Compliance Investigator

  • 66/67 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Compliance Investigations team is charged with protecting Etsy and its community from unauthorized financial activity. Every single day, we protect Etsy by conducting transaction reviews and performing vetting upon customer on-boarding. In addition, we analyze larger activity patterns to develop and modify fraud detection rules and systems. The Compliance Investigator will be responsible for assisting with compliance reviews in coordination with the broader Risk Operations team. The overall objective is to utilize AML knowledge to independently review, analyze and conduct effective due diligence and investigations on cases that may be a potential risk to Etsy. The candidate will also undertake investigation of alerts generated by transaction monitoring rules to determine whether a Suspicious Activity Report (“SAR”) is warranted.

Job Description

  • CDD/KYC file reviews to ensure they are compliant to internal procedures and legislation

  • Disposition, investigation and recommendation of alerts relating to sanctions, PEP's and adverse information

  • Conducting AML and CTF investigations, including assessment of Suspicious Activity Reports

  • Review automated suspicious activity alerts and determine whether further investigation is required or the information should be disclosed to the relevant local authorities

  • Complete SAR filings, where appropriate

  • Inform management of issues that require escalation and interact regularly with various lines of business, other analysts/management regarding accounts currently under review

  • Support the team members as required and participate in AML related meetings and working groups on AML regulatory matters


  • You can work one weekend shift per week

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Legal, Criminal Justice or a comparable field or equivalent work experience

  • A minimum of  2 years’ professional experience, in conducting research and investigations related to Anti-Money Laundering, Customer/Enhanced Due Diligence investigation or verifications and OFAC Compliance/Investigations reviews

  • You are familiar with a marketplace business model and e-commerce fraud typologies

  • Experience conducting complex investigations and analysis (CDD/KYC, PEP/SAN, etc.)

  • Knowledge of anti-money laundering / sanctions compliance principles under BSA, Patriot Act, OFAC

  • Knowledge of local regulatory KYC/AML requirements

  • You proactively seek opportunities to improve processes and tools in service of better outcomes

  • You possess well-developed analytical and problem solving skills

  • You have a positive, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-help attitude

Additional Information

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.
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