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Cryptocurrency Compliance Director

Location Chicago, Illinois, United States; Austin, Texas, United States; Westlake, Texas, United States Requisition ID 2021-68364 Category Legal & Compliance Position Type Regular
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The Futures Compliance Team in Corporate Risk Management supervises all aspects of compliance for Schwab’s futures, forex and virtual currency business, including risk assessments, policies and procedures, training, senior management reporting, Audit and Regulatory exams, testing and managing actions stemming from findings, observations or self-identified issues.

What you are good at


The primary responsibility of the Director – Futures Compliance will be supporting the Chief Compliance Officer or the futures business and working with the current team located in Chicago and Westlake. The Director will also work with key business partners including the business, legal, compliance and risk management, Financial Crimes Risk Management (FCRM) to further the development of a mature and continuously improve the Futures Compliance Program.

The Director will be responsible for:

  • Establishing a virtual currency compliance program, including
  • Providing advice and mentorship to our business partners regarding the applicability of rules and regulations; advice on policies, procedures and controls and relating to new products and/or services, risk management and changes in the regulatory environment
  • Reviewing futures processes and industry related continuing education for compliance with regulations for FCMs and RFEDs
  • Drafting, maintaining and improving relevant policies and procedures
  • Supporting projects to implement regulatory and risk initiatives related to Schwab’s futures, forex and virtual currency business through engagement with multiple corporate oversight groups including, Legal, Corporate Risk and Supervision & Controls. This includes any mergers and acquisitions affecting futures compliance.
  • Working closely with the Compliance Regulatory Group and Internal Audit Department in support of internal and external regulatory exams and/or inquiries
  • Maintaining a keen understanding and awareness of the futures, forex and virtual currency business model, product offerings, regulatory environment and policy infrastructure
  • Reviewing promotional material
  • Assisting with the production of the annual CCO Report
  • Additional responsibilities and special projects based on business and regulatory needs

What you have


  • 10 years industry experience, with 5 years futures, forex and virtual currency compliance and regulatory experience
  • Experience writing policies, procedures or other business procedure related documents
  • Project management skills and the ability or organize and process large amounts of data/information
  • Interest in creating change through process improvements, training and streamlining functions
  • Confident with ambiguity with an ability to learn quickly and thrive in a sophisticated, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze issues and develop plans, utilizing established connections across Schwab
  • Shown ability to collaborate among compliance colleagues and the business and across the Firm
  • Ability to be flexible, use sound judgment, solve problems, work under pressure and meet tight target dates
  • Results-oriented, able to quickly sort through information and develop concise and clear strategies and solutions
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Positive demeanor, passion, professionalism and strong work ethic with high level of integrity and ethics
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience

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Why work for us?

Own Your Tomorrow embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees ignite their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in reinventing a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.

Benefits: A competitive and flexible package designed to empower you for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive and flexible package designed to help you make the most of your life at work and at home—today and in the future. Explore further.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. Please click here to see the policy.

Schwab is an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at applicantaccessibility@schwab.com or call 800-275-1281.

TD Ameritrade, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe People Matter. We value diversity and believe that it goes beyond all protected classes, thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.

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