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Chief Compliance Officer The candidate will oversee all aspects of the Company’s legal compliance program in North America and serve as the steward of the Company’s compliance strategy, structure and processes. Will lead a process to identify, understand and map the compliance status and resource needs of compliance obligations under applicable statutes, regulations, contracts/agreements, Company policies and procedures and the Company’s Code of Conduct. Establish and lead a compliance council or other body to provide oversight of the Company’s compliance obligations and issues relating to them. Develop with the other members of the compliance council or other oversight body a risk-based methodology to prioritize compliance gaps, a multi-year budget plan (to be submitted into each FY’s budget process) to close those gaps and an audit or evaluation program to determine progress. Keep the General Counsel informed of complex, sensitive and/or material matters and seek her counsel on matters requiring attention. Report on the status of the Company’s compliance to the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Management Team and Board of Directors. Liaise with the Group Chief Compliance Officer and compliance officers at other business units to leverage resources, technology and best practices. Maintain professional standards and expertise through membership in governance, compliance and risk management organizations; and Travel locally. Working with department and functional leaders to identify and assess legal, regulatory and other compliance risks associated with the different departments of the Company. Establishing and serving as a member of the Company’s compliance council, and leading monthly council meetings. Leading the compliance council in its efforts to: prioritize risks and other compliance gaps; develop a rolling multi-year budget plan for eliminating compliance risks and gaps; develop a compliance audit program; and create an enterprise-level Compliance Program. Developing recommendations for organizational and/or structural changes more effectively to manage compliance obligations and risk. Working with the Company’s Ethics Officer and General Counsel to maintain the Company Code of Ethics and Ethical Conduct and Conflict of Interest at robust and best in class level. Developing and providing training to Company personnel to ensure that they are aware of legal and compliance risks as well as the Company’s compliance program and related policies and procedures. Serving as a member of the Company’s Ethics and Compliance Committee. In consultation with the General Counsel and/or outside counsel, investigating reports of unlawful conduct and compliance violations. Developing with Human Resources corrective action plans to address identified unlawful conduct. Providing quarterly reports to the General Counsel on the status of the Company’s Compliance Program, including any recommended changes to compliance policies and procedures, the status of compliance-related investigations, and training efforts. Supervising directly and indirectly staff to support the goals of the Company’s Compliance Program. Working with the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function to ensure that compliance efforts and priorities align with the Company’s key enterprise risks. Assisting the Ethics Officer in completing the annual corruption-risk mapping matrix and related compliance documentation for submission to the Group’s Chief Compliance Officer.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have JD degree from an accredited law school, licensed to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction; or B.A. or equivalent advanced degree in the relevant field. Must have prior experience leading or helping to lead a critical corporate function or oversight function through a matrix organization, or comparable experience. Should have familiarity with enterprise risk management concepts, utility regulatory regimes, HIPAA, environmental, health and safety laws. Must have integrity and the ability to exercise good judgment, act independently, and work collaboratively with others. Should have significant experience in building or leading a compliance oversight, risk management or similar function at a comparable-size organization. Must have expertise in the development and implementation of compliance-related policies and procedures. Should have experience with the legal, regulatory and operational aspects of water and wastewater operations (preferred) or similar experience working with a regulated utility. Must have experience working with federal and state government and regulatory agencies.
Tracking Code: 2102-110
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