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As the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) for COUNTRY Trust Bank, in our Bloomington, Ill. home offices, you will execute, evaluate, and enhance a risk-based compliance program for a federally regulated thrift bank. This role will ensure appropriate monitoring, testing, and training plans are in place and operating effectively to ensure compliance and the safety and soundness of the Bank. The CCO will coordinate Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) regulatory exams. This position requires strong leadership, collaboration, transparency, and influence with business areas, other enterprise compliance areas, and executive management.
This role develops, executes, and continuously evaluates a risk-based compliance program, annual/periodic self-assessments and continuous monitoring plan for internal and external regulatory entity compliance and, as applicable, safety and soundness and trust compliance. Trains staff to plan, scope and perform self-assessments and/or self-tests. Identifies, measures, monitors, controls, and reports risks to management and/or Board level. Manages regulatory exams and works to maintain positive working relationships with examiners. Directs training for business unit employees in connection with compliance requirements. Works with management to help ensure compliance requirements are complete and accurate for existing laws and regulations. Assesses impact for new regulatory requirements and implements compliance requirements. Develops and implements policies and procedures. Requires an understanding of laws and regulations, corporate structure, and the activities of the business units supported as well as their products and services. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure succession and the efficient operation of the program.
Provide strategic leadership for compliance requirements. Help ensure that the compliance program meets management expectations and regulatory requirements. Develop and implement policies and procedures.
Build strong relationships with business units using honesty and transparency. Help ensure that business units understand compliance risks and requirements. Provide compliance training to help ensure employees understand compliance responsibilities.
Perform self-assessments and clearly and consistently communicate the concern, cause, consequence, corrective action, and commitment. Influence changes efficiently. Collaborate with Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management on compliance risks.
Manages the implementation and maintenance of disaster recovery plans and activities in assigned areas. Maintains current contact information for all employees in applicable areas and communicates with non-recovery employees during a disaster.
Fosters the highest level of commitment among our people through transparent communication about business challenges, successes and results.
Creates an environment which encourages people to think, behave, take action and control work and make decisions autonomously to attain clear goals.
Takes personal responsibility for making tough decisions, meeting commitments and ensuring expected results are achieved.
Working knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to thrifts, federal savings banks, bank trust department activities, and the ability to read and understand laws and regulations.
Background in developing and implementing compliance programs.
Juris Doctor degree.
Have or willing to work toward obtaining CFIRS, CRCM, CAMS, or CIPP designations.
Broad-based experience with securities.
Knowledge of all areas of COUNTRY Trust Bank operations and the COUNTRY Financial business model.
Previous experience overseeing a financial institution compliance program.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of relevant insurance or financial services industry (as applicable) and/or regulatory compliance experience OR,
Master’s degree and at least 8 years of relevant insurance or financial services industry (as applicable) and/or regulatory compliance experience OR,
At least 12 years of relevant insurance or financial services industry (as applicable) and/or regulatory compliance experience.
At least 4 years of management experience.
Normal office environment.
Work may extend beyond normal business hours as business needs dictate.
COUNTRY Financial does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 180092
About COUNTRY Financial
For more than 85 years, COUNTRY Financial has helped people protect what they have, save for a comfortable future and achieve financial security. COUNTRY Financial provides auto, home, life and business insurance, as well as retirement and investment services, to more than 1 million households and businesses.The organization’s more than 5,000 financial representatives and employees work closely with customers to create insurance and investment programs that meet their financial objectives. We care about the community, supporting national and regional non-profit groups across the country.We’ve delivered on our promises to customers since 1925, when a group of Illinois Farm Bureau members established the insurance company to provide fire insurance on their property. Auto insurance was added in 1927, followed by life insurance in 1929.COUNTRY Financial is headquartered in Bloomington, Ill. and has annual revenue of $3.4B. Bloomington is located in Central Illinois within a few hours of Chicago and St. Louis. It boasts a thriving community including a very strong school system, two universities (Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan) and two colleges.For more information on Bloomington-Normal Illinois visit www.visitbn.org.