Mercury is building a complete financial stack for startups. Since we launched in 2019, our customer base has grown to over 200,000 startups and small businesses from all around the world. We are looking to hire a visionary Senior Compliance Risk Manager to join our Compliance Governance & Oversight team, who will build and manage critical enterprise governance programs, beginning with policy governance, training and issue management, and eventually expanding into additional enterprise risk focus areas over time. 

In this role, you’ll need to bring an unquenchable thirst to dive into areas you aren’t an expert in, learn from them, and offer your tribute in return. In this way, you will add to the talented, diverse, and curious group of entrepreneurial creators across teams within Mercury, who are helping shape  Mercury into its ideal form. 

You’ll also be required to proactively spot inefficiencies and operational gaps, and create from the ground up the programs and governance mechanisms that will allow us to scale. To do this, you’ll need a keen eye for identifying potential, thinking innovatively, and with a strong sense of ownership and accountability to drive results. You’ll bring a collaborative mindset to helping manage the tightrope of pushing the boundaries and maintaining solid risk and compliance controls. 

Here are some things you’ll do on the job: 

  • Help build the foundations of a world-class governance and enterprise risk management program, beginning with policy governance, training and issue management, and expanding into additional enterprise risk focus areas over time. 
  • Build upon and manage the Policy Governance program, design processes for effective annual review, work with internal stakeholders, ensure policies are accessible to internal and external audiences, and oversee policy change management
  • Build upon and manage the Compliance training program, ensure required trainings are in place, assigned and completed by relevant internal audiences, improve efficiency and coverage of the training program 
  • Build upon and manage the issue management program, document processes, socialize with stakeholders, and manage reporting.
  • Support other critical compliance programs and activities such as third party risk management, risk assessments, and enterprise level risk reporting

You should: 

  • Have demonstrated program management experience and autonomously building compliance programs, driving decision-making and consensus, managing multiple stakeholders, executing projects, and rolling out processes from the ground up 
  • Have subject matter expertise in governance, risk and compliance management 
  • Have familiarity with fintech, banking or financial services, or a startup environment
  • Have experience evaluating tools and solutions to innovatively solve complex challenges
  • Be a great collaborator and communicator
  • Be ready to roll up your sleeves and get into the weeds of unique and complex problems 
  • Enjoy the challenges and rewards an innovative fast paced environment brings

The total rewards package at Mercury includes base salary, equity (stock options), and benefits.

Our salary and equity ranges are highly competitive within the SaaS and fintech industry and are updated regularly using the most reliable compensation survey data for our industry. New hire offers are made based on a candidate’s experience, expertise, geographic location, and internal pay equity relative to peers.

Our target new hire base salary ranges for this role are the following:

  • US employees in Los Angeles, Seattle, New York City or the San Francisco Bay Area: $153,400 - $180,500
  • US employees outside of Los Angeles, Seattle, New York City or the San Francisco Bay Area: $138,100 - $162,500
  • Canadian employees (any location): CAD 139,600 - 164,300

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