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Head of Transversal Compliance

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Compliance / Financial Security

Job title

Head of Transversal Compliance

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary



-Assist the CCO with the definition of the Business Strategy, based on the US regulatory events and Global Compliance strategy. Coordinate the presentation of the Business Strategy to US and Head Office management teams. Throughout the year, monitor the implementation of the Business Strategy and alert the CCO when delays are expected

-In collaboration with the expert Compliance Managers, define and consolidate the set of metrics for reporting to the CCO and the frequency of the reporting

-Maintain an updated set of Compliance policies and procedures for CACIB US and oversee policy development with the expert Compliance Managers, as required to address US banking regulations

-Coordinate with Compliance Managers to adapt global Compliance policies and guidelines for US implementation

-Consolidate the interactions with the Bank’s regulators, to ensure that they are well-structured, timely and appropriately reported to the CCO and other stakeholders as needed in the US and at Global Compliance

-Centralize the tracking for regulatory recommendations (MRIAs, MRAs) and for Internal Audit recommendations. Report the status of the recommendations addressed to Compliance as required

-Maintain the regulatory risk matrix for CACIB US, incorporating applicable federal and State regulations, and aligning applicable procedures, controls and management reporting

-Monitor evolutions of the regulatory environment and assess potential impact on existing processes and procedures. Liaise with Business Lines to inform them about regulatory evolutions as needed

-Responsible for overseeing the process for Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) and related risk mapping

Program Management:

-Lead and/ or drive key Corporate Compliance initiatives forward from identification to closure

-Work closely with the relevant subject matter experts for the key Corporate Compliance and other work streams: Governance, Policies & Procedures, Laws, Rules and Regulations (LRR), Compliance Risk Assessment (CRA), Monitoring and Testing, Internal Controls, Training and Reporting, Regulatory Watch, Model Validation, Data Management and others

-Provide tracking, status updates and related reporting on all Corporate Compliance work streams

-Manage technical enhancements related to Corporate Compliance

Internal Reporting:

-Summarize and prepare reports for key Compliance related forums and committees. Prepare material for the quarterly CMC and act as Secretary for the CMC. Support the CCO with preparing ad-hoc meetings and Steering Committees

-Prepare and consolidate the contributions of Compliance function for all the relevant committees including the management committee

-Serve as the point of contact for various Compliance Reports to be shared in Head Office and Local Governance Committees and forums


Salary range: $260,000 - $300,000

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality


-College Degree BA/BS in Finance/Business Management



-Master Degree in Finance/Business Management 


Level of minimal experience

11 years and more


Description cont. 

- Work closely with key stakeholders in other functions (Business Lines, CUSO Compliance and Risk teams, Global Compliance Team, Legal and others) to ensure consistent, insightful and clear messaging to senior management

Projects & Innovation:

-Represent Compliance in the community of Innovation Relays of CACIB US, attend the dedicated meetings and identify enhancements opportunities for Compliance for discussion with the Innovation team of CACIB US and with Compliance Project & Innovation in Head Office

Compliance Controls:

-Partner with bank stakeholders to help build an effective Compliance program

-Provide advice and guidance to management on implications of compliance trends and issues affecting the firm

-Coordinate with expert Compliance Managers to guarantee that appropriate Compliance second-level controls are in place. Consolidate and report the results of the controls to the relevant stakeholders and Committees

-Prepare, review, consolidate and timely report data and reporting requested by the CUSO Compliance team

-Act as Secretary for the NAP Committee and liaise with Business Lines to guide them through the process to ensure application of the NAP policies and procedures

-Act as Permanent Control correspondent for Compliance

-Maintain the Compliance risk control maps


Business type: Compliance / control

Management position: Yes

Required skills

Description cont. 

-Define a yearly schedule for Compliance reviews of the various Business Lines and ensure that those are performed timely and fully documented. Review the results of the Compliance reviews and ensure that they are communicated to the CCO and to the relevant Heads of Business Line and senior management. Monitor the implementation of remediation actions when applicable


Technical skills required


-At least 15 years or more of experience working in Compliance and/or Risk in the US banking industry.

-Successful experience in a Foreign Banking Organisation in the US, including interactions with the Head Office’s teams.

-Experience with building reports, metrics and indicators to assess the day-to-day activity of a department.

-Experience with driving cross-functional complex projects and driving change management.

-Good understanding of the different Business Functions, such as HR, finance, and the regulatory environment in the US.

-Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development.

-Detailed oriented, articulate with very good organization skills.

-Excellent interpersonal, decision-making and problem solving skills.

-Excellent analytical skills.

-Excellent leadership and communication skills.

-Resourceful in identifying, following up and resolving issues. Ability to work independently with the highest work ethic.

-Strong team spirit.

-Knowledge of US banking regulations.

-Solid grasp of data analysis and performance matrices (i.e. data driven mind-set). High proficiency with Excel and with data base.