Compliance Analyst


Remote job description

We're convinced that the way people interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years. We're dedicated to empowering this transformation by building the tools that thousands of developers use to create their own products. The Risk & Compliance Team at Plaid is a cross functional team whose responsibility is to enable the business by mitigating risks and maintaining controls that ensure trust in the platform. Plaid sits in the middle of this ecosystem, and we're the gateway used by our customers to build, launch, and scale FinTech applications that democratize financial services.

In this role, you'll be responsible for supporting Plaid's ecosystem risk management activities from security, regulatory, and reputational perspectives. You'll work closely with Go-to-Market (GTM) (made up of our Sales, Growth and Marketing teams), Compliance, Security Engineering, Legal, Customer Support, and Financial Access teams to ensure trust in the platform and protect the ecosystem.


    • Being part of a highly evolving cross-functional team in a rapidly growing organization.
    • Having a significant impact on the future of financial services.
    • Using your experience and working with autonomy to problem solve and drive process improvements.
    • Conducting and managing compliance reviews and risk analyses of prospective UK and EU customers and partners as they come through the GTM pipeline.
    • Performing ad-hoc and periodic reviews of customers and partners.
    • Undertaking transaction and fraud monitoring and taking action as required.
    • Being a key resource in developing, implementing, maintaining and enhancing the internal policies, procedures and processes required of a rapidly-evolving risk management function, with the support of Plaid's 2LoD team.
    • Partnering with the Compliance Monitoring and Testing team to facilitate ongoing reviews and obtain assurance over operational activity.
    • Supporting the business in the efficient and effective discharge of its regulatory duties concerning all aspects of financial crime.
    • Articulating complex and nuanced compliance requirements into understandable concepts.
    • Promoting a strong culture of compliance.


    • 2-3+ years of relevant compliance, risk, or operational experience with a specific focus on financial services. Fintech experience is strongly preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Compliance specialist with a strong knowledge and understanding of AML/CTF/Sanctions regulations and requirements, including financial crime risks.
    • Experience of due diligence processes, vendors and systems. Good understanding of UK and EU regulatory structure, process, and underlying principles.
    • Ideal candidate is positive, collaborative, highly organized, and an independent thinker with demonstrated good judgment, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and empathetic to the challenges of a start-up.
    • Strong familiarity with a range of relevant financial and technical concepts.
    • Willingness to roll up your sleeves.
    • Intellectual honesty and humility; you should be willing to admit when you don't know something, and should have the discernibility to escalate issues when necessary.
$81,600 - $102,000 a year
Target base salary for this role is between $81600 and $102000 per year. Additional compensation in the form(s) of equity and/or commission are dependent on the position offered. Plaid provides a comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k). Pay is based on factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience and skillset, and location. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

Company name: Plaid
Remote job title: Compliance Analyst

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