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Careers May 16, 2022

Risk and Compliance Manager

Department Operations
Location Philadelphia, PA

About Reinvestment Fund

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Reinvestment Fund operates nationally with regional offices in Baltimore, MD, and Atlanta, GA. Reinvestment Fund is a national mission-driven financial institution that creates opportunity for underserved people and places through partnerships. We marshal the capital, analytics, and expertise necessary to build strong, healthy, and more equitable communities.

As a federally certified community development financial institution (CDFI), our job is to make finance an agent of positive change and equitable growth. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance to businesses and nonprofits. Our borrowers and grantees educate students, support local economies, and create jobs. They build affordable housing and provide community goods and services that include access to nutritious food, hunger relief, physical and mental health care, and other social services.

At Reinvestment Fund, you’ll be part of a talented and passionate team of communicators and business development staff, lenders, portfolio managers, analysts, grant program managers, accountants, and policy researchers who bring their unique talents to our mission.

Reinvestment Fund is currently undergoing a multi-year race, equity, and inclusion organizational change process, and we are seeking candidates who share a commitment to advancing racial equity and anti-racism and are prepared to engage in that work.

Work Location

Reinvestment Fund is maintaining a 100% remote work environment through mid-2022 due to COVID. Reinvestment Fund expects to provide a flexible work arrangement that will be a hybrid home/office work arrangement in 2022 and beyond. It is anticipated that a combination of working remote and two days in a Reinvestment Fund office location will allow for face-to-face interactions. Depending on the nature of the job, a more flexible work schedule may be considered.

About The Department

The Risk & Compliance department is responsible for developing and monitoring an effective risk and control framework across the organization. Risk & Compliance engages with business partners to effectively manage various risks in an environment of proactive and strategic problem-solving. The Risk & Compliance department, along with Operations and Information Technology, make up Reinvestment Fund’s Operations department. The Managing Directors of each of the three departments comprise the Office of the COO, a shared service department intended as an enabler and agent for positive change. The Manager will be the second hire within the newly formed Risk and Compliance department and will report directly to the Managing Director of Risk and Compliance.

About the Position

Reinvestment Fund is seeking a Risk & Compliance Manager to lead the implementation and execution of several ongoing initiatives associated with Reinvestment Fund’s strategic objective of creating a sustainable risk and compliance program. The Manager of Risk & Compliance must demonstrate and apply business acumen to promote a culture of proactive risk management and facilitate the timely identification, escalation, and handling of risks. The successful candidate must have the experience and desire to work independently and within areas of ambiguity, work collaboratively with other internal stakeholders, and communicate with impact to add value and influence change across the organization.

  • Support the design and implementation of tailored, sustainable, and adaptable risk and compliance programs, including but not limited to governance, policies and procedures, metrics, monitoring, and escalation.
  • Facilitate adoption of standardization and best practices across the organization, utilizing data and process improvement techniques to improve quality, compliance, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Manage newly implemented risk and compliance programs, including but not limited to vendor management, AML/OFAC screening, contract management, and grants compliance. Monitor and/or lead-related program governance processes to in order to meet strategic and compliance objectives and obligations.
  • Engage with Internal Auditors and apply knowledge about the business to support all phases of the audit process, including execution where necessary.
  • Support the ongoing identification, assessment, monitoring, and aggregation of key risks and risk responses.
  • Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards.
  • Engage directly with department counterparts or delegates to implement risk and compliance priorities through services and projects. Cross-functional collaboration between all three pillars in the Office of the COO (IT, Risk and Compliance, as well as Operations) is critical.
  • Articulate objectives, observations, and recommended actions for remediation of noted gaps; build consensus and hold stakeholders responsible for action plans.
  • Contribute to the development of the appropriate risk reports and information files for executives and board members.
Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business-related discipline, or relevant amount of
  • 5+ years of project and/or program management experience; especially in designing, implementing and managing new business processes as well as managing multiple projects
  • 5+ years of experience in enterprise risk management and/or operational risk management; Knowledge of AML/BSA/OFAC requirements a
  • 5+ years of experience in the financial services industry is preferred; previous consulting experience also a
  • Proven analytical thinker with an ability to identify, analyze and solve problems in a thoughtful
  • Highly motivated, energetic self-starter who takes ownership and can drive change through
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of process and controls, risk assessment, and controls testing methodologies across the 3 lines of defense, including business process, financial reporting, and IT management controls as well as risk management, compliance, and operational processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a business partner within all levels of an organization, build productive relationships, and lead or be part of a team driving positive change.
  • Experience in applying legal and regulatory requirements to current business practices to identify potential
  • Experience in applying internal control principles and business/technical knowledge including IT general controls and application controls, financial reporting concepts, and working experience applying professional skepticism skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply COSO Framework, CoBIT, and/or other leading business and IT control frameworks.
Key Competencies
  •  Dealing with ambiguity
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Strategic agility
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Big picture thinker combined with detail-oriented action taker
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure
  • Builds and nurtures work relationships
  • Demonstrated use of emotional intelligence in daily conversations
Compensation and Benefits

Reinvestment Fund offers a competitive salary based on experience and skills, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid health, disability, and life insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care), commuter benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and EAP program.

To Apply

Please click on the Apply For Position button below and attach your resume and a cover letter.

Reinvestment Fund uses E-Verify to validate all new hires’ ability to legally work in the United States. Reinvestment Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reinvestment Fund does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, non-job-related disabilities, or status as a veteran.

Reinvestment Fund, Inc. has an affiliate, RF Impact Advisers, Inc. (“RFIA”), which is a state-registered investment adviser.  In order to advance compliance with and prevent violations of federal and state securities laws and to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, RFIA has adopted a Code of Ethics to govern certain conduct of its staff, including certain staff of Reinvestment Fund because Reinvestment Fund is an advisory affiliate of RFIA. As part of this Code of Ethics, there are specific personal reporting and other requirements and disclosures of personal financial and/or securities transactions information. For certain individuals, this reporting will extend to your household members. You may be subject to a background check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update: We value the safety and well-being of our RF Community, which includes staff and beyond. As such, our team has chosen to require all staff, interns, and contractors to be fully vaccinated as a contingency of employment. Candidates should consider this requirement before applying.