Chief Compliance Officer

FCS Of Mid America Louisville , KY 40202

Posted 3 weeks ago

At Farm Credit Mid-America, we believe people are our strongest asset. We are consistently looking to hire individuals from a wide range of experience and capabilities who have a desire to serve. Currently, we have over 1,100 employees across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

BASIC FUNCTION: The Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for setting and executing the Association's strategic vision and approach to lending compliance, including maintaining and leading a high-perfoming centralized Compliance team to achieve departmental and Association objectives.


  • Developing and maintaining a vision and strategic plan to set priorities for the Association's compliance program.

  • Serving as an advocate for the culture, integrity, processes and resources necessary to drive compliant operations and practices at Farm Credit Mid-America, with a focus on collaboration, overall business success and internal/external customer experience.

  • Promoting a culture of open reporting and creating, through collaboration with the business, the processes to support it.

  • Driving continuous improvement of the Compliance Management System and the Association's approach to compliance.

  • Providing ongoing leadership to the Compliance Department, compliance program and Association infrastructure to support the organization's products, services, and customers. This includes continuing to strengthen the team's capability as an independent second line of defense function that understands how to partner with the business units while identifying and mitigating compliance risk.

  • Building trusted relationships and interacting directly with the Board of Directors, Audit and Risk Committee, the CEO, the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team to keep them apprised of compliance risk, mitigation efforts and other relevant compliance related topics.

The Chief Compliance Officer LEADS others and leaders by:

  • Being accountable for the performance, budget and results of a strategically important discipline with Association and Farm Credit System impact.

  • Achieving results through others by setting standards, delegating, evaluating performance, correcting deficiencies, developing skills, coaching, hiring & retaining talented individuals, making salary adjustments, and most importantly leading by example.

  • Directing regulatory liaison activities including information requests, onsite support, and subsequent follow up.

  • Serving as a strong leader for a centralized compliance team to support overall organizational compliance with an ability to coach, influence and collaborate with all team members and key business stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Directing the development of compliance action plans to mitigate identified risks to appropriate levels. Responding to alleged violations of laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures with applicable remediation action plans. Overseeing the ongoing monitoring and reporting of action plan progress. Monitoring non-compliance and escalating any issues where non-compliance is not appropriately addressed.

  • Representing and communicating the mission and values of Farm Credit Mid-America. Complying with the organization's conduct and security policies and confidentiality expectations.

The Chief Compliance Officer ADAPTS by:

  • Setting vision, strategy and Association priorities in concert with senior leaders and Board of Directors using 5-10 year outlook for the marketplace and succession needs to promote the long-term success of the Association.

  • Making decisions guided by Association strategies and priorities.

  • Influencing and advocating with the Compliance team and key stakeholders to develop and update applicable compliance-related internal controls including Board policies, procedures, and supporting internal processes.

  • Establishing processes to actively monitor and maintain knowledge of applicable legislative and regulatory changes, assessing impact on the organization, and overseeing applicable changes to the compliance program. Determining and executing appropriate coordination with the Legal Department.

The Chief Compliance Officer CONNECTS by:

  • Representing functional expertise and working together with senior leaders to plan for and make Association decisions.

  • Networking with other Association leaders, Regulators, Farm Credit System Leader and Peers and/or political organizations to represent the needs of the Association.

  • Partnering with Organizational Development to create and maintain a current, relevant and comprehensive training program for ethics and compliance training.

  • Partnering with the business to develop and maintain policies, processes and procedures that promote a state-of-the-art compliance program.

  • Developing and coordinating compliance and ethics communications across the enterprise.

  • Actively collaborating with the Legal Department on legal interpretations and unsettled or complex legal-related issues and corrective action items.

  • Representing the Compliance department with applicable committees, workgroups, or project teams. Representing the organization on applicable Farm Credit System workgroups or projects. Interacting and collaborating with compliance professionals and leaders from other entities, including other Farm Credit System institutions.

  • Collaborating with business partners, creating relationships of mutual trust and respect.

Other Duties: Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, statistics, information technology, or related fields is required. Master's degree, Juris Doctorate (JD), or other applicable professional certification (Commissioned Federal Bank Examiner, Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager) is preferred and may offset less than required years of experience.

  • Eight (8) or more years of progressively-responsible experience in lending compliance or a closely related field, at least five (2) of which have been in a leadership role or comparable demonstrated leadership capabilities.

  • Strong knowledge of applicable federal and state consumer compliance laws and regulations; compliance programs; policies and procedures; consumer lending practices; credit administration; and economic conditions.

  • Significant experience and a broad working knowledge of federal and state consumer finance and mortgage lending laws, specifically federal laws and regulations pertaining to the origination and servicing of residential mortgage loans, including but not limited to TILA, RESPA, HMDA, ECOA, FCRA, SAFE Act, Fair Lending and CFPB rules and regulations, is preferred. Experience with Farm Credit Administration Regulations is desirable.


Knowledge of: Leadership principles and procedures; applicable federal and state consumer compliance laws and regulations; Farm Credit Administration regulations (desired); compliance programs; policies and procedures; consumer lending practices; credit administration; and economic conditions. Knowledge of industry issues affecting compliance, lending, and business automation and technology.

Skills in: Leadership including strategic planning, talent retention & development, planning and organizing; tact and diplomacy; making decisions, negotiating, mediating, and influencing solutions to problems; verbal communication, public speaking and written communication; handling objections, use of business applications of computers; analyzing and developing solutions to complex problems; implementing and delegating projects and individual team member responsibilities; contributing to long-term strategic objectives; coaching and counseling; interpersonal skills; and consumer compliance and Farm Credit Borrower Rights (desired).

Ability to: Achieve goals through motivating self and others; lead by example; be innovative; implement corporate strategies; demonstrate the values of the organization; be assertive; relate positively to others; listen to internal customers; use business technology to make effective decisions; exercise judgment; analyze and evaluate complex information; be logical and objective; make a decision; reason calmly in potentially stressful situations regarding customers and prospective customers; control situations; schedule and mange time effectively; accept and manage balanced business risk; inspire others; professionally represent the organization.


This job requires the incumbent to have the ability to

  • Engage in telephone and face-to-face conversation to serve customers and give and receive information from customers, staff, vendors, outside consultants and the public.

  • Use computers. This involves reading the screen and keying/typing information.

  • Speak and make presentations to individuals or groups on applicable technical subjects.

  • Travel via auto or commercial transportation to carry out essential responsibilities of the job.

  • Successfully interact with and represent the organization to customers, staff, officers, board members, vendors, and/or the public at all levels.

  • Provide sound technical advice to customers and other staff in the subject field(s) related to this position.

  • Understand and explain various subject matter and consulting concepts, programs, terminology, and methods.

  • Reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate, decide, and critique such information as written material, numerical data, responses to customer needs, and/or other related work activities.

Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the organization's policy to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change duties of the position at any time.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Farm Credit Mid-America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.

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