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Compliance Advisor - MTS Institutional

Company: M&T Bank
Location: Riverside
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Compliance Advisor in the Compliance Risk Management ("CRM") organization will take on a key leadership role in identifying, assessing, and mitigating risk (including but not limited to operational and regulatory risks). Incumbents will lead complex compliance risk management activities and provide guidance for an assigned area of responsibility, while working with senior business line leadership to implement and execute the compliance strategy and advise on prioritization of compliance risks.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Consult with senior managers of business units on complex compliance matters.

* May assist in oversight of state, federal, domestic and possibly international regulator relationships and examinations including the Federal Reserve, OCC, SEC, DOL, FINRA, CFPB, State of New York, and/or the State of Delaware, as applicable.

* Evaluate the effectiveness of existing processes and recommend new processes that most effectively anticipate, manage, and reduce risk to the business.

* Develop and communicate recommendations that support adherence to regulations, industry best practices and/or the CRM program.

* Maintain subject matter expertise and understanding of the laws, rules and regulations with which the business and/or CRM must comply and an awareness of issues of recent regulatory focus.

* Develop and/or deliver training to support employees in fulfilling their compliance responsibilities.

* Escalate and measure compliance risk issues to leadership and the lines of business, as well as the 1st and 2nd Lines of Defense, as necessary.

* Liaise with CRM departments as appropriate in the execution of CRM program components.

* Assist in Risk Assessment to identify compliance risk exposure and help the organization prioritize compliance risks.

* Assess compliance issues presented through complex new/revised product and service offerings and work closely with senior leaders of business units to plan a response.

* Work with senior leaders of business units and/or CRM to design a plan for timely and effective resolution of complex issues identified through monitoring and testing.

* May interact with State and Federal Regulatory Agencies, numerous risk and executive management, lines of business, and support organizations such as Internal Audit and Legal on an ongoing and regular basis to ensure the enterprise is operating within the Board-mandated compliance risk tolerance.

* Adhere to applicable compliance/operational risk controls in accordance with Company or regulatory standards and policies.

* Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.

* Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.

* Complete other related duties as assigned.

Specific to Posting:

Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, including, but not limited to the following depending on the position's area of responsibility:

* Governance: Issues management, examination management, reporting, risk assessment, quality control and assurance, budgeting, technology solutions, compliance training * WISD: Wealth and investment laws and regulations * Testing and Project Management: All CRM testing functions as well as enterprise testing support to other departments * Enterprise: Laws and rules that apply across the enterprise, such as privacy rules, FCRA, TCPA, Reg W, the Volcker Rule, Reg O, etc - * BSA/AML & OFAC: Laws and rules that apply to BSA/AML/Sanctions program including Customer Due Diligence, suspicious activity, OFAC and regulatory reporting.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The Compliance Advisor - MTS Institutional works under general supervision of the Compliance Manager but exercises a high level of judgment and discretion to resolve problem situations independently.

Effective communication and collaboration with Senior Leadership and M&T Bank Executive Management is expected in the role.

The Compliance Advisor must understand when situations warrant escalation to the MTS and M&T Bank Chief Compliance Officer, Legal, or when other consultation is needed.

The Compliance Advisor position is essential to ensuring compliance. Failure to adhere to regulations could result in significant long-term negative impact due to severe penalties from regulators and to legal and reputational risk.

This position must maintain positive working relationships with CRM staff, business line owners, as well as maintaining significant contact with 2nd Line Risk Management, Legal, Audit, and other M&T subsidiaries and departments. The Compliance Advisor also interacts with external contacts, including regulators/examiners, vendors, and peer companies.

Education and Experience Required:

A combined minimum of 12 years' higher education and/or work experience, including 8 years' experience in compliance, legal, audit, risk or other relevant function.

Proficient computer skills (including spreadsheet and word processing software).

Strong analytical skills.

Working knowledge of applicable laws.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Keywords: M&T Bank, Camden , Compliance Advisor - MTS Institutional, Other , Riverside, New Jersey

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