Compliance Officer

Children's Health Defense | Peachtree City, GA, United States

Posted Date 5/24/2022

The Compliance Officer is responsible for all compliance requirements and will focus on continuous compliant improvement for internal policies and procedures, internal control design, testing and auditing, and financial risk management across all internal departments. Advises and recommends areas of program planning, business requirements management, budget execution and program coordination. Builds relationships with cross-functional teams, establishing trust, and gaining a deep understanding of relevant business drivers. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate/develop and implement compliance policies, procedures and controls for all related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct across all internal departments;
  • Monitor adherence to all internal compliance policies, procedures and controls;
  • Work closely with senior management to ensure compliance with local, state, regional, national, and federal funding contracts/agreements/donations; 
  • Coordinate financial reporting obligations with the Director of Finance to ensure compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements;
  • Provide reports regularly to keep Board of Directors and senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts;
  • Research and stay familiar with non-profit organization compliance regulations and policies;
  • Develop and maintain compliance recordkeeping system, including control testing and auditing; 
  • Collaborate with external auditors and HR when needed;
  • Set plans to manage a crisis or compliance violation;
  • Educate and train employees on regulations and industry practices;
  • Address employee concerns or questions on legal compliance;
  • Perform related responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications and skills:

  • BSc/BA in law, finance, business administration or a related field;
  • Professional certification (e.g., Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional) is a plus;
  • Proven experience as a Compliance Officer or Compliance Manager;
  • Experience in risk management;
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls (e.g., rules governing nonprofit organizations);
  • Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards;
  • Excellent communication skills, integrity, professional ethics and business acumen;
  • Ability to recognize sensitive information and maintain confidentiality;
  • Must be able to work independently and manage multiple tasks from a remote environment;
  • Strong demonstrated use of Microsoft Office Suite.
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