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Compliance Specialist III

Bridgestone Americas
Posted Jun 10
Full Time
Brook Park, Ohio

Company Overview

Wherever you work and whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to Serve Society with Superior Quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future. We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, show us what you are made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need. Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand products to address the needs of a broad range of customers and industries.

Position Summary

The Compliance Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development and administration of the Bank’s Credit Card Consumer Compliance Program. This includes developing, modifying, and completing various audit programs assessing the Bank’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The audits not only focus on the adherence to the regulatory requirements but also assess the identification of compliance risks, establishment and implementation of mitigating controls, and control design effectiveness. A person in this role will (1) prepare detailed written documentation summarizing the audit work performed and related concerns; (2) interpret new and existing state and federal laws and banking regulations (e.g. CCARDA, BSA/AML, TILA, FCRA, ECOA, etc.) and maintains full knowledge of consumer compliance regulation and audit techniques; and (3) ensure compliance with Bank policies and procedures; (4) assess the adequacy of the Bank’s policies and procedures. The Compliance Specialist is required to be fully knowledgeable with applicable consumer compliance laws and regulations, and to provide sound, well-reasoned regulatory compliance advice and support.


Assist in the development and administration of the Bank's compliance program and evaluates its effectiveness which encompasses a review of internal controls and adherence to consumer laws and regulations. Perform testing at appropriated intervals for compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and adequacy of policies, procedures and controls intended to prevent and detect violations. In administering the compliance program, ensures that:

  • Bank departments are monitored at appropriate intervals for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and adequacy of internal controls designed to prevent and detect violations of laws and regulations.
  • Written reports summarizing the adherence with consumer compliance laws and regulations are comprehensive, accurate, and demonstrate strong written communication skill.
  • Written reports are reported to the Bank's Compliance Officer and affected management personnel.
  • Corrective action is implemented as appropriate.
  • Perform appropriate research to provide sound, well-reasoned compliance advice and support in the interpretation of regulations and the Bank’s policies and procedures and disseminate information on matters affecting regulatory compliance, including consultation with management and teammates on compliance-related issues.
  • Maintain knowledge of consumer compliance regulations and monitor regulatory revisions; ensure that summaries of all revisions are forwarded to Compliance Officer.
  • Assist in reviewing the Bank’s policies and procedures based on regulatory changes, internal audits, and examinations by regulatory agencies.
  • Ensure that all new Bank products are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Communicate with the Compliance Officer for inclusion in compliance risk assessments.
  • Assist in the development and deployment of appropriate training and oversight programs with respect to Compliance laws to all employees and the Board of Directors. Including the creation, design, development and implementation of a technology-based compliance solution for bank operations.
  • Review and approve compliance and business documents prior to implementation in coordination with the Compliance Officer.
  • Participate in internal audit and regulatory examinations; ensure findings are addressed and corrected in a timely manner.
  • Develop tools and procedures to ensure adequate monitoring processes are established to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, including regulatory revisions in coordination with the Compliance Officer.
  • Attend various project and committee meetings to provide the compliance perspective on issues discussed.
  • Ensure that Compliance Department policies and procedures are revised as necessary.

Relocation assistance is provided.

Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years of experience; or equivalent work experience. Work experience includes consumer credit card compliance and first/second/third line of defense testing of consumer regulatory compliance. Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Certifications such as CIA, CRCM, CRMA, or others that apply to regulatory compliance and/or risk management.

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.