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CUSO Compliance Head of Regulatory Controls Testing

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Compliance / Financial Security

Job title

CUSO Compliance Head of Regulatory Controls Testing

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Mission statement


The Combined US Operations (CUSO) Compliance department leads the Compliance function within the region and provides oversight to the compliance responsibilities for several Credit Agricole (CA) functions and entities, primarily involving wholesale banking and asset management activities.  CUSO Compliance is responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive and integrated Compliance function through effective management of the Compliance teams and the establishment of uniform standards of operation amongst the various CA entities within the region. 

CUSO Compliance is seeking an experienced candidate to lead and oversee the regional testing program at the CUSO level in serving as the Head of Regulatory Controls Testing.  The successful candidate will report directly to the CUSO Chief Compliance Officer.  The role requires extensive knowledge of controls testing and US banking regulations, as well as the policies and procedures necessary to establish an effective program of testing for applicable banking and asset management regulations.  The role also requires strong coordination and collaboration skills toward the development and implementation of necessary controls to support the organization. The individual should be familiar with institutional foreign banking organizations operating within the US. The individual must also be capable of directly interacting with regulators and effectively communicating with executives and colleagues across various lines of business and throughout a global Compliance organization.

The successful candidate should be collaborative within a team setting and possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and project-related skills.  This role will require extensive coordination and proactive outreach to various groups and divisions within CA to understand the business activities and the potential risks involved. 


Salary range: $200,000 - $250,000

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

BA; Advanced Degree a plus

Level of minimal experience

11 years and more


At least 10 years of professional experience in a banking or regulatory organization with specific knowledge of controls testing, banking regulations and their application to regulated financial institutions.  Particular focus upon policies, procedures, controls and testing is important. 

Experience in an international financial organization

Experience in working with US banking agencies

Required skills

Ability to think strategically and develop solutions to complex situations.

Talent in leading strategic programs and projects within complex environments to ensure the execution of critical programs.

-Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
-Capable of leading multiple, simultaneous and various ad-hoc requests
-Demonstrated history of initiative and leadership
-Ability to prioritize and work in a dynamic, deadline-focused environment
-Analytical capability: able to break down complex problems into manageable units while developing solutions
-Strong intellect with consistent application of analytical skills and a capacity to translate technical and complex issues for broader audiences in a straightforward manner
-Result oriented: setting goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver quality results
-Communication Skills: excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels within the organization
-Strong interpersonal effectiveness
-Confidence in taking responsibility and resolving problems with strong influencing and negotiating skills while recognizing the need to work with colleagues and to seek guidance if necessary; a hands on approach that extends to taking practical initiatives as necessary to drive issues forward

Technical skills required

-Technical rigor and attention to detail coupled with good presentation skills that demonstrate the practical implications of issues



French is a plus