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Dickinson Financial Corporation Director of Compliance in Kansas City, Missouri

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Academy Bank and Armed Forces Bank provides equal employment [and affirmative action] opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


This position provides Executive leadership to the Compliance department for the DFC-owned banks. Will develop, implement and administer all aspects of the banks' compliance management program, including Compliance, BSA/AML and CRA.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ensure that the regulatory compliance functions are developed and reviewed to stay abreast of changes in laws, regulations and the regulatory environment.

  • Ensure that DFC Banks have an appropriate Compliance Management Program, policies and staffing levels.

  • Develop and manage a team of professional officers in the Compliance Department who with primary responsibility for BSA, Compliance, and CRA, ensuring that they continue to maintain and develop current subject matter knowledge, leadership skills, and exam management skills.

  • Coordinate and directly communicate with examiners, internal and external auditors to facilitate examinations and audits.

  • Provide appropriate reports to the CLO to present to the Board of Directors for each bank on a monthly basis.

  • Participate actively in various committees as assigned, including Enterprise Risk Management, Information Technology Risk Management, and the BSA-AML Committee.

  • Participate in Due Diligence Committees as requested for acquisitions and mergers.

  • Ability to develop good working relationships with other business unit directors.

  • Provide Compliance-related BVS training assignments to HR for assignment.

  • Review Compliance Testing reports and provide, with summary, to EMC member.

  • Establish and maintains current department-related risk assessments including Compliance, Fair Lending, UDAAP, and Social Media.

  • In conjunction with the BSA Officer, review and approve the BSA Risk Assessment.

  • Review process flows, compliance testing programs and documentation standards.

  • Serve as primary point of contact with regulatory agencies on compliance, CRA, and BSA/AML matters in conjunction with the BSA Officer and the CRA Officer, as applicable.

  • Serve as compliance subject matter expert and provide appropriate research support for business units.

  • Responsible for the management of 15+ FTE's including career and leadership development of key associates.

  • Conduct all duties in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Bank policies and procedures.

  • Maintain current knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to the job assignment.

  • Ensure that appropriate CRA, BSA, and/or Compliance training is scheduled and delivered to all Compliance Department associates.

  • Perform supervision/management administrative duties related to Compliance Department associates including performance and salary reviews, disciplinary action, and employee recognition.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Regular attendance is required during regular business hours and/or assigned hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required.

  • Minimum of 10 years professional compliance experience in the banking industry; CRCM and CAMS .certifications are strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Senior Compliance Officer with management experience of a compliance team.

  • Strong exam management skills, including ability to communicate effectively and timely with OCC examiners.

  • Ability to interpret and disseminate the impact and requirement of new laws and regulations.

  • Focus, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and a strong attitude in favor of high-quality work are required.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.

  • Proficiency in BSA interdiction software desired with a preference for Abrigo software.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Experience making high quality, timely decisions on complex issues.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to handle confidential information in a mature and professional manner.

  • Ability to work with complex concepts and work with minimal assistance.

  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible while responding to deadlines on assignments and workflow fluctuations.

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-task, high-volume environment.

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented.

  • Good understanding of banking or financial business operations and systems.

Physical Requirements:

The work environment is typical of a standard office setting. The position is sedentary, exerting 0 -- 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently. It involves sitting most of the time but may also involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Reaching may be required involving extending arms in any direction. Office equipment, such as a computer and telephone will be used requiring the use of hands and fingers to manipulate a keyboard or keypad. Visual ability to read a computer screen or written documents is necessary. Speaking ability to express or exchange ideas; impart oral information to customers or to the public; or convey detailed or important spoken instructions by means of the spoken word is required. Hearing is necessary to receive detailed information through oral communication

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran or military status, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Armed Forces Bank and Academy Bank are equal employment/affirmative action employers. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to humanresources@dfckc.com or call 816-412-6081 to let us know the nature of your request.