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Alaska USA is currently recruiting for a Manager, Enterprise Risk & Compliance position who will be responsible for implementing the Credit Union's long term strategic compliance plan, in anticipation of future growth and expanded regulatory responsibilities and oversight. The right candidate will oversee the BSA/AML department, the Operations Risk Assessment Program, the Vendor Risk Management program, and the enterprise Compliance Officer. They will also identify and lead risk and compliance initiatives, develop and refine appropriate risk and compliance monitoring and testing processes, implement a centralized complaint management system for the Credit Union, and work with all levels and departments in the organization to reinforce and energize the risk and compliance ecosystem of the Credit Union.
SUMMARY JOB DESCRIPTION:
Oversee compliance projects and work with lines of business and enterprise resource departments on compliance initiatives and priorities
Develop monitoring and testing processes; Review, test and monitor specific regulatory compliance areas and work with stakeholders on necessary improvements
Maintain tracking of business units' action plans and new products to ensure identified gaps and corrective actions are promptly addressed, resolved, and documented
Oversee regulatory research and work closely with front-line compliance personnel throughout the organization to ensure consistency in compliance goals
Lead organizational initiatives in anticipation of future growth and the changing regulatory landscape applicable to the Credit Union, including improvements to organizational design and department structure
Provide leadership, coaching, employee training, problem resolution and day-to-day functional guidance to risk and compliance staff
Provide direction, backup, and support to the BSA Officer, and indirectly to the BSA/AML team
Investigate detected/suspected issues, provide guidance and find solutions to identified problems
Interact with state and federal regulators in a positive and constructive manner regarding the enterprise risk and compliance programs and applicable requirements
Provide education/training as requested; ensure adequacy of organization-wide compliance training and corrective action efforts when necessary
Evaluate and implement system improvements
Create and maintain trust by working as a valued business partner with business lines, senior leadership, and other compliance professionals to manage compliance efforts at all levels of the organization
Prepare reports and conduct research for management committees and senior leadership.
Minimum of ten years of experience working at a senior level or higher in a heavily regulated industry, including direct experience with audit, regulatory compliance, and/or enterprise risk management. Impeccable ethical reputation and strong emotional intelligence. Previous executive-level experience preferred. Strongly prefer candidates with experience working in financial services and/or multi-state operations of a size and scale comparable to Alaska USA. To also include the following:
Knowledge and understanding of regulatory risk and compliance challenges in the financial/banking sector.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports, legal documents, governmental regulations and professional publications.
Understanding of the role risk and compliance functions can play in supporting business and strategic objectives.
Proven track record of working well and influencing peers, as well as members of a senior management team.
Experience interacting and working successfully with federal regulators.
Flexible approach to new projects, requirements, and workplace demands.
Possess strong project management, organizational, analytical, presentation and leadership skills. Previous leadership of change management initiatives.
Ability to influence major decisions having compliance ramifications through reasoned analysis and business understanding.
Knowledge and experience with the implementation and management of complex IT systems preferred.
Excellent and demonstrable oral and written communication skills.
High emotional intelligence, good judgment, and sense of humor.
Proficiency in MS Word, Power Point and Excel is required.
Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, finance, statistics, information technology, or related fields expected. MBA, Juris Doctorate (JD), and/or other applicable professional certification preferred (i.e., Commissioned Federal Bank Examiner; Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager; Certified Enterprise Risk Management Professional; Project Management Professional, etc.).
Health Care Benefits
The credit union strives to provide employees a comfortable working atmosphere, career opportunities and financial security in the form of competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit programs.
Equal Opportunity Employer
About Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial services cooperative providing service, value, and convenience to members since 1948. Alaska USA provides members with great rates on loans and deposits as well as low fees for services. This commitment to each member’s financial well-being is what makes the Alaska USA experience better than banking.
Alaska USA has branches in Alaska, Arizona, California, and Washington and serves members living in all 50 states and around the world. With a full range of financial services, members have everything in one place, including checking and savings accounts, consumer loans, and credit cards. In a growing number of locations, Alaska USA also offers business services, personal insurance, and real estate loans, as well as mortgage loans by Alaska USA Mortgage Company.