Senior Financial Crime Reporting Lead

Compliance · London, London, City of
Department Compliance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Senior Financial Crime Reporting Lead


About Uphold

One of the fastest-growing fintech companies, Uphold is pursuing a mission to democratise investments and payments for people and companies worldwide. A bridge between old and new money systems, Uphold allows people to buy, exchange and send more than 100 cryptocurrencies, precious metals, equities, and currencies instantly. Our mission is to create trusted access to digital money and financial services for the many. Since inception, we have fought to provide a fairer, easier and more affordable system. We put security and transparency first.

At Uphold, we are looking for people with passion, initiative, and integrity. We encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't 100% match the job description. We welcome diverse perspectives and people who aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. If you’re a rock star and this sounds interesting and challenging, we want to hear from you. 


The opportunity: 

Uphold is looking for a senior financial crime reporting analyst to join our European Compliance team. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity where you’ll support our team in protecting our business and customers from financial crime. The role will provide support and guidance to the analysts responsible for reviewing and reporting potentially suspicious activity. The position is also directly responsible for deterring and reporting attempted money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crime.


What you’ll be doing primarily:

  • Support the financial crime reporting analysts and provide expert guidance where required
  • Following the Four Eye principle, review SAR drafts, amend as necessary, and provide feedback and coaching to the analyst team
  • Investigate and report illicit activity to domestic and international law enforcement agencies and respond to incoming requests from external partners
  • Serve as a point of escalation and SME for the compliance department and the wider company
  • Handle fraudulent and otherwise suspicious activity escalations from the wider Uphold team and from external parties such as banking and industry partners
  • Help us improve our transaction monitoring rules and suspicious activity escalation procedures
  • Dig deep into data and identify trends with the aim to prevent future malicious activity
  • Support the compliance department and wider business with ad-hoc projects, such as audits, define key metrics, design dashboards, and improve performance
  • Provide the business with advice and guidance on all relevant regulatory obligations and requirements
  • Work with the business to ensure that the firm establishes and maintains appropriate policies, procedures, systems and controls
  • Provide Financial Crime education, awareness and training to the business as required
  • Remain current with industry developments and new FCA/AML rules/regulations
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned


Required qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years working in financial services, with experience in financial crime prevention (AML/CTF, sanctions, fraud, investigations, transaction monitoring)
  • In-depth knowledge of UK and EEA AML and CTF legislation and reporting requirements
  • Credible stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously on tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of responsibility
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience designing/documenting policies and procedures
  • Fluent written and oral English skills


Bonus if you have:

  • Previous people management experience
  • Previous experience working at a Fintech company, even better if you have experience in crypto
  • Experience with blockchain analytics vendors, such as Chainalysis and Elliptic 
  • Additional European languages, specifically German or French
  • Experience writing SQL and communicating the results
  • Professional qualifications such as ACAMS, ICA etc.
  • Fluency in cryptocurrencies or other digital assets as they are core to our business


What we have to offer you:

  • A fun and collaborative work environment in a company that continues to grow, driven by extraordinary and passionate people that keep us innovating and challenging each day
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • An international team in a cutting edge field
  • A flexible and enthusiastic environment with work from home opportunities
  • Growth and career opportunities and the chance to be proactive and creative
  • Open and transparent culture - we get together on a regular basis to share updates, strategic plans, and engage with each other informally over (virtual) drinks
  • Interesting events that keep you connected with the team and celebrate our success

If this job isn’t exactly what you are looking for, visit our careers page to check out all our exciting opportunities.  


EEOC Employer

We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and any other protected classes. Difference makes us stronger and better - together. 

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Compliance
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor