👋 About us
is building the infrastructure to power stable finance for everyone. Currency volatility and lack of access to financial products make saving and building wealth challenging in emerging markets. Our software allows companies around the world to open digital dollar accounts, enabling their customers to access the digital dollar economy.
Our mission is backed by top-tier VCs including Better Tomorrow Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Valor Capital, Quona Capital, QED Investors, and the Raba Partnership as well as the founders of Rappi, Flutterwave, Chipper Cash, Compound, and many more.
We are a global team with a global product and a global mission. Our team brings experience from Visa, Nubank, Mercado Livre, Upstart, Silicon Valley Bank, Intuit, and more.
🎭 About the Role
We’re looking for our first Compliance Manager. This is a role with a high level of autonomy and responsibility. You will report to the Head of Legal and work closely with our team to build, run, and maintain our Compliance Program. You will conduct risk assessments, manage compliance testing, build compliance models, develop policies and procedures and report program performance and results to senior management, partners, and clients. As the day-to-day Caliza compliance expert, you will be an essential member of our team enabling a compliant and safe customer experience.
🚀 Your impact at Caliza
Conduct compliance risk assessments, document findings, and provide insights for resource and staffing allocation.
Test automated and manual controls for weaknesses and create and implement plans to enhance said controls.
Advise product, engineering, and senior management teams on Compliance obligations.
Design and conduct enterprise-wide compliance training, track results, and escalate non-compliance to senior management.
Track the remediation of findings or issues to ensure that they are appropriately remediated.
Build and manage a compliance team that performs 2nd line of defense functions.
Utilize risk management techniques and business area knowledge to create, maintain, and test relevant policies and procedures.
Determine existing compliance trends by analyzing accounts and transaction patterns and train staff on recognizing the trends and resolving per established risk appetite.
Maintain analysis models to improve efficiency and effectiveness of company systems.
🎩 About you
Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in the financial services industry, including managing other Compliance professionals.
Experience working in a compliance function with knowledge of BSA/KYC, AML, transaction monitoring, and fraud rules.
Ability to thrive while working independently and critically apply a risk and compliance lens to all areas of work.
Excellent communicator who can effectively deliver a message to internal and external stakeholders, including everyone from start ups, to major financial institutions, to local regulatory agencies.
Able to thrive at a startup, i.e., in a fast-paced environment with high levels of ambiguity, including experience bringing initiatives “from 0 to 1”.
Team player that’s ready to wear many hats!
Spanish or Portuguese language proficiency is a plus.
🤠 What we offer
Competitive cash and equity compensation at a well-funded early-stage startup
In-person team offsites
Virtual happy hours
We care about your goals — growth opportunities at the company and flexible budget for professional development
We love to learn — unlimited book budget
Work-from-home stipend to optimize your setup