Head of Securities Compliance

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Jun 14

Join our small, fiery team on a mission to usher in the Bitcoin golden age.

About Shakepay

Shakepay is reimagining financial services to give every Canadian their fair shake, by making it bitcoin-friendly, secure, and rewarding. When Shakepay launched in 2015, it quickly became one of Canada’s fastest-growing financial institutions. Backed by top venture funds having raised $44M+ and trusted by over one million Canadians and counting. People who choose careers at Shakepay are helping shape a future of financial freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all Canadians.

Head of Securities Compliance

As the Head of Securities Compliance, you are a subject matter expert and primary point of contact for regulatory concerns, registration, and compliance. You will oversee daily compliance monitoring of trading activities. You will collaborate cross-functionally to ensure top-notch compliance best practices that mirror Shakepay’s business strategy and goals. An ideal candidate has CIRO dealer and cryptocurrency experience, in addition to the desire to usher in the Bitcoin golden age! 

You will

  • Lead Shakepay’s efforts in pursuing CIRO registration and maintaining compliance after designation is received
  • Maintain Shakepay’s compliance with the terms of the restricted dealer license under the CSA regulatory regime
  • Be well versed in all areas across AML, securities compliance and other relevant regulatory obligations
  • Guide the compliance strategy at a higher level and be involved in all areas, making sure to moderate, control quality, and ensure that compliance is an embedded cultural value in high level decision making company wide
  • Support to the compliance lead in relation to risk management, obtaining legal opinions and operating with an unresolved amount of ambiguity
  • Review monthly compliance reports and provide Quarterly and Annual Compliance Reporting to the Board of Directors and Senior Management
  • Recommend, coordinate and follow up on corrective actions or action plans for resolution of deficiencies identified related to compliance vulnerability and risk
  • Understand industry best practices and competitor programs, in relation to applicable securities laws 
  • Oversee maintenance of relevant compliance policies and procedures as they relate to National Instrument 31-103, CIRO/IIROC rules and associated obligations that apply to Shakepay.

Must have

  • 7+ years’ experience working in a compliance capacity
  • Experience with regulatory reporting regimes and the National Registration Database (NRD) filing process.
  • Experience with the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO)
  • Familiarity with NI 31-103, CIRO IDPC Rules and associated securities law and regulation
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with cross-functional areas
  • Basic prior knowledge of and familiarity with Bitcoin and Crypto-Assets
  • Completion of the following courses: Canadian Securities Course (CSC); Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course (PDO); Chief Compliance Officers Qualifying Exam

Nice to have

  • Bilingual (English and French)
  • ACAMS Certification

Why join? 

  • Be part of a groundbreaking journey: you'll live on the frontier of financial innovation. Bitcoin is rewriting the rules, and Shakepay is at the forefront.
  • Impact and scale: with only 2% of Canadians on Shakepay, the potential for growth is massive. You can help us bring Shakepay and bitcoin to all Canadians.
  • Rewarding benefits: we offer competitive compensation (every shaker owns stock options), benefits (health, dental, paramedical, disability, etc), and generous vacation time.
  • Embrace continuous learning: ambitious individuals with an insatiable thirst for knowledge will feel at home. Working at Shakepay means you'll be working in an environment that encourages constant growth and development.
  • Get paid in bitcoin: choose to take a percentage of your salary in the hardest, soundest money the world has ever known.
  • Work remote: work from anywhere in Canada. If you're in Montreal or Toronto, you can also work from our offices.

We understand that potential can be just as valuable as experience. If you're eager to learn, grow, and contribute to the mission but worry that you may not have the “right” experience, we still want you to apply. We encourage applications from everyone, regardless of background and life experience. We’re firm believers that a little bit of slope makes up for a lot of y-intercept.

Fluency in English is required due to the percentage of English-speaking customers and the nature of our platform, which is available to all Canadians

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31,000 - 103,000 USD / year
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