Compliance Manager

NavanPalo Alto, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site

We are seeking an experienced Compliance Manager to continue to grow the company’s global compliance function. The Compliance Manager will be responsible for managing the compliance management system incorporating multiple levels of responsibility and oversight to meet all relevant laws, regulations and industry standards. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of financial services compliance and a proactive approach to risk management. The Compliance Manager will report to the VP, Legal.

We are looking for someone who will be based out of the Palo Alto office and able to go into the office three days per week. 


What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee the anti-money laundering programs, ensuring operational processes align with internal policies and local regulations and international standards
  • Help develop and execute annual compliance training programs, including money laundering (AML/CFT) and OFAC
  • Help implement and manage the global compliance function and regulatory programs, ensuring compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Monitor any material regulatory changes and assess their impact on the business
  • Conduct regular compliance assessments, audits, and reviews to identify and map potential gaps
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Legal, Finance and Operations to ensure an integrated approach to global compliance
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for compliance-related inquiries by customers, bank partners, external auditors and regulators
  • Support operations, legal, and product teams by reviewing new products for regulatory and operational compliance risks
  • Identify and assess risks related to non-compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Propose improvements based on comprehensive analysis of the compliance system
  • Drive core compliance processes, including risk assessments, adherence to regulations, and internal/external reporting


What We’re Looking For:

  • Proven experience as a Compliance Officer or Compliance Manager
  • 6+ years compliance and/or legal experience in the financial services industry, with solid understanding of relevant regulations and laws, including payments, processing and/or financial technology
  • Excellent understanding of risk management principles and the ability to implement across the entire organization
  • In-depth knowledge of legal requirements and controls in AML and KYC within financial institutions
  • Demonstrated success driving  collaboration across various teams, including Legal, Operations, Risk and Audit
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex concepts, including US business and regulatory matters
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing compliance programs, policies, and procedures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • High ethical standards and a commitment to promoting a strong compliance culture

The posted pay range represents the anticipated low and high end of the compensation for this position and is subject to change based on business need. To determine a successful candidate’s starting pay, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location, an evaluation of the candidate’s skills and experience, market demands, and internal parity.

For roles with on-target-earnings (OTE), the pay range includes both base salary and target incentive compensation. Target incentive compensation for some roles may include a ramping draw period. Compensation is higher for those who exceed targets. Candidates may receive more information from the recruiter.

Pay Range
$93,750$171,000 USD


Navan About Us

Navan is the all-in-one solution that makes travel easy so you can focus on being there, not getting there. Say goodbye to spending hours on the phone trying to change your flight or saving stacks of receipts to manually input expenses. From EAs and finance teams to travel managers and employees, Navan empowers people to focus on the things that matter most to them — all while providing companies with real-time visibility, savings, and control.

Navan’s investors include visionaries like Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Ventures, Greenoaks, Zeev Ventures, and entrepreneurs Lee Fixel, Adam Bain, and Elad Gil. In Oct 2022, Navan announced its Series G upround at a post-money valuation of $9.2B to help accelerate future growth plans.

In April 2023, Navan expanded in the Indian market with the acquisition of Tripeur, a modern, people-centric corporate travel and expense management company. The group’s fifth acquisition in under two years, Tripeur joined the Navan Group alongside Spanish meetings and events specialists, Atlanta Events & Corporate Travel Consultants; Berlin-based modern travel management company, Comtravo; leading Scandinavian travel agency Resia AB; and London-based high-touch TMC, Reed & Mackay.

At Navan, we’re never satisfied with the status quo, and we know breakthrough ideas come from diverse perspectives. We are committed to cultivating a workplace that reflects the diversity of the customers we serve while fostering leadership and innovation. All voices are valued here and you’ll have the resources, tools, and training you’ll need to do the best work of your life.


Our Benefits

We realize benefits are important as they support keeping you at your best at all times. Our benefits are here for you if you get sick or hurt, help you save for now and later, encourage you to take time off work and travel, and provide perks specific to being a Navan employee both in and out of the office.


Workplace Policy

Navan believes in the value of in-person connections, whether that is sitting down to have lunch with one another, taking a walking 1:1, or collaborating in a room together. The connections forged through face-to-face interactions improves company culture and drives business results. Navan invests in global office spaces — in the USGermanyFrance, Spain, and the UK, among others — that feel welcoming and offers perks such as lunches and happy hours to create a strong team environment to help you do your best work. We operate on a hybrid working model, which we define as three days a week in-office. Please expect this policy for all roles that are tied to an office.


Equal Opportunity

Navan is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions based solely on merit. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We prohibit any such discrimination or harassment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring.



Navan complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law. Navan will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability in connection with applications for employment as required by law.

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