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Senior Financial Integrity Manager, Policy



Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA · Boston, MA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

What you’ll be responsible for:

As part of the Policy team, you will be responsible for playing a leading role in a risk analysis function that identifies and reviews current trends in the ecosystem and develops solutions to detect and mitigate risks that may impact trust and safety. The ideal candidate will have deep experience working with large data sets that will help identify the real-world threats surrounding Circle and USDC. This position requires a candidate to work across a diverse set of focus areas, develop plans with risk partners internally in the company, identify gaps and opportunities, and drive execution. The candidate will exhibit strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively across teams, and a rigorous, analytical and strategic approach to problem solving. They will also be comfortable deep diving into new product functionality to evaluate and understand the impact to existing policies and systems.

What you'll work on:

  • Conduct comprehensive investigations of potentially illicit activities such as market manipulation, money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, sanctions violations, etc. and determine required action to mitigate potential financial crimes risk exposure, in line with policies and guidelines.
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative metrics to help surface insights from internal and external data.
  • Use existing data to identify large networks of nefarious actors and activity. Trace and analyze flow of funds using blockchain analytic tools. Review transaction monitoring alert reviews to be able to identify when activity requires further investigation.
  • Work cross-functionally to develop methods to discover new analytic insights. Partner with internal and external teams to identify abstract signals that represent real-world threats
  • Provide technical and thought leadership on complex analyses and mitigation recommendations
  • Support the design and creation of dashboards to manage and track risk indicators
  • Perform complex and consequential blockchain analytics to support critical strategy, business, legal, and compliance needs.
  • Work closely with ERM members to ensure risks and issues are identified and controls documented.
  • Drive Key Performance and Key Risk Indicator and other metrics and regular reporting to measure and track the effectiveness of the program.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external vendors and various internal business stakeholders.
  • Come up with ideas and insights on how we can enhance and improve current procedures and controls.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • 10+ years of investigative and data analysis on large networks, as well as experience in deriving strategic-level insights from quantitative datasets.
  • Technical knowledge and experience related to cybercrime and online investigations
  • Strong program/project management and implementation experience.
  • Experience working hands-on and collaboratively with other cross-functional team leaders, such as lawyers, investigators, engineers, product managers, data analysts, operations analysts in developing policies, procedures and execution of operations.
  • Experience planning and organizing cross-functional work, influencing teams, and assisting stakeholder groups to drive complex, high-priority efforts and investigations through to completion.
  • Experience and comfort working in an ever-changing industry with the flexibility to quickly react to changing demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues in a clear, concise and impactful way.
  • Strong attention to detail and achieving results, with an emphasis on how work is being accomplished.
  • Excellent ability to investigate, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Exceptional written communication skills. Strong ability to write clearly, concisely, grammatically correct and accurately; and, comprehend abstract and complex concepts and translate them to concrete, simple, user-friendly documents
  • Detailed oriented and well organized; ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack and Apple MacOS preferred.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

Starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Base Pay Range: $160,000 - $207,500

Annual Bonus Target: 17.5%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations, as required by law.