Funding Circle is hiring a

Chief Compliance Officer

San Francisco, United States

Funding Circle is looking for an experienced Chief Compliance Officer for our U.S. business, based in San Francisco. He/she will be responsible for leading the compliance function and a small but mighty team and promoting a culture of compliance awareness. Specific areas of focus will include: state and federal lending law compliance; securities law compliance; ensuring a high level of professional conduct across our operation, in line with our reputation and conduct standards.

Bird’s-eye view:

  • State and federal lending law compliance
  • Compliance with state and federal securities laws
  • Management of regulatory relationships and inquiries
  • Managing and building a compliance team that will monitor and advise on general compliance with laws, regulations and compliance policies in relation to commercial lending across the business
  • Ongoing compliance support and advice as well as developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on internal compliance systems and processes and implementing new strategies and initiatives
  • Responsibility for directing, developing, implementing and maintaining compliance monitoring policies and reporting
  • Thought partner for US senior management team to ensure a culture of compliance awareness and ownership by the business

Our ideal teammate has:

  • 10+ years Compliance or related experience.
  • Excellent understanding of lending law compliance
  • Experience with FINRA / broker dealer compliance, and relevant FINRA licenses
  • Experience working in a fintech or other growth-stage company
  • Experience managing a small compliance team to fit with a growing company's needs.
  • Evangelist for compliance culture and ownership of compliance by the business
  • Demonstrated AML and KYC knowledge and experience.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment.
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills.
  • Results-oriented team player with a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Identification with our mission, “to build a better financial world”.
  • Alignment with our core values: Think Smart, Make It Happen, Be Open, Stand Together, Live the Adventure.

*This position is based in San Francisco

Why join us?

Happy employees are productive employees, that’s why we offer a hearty benefits package. From learning and development and commuter stipends, to a competitive salary, equity, and health benefits, we’ve got you covered! That being said, have you heard about what we're doing?! Our mission is what really motivates us to come to work each day:

  •       We're supporting small business, the engine of economic growth
  •       We're helping facilitate higher yields for investors and lower interest rates for borrowers
  •       We can fund loans extremely quickly, all online!
  •       We have a clear competitive advantage globally in areas like domain expertise and regulatory processes

Funding Circle is the world’s leading online marketplace for business loans, matching small businesses borrowers with investors in the UK, the US and Europe. We provide small businesses with access to fast, fair and transparent finance and investors with access to attractive returns. Our mission is to build a better financial world.

Since 2010, investors at Funding Circle - including more than 50,000 individuals, financial institutions, local councils, a university, and even the UK Government - have invested more than $2.5 billion in 15,000 businesses globally. The company has raised $273m in equity capital from many of the same investors that backed Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb and Wealthfront.

We've combined disruptive technology with deep financial acumen, industry-leading risk management models, and a customer-first approach to build something better for small businesses, investors and the economy.

To learn more about our work environment, culture, and perks, visit:

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Funding Circle provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.