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Senior Manager, Sanctions Investigations



United States · San Francisco, CA, USA · Portland, OR, USA · New York, NY, USA · Portland, OR, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Canada · Remote
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

Mercury is building a complete finance stack for startups. We work hard to create the easiest and safest banking* experience possible to simplify entrepreneurs' and business owners’ financial lives. The challenge is to do so while ensuring we protect Mercury, customers and the broader financial ecosystem from bad actors and harmful, illegal or unauthorized activities.

At Mercury, we’re taking Financial Crimes extremely seriously. The Sanctions team conducts investigations, develops procedures and builds controls with cross-functional partners to prevent, detect and report sanctioned and out of policy activities. As the Sanctions Investigations manager, you will drive and own the domain at Mercury. You will work closely with Compliance, Legal, Risk Strategy and Risk Product to ensure that the team has the tools, support, clarity and resources to do an excellent job.

You will:

  • Lead a team of talented sanctions investigators, responsible for creating operational procedures, refining hits and conducting accounts’ and transactions’ investigations for sanctions, PEP and adverse media.
  • Mentor, coach and support senior and junior ICs.
  • Partner cross-functionally with Compliance, Legal, Product, Risk Strategy and additional groups to enhance Mercury’s sanctions program and drive efficiency using data and technology.
  • Increase resilience and scalability of sanctions operation using process automation and outsourcing when appropriate, and work with Product teams to build capabilities and tools.
  • Suggest new monitoring and controls to address new risks created by new products or changes to existing offerings.
  • Create and own procedures governing Mercury’s sanctions investigations process.
  • Assist and support the design and creation of sanctions controls optimization.
  • Educate internal and external stakeholders on sanctions investigations at Mercury.

You should:

  • Have 6+ years of work experience in the sanctions domain. 8+ years of work experience overall.
  • Have 4+ years of people management experience, preferably of investigators.
  • Be a strong analytical thinker - you are metrics-driven and results oriented.
  • Be a sanctions domain expert - you’re deeply familiar with sanctions regulations, policies, best practices and tools.
  • Be an excellent collaborator and communicator - you can motivate your team, secure buy-in from leadership, and work effectively with all functions.
  • Be comfortable with decision making in a fast paced, ambiguous environment.

​​*Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust, Members FDIC.

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 New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, or the San Francisco Bay Area: $202,000 - 237,700 USD
  • US employees outside of New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, or the San Francisco Bay Area: $181,800 - 213,900 USD
  • Canadian employees (any location): CAD 183,800 - 216,300