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Vendor Oversight & Compliance Advisory Analyst

| Chicago
Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics. Today, we help underserved consumers, the majority of whom get fast funding on our online platform without having to talk to anyone. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.
JOB DESCRIPTION
As a Compliance Senior Analyst, you will be responsible for participating in Avant’s Compliance Program, specifically in the area of vendor oversight and compliance advisory. You will be tasked with ensuring compliance with consumer lending regulations as it pertains to vendor management and proposed business initiatives. You will be responsible for performing compliance review of proposed vendors, new business initiatives, as well as conducting on-site and remote audits of Avant’s highest-risk vendors.
In order to ensure proper adherence to applicable state and federal rules and regulations, you will work with internal business units and with third-party personnel to investigate root causes and implement corrective action, where necessary, for any deficiencies discovered during vendor review and auditing.
As a Compliance Senior Analyst, you will be expected to promote a culture of corporate compliance by use of best practices and a compliant work ethic in accordance with Avant’s internal policies.

What you do at Avant

  • Act as the Compliance Department’s Vendor Subject Matter Expert (SME) by performing compliance-oriented due diligence on all newly proposed vendors. Discuss findings with senior Compliance leadership.
  • Collaborate with Vendor Owners and other Vendor Committee members in the performance of your vendor review responsibilities.
  • Perform on-site and remote compliance audits regarding the business practices of Avant’s highest-risk vendors.
  • Assist senior Compliance leadership in reviewing and, where necessary, providing effective challenge to the business regarding newly proposed business initiatives.
  • Maintain awareness of relevant regulations and guidance, including, but not limited to, FDCPA, TILA, TCPA, FCRA, ECOA, SCRA, MLA, GLBA, UDAAP, and third party vendor management.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts, including improving department policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Why you are a fit for Avant

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years of financial services regulatory compliance experience (bank experience preferred)
  • Strong background in federal and state consumer finance laws
  • Prior compliance experience related to third party vendor relationships
  • Strong understanding of regulatory guidance for vendor oversight/third party relationships
  • Demonstrated history of taking personal initiative
  • Eagerness to learn new skills
  • Past proven ability to handle and execute on complex projects with minimal supervision
  • Excellent ability to analyze and interpret data (experience with SQL is ideal)
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Able to effectively collaborate with other departments and external parties

Why Avant is a fit for you: At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:We value, support, and help each other growWe are committed to active inclusion and diversityWe are transparent and believe the best idea winsWe succeed when our customers succeedWe get sh!t done… responsiblyAnd 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.

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Location

Located on Chicago's scenic Riverwalk. It’s home to nearby trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and public transportation.

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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