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The Financial Services Compliance team is seeking Compliance Counsel to support the company’s compliance activities for its financial services product offerings. Based in San Francisco, CA, this individual will contribute to our compliance efforts by working with our Compliance Lead to ensure our compliance program operates effectively at scale.
 
In the role you'll work closely with our Product, Business, and Operations teams to provide compliance guidance and solutions related to consumer protection regulations, payments compliance, and other applicable laws.
 
Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:
  • Navigate complex regulatory frameworks to design and mature innovative financial products and services.
  • Counsel the product, engineering, and design teams on a range of issues 
  • Drive holistic compliance management for multiple financial services products, including monitoring, training, policies and procedures, risk assessments, and third-party audits
  • Collaborate with our Operations and Engineering, Product, and Design teams to mature our compliance processes, controls, and documentation as needed to align with new or revised laws, rules, or regulations.
  • Research and respond to internal stakeholders on complex compliance issues.
  • Support our Compliance Lead on all third party audits or regulatory examinations.
 
Here’s what we’re looking for:
  • JD degree with 3+ years of combined relevant legal experience in a law firm,  and/or an in-house legal department of a regulated financial institution or financial technology company.
  • Experience in building and maturing compliance management systems
  • Familiarity with state and federal consumer financial and payments laws
  • State bar/ active license to practice law in California or New York, or ability to register in house
  • Experience advising on financial products and building scalable processes
  • Experience creatively solving problems, taking into account legal risk and business needs.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player mindset (no job is too big or too small).
  • A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, cross-functionally, and independently.
 
Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.
 
Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@gusto.com. 
 

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