solving and solution-orientated thinking
  • Able to use initiative, work unsupervised and comfortable taking responsibility
  • Energetic personality with the drive to effect change and develop relationships across all levels of the business
  • Degree or relevant industry qualifications - desirable


  • Competitive salary

  • Discretionary bonus

  • Company pension scheme

  • Comprehensive private healthcare scheme

  • The chance to be part of an entrepreneurial, exciting, fast-growing, and future thinking company

  • Opportunities to attend events and represent the Archax and its vision

  • Encouragement and support in your personal career development and industry knowledge

  • 25 days holiday, increasing by one day each year (up to 30 days)

  • Career opportunities within a growing company

Archax is an equal opportunities employer and places a high value on diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate based on any attribute.

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