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Compliance Testing Associate



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Do you have experience working in regulatory compliance and want to help build compliant products at a FinTech company?

Avant is adding to our team in Chicago! We are looking for an entrepreneurial, self-driven candidate who is passionate about compliance and interested in making a difference. You will be primarily responsible for conducting second line regulatory compliance monitoring and testing, supporting regulatory risk assessments, and supporting regulatory compliance training. This role may also entail support of other compliance functions including compliance reporting and utilization of governance, risk and compliance (“GRC”) software.

In this role, you are expected to maintain a high degree of knowledge of consumer lending rules and regulations, including, but not limited to TILA, ECOA, UDAAP, FCRA, FDCPA, SCRA, MLA, GLBA, EFTA, TCPA, E-SIGN, BSA and other AML related regulations. You will work with multiple business units to support regulatory compliance oversight of Avant’s growing product offering.

What you do at Avant:

  • Perform targeted regulatory testing to ensure compliance with applicable regulations

  • Review controls established and owned by business owners for effectiveness

  • Evaluate policy, procedure, training, and processes with respect to regulatory requirements

  • Partner with business units to effectively address risk identified through compliance audits

  • Assist in execution of the regulatory risk assessment framework, including collaboration with various business units to identify controls and gaps in business rules and processes work with business to address findings

  • Participate in team initiatives to enhance second line compliance oversight and strategic business partnership, aligned to growth and scale of the growing Avant business

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • Experience conducting compliance monitoring and testing, including interpreting consumer protection regulations to write compliance test scripts, gathering system data, and utilizing creative approaches to enhance testing effectiveness

  • In depth knowledge of federal and state consumer protection regulations, such as TILA, ECOA, UDAAP, FCRA, FDCPA, SCRA, MLA, GLBA, EFTA, TCPA, E-SIGN, and BSA

  • 4+ years of financial services regulatory compliance experience (bank experience preferred)

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; JD/CRCM a plus

  • Outstanding initiative, communication skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills and a track record of being able to interface and collaborate effectively with other departments

  • Ability to multitask between complex projects in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent ability to investigate, analyze, and interpret data as well as state and federal regulations

  • Self-confidence, good judgment, and the ability to make sound decisions

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Willingness to learn new skills and monitor aptitude development to optimize accuracy and performance

  • LogicGate, SQL, Atlassian (Jira and Confluence), and/or Looker experience a plus

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We believe that a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences helps us create the most innovative solutions for our customers. We invite you to apply to our positions even if you do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed in the description. If you’re passionate about our mission and aligned to our values, we hope you’ll come contribute to our awesome culture.

Why Avant is the place for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:

Authenticity. We show up to work as our whole selves and make sure others can too.

Collaboration. We can only succeed when we do so as a team.

Problem-Solving. The harder the problem, the more satisfying the solution.

Customer. We are all owners of the customer experience.

Initiative. Plan. Adapt. Get Sh!t Done.

We believe that great ideas come from anyone and anywhere, that everyone is an owner who drives change, and that we have more fun when we work together. We're problem solvers who love collaborating with intelligent and highly-motivated people to reshape the face of digital banking. Avant offers terrific perks and benefits, fun social events with employees who actually like hanging out together, and a flexible growth environment where trying your hand at new projects and being the active owner of your career path is encouraged and supported.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Choice of great Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan options

  • 401(k) Match

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • Flexible Work Environment

  • Generous Paid Parental Leave

  • Lunch Allowance (Fooda) and In-office Snacks

  • WFH Stipends for our Remote Employees

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning for Professional Development

  • No Meeting Wednesdays - (a.k.a. planned time to Get Sh!t Done)

  • Summer Fridays

  • Fun In-Office and Virtual Social Events

  • And who doesn’t love the swag

This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you'll be asked to provide proof that you’re fully vaccinated upon your start date or before working in or visiting our Chicago office. You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in termination. Subject to applicable law and requests for accommodation.