Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.
Affirm's Compliance group provides company-wide leadership, standards, support, and independent oversight to ensure that business units abide by applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Compliance credibly challenges management decisions, business processes, and evaluates adherence to applicable regulatory and operational risk requirements. We provide appropriate analysis, reporting, and escalation to executive management and the Board, set minimum standards for the company, and provide guidance for compliance activities across the company.
We're seeking a Senior Licensing Specialist to support the development and ongoing maintenance of Affirm's Compliance License Management Program. In this role, you will own coordinating license filings in partnership with Affirm's Legal group. In addition, you will be responsible for periodic regulatory reporting, assisting with state examinations. The ideal candidate is a problem solver with previous experience leading state licensing processes, a commitment to get things done, tremendous organizational skills, and a passion for efficiency, persistence, and continuous improvement.
What You Will Do
Assist in the preparation of state license applications and ensure timely filings. Escalate any licensing issues, accurately updating renewal date and follow-ups for licenses. Also collaborate with Lead to interpret, prepare, and submit state licensing annual reports.
Establish and maintain relationships with internal partners and state regulators
Track work performed in the Licensing Management system by providing detailed notes of the status of a license, actively assigning tasks, linking tickets, and continuously following-up for resolution or renewal approval
Ongoing preparation of renewal applications and other forms to be filed in various licensing jurisdictions, including interpreting license renewal requirements per jurisdiction. Monitor and lead these renewals in the Licensing Management system.
Monitor, prepare and renew entity related filings with the Secretary of State to maintain good standing
Cross-functional work to retrieve business/financial data for reporting purposes
Create check requests for filings/periodic assessments
Maintain surety bonds, ensure bonds are renewed and tracked properly in the system
Assist Lead in preparing for state license examinations by gathering/reviewing requests from the examiner, working with relevant business units, and efficiently managing deadlines outlined by examination schedule
Assist Lead in researching initial licensing application requirements and providing project status updates to relevant individuals/teams
Coordinating notary and/or signature needs for renewals and original applications, as well as fingerprinting, background checks, credit reports, financial statement needs of our officers and entities for application purposes
What We Look For
4+ years of state licensing experience preferably in the field of financial services
Bachelor's degree or 3+ years of related experience
Prior experience with highly-regulated industries is desirable
Must have a high level of proficiency with various computer applications, including MS Office and GSuite
Able to take direction and take ownership of very detailed processes
Solid project management, critical thinking and analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex and sensitive issues to senior management in a clear and persuasive manner
If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways - not just candidates who check all the boxes.
At Affirm, "People Come First" is a core value and that's why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can learn more about our D&I efforts here.
We also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for positions in accordance with applicable laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.