Sr. Governance Analyst, Financial Crimes

Varo Bank

  • Full Time
Varo is an entirely new kind of bank. All digital, mission-driven, FDIC insured and designed for the way our customers live their lives. A bank for all of us.
Varo’s Financial Crimes Risk Management Team is composed of forward-thinking creative, and enthusiastic individuals, who are constantly striving to safeguard the financial sector from misuse and provide actionable intelligence to law enforcement. We are looking for a new colleague to join the Financial Crimes Risk Management Team as a Financial Crimes Governance Senior Analyst to assist in maintaining and enhancing second-line oversight and risk identification and mitigation, specifically targeting Fraud and BSA/AML and Sanctions compliance risk. This position will support both the BSA/AML and Sanctions and Fraud Governance programs.

What you’ll be doing

  • Maintain financial crime risk assessments, including the Bank’s BSA/AML and Sanctions Risk Assessment, Fraud Risk Assessment, and Geographic and Product Risk Assessments
  • Validate appropriate policy implementation by partnering with first-line teams to consult and review procedures periodically; provide approval for material updates to procedures as needed
  • Make pragmatic risk mitigation recommendations informed by data derived from risk assessment results and communicate those recommendations in a clear and concise manner to all levels of management
  • Assist with Risk and Control Self Assessments (RCSAs) related to BSA/AML and Fraud Governance processes and serve as the point of contact for second-line inquiries
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners across all levels of the company to resolve escalated issues
  • Track issues and manage remediations cross-functionally using GRC tools; provide periodic status updates to management 
  • Assist with periodic updates to Financial Crimes Programs and Policies 
  • Assist with Compliance Testing, Audits, and Exams as needed
  • Track Fraud and BSA/AML and Sanctions enterprise training completion rates and maintain course materials
  • You’ll bring the following required skills and experiences

  • Experience working in the financial industry
  • 5+ years of experience in Financial Crimes Risk Management, Fraud, Compliance, or Operational risk with increasing levels of responsibilities
  • Background developing and maintaining enterprise-level risk assessments and executing control effectiveness analyses
  • A strong understanding of second-line frameworks related to financial crime governance and a knack for analyzing data to inform risk mitigation steps
  • A strong sense of accountability and the ability to work collaboratively across multiple departments
  • Experience utilizing GRC tools for issue management (Archer experience a plus!)
  • Ability to prioritize workflows, ensure deadlines are met, and facilitate open communication with your manager
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • For cash compensation, we set standard ranges for all US-based roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Per applicable law, the salary range for this role is $60,000 – $90,000. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors as well as candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the identified range
    We recognize not everyone will have all of these requirements. If you meet most of the criteria above and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you!
    About Varo
    Varo launched in 2017 with the vision to bring the best of fintech into the regulated banking system. We’re a new kind of bank – all-digital, mission-driven, FDIC-insured, and designed around the modern American consumer. 
    As the first consumer fintech to be granted a national bank charter in 2020, we make financial inclusion and opportunity for all a reality by empowering everyone with the products, insights, and support they need to get ahead. Through our core product offerings and suite of customer-first features, we aim to address a broad range of consumer needs while profitably serving underserved communities that have been historically excluded from the traditional financial system.
    We are growing quickly in our hub locations of San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Charlotte along with colleagues located across the country. We have been recognized among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes’ Fintech 50, and earned the No. 7 spot on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies across the country.
    Varo. A bank for all of us.
    Our Core Values
    – Customers First
    – Take Ownership
    – Respect
    – Stay Curious
    – Make it Better
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    Varo is an equal opportunity employer. Varo embraces diversity and we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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