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Virtual Assets Analyst

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The Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) is an autonomous law enforcement agency which is responsible for receiving, analysing, investigating and disseminating information relating to financial offences including money laundering and terrorist financing. In addition, the Agency is responsible for supervising and monitoring non-profit organisations (NPOs) and designated non- financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs) in the Territory in accordance with the Anti- Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice 2008, as amended.

The Virtual Assets Analyst is responsible for conducting research and performing complex analysis of sensitive financial information and intelligence for planning, policy formulation and investigative purposes involving virtual asset related SARs/STRs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs financial analysis, such as blockchain forensics and/or blockchain analysis for complex and highly sensitive investigations pertaining to illicit use of virtual assets including cryptocurrencies and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
  • Capable of utilising advanced data analytics tools to analyse virtual asset related SARs/STRs, to streamline processing and enhance pattern recognition.
  • Perform financial analysis of virtual asset related SARs/STRs to trace stolen assets, as necessary.
  • Thoroughly analyse on-chain and off-chain transactions, and other information in order to identify chains of ownership.
  • Plans, receives, interprets, analyses, evaluates, integrates information and produces analytical intelligence reports from the analysis of the virtual asset related SARs/STRs and disseminates information in accordance with the analysis intelligence cycle.
  • Conduct thorough research utilising appropriate and relevant searches using all available data analytics tools and resources.
  • Collate, analyze and document facts and findings coherently and comprehensively to ensure accurate, credible and comprehensive data of findings.
  • Liaises with local and foreign financial and law enforcement authorities to collect and/or share intelligence and information from the analysis of the virtual asset related SARs/STRs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics or related field.
  • Minimum Two (2) years of analytical experience.
  • Basic Knowledge of Virtual Assets, blockchain, Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP), Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Decentralized finance (DeFi), etc,
  • Basic Knowledge of different types of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc, as well as other types of virtual assets.
  • Basic proficiency in blockchain analysis tools such as Chainalysis, CipherTrace, TRM labs, etc.
  • Basic proficiency in analysing transactions involving smart contracts.
  • Basic proficiency in Open-Source Intelligence.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to understand and interpret financial information.
  • Excellent report writing and communications skills.
  • Basic proficiency in the use of intelligence-based IT tools.
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer software including Access, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional licenses/certifications (i.e, CFE, ACAMS, ICA, CCA, CCE)
  • Strategic Analysis Training.
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation including the Financial Investigation Agency Act, 2003, Proceeds of Criminal Conduct Act and Counter-Terrorism Act, 2021.

Salary and Benefits:

$32,000 – $50,750, commensurate with qualifications.

Compensation and benefits package also includes reimbursement of employee NHI premium, gym membership allowance, 15% contribution towards pension, employer paid term life insurance at 5x salary (subject to underwriting) and attractive vacation leave accrual.

Cover letter and resume should be submitted in writing and addressed to:

Human Resources Manager
Financial Investigation Agency
2nd Floor, Ritter House
Wickhams Cay II
PO Box 4090
Road Town, Tortola

Or by email to [email protected]

Accepting applications until filled.

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