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BCU Mgr, Compliance

Req # JR - 041774 Location Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States Job Category Baxter Credit Union Date posted 07/20/2021

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As part of the Audit & Compliance Department, the Compliance Supervisor under the general supervision of the Sr. Director, Compliance will support BCU’s compliance with all applicable federal and Illinois State regulations.  The position’s responsibilities include the day-to-day maintenance of the help desk function, researching compliance issues and identifying any associated risk, monitoring of compliance activities, assisting with the implementation of compliance solutions, and tracking outstanding compliance issues.  The position is also responsible for preparation and maintenance of compliance reports for management, coordination and review of compliance training activities, advising business owners on regulatory changes in relation to Credit Union programs, policies, and practices, and supporting external compliance audits and regulatory examinations.  The Compliance Supervisor will have one direct report working under him or her. 


  • Direct supervision of Compliance Specialist on daily activities, job performance, and professional development.
  • Create and maintain documents, and research compliance related issues for member service concerns, various credit union governance committees, or other project teams tasked with implementation responsibilities. 
  • Serve as the Compliance Advisor on credit union regulatory action committees as required to implement new regulations. 
  • Assist business owners in the creation, maintenance, and implementation of policies, procedures and practices to ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Coordinate the completion of regulatory compliance assessments, audits, and examinations.
  • Provide ongoing support to business owners on the identification of potential compliance vulnerabilities and risks; provide options and/or develop action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities associated with the Compliance and Legal helpdesk, including the prioritization, assignment and tracking of issues to ensure responses are provided within agreed upon timeframes.     
  • Support the compliance training program for both new and existing staff through the identification of required coursework; the preparation and maintenance of reports; the creation and update of training materials, and the delivery of training.
  • Identify regulatory impact and risks for new and revised products and services and provide related advisement to business owners.
  • Monitor regulatory changes, disseminate information, assess risk potential, answer questions and serve as the subject matter expert for staff on compliance matters.   
  • Assist Audit and Compliance Department with ad-hoc projects on an as needed basis.
  • This is not an exhaustive list and other responsibilities may be assigned at any time.


  • Bachelor’s degree required with a Juris Doctor degree and/or Master of Business Administration a plus;
  • Minimum of at least three years of credit union or financial industry regulatory compliance experience required;
  • Previous supervisory experience desirable, must be able to provide professional development to direct report; 
  • General knowledge of deposit and lending federal and state banking regulations. This includes but is not limited to the Electronic Fund Transfers, Equal Credit Opportunity, Fair Credit Reporting, Fair Debt Collection Practices, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Real Estate Settlement Procedures, and Right to Financial Privacy Acts plus Truth-in-Savings and Truth-in-Lending;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, must have knowledge and ability to perform compliance and legal research as needed;
  • Demonstrated ability to understand regulations and be able to explain them in laymen’s terms to credit union staff, able to make decisions on own without significant oversight or input from others, and able to advise on how to align regulatory requirements with business requirements;
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently possessing effective time management skills, manage multiple tasks concurrently in a fast paced environment, prioritize effectively and be deadline driven;
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate and explain complex compliance and/or legal issues, team player; able to work in multi-functional groups; willing to assist others as needed;
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and attention to detail required;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment;
  • Demonstrates an enthusiastic, proactive attitude;
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook, use of analysis tools for regulatory monitoring and Bank Secrecy Act support a plus
  • Working knowledge of Symitar software a plus;
  • Compliance certifications, such as NCCO, CUCE, CRCM, CAMS, and/or BSACS preferred.

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