Financial Crimes, Quality Control Analyst at Upgrade, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Upgrade is a fintech company that provides affordable and responsible credit, mobile banking, and payment products to everyday consumers. We were the fastest growing company in the Americas last year according to the Financial Times and Upgrade Card was the fastest growing credit card in America. We have delivered over $20 billion in affordable and responsible credit over the last 5 years. The company is backed by some of the most prominent technology investors and was recently valued at $6.3B.
We have built an energizing, collaborative and inclusive culture where team members help each other, learn and innovate to move the company and its customers in the right direction, and own the outcome of their efforts.
Upgrade has been named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” three years in a row, “Top Companies to work for in Arizona” and one of the "Best Engineering Department" awarded annually by Comparably. We've also received recognition for being a best company for Diversity, Women, Culture, and Veterans.
We are looking for new team members who get excited about designing and delivering new and better products to join a team of 1300 talented and dedicated professionals. Come join us if you like to tackle big problems and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.


About the Role:

Upgrade is searching for a Financial Crimes Quality Control Analyst to support the Financial Crimes Program Manager in the development of an ongoing testing environment as part of the second line of defense. 

 *This is a hybrid role that will require you to work a couple of days per week in the office.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Conduct testing on related processes and procedures to determine effectiveness in meeting the department’s operational objectives and adherence to compliance requirements
  • Analyze final results and report findings, including case studies, to Financial Crimes Leadership
  • Make data-driven recommendations for control enhancements and procedural improvements
  • Create and maintain detailed procedures outlining the testing process to support a multifunctional team

What We Look For:

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 3+ years in an AML, Fraud, or Compliance related role
  • Experience in Quality Control 
  • Working knowledge of the federal regulations under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) including Customer Identification Program (CIP), USA Patriot Act, and OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control)
  • Experience documenting process requirements, workflows, and key performance indicators
  • Detailed oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Statistical analysis skills and proficiency with MS Excel

Nice to have:

  • CAMS, CFE, or CGSS 
  • FinTech, banking, or startup experience

What We Offer You: 

  • Competitive salary and stock option plan
  • 100% paid coverage of medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Flexible PTO
  • Learning stipend for personal growth and development 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health & wellness initiatives

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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An Insider's view of Upgrade, Inc.

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I'm surrounded by so many smart, humble and passionate people, where I can learn and grow from everyday. With culture where everyone’s voice is valued and heard, this makes for a very collaborative and thriving workplace where you can grow. It is very empowering and it truly feels like we can achieve anything we, as a team, set our minds toward.

Nelson Lobo

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Since I started at Upgrade, I have been exposed to new technologies for test automation, infrastructure and code coverage, to name a few. I had some challenges in making our test framework more efficient and faster. This is another aspect of Upgrade that I love: there are always different projects to work on which means new learning opportunities.

Seti Momayez

QA Developer

What are Upgrade, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Upgrade offers up to 4% match after 90 days of employment.
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend

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