Director of Compliance

New York City /
Operations /
Full Time
Hi, we're Brigit! A financial health app for the everyday American. By using cash flow data to automate finances, not only do we help people today, but also empower them to start saving for tomorrow. Brigit analyzes data from billions of individual bank transactions and formulates a deep understanding of each member’s cash-flow mismatches and spending habits. Using that data, we're able to send no-fee predictive advances and help millions of Americans avoid late payment fees, predatory overdraft fees, and interest rates. Our initial product is focused on disrupting the predatory $44 Billion payday loan and overdraft market and our future products will continue to empower and improve the lives of over 100M underserved Americans.

We are currently looking for an experienced Director of Compliance who will build and lead compliance operations at Brigit. This person will develop, manage, and implement compliance & regulatory programs including: risk assessment, policies & procedures, reporting, and 3rd party/vendor management. The candidate will ensure we adhere to relevant federal, state, and local agency laws, regulations, & guidance, as well as industry-standard practices.

Reporting to the Co-founder, the ideal candidate has experience in implementing and leading compliance at a consumer FinTech company or in retail banking with extensive knowledge of digital banking and credit products. The right person will undoubtedly be a thought partner to the cofounders on how to scale the company in a regulatory compliant manner. 

What You Have

    • 7-10 years or more of compliance and risk management experience in the consumer Fintech or consumer financial services space 
    • Specific compliance and regulatory knowledge relevant for consumer depository accounts, debit cards, and consumer credit 
    • A current understanding of industry-standard practices including, but not limited to, UDAAP, SOC-I & SOC II, PCI-DSS, AML, BSA, and KYC
    • A passion for making a social impact and to help build a business that dramatically improves people’s lives
    • The ability to execute on Brigit’s current compliance needs while maintaining a forward-thinking mindset on how our compliance frameworks will need to evolve alongside our product roadmap
    • Strong project management and problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to take initiative and create company standards
    • Persuasive communication style, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and are capable of presenting complex information in an easy to understand format

What You'll Be Doing

    • Lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of Brigit’s compliance programs, including policies & procedures, risk assessments, and auditing/monitoring 
    • Develop, manage, and update banking & lending compliance programs including: Regulation Z (Truth in Lending), Regulation E (Electronic Funds Transfers), Reg DD (Truth in Savings), state lending regulations, BSA, AML, and KYC
    • Collaborate with internal teams, external legal counsel, and bank partners to implement compliance risk management systems 
    • Analyze and advise the team on changes in regulatory compliance laws, rules, and regulations, and evolve Brigit’s compliance frameworks as needed 
    • Develop, maintain, and disseminate a library of compliance resources to appropriate executives & staff
    • Review product marketing materials to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations 
    • Work with the tech team to ensure compliance with data standards such as SOC-I & SOC II, PCI-DSS, and other relevant standards
    • Promote a culture of compliance across the company
We're backed by leading VC's, including DCM, Canaan Partners, NYCA, and a number of the world's most influential social impact investors. If autonomy, ownership, and having meaningful input in the company you work for is important to you, come join our growing team!

Our Benefits & Team
-Competitive compensation package with stock options at a high-growth startup
-Day 1 benefit coverage for health, dental, and vision
-401k participation
-Offer competitive paid parental leave policy
-Flexible PTO
-Dog friendly office
-Employee wellness initiatives
-Monthly reimbursements

At Brigit, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.