Senior Compliance Specialist

June 1, 2021

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides financing, as well as a range of technology and other services, to a network of agricultural lenders in the United States and Puerto Rico. Located on Main Street in Columbia, S.C., AgFirst is committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive work environment. We believe in investing in our employees so they can help lead our $35 billion company into the future. If you are a Compliance professional with a strong lending compliance background seeking an opportunity to advance your career, apply today!

The Senior Compliance Specialist will report to the Compliance Testing Manager. Primary responsibilities will include activities related to lending compliance testing, including serving as compliance review lead as assigned, regulatory support for Bank initiatives such as implementation of new systems, products and services, and assisting internal business partners implement regulatory changes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Executes/leads compliance reviews to identify regulatory risks/deficiencies, non-compliance with internal policies and procedures, and opportunities to enhance internal controls and promote industry best practices
• Analyzes testing results and identified risks, including root cause analysis. Recommends corrective actions to mitigate compliance review findings
• Drafts compliance review findings and communicates results of compliance testing and recommendations to relevant stakeholders
• Validates effectiveness of corrective actions taken by business units
• As a subject matter expert (SME), provides advisory services to internal business partners on lending compliance regulations and implementation of regulatory changes

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Minimum of 5 years Compliance experience
• Previous compliance testing, compliance audit or examiner background desired
• Previous experience in Regulatory Change Management or as Compliance SME supporting Lending or Servicing desired
• CRCM or other certification preferred
• Strong working knowledge of lending compliance regulations
• Strong presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to work independently and manage multiple activities in a deadline-driven environment
• Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with business partners
• Strong research skills, organized and detail oriented