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VP, CUSO Compliance Risk Assessment Officer

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Compliance / Financial Security

Job title

VP, CUSO Compliance Risk Assessment Officer

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Summary: The Compliance Department at Credit Agricole’s Combined US Operations (CUSO) seeks an individual to join the department and report to the CUSO Head of Compliance Risk Assessment, being responsible for coordinating the Compliance Risk Assessments (CRA) across all business lines on behalf of the regional Compliance operations. 

The successful candidate should be able to effectively collaborate within a team setting and possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.  This role will require coordination and proactive outreach to various groups and divisions within Credit Agricole US to collect and communicate information concerning business activities and the potential risks to the bank.  The individual will also periodically interact with management, as well as assist in the development of corresponding materials.  The role requires an understanding of US bank regulations and corporate compliance program requirements, and ideally, experience in dealing with institutional investment banking and asset management organization.


Key Responsibilities


  • Support the region-wide Corporate Compliance Risk Assessment program in accordance with CRA policy and procedure.
  • Enhance CRA processes (pre-assessment, execution, post-assessment) for CUSO Compliance and the entities within the CUSO, and compile and produce associated management reporting.
  • Monitor the on-going effectiveness of the CRA framework and methodology. Support CUSO efforts to further mature the framework over time
  • Support other Compliance teams (such as Monitoring & Testing, Internal Controls, Training, among others) that leverage CRA results for their program activities
  • Serve as a resource in providing guidance and support to first and second lines of defence on CRA methodology and processes
  • Manage the timely preparation of CUSO CRA updates for various governance committees and forums
  • Manage CRA program-related data (Results, Action Plans, Workbooks) and prepare reporting to be shared with Compliance management, Internal Audit, Business Partners and Regulators
  • Maintain and enhance CRA policies and procedures aligned with regulatory guidance, industry standards
  • Oversee the CRA Training materials and rollout to in-scope employees. Make enhancements to incorporate methodology changes, industry best practices, lessons learned


Salary Range: 150K - $185K

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

  • Bachelor's degree required

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years


  • Minimum 7 years' experience in compliance or risk management in the financial services industry, with 2-3 years preferably in a Corporate Compliance Risk Assessment related role or with a regulatory agency having a focus on Risk Assessments
  • Knowledge of compliance rules and regulations (FED, OCC, NYDFS, SEC, FINRA)
  • Understanding of regulatory and compliance obligations for a Foreign Bank Organization (FBO) operating in the U.S.

  • In-depth knowledge of corporate compliance programs and best practices (such as those set out by FED (SR 08-8), BCBS, DOJ)

Technical skills required

·         Strong project management and presentation skills

·         Detail oriented individual, solutions oriented and ability to work under tight timelines

·         Ability to act independently and make decisions in a collaborative fashion

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         MS Office proficiency with advanced knowledge of PowerPoint and excel preferred