Job: Sanctions Specialist (FinTech / Cryptocurrency) at Black Pen Recruitment

Black Pen Recruitment is South Africa’s #1 recruitment consulting firm specialised in BPO services, foreign language recruitment and staffing solutions and immigration services. With our outstanding experience in the BPO industry and our own in-house immigration division, we will find the right candidates for foreign language specialist positions as well as immigration solutions for foreign employees.Responsibilities

Drive execution and ongoing improvement of the hybrid Compliance and Sanctions programs (encompassing fiat and cryptocurrency), CRMP, principles, standards, policy, and oversight expectations within assigned territory.
Act an SME on sanctions with an in-depth understanding of USA and African sanctions laws.
Lead on drafting and maintaining group sanctions compliance documents including policy & procedure.
Provide expert sanctions advice and decisions on complex matters including interpretation of sanctions documents.
Act as the lead on upstream sanctions risk and best practice.
Acting as a first point contact and subject matter expert for sanction concerns raised by other compliance teams
Conducting enhanced investigations on escalated sanctions alerts from junior team members
Prepare and support all sanctions required reporting (e.g., Blocked and Rejected transactions, Annual Reporting of Blocked Property, reporting pursuant to general or specific licences, as required)
Provide advice and guidance to other teams and key stakeholders – regionally and globally, on sanctions regulations and related company policies and procedures
Monitoring global regulatory changes that may impact the company’s sanctions compliance requirements and identify any changes to internal policies and procedures
Identifying gaps in policies/procedures, training, resources, and organisational structures are actioned to ensure that regulatory requirements are meet
Conduct investigations and analysis in support of subpoenas and related inquiries and potential voluntary disclosures.


Post Secondary Degree in Compliance, Risk, Finance, Legal or equivalent combination of educational and work experience
Relevant Education and Experience and/or related professional designations / certifications (CAMS, CFE, Audit)
Minimum of 5 years of previous work experience in Sanctions compliance roles at a financial institution
Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a corporate management/supervisory position with multiple direct reports.
Fluent English, French and Arabic are beneficial and a combination of local languages are essential for this role, as is a willingness to travel across your assigned region
Experience handling sanctions escalations and filing rejection and blocking reports
Certification as a Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS)
Availability to travel
Advanced understanding of global sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations within the banking/financial services industry and experience addressing compliance issues relating to anti-money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and related laws/regulations.

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