Compliance Analyst | Fintech | Bay Area

  • Location

    San Francisco

  • Sector:

    Blockchain & Fintech

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Circa 115,000

  • Contact:

    Caroline Kerr

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    CK 14

Our client are building the next generation of payment products centered around brands, starting with radically transparent co-branded credit cards. They were founded by ex-Stanford CS / Data Science, ex-Lyft, ex-Visa, ex-Goldman employees and are backed by top VCs.
The compliance team works to monitor, control, and mitigate risk they facs in the management of the product. This includes not only anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing (CTF) and sanctions compliance, but compliance with the fair lending laws and their implementing regulations.
  • Investigate KYC/AML screening results, including researching public records and drafting due diligence reports as needed
    • Conduct customer due diligence (CDD) investigations for new and existing credit card account holders, as well as for critical vendors, brand partners, and other entities as needed
    • Assist in developing new-hire and employee training in areas such as AML/OFAC, Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and red flags.
    • Review ad-hoc escalations from strategic partners as well as internal teams and determine next steps
  • 3-4 years of compliance operations experience, preferably both in traditional financial institutional and FinTech environments
    • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements that apply to financial institutions, as well as the research skills necessary to understand new or evolving regulation
    • Knowledge of AML laws and regulations, including a general and broad understanding of AML, financial and reputational risks (PEPs, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery & Corruption)
    • Familiarity with performing compliance operations functions, especially due diligence investigations and audit trail managementStrong critical thinking skills and an investigative instinct 
    • Familiarity with reporting thresholds and requirements 
    • Strong time management skills
    • Experience in payments compliance and/or AML investigations experience a plus
    • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to treat confidential information with professionalism and discretion