Director of Compliance

FirstKey Homes
Posted Jan 26
Full Time
Atlanta, Georgia

Summary Of Responsibilities

The Director, Compliance will, under the direction of the Associate General Counsel, implement and monitor compliance initiatives to ensure FirstKey Homes’ work activities are compliant with all laws and regulations. This Director will implement the regulatory requirements identified by the Legal team members and operationalize practices for the broader company. He/she will monitor the proscribed areas and lead training initiatives to ensure all employees understand and practice compliance practices.

Essential Duties

  • Advise business leaders on the interpretation and operation of compliance programs across the organization.
  • Develop relevant, easy to understand, summaries of key policies and procedures for operating and marketing the business.
  • Collaborate with Legal team to understand company-wide legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor key operating metrics and channels to identify gaps in compliance with policies and procedures. Offer suggested root cause analysis of any deficiencies in same.
  • Ensure that all changes to policies and procedures are easily accessible, properly communicated, documented, and maintained. Communicate changes to compliance policy and procedures.
  • Collaborate with Internal Audit to assist in audits that are related to violation of company policies and procedures and systems.
  • Provide direction re: vendor management compliance to ensure all current and potential agreements meet FirstKey Homes’ requirements and qualifications. Participate in the annual vendor review process to ensure risks are measured, monitored and controlled, and report any deficiencies to the Associate General Counsel
  • Collaborate with Learning and Development to source and develop required compliance training content based on industry best practices. Ensure content is maintained/updated and that participants complete all required training. Develop presentations for company-wide events, executive team meetings and board of directors as required.
  • Coach, Mentor, Train, develop, and manage direct reports to achieve organizational goals, enhance their skillsets, and departmental capabilities.
  • Stay abreast of emerging compliance practices, technologies, laws and regulations. Evaluate and recommend to the legal team practices that enhance organizational operations and mitigates risk.
  • This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s manager at any time based upon Company need.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Primarily working indoors, office environment.
  • May sit for several hours at a time.
  • Prolonged exposure to computer screens.
  • Repetitive use of hands to operate computers, printers, and copiers.

Required Education And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Law or equivalent work experience and/or education
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience of progressive responsibility in a position with compliance responsibilities.
  • Prior experience leading teams to achieve organizational goals preferred
  • Demonstrated experience monitoring and reporting on compliance programs
  • Proven ability to interface and partner with team members at all levels of an organization

Required Knowledge

  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


  • Strategic Vision and Planning – Appropriately aligns business strategy with technology solutions to drive achievement of company goals.
  • Commercial Orientation – Knows how the company's revenue and profit are derived and understands the necessity of achieving these targets.
  • Market Knowledge – Knows the basics of the competitive market and the business context; may have some knowledge of competitors.
  • Results-Driven – Meets and beats own and departmental goals plus regularly introduces improvements.
  • Change Leadership – Challenges the status quo in furtherance of a better way. Builds collaborative support to drive team acceptance of change.
  • People Leadership – Motivates, develops, and directs team members to maximize performance.
  • Communication, Collaboration and Influence – Team player who effectively influences others to accomplish company goals.
  • Business Judgement – Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and selects the most appropriate one.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Reframes or restructures problems in a different way to seek innovative solutions.
  • Executive Presence – Regularly and confidently shares ideas and information with peers, supervisor and Board. Body language and visual image convey confidence, engagement and composure.

FirstKey Homes is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected classification or status.

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