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Compliance Manager/Deputy MLRO



Accounting & Finance, Legal · Full-time
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Wallet in Telegram is your gateway to the world of digital currencies, specially tailored for individuals in emerging markets. We understand the complexities and intimidation often associated with existing crypto solutions, which is why we've designed the Wallet to be the ultimate user-friendly platform for managing finances. No need to open a traditional bank account or wrestle with convoluted crypto exchanges and wallets.

Leveraging the power of advanced blockchain technology, Wallet delivers a seamless onboarding experience into the crypto ecosystem. It enables users to effortlessly store, send, and receive digital currencies, all via the familiar interface of Telegram. Managing your finances becomes as simple as sending a message.

At Wallet, we're committed to using technology to disrupt traditional banking systems, providing our customers with more flexible and inclusive financial services. Whether you're a crypto novice or seeking to simplify your digital finance experience, Wallet is crafted with your needs in mind.

We're now seeking a Compliance Manager to join our Dubai Team.


The Compliance department at Wallet is responsible for the overall compliance culture at the company. We’re a team of risk-minded problem solvers who advise the business on the company’s regulatory obligations.

As Compliance Manager/Deputy MLRO, you’ll support the team responsible for building out key aspects of our compliance program while monitoring developments throughout the region. This requires strong AML/Compliance domain expertise as well as stakeholder management skills to handle complex matters and work with colleagues at all levels. Collaborating closely with diverse teams, you'll assess compliance-related risks, develop controls to mitigate them and monitor the effectiveness of those controls on an on-going basis. The position reports directly to the Regional Head of Compliance, MENA.


  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in compliance and/or risk management roles within the Crypto, FinTech or Financial Services industries.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the crypto industry.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proven ability to work within and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Self-motivated, critical thinker and adept at working independently and in a dispersed team environment covering multiple and varied tasks.

Nice to Haves:

  • Prior experience working in a multi-national or matrix environment.
  • CAMS, CISI, ICA or equivalent compliance certification.
  • Cryptocurrency compliance experience including experience working on VARA regulations is a definite advantage.

Why it is a fantastic opportunity:

  • Our business is growing at an exponential scale.
  • Work in a well-funded startup environment with unique growth opportunities and a chance to join a rapidly growing company with a unique product.
  • Participation in the performance review and bonus programme.
  • Compensation for medical expenses.
  • Provision of necessary equipment.
  • Annual vacation of 20 working days plus 10 paid days off.
  • Paid sick leave to support your health and recovery when needed.
Wallet is an equal opportunity employer.

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