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Compliance Counsel

Company: Gusto
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 100,000 businesses nationwide. 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.-- How did you hear about this opportunity? (select all that apply) --*
      LinkedIn
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      Built In Colorado
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      Gusto Employee
      Gusto Website
      Billboard/Outdoor Ads
      Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? --*
      Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at Gusto? --*
      If you'll require Gusto to commence, i.e., "sponsor," an immigration or work permit case in order to employ you, either now or at some point in the future, then you should answer yes. An example of an immigration or work permit case that may require sponsorship now or in the future would be an H-1B or other employment-based work permit sponsorship. Voluntary Self-Identification Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it helps us to build better products, better serve our customers, and makes our company stronger.-- In addition to the information required to consider your application, below is a set of voluntary demographic questions. If you choose to fill them out, the responses will be used to help us identify areas for improvement in our process and further support the development and execution of our diversity efforts and programs. Your responses to these questions will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Your responses, or your choice to not respond, will not be associated with your specific application and will not in any way be used in making any employment decisions, including hiring decisions. Please use this as a reference while completing the disability self-identification: You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:--
      • Blindness
      • Deafness
      • Cancer
      • Diabetes
      • Epilepsy
      • Autism
      • Cerebral palsy
      • HIV/AIDS
      • Schizophrenia
      • Muscular dystrophy
      • Bipolar disorder
      • Major depression
      • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
      • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
      • Obsessive compulsive disorder
      • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
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