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Compliance Manager, Product Compliance



Product, Legal
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.

Affirm’s Compliance team designs and implements a compliance program that proactively addresses regulatory requirements while also identifying potential compliance issues that may arise. Compliance program activities include advisory, training, testing & monitoring, reporting and oversight. Although a second line of defense, compliance partners with the business to support new products, markets, and initiatives, as well as issue identification, remediation plans and risk assessment. Compliance uses multiple data sources to enable informed decision making, strengthen controls and provide for better treatment of consumers.

Affirm is currently in search of a proficient FinTech Compliance Manager to become a part of our Product and Marketing Compliance team. The Compliance Manager will be responsible for providing guidance and direction to cross-functional business partners to ensure that our financial products and services, which are delivered through merchant and platform partnerships, align with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. As the Compliance Manager, you will work alongside the wider legal and compliance teams to identify and evaluate risks within applicable requirements, and offer guidance on mitigating potential risks. This position will lead a team of compliance professionals and will report to the Senior Director of Compliance, Marketing and Product.

What You'll Do

  • Work closely with the Product team to assist in optimizing Affirm's product offerings, by identifying and evaluating potential compliance risks and devising effective strategies to mitigate them, while ensuring that business objectives are not compromised.

  • Collaborate with the Commercial team to deliver compliance requirements in a clear and concise manner to enable non-standard partnerships and respond to partner requests that may have compliance implications.

  • Review and approve financial services marketing materials to ensure compliance with regulations

  • Address compliance issues by working cross functionally to identify root cause and remediate issues.

  • Develop and maintain internal and cross-functional training and reference materials to enable efficient compliance reviews.

  • Identify, document and optimize critical processes to enable scale, conduct risk assessments, support audits, oversee the remediation of systemic issues.

  • As a people manager you will be responsible for leading, managing, and developing direct and indirect reports. You will oversee the day-to-day operations of the team, handling staffing needs, employee reviews, and coaching to achieve the company’s objectives.

  • Build frameworks to bridge processes and promote cross-functional collaboration.

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (Compliance certifications or graduate degree a plus)

  • 5+ years in a regulatory compliance advisory role.

  • 3+ year(s) of people management experience.

  • Experience working in fast-paced, ambiguous environments

  • Experience advising revenue-generating stakeholder groups

  • A strong interest in fintech and consumer financial protections.

  • Working knowledge of consumer financial laws and regulations, including UDAAP, CAN-SPAM, FCRA, TCPA, TILA (Reg. Z), ECOA (Reg. B).

  • Inquisitive and proactive in identifying problems and proposing creative solutions.

  • Strong project management, critical thinking, and analytical skills– and the ability to coach these skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication with the ability to clearly present complex and contentious issues.

USA Pacific base pay range (CA, WA, NY, NJ, CT): $138,800 - $208,200

USA Sapphire base pay range (all other U.S. states): $124,900 - $187,300

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and you can work almost anywhere within the country of employment. Affirmers in proximal roles have the flexibility to work remotely, but will occasionally be required to work out of their assigned Affirm office. A limited number of roles remain office-based due to the nature of their job responsibilities.

We have a simple and transparent remote-first grade-based compensation structure. Offer amounts within the range are based on a number of factors including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Across the broader organization, certain roles are eligible for equity awards upon hire, promotion, tenure milestones and for performance.

We’re extremely proud to offer competitive benefits that are anchored to our core value of people come first. Some key highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health care coverage - Affirm covers all premiums for all levels of coverage for you and your dependents
  • Flexible Spending Wallets - generous stipends for spending on Technology, Food, various Lifestyle needs, and family forming expenses
  • Time off - competitive vacation and holiday schedules allowing you to take time off to rest and recharge
  • ESPP - An employee stock purchase plan enabling you to buy shares of Affirm at a discount

We believe It’s On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.

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