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  • Posted: Aug 12, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Luno is a leading global digital currency company with a team of over 40 technology and finance experts, operating across several countries and continents. Our products and services make it safe and easy for people and businesses to store, buy, use and learn about digital currencies like Bitcoin. Our vision is to empower billions of people by bringing Bitcoi...
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    Compliance Assurance Manager

    The role in a nutshell

    We are looking for an ambitious and talented Compliance Assurance Manager who loves working in a fast-paced environment and wants to grow and develop their skills and expertise within a global organisation. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter exuding energy, curiosity and enthusiasm to build a new team within a fast-growing, mission-driven company.

    No one day will ever be the same and as our Compliance Assurance Manager, you will lead the design and implementation of Luno’s global compliance assurance program, executing an effective framework for the risk-based review of policies, processes and controls within the Compliance ecosystem.  You will be comfortable handling multiple projects and having daily interactions with senior members of the business and wider teams.You will stay ahead of developments within regulatory rules and good practice to ensure Luno’s compliance assurance framework is world class, and you will be an integral part of the team driving the continued development of our strong compliance culture.

    Tasked with building and leading the compliance assurance team globally, this is an opportunity to help strengthen the firm’s culture of compliance and build a world class assurance team, while also having some fun at the same time.

    Your mission will involve 

    • Taking ownership of Compliance Assurance to design, plan, lead and oversee the annual Compliance Assurance program on time and to the highest standard

    • Gathering data, performing analyses and ensuring all key findings identified are recorded, communicated and understood, and ownership of and responsibility for remediation assigned

    • Working closely with key stakeholders across the Financial Crime, Compliance Advisory, Risk Management and Internal Audit teams to promote an effective and efficient controls framework within the broader organisation to mitigate and address compliance risks 

    • In time, developing and managing a Compliance Assurance team and seeking to deepen the skill base of the team through mentoring and coaching; and

    • Delivering continuous improvement to the Compliance Assurance team and helping to promote and enhance the "world class Compliance" culture within Luno.

    In your first six months, you will

    • Develop an in-depth understanding of Luno’s Compliance framework, particularly in relation to its AML/CFT programme

    • Build and cement strong relationships across the global Luno teams, while also fostering an understanding across the organisation of the role and importance of a Compliance Assurance program

    • Identify and understand the key challenges and opportunities for a Compliance Assurance program within Luno; 

    • Begin the design, development and integration of a world class Compliance Assurance program that ensures the highest standards of compliance that puts our customers first; and

    • Set objectives and develop key results.

    ‘The ideal Lunaut for this role, will have’ 

    • 5 - 8 years experience working in Compliance or Audit function, preferably in the financial services industry, including compliance assurance experience

    • A strong understanding of industry practices and disciplines, ideally having implemented and developed compliance assurance frameworks in your current role or previous roles

    • Extensive experience and practical working knowledge within at least one of the following areas: Financial Crime, Compliance Operations, Regulatory Compliance and Risk

    • The ability to build strong, mutually respectful relationships with diverse teams, and to deal with multiple different teams, countries and issues on any given day

    • An and interest in and enthusiasm for crypto is desirable (but not essential); and

    • Strong academic qualifications.

    Life at Luno

    If you’re looking to work on something truly global and disruptive with a forward-thinking and ambitious team that highly values diversity, teamwork, and the continuous quest for excellence, then this is an opportunity for you.

    Like the majority of the companies, Luno is currently working remotely to keep our employees safe, which means you will not be physically, but virtually onboarded for now!

    • Live long and prosper. We’ve got you covered with excellent private medical insurance. 

    • You'll be able to continuously up-skill yourself with access to free courses on Udemy, Coursera and Codecademy.

    • For the crypto fans among you (should be everyone!), you'll pay 0 fees with Luno from the day you start

    • Generous maternity / paternity leave. 

    • An annual inspiration day, over and above your annual and public holiday leave... for that pottery course you’ve always been meaning to do!

    • Work with a globally diverse team of hardworking, ambitious and friendly people on something that will truly revolutionise the financial world.

    • We have virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts to break up your day and work that other part of your brain. 

    • Work is important, but your mental health should always take priority. At Luno, we do everything we can to make sure you lead a healthy and happy life. That's why Luno gives you free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music. 


    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Luno on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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