Senior Compliance Lead

About Accion:

Accion ( is a nationwide nonprofit community lender dedicated to helping entrepreneurs generate income, build assets, create jobs and achieve financial success through business ownership. Our network serves small businesses in communities across the U.S. and is made up of four certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and a U.S. Network office. Globally, for more than 50 years Accion has helped over 90 partners serve the financial needs of tens of millions of people in 40 countries.

Senior Compliance Lead Postilion :

The Senior Compliance Lead is a salaried, exempt position that reports to the Director of Development. The Senior Compliance Lead is responsible for reviewing grant and loan applications and agreements for compliance requirements; creating systems and processes for tracking those requirements; alerting management when compliance criteria is in jeopardy; and completing and filing all documents and reports with applicable institutions in a timely manner. The Senior Compliance Lead is also responsible for writing Accion’s applications for government programs for which we choose to apply and for which compliance tracking is required.

Essential Duties:

  • Review new agreements pre and post execution for compliance requirements and assess Accion’s ability to reasonably fulfill those requirements in conjunction with all involved departments
  • Maintain tracking/recordkeeping and documentation mechanism for all executed agreements and reporting requirements
  • Collaborate with colleagues responsible for the data needed for the compliance function and facilitate compliance requirements across disciplines
  • Analyze data, highlight trends, report concerns and celebrate success
  • Review grant opportunities from government entities and recommend those programs for which Accion should apply; draft and file completed applications
  • Remain current with industry best practices

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage compliance for the organization’s grant and loan programs by executing sound policies, procedures, and reporting in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensure compliance requirements are being met by collaborating with other departments responsible for both the work covered by executed agreements and the tracking of that work; remain current on best practices
  • Review pending agreements for feasible compliance reliability, recommend solutions when requests are outside of the organization’s scope or capability
  • Compile, analyze and monitor data
  • Research regulations; develop and execute new processes as required
  • Seek out, review and apply for appropriate government funding opportunities
  • Perform other duties flexibly and creatively as needs arise
  • Contribute to a net surplus annually


Accion requires its staff to:

  • Solve problems creatively
  • Manage time efficiently
  • Attend to details meticulously
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Collaborate flexibly with colleagues in a diverse and changing environment
  • Believe strongly in Accion’s mission


The Senior Compliance Lead should have a:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in compliance work at a comparable nonprofit or financial institution
  • Knowledge of compliance auditing and best practices
  • Proven track record of attending to detail, tracking, analyzing and reporting data and meeting deadlines
  • Collaborative workstyle that thrive in a fast-paced environment with a customer service focus
  • Clear writing style and experience with government grants

How to Apply:

Email with a resume and cover letter. Please include the position title in the subject line.