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Tusk Venture Partners
Tusk Venture Partners

Compliance Governance Lead

Austin, TX, USA · New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

Who We Are

We're making digital payments safer and easier for everyone by building accessible financial infrastructure for developers and seamless products for consumers. We started with a consumer product that reimagines the way people and businesses spend money online using ephemeral payment card numbers. Last year we launched a card-issuing API on top of our transaction processing and core banking infrastructure. We made it available to developers, entrepreneurs, and creators through a simple, modern API that is now used by some of the most innovative startups, fintech companies, and neobanks.

Compliance at Lithic is multi-faceted. We are not directly regulated, but instead, work through a series of bank partnerships. Our product and our partners require us to maintain a high level of competence across KYC, sanctions, transaction monitoring, reporting, and ops functions. The team has great expertise across a range of banking and compliance functions, and more importantly, is staffed with collegial and collaborative colleagues. And we’re just getting started on a multi-year, multinational journey that promises to be one of the most exciting places to work in FinTech.

What You’ll Do

As a Compliance Governance Lead, you will contribute to the Compliance function by:

  • Managing our policy and procedure database, including reviewing and suggesting updates. You will be responsible for driving our revision and approval processes, including leading review and approval with C-level executives.
  • Collaborating with functional compliance leaders to ensure policies and procedures map to changes in our operations.
  • Create and manage the annual risk assessment process, including collaborating with fellow compliance leads.
  • Leading our annual independent AML assessment process.
  • Collaborating with fellow compliance leads to build and maintain a compliance controls framework that maps to the risk assessments.
  • Run and track company-wide required trainings (e.g. AML training) as well as team-specific trainings.

Who You Are

We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply, but we think that a successful Compliance Governance Lead at Lithic will have at least three of the following. And if you’re short on experience but otherwise are close, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Five to ten years within the financial services compliance space.
  • At least two years focused on drafting and maintaining financial services policies and procedures.
  • Experience creating and running risk assessments. Bonus points for experience with risk assessments in the payment card industry.
  • Experience leading the company presentation and dialogue with independent AML assessors.
  • Adept at prioritization; you manage a host of time-sensitive tasks.
  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently and within a dispersed team environment.
  • A detailed understanding of fintech and the payments landscape, or the ability to learn quickly.
  • Ownership mindset - caring about seeing projects through from start to finish.
  • A can-do mentality — you consider no task too small.
  • A strategic, collaborative, results-oriented, and analytical approach to problem-solving, comfortable with an ever-changing startup environment.

Lithic is an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace by welcoming people of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. If you have a disability or other need that requires accommodations in the application process, please let us know.