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Compliance & Risk Specialist II

  1. Tempe


Tempe, AZ

  1. Work from home
Posting date: 04/23/2023
  1. Full-time


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Job Description

The Opportunity:

The Compliance & Risk Specialist II (Specialist) completes Testing reviews across the Enterprise with a focus on compliance and operational risk. This person will conduct various risk based reviews using test scripts informed by regulatory requirements and internal business practices. In this role, the Specialist will conduct interviews with the various business lines and review business documents to understand processes, conduct transactional testing to identify risks to the organization and communicate findings to business stakeholders and senior leadership. This role requires excellent written and verbal communication, an eye for detail, and critical thinking and analytical skills.


How You’ll Contribute:

  • Collaborate with compliance subject matter experts to develop test scopes based on business risk
  • Identify business intelligence reporting needs and collaborate with team members to ensure data accuracy
  • Conduct process, transactional and control testing to identify gaps or potential non-compliance to state or federal regulations as well as policy standards
  • Coordinate meetings and discuss as applicable information requests, process walkthroughs, and/or clarification topics
  • Collaborate with different business units to ensure results are accurate and all processes are understood prior to communicating results
  • Prepare and present findings and conclusions to executive leadership teams
  • Complete annual and targeted Testing reviews
  • Complete validation Testing reviews confirming that previously identified risks have been corrected
  • As needed, assist other Specialists with completion of Testing reviews
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


What You’ll Bring:

  • 3-5 years financial services compliance, risk management or audit experience completing and documenting reviews with a compliance and/or regulatory focus
  • 1-3 years of experience working within a Compliance Management System, Operational Risk Management Program, or similar roles
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity
  • Proven ability to analyze data sets, identify themes and trends and determine root cause analysis
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a cross function group
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust as needed to meet/exceed deadlines
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to connect and articulate how details relate to the big picture and potential risk
  • Ability to deliver work products in line with established timelines with ability to coordinate across departments and functions, when required
  • Ability to address challenging issues while remaining objective and independent
  • Self-starter, willing to take action without being asked
  • Willingness and ability to learn new laws, rules, and regulations, how they apply to products and services supported and ability to identify potential gaps or deficiencies related to the regulatory requirements 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, matrixed work environment
  • Intermediate to advanced skills using Microsoft Office and Google Office products
  • Prior experience within the financial services industry; preferably with an understanding of personal and home equity loans and/or debt relief services, are preferred


Additional Information

Achieve well-being with:

  • Hybrid and work from home opportunities
  • 401 (k) with employer match
  • Medical, dental, and vision with HSA and FSA
  • Competitive vacation and sick time off, as well as dedicated volunteer days
  • Access to wellness support through Employee Assistance Program, Virgin Pulse, Talkspace, and fitness discounts
  • Up to $5,250 paid back to you on eligible education expenses
  • Pet care discount for your furry family members
  • Financial support in times of hardship with our Achieve Care Fund
  • A safe place to connect with other employees through our six employee resource groups


We are proudly offering hybrid options in the Phoenix, AZ metro market.

Salary Range: $53,445 - $80,167 annually + benefits. This information represents the expected salary range for this role. Should we decide to make an offer for employment, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

Attention Agencies & Search Firms: We do not accept unsolicited candidate resumes or profiles. Please do not reach out to anyone within Achieve to market your services or candidates. All inquiries should be directed to Talent Acquisition only. We reserve the right to hire any candidates sent unsolicited and will not pay any fees without a contract signed by Achieve’s Talent Acquisition leader.



Company Description

Achieve is a leading digital personal finance company. We help everyday people move from struggling to thriving by providing innovative, personalized financial solutions. By leveraging proprietary data and analytics, our solutions are tailored for each step of our member's financial journey to include personal loans, home equity loans, debt consolidation, financial tools and education. Every day, we get to help our members move their finances forward with care, compassion, and an empathetic touch. We put people first and treat them like humans, not account numbers.




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