A major investment bank and wealth management brokerage firm seeks a Compliance manager for their regional branch and satellite offices (Complex) in Birmingham, Michigan.

The Senior Compliance and Risk Officer is responsible for a wide variety of supervisory, compliance, and risk functions related to the Complex of branch offices.

In conjunction with the Complex Manager and other Complex Risk Officers within the Complex, the Senior Complex Risk Officer has accountability for maintaining a consistent control environment through adherence of business ethics and practices and adherence to all applicable Federal, State and Local laws, and firm policies, and other relevant regulations.

The Senior Complex Risk Officer keeps the Complex Manager informed of significant matters within the complex and must determine when the Complex Manager, other Branch Managers within the Complex and/or Regional Risk Officer should be directly involved. The Senior Complex Risk Officer role is a non-revenue sharing position that has dual straight line reporting to the Complex manager and Regional Risk Officer.


Surveillance and Supervision

Primary responsibility for all risk, supervisory, and compliance functions for the Complex

Communicates and facilitates any supervisory inquiry or process that requires escalation to the Regional Risk Officer

Focuses on business ethics and regulatory and compliance practices

Provides the coaching and guidance on policies and procedures in order to promote risk awareness and a compliant environment within the Complex

Ensures proper procedures are in place to ensure that approvals are handled appropriately and timely

Manages the Complex Risk Officers within the Complex to ensure consistent regulatory and compliance practices

Ensures procedures are in place for self-audits.


Risk Management/Compliance/Legal

Monitors and implements procedures to manage all facets of risk, including data security, across the Complex

Facilitates regular and consistent communication of policies and other regulations

Liaises with the Legal and Compliance Division with customer complaints and litigation

Ensures appropriate supervisory coverage is maintained at all times across the Complex as required by Firm policy.

Oversees all responsibilities outlined in the Branch Supervisory Manual, as well as new policies to ensure the complex has procedures in place.

Responsible for the preparation for and response to audits, and ensures that any audit findings are appropriately responded to and remediated

Works with Complex Manager and Complex Risk Officers to monitor people risk, and ensures appropriate action is taken

  • Responsible for proactive client contact within the Complex in determining suitability and managing risk

Active involvement with the region regarding matters presented to the Credit Committee

Primary source for intelligence on risk in regard to clients and FAs

Active involvement with margin and credit decisions


Works closely with Special Investigation Unit on any Human Resources issues as related to risk and compliance

Together with the Complex Risk Officers in the Complex, facilitates the training of all personnel on   compliance policies and procedures

Assists in the review and on boarding of FA recruits


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent education or experience

Previous industry experience

Active Series 3, 7, 8 (or 9 and 10), and 63, 65 (or 66) preferred

Other licenses as required for role or by management

Please email resumes to Jack Kelly at JKelly@ComplianceSearch.com

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