At Apiture, our mission is to empower financial institutions to know and serve their clients with the care of a traditional community institution at the scale, speed, and efficiency required in today’s digital world. With more than 300 clients throughout the U.S., we deliver comprehensive online and mobile solutions that support banks and credit unions, ranging from small community financial institutions to new, innovative direct banks.

 

Summary:

The Director, GRC is responsible for managing, maintaining, and maturing an effective Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) program.

The Director, GRC will ensure that Apiture complies with applicable regulatory requirements and guidance, effectively identifies and manages operational and other organizational risks, and adheres to robust controls. Accordingly, the role involves providing regulatory and compliance advisory support, managing auditing and testing activities, coordinating with key stakeholders, and creating and reporting metrics.

 

Requirements:

  • Drafting, establishing, drafting, updating and revising compliance related policies for Apiture
  • Assisting departments in developing regulatorily compliant procedures and practices
  • Working with external compliance auditors and consultants, serving as their primary contact and ensuring all audit issues are appropriately addressed
  • Working with State and Federal regulators to prepare for and assist with periodic compliance examinations
  • Reporting to the Board of Directors or applicable Committees on a recurring basis
  • Proactively identify potential gaps in controls and recommending corrective action
  • Communicating compliance deficiencies to senior management via metrics and other means, and collaborate with leadership to develop and implement corrective action to resolve gaps
  • Prepare formal written reports identifying exceptions and risk exposures to regulatory violations and make appropriate control recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain an ongoing program for training personnel, and subsequently conduct training in effective control management, audit processes and other compliance subjects
  • Complete all registration and compliance requirements for the organization

 

Skills:

  • Familiarity with FFIEC requirements applicable to financial institutions and their service providers
  • Ability to manage complex and multi-disciplinary testing, audit and reporting activities
  • Familiarity with Software as a Service and cloud computing concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, monitor, and test various business activities to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and recommended best practices
  • Ability to collaborate with senior management in connection with the development of new products and services to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and recommended best practices
  • Experience conducting risk management and controls assessments and analyses to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and expectations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a motivated, self-starter who can independently handle tasks with little oversight
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated organization skills with the ability to multi-task effectively
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to quickly take on new tasks and complete it within deadline
  • Strong follow-up skills; demonstrated accountability for role and responsibilities
  • Able to handle highly sensitive and confidential data with utmost discretion
  • High proficiency with MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, MS Project, SharePoint.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree with information systems, accounting, finance, or mathematics emphasis preferred.  Experience may compensate for some or all educational requirements.
  • Potential certifications could include GRC Professional (GRCP), Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP), Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager(CRCM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), and the Certified Bank Compliance Officer (CBCO).

 

Experience:

  • 5+years of experience with proven audit, compliance, financial services operations and/or regulatory experience, or equivalent with emphasis on FFIEC regulatory environment is desired.  Supervisor/management experience preferred
  • Experience managing SOC 2 testing and reporting activities
  • Experience developing and maintaining a controls environment in software as a service context
  • Excellent leadership ability and organizational skills
  • Experience with report and dashboard design and development in a project role or user role is beneficial
  • Ability to communicate (written and verbal) business implications of insights gained with all levels of management
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities, projects and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Must demonstrate flexibility and agility related to critical thinking and making decisions with complex considerations as it relates to business implications
  • Must be a positive change agent with the ability to influence business decisions and constructively challenge prevailing thoughts and processes
  • Possess analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficient skills using Microsoft Office tools
  • Preferred experience in Fintech industry