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Compliance Specialist hybrid role (telecommuting and onsite required) 

About the Organization Fully committed to a long term career in banking, and specifically with Northern Credit Union? If so, we are very interested in discussing a great opportunity with you!

Over the past several years, Northern Credit Union has been honored to be named one of the Best Companies to Work for in NY and Best Credit Unions to Work for in the United States. We are a people-first, member-owned growing financial institution with 10 Relationship Centers. Each of our Relationship Centers are conveniently located in Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga and St. Lawrence counties. Northern provides an opportunity enriched career environment for inspired professionals that consistently demonstrate a selfless and unwavering commitment to our culture and the success of our organization!

As a premier employer, Northern offers a competitive compensation plan; an enthusiastic, team-oriented environment; exciting growth opportunities; a comprehensive training program; and an outstanding benefits package for FT Northern employees including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability, tuition assistance, paid vacations, an incredibly generous 401(K) plan, employee fitness center and much more!


The Compliance Team is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, career minded individual to join a team of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of our members, their families, and our communities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Role blends administrative, operational and compliance responsibilities, which requires a proactive approach within a highly confidential and professional environment;
  • Ensures the Credit Union is in compliance with all appropriate laws and regulations, creating organization-wide awareness of changing laws and procedures, and balancing risk with safe and sound banking practices by:
    • Coordinating, monitoring, and overseeing day-to-day compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act including money laundering compliance and the Red Flag program. Provides weekly and/or monthly reports to Supervisory Committee, Board, and organization;
    • Analyzing new and pending laws and regulations which will affect the Credit Union's operations and Compliance Program;
    • Assisting management in developing policies and procedures for compliance issues;
    • Representing Northern as the SAFE Act administrator;
    • Reviewing and approving Marketing Advertisements/Product sheets as needed;
    • Assisting with internal and external audits and exams, ensuring all requested documentation is provided timely and accurately;
    • Supporting the Vendor Management Program;
    • Administers the Abandoned Property program to ensure the collection of funds, remittance, and reporting process to state agencies;
    • Collaborating with the Training and Development Team and other department leaders to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This includes onboarding, annual, and ongoing training for internal owners and volunteers;
  • Takes a proactive approach with providing exceptional service and demonstrating a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. This is demonstrated through the support provided with all aspects of: reports and packets for Board and Supervisory Committee, administration of Board portal, onboarding of new volunteers, and senior team projects; and
  • Provides confidential administrative assistance including mail responsibilities, travel arrangements, and supply ordering.
Position Requirements
  • Equivalent to a two-year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study at a business or trade school required;
  • Two to five years of progressive experience in similar or related position required;
  • The position requires strong interpersonal skills for maintaining effective teamwork among peers and, positive working relationships with vendors that Northern partners with;
  • Incumbent must exhibit maturity and a demonstrated ability to perform duties in a highly confidential environment;
  • Excellent mathematical skills, demonstrated reasoning ability;
  • A full working knowledge and ability to utilize a broad range of PC-based software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite and other internal database programs;
  • Incumbent must be proactive, self-motivated, flexible, and able to handle conflicting and changing priorities and perform in a collaborative team environment with minimal supervision; and
  • A full working knowledge and ability to utilize a broad range of PC-based software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite and other internal database programs.
EOE Statement Northern Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

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