Senior Director, Financial Crimes

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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 manages the company’s compliance management system and takes appropriate action to address compliance issues and risks. Specific activities include assessing compliance risks, executing monitoring and testing, performing marketing compliance reviews and reporting and analyzing regulatory complaints.

The Financial Crimes team has laid the groundwork for the AML/OFAC/Sanctions program.  We’re seeking a Senior Director, Financial Crimes to lead Affirm’s BSA/AML/Sanctions Program to ensure our products and customers are fully compliant with BSA, Patriot Act, OFAC and other applicable financial crimes requirements. In this role, you will develop and continue to build the BSA/AML program to keep pace with the growth of the company and will work cross- functionally with various teams, including Operations, Fraud, Product and Legal.  A remote-first role based out of the San Francisco HQ, you’ll report to the VP, Consumer Compliance,

What You'll Do
  • Lead and execute a risk-based Financial Crimes Program to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Develop an AML strategy for the future expansion of Affirm's business
  • Implement and enhance processes to identify and report suspicious activity reports. Oversee the filing of suspicious matters reports to regulatory authorities
  • Develop key metrics, management reporting and monitoring/testing frameworks and report results to key stakeholders
  • Provide advisory guidance to the business to manage emerging and future AML risks
  • Support internal and external audits of the Financial Crimes program; participate in Compliance program activities, including risk assessments
  • Address regulatory changes that impact the company, as necessary
  • In partnership with Engineering, Operations and other stakeholders, lead the implementation of requisite AML technology to further automate and strengthen the control environment
What We Look For
  • A self starter that is well organized and efficient, detailed-oriented, works well in teams and cross-functionally, and has expert-level understanding of risk management, regulatory requirements, and AML industry practices   
  • 15+ years of hands-on and leadership experience in Financial Crimes, BSA/AML, OFAC/Sanctions
  • Experience building AML/OFAC/Sanctions programs
  • Focus on collaborating and building positive relationships across a multinational organization, tactfully enforce policies, and raise issues to executive management
  •  Balance multiple priorities, adapt to a constantly changing business environment, work independently, drive projects to completion, and be flexible to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Have the ability to independently analyze complex issues and identify suitable solutions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization, including executive level
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to take ownership of projects
  • Teammate mindset, pitching in wherever needed
  • A real passion for improving the lives of consumers through Affirm’s products
Location
 
We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! This role can be located anywhere in Canada (with the exception of Quebec). Remote based employees may occasionally travel to an Affirm office for meetings or team building events. Our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.
 
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If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report.

We also 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. By clicking "Submit Application," I acknowledge that I have read the Affirm Employment Privacy Policy, and hereby consent to the collection, processing, use, and storage of my personal information as described therein.

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Technology we use

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Location

Affirm is a remote-first company! Our brick and mortar offices remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

Attracting great people starts by finding talent in different places. That's why we built remote work into the DNA of how we do business—but if an office space is more your style, we have offices in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Affirm’s benefits are made for you. Spending wallets provide access to food, lifestyle, technology, and family planning wallets for your expenses. If your role is remote, you can set up shop anywhere in your home country. Generous time off enables you to take the time you need when life happens. Health benefits that include vision, dental, and mental health programs. We have a simple, flexible and transparent remote-first compensation structure so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Our parental leave policy includes 18 weeks’ paid leave for birth and non-birth parents, and a 4-week return-to-work transition program, at full base pay. We also offer 24 company-wide paid days off (on top of our generous time off policy) which help our teams collectively pause to recharge.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Affirm Cares is a 501(C)3 employee foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Pushing the envelope together: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in 2020

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the cultural fabric of Affirm. We’re dedicated to making improvements and sharing our learnings with the broader community. While we’re proud of our progress, we recognize the work still needed to be done. People Come First is not just a value at Affirm, it drives the work we do everyday and we look forward to continuing the work around us.

View Affirm's 2020 U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

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