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Washington - Head of Corporate Compliance
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Head of Corporate Compliance
The candidate will ensure compliance on the part of the organization, its employees, executives and Board of Directors, with respect to all material regulatory, contractual and internal policy matters. Will be responsible for ensuring that company establishes and maintains an effective ethics and compliance framework and program that is aligned with best practices and global statutory requirements, thus enabling executives and board directors to meet their fiduciary responsibilities and the company's attainment of business goals. Report to the Corporate Vice President of Risk Management. Develop, implement and maintain a global ethics and compliance program, the framework of which satisfies Federal Sentencing Guidelines, other global regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Work as part of a team of senior Risk leaders in the development of the company's overall integrated risk framework within which the compliance framework shall reside. Work in collaboration with business leaders to identify core areas of compliance requirements, assess current vs. desired state, develop and execute a risk-based, multi-year road map for program implementation. Research and stay abreast of industry best practices, implementing continuous improvement to the compliance framework and programs in achieving greater efficiency and effectiveness. Lead the enterprise-wide compliance initiatives of the company by establishing a network of cross-functional business process owners who will serve as compliance owners for their specific areas of compliance responsibility (both regulatory and contractual). Establish the policies, guidelines, systems and procedures by which compliance owners will fulfill their compliance responsibilities, such that consistency is achieved throughout the organization and enterprise-wide reporting may be provided to executive management and the Board. Provide Executive Committee and Board of Directors regular and ad-hoc reporting of program metrics and other trends in compliance program efforts. Provide information that serves to educate executives and board directors with respect to their fiduciary responsibilities and changes thereto. Provide compliance and risk guidance to senior management to include consultation with business leaders to identify and incorporate compliance risks and requirements in support of the company's growth initiatives, new product lines and expanding geographical footprint. Serve as corporate SME with respect to corporate compliance requirements. Oversee specific subject matter compliance areas within the Compliance department (privacy). Provide leadership of the company's Corporate Policy program to include the framework by which enterprise-wide policies are developed, vetted, approved, communicated, maintained and monitored for compliance. Serve as the company's ethics officer, overseeing the code of conduct and whistleblower hot line programs to include policy development, communication and training, conduct of investigations and external reporting. Build a team of compliance professionals to deliver compliance services to the organization, including compliance/risk assessments, data collection and reporting, monitoring and advising of changes in the regulatory environment and contract compliance support.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree. BA/BS degree in business, public administration or related field preferred. Must have 15+ years of experience in corporate legal/compliance function including 4 years with a broad, generalist corporate counsel background, 8 years developing and implementing organizational ethics and compliance programs, 3 years serving as senior compliance leader for an international publically traded company needed. Professional Certifications in relevant subject matters preferred. Demonstrated successful experience in influencing and driving enterprise-wide, cross-functional required. Experience with criminal and civil law procedures, investigative methodology, and case management required. Expert knowledge of industry best practices and regulatory requirements (Federal Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory requirements) as related to publicly traded company compliance program efforts needed.

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