Avant champions every customer on their financial journey and moves financial lives forward.
Chicago, IL

Analyst, Third Party Risk Management at Avant (Chicago, IL)

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Avant is dedicated to building premier digital banking solutions for the middle class through a combination of technology, analytics and superior customer service. Since 2012, Avant has connected over 1.5 million customers to over $7.5 billion in loans and 800,000 credit cards. A high growth financial technology company, Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg, and has raised over $600 million of equity capital. Visit www.avant.com for more information.

As an Analyst focusing on third party risk management, you will have the unique opportunity to help shape a rapidly-evolving program within the company which is critical to enabling business growth and organizational objectives.

This role requires acute attention to detail, strong critical thinking skills, and the ability to execute on identified enhancements within a fast-paced but structured department. Avant is looking for an individual who balances the ability to think and work independently with a team player attitude.

You will be expected to manage assigned projects on a risk-based prioritization schedule; produce high-quality written documentation, PowerPoint decks, and data sets; and promote a culture of awareness and transparency throughout the organization.

What you do at Avant

  • Ensuring compliance with consumer lending regulations as it pertains to Vendor Management
  • Managing relationships with internal and external partners to ensure the required third party assessments, due diligence documentation, and risk management activities are completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Conducting audits of Avant’s most significant vendors and drafting reports of your findings
  • Working closely with internal business units to remediate deficiencies discovered in audits or annual reviews
  • Creating effective reports and other communications to disseminate vendor management program information
  • Identifying new opportunities for improvement relating to the third party risk management program
  • Maintaining awareness of relevant regulations and guidance, including--but not limited to--FDCPA TILA, TCPA, FCRA, ECOA, SCRA, MLA, GLBA, UDAAP, and third-party risk management
  • Training and advising colleagues on the Vendor Management program and processes in support of the Avant’s Policies and Procedures

Why you are a fit at Avant

  • 2+ years of experience in a similar Vendor Management or third party risk role, preferably in a fintech or consumer finance space
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite, with demonstrably strong PowerPoint skills required
  • Proven history of taking initiative, working independently, and competently prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest in taking assignments and executing both administrative and complex projects from start to finish
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other departments and external parties

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Why Avant is a fit for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:
We value, support, and help each other grow
We are committed to active inclusion and diversity
We are transparent and believe the best idea wins
We succeed when our customers succeed
We get sh!t done… responsibly
And we keep it fun!

We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

Avant is an equal opportunity employer and individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), age, disability or genetic information or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

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What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Avant Benefits Overview

We offer group Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, generous parental leave, commuter benefits, and unlimited vacation time. We have a free gym on site at our Chicago office and other great perks like a fully-stocked kitchen with beer on tap, casual dress code, a game room, and company happy hours.

Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Partners with Nonprofits
In 2022, Avant engaged with the community by mentoring underrepresented students and demystifying STEM careers, providing school supplies to children in foster care and cleaning up local parks
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home and the option for most employees to work remotely as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Avant's adoption assistance plan provides reimbursement of adoption-related expenses for up to $5,000 per adoption, for up to two adoptions.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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