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Compliance Specialist

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
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We acknowledge that Bench headquarters is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We're a committed and talented group of diverse people working hard to solve a real, universal problem for millions of entrepreneurs: businesses need to understand their financial performance, but for many smaller ones, this means a trade-off between doing their books and running their businesses. Bench solves this dilemma by taking bookkeeping off of their hands. We've paired smart humans with incredibly powerful software to develop the fastest, most efficient bookkeeping service in history. This lets us provide monthly and yearly financials at an incredibly accessible price, giving business owners the time, confidence, and knowledge they need to be successful.

Bench is growing fast. Recently, we've onboarded our 9000th client and our 500th employee. We have a clear, funded path to profitability, and a roadmap that we believe will rapidly accelerate the trajectory of our business. We're looking for the brightest minds who love solving tough problems to join us on this incredible journey, in pursuit of bringing financial mastery to our clients.

What you'll be getting up to:
  • Enforcing and adapting day to day operations to Bench's Anti Money Laundering ("AML"), Anti-Terrorist Financing ("ATF") Policy and all internal controls
  • Regular reporting to the CEO and Board of Directors on all AML/ATF compliance matters
  • Providing AML and other compliance training to all Benchmates
  • Regular maintenance and updating the AML/ AFT Policy
  • Conducting research and investigations
  • Working closely with Bench's legal counsel
  • Support annual effectiveness reviews of Bench's AML/ATF Policy and related processes
  • Acting as a point of contact for any regulatory inquiry or law enforcement inquiry

To be successful in this role, you'll need to have:
  • Knowledge of the Bank Secrecy Act
  • Knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering / Anti-Terrorist Financing compliance requirements
  • Experience (+1 years) working in compliance at a financial institution, investment firm or fin tech
  • Functional capabilities in Microsoft Office
  • Individual accountability and autonomy, to ensure AML/ATF policies and procedures are maintained, administered, implemented and enforced throughout the Company on a day to day basis

The qualities that will ensure you thrive:
  • Strong analytical skills: You have an analytical mind and are capable of breaking down large problems into smaller ones. You demonstrate a strong handle on logic and structured problem solving. You'll be responsible for taking high-level broad questions and distilling them into actionable projects.
  • Strong research and investigative skills relating to compliance, AML, and fraud: You have the ability to detect changes in customer behavior and transactional activity patterns. You question the reasoning and objective when a situation or activity cannot be validated by what is considered to be normal, standard, or usual
  • Strong project management skills: You'll be tackling multiple complex problems at one time; you should have impeccable time management and ruthless prioritization!
  • Communication: A high degree of communication skills is necessary. You'll be responsible for using multiple methods to communicate results, insights, and future opportunities. Having experience creating decks, project plans, progress updates, and in person presentations to stakeholders is required. Stakeholders will represent a diverse group of skills and experience, so you'll need to be highly skilled at crafting communications that 'fit' the audience.
  • Think systematically: You can effectively conceptualize, and problem solve in a complex system of customers, bookkeepers, and our technology stack. You are energized by challenging problems, and are persistent/resourceful in your efforts to solve them
  • Have startup hustle: You have a strong bias for action. You are highly motivated and comfortable with change and ambiguity. You are also a team-player ready to pitch-in wherever you are needed most

The extra details:
  • This is a full-time permanent position because we want to spend lots of time with your wonderful self!
  • This position offers an annual salary, stock options, and an extended benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision.
  • Our office has gone fully remote! We'll set you up with everything you need to work from home, from day one.

We believe that unchecked biases disproportionately impact the most marginalized people in society-including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or other marginalized communities because we believe that without you, we are all less. At Bench, we don't stand for tokenism. We stand for representation.
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