Compliance Specialist
Madison, WI 
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Job Description
Position at First Business Bank

Join the winning team at First Business as the Compliance Specialist!

At First Business, we’ve built a team whose expertise extends to specific types of businesses and the unique challenges they face. We take an individual approach to our client’s banking needs and pride ourselves on responsiveness. The First Business family of companies offer a full line of financial services including: commercial lending, treasury management, private wealth management, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, specialty lending (asset based lending, factoring, and SBA lending), and equipment finance and leasing. We serve businesses, their owners and executives, and high net worth individuals – with a model that provides unexpected levels of customer service and expertise.

We are a growing company with opportunities that are vital to the operations and success of the company and see our growth strategy as an opportunity to not only increase our market presence, but also to add top talent to our team of professionals.

As a member of the compliance team, this position is responsible for compliance performance and ensuring compliance with relevant federal and state regulations and laws. Included in this responsibility is specifically ensuring compliance in the areas of identifying, measuring, mitigating, monitoring and controlling compliance and fraud risk.

-Maintain a strong technical understanding of applicable banking laws, regulations, and regulatory guidance as they apply to banking products, services and processes.

-Manage the regulatory change process by maintaining timelines needed for newly promulgated or amended laws and regulations and work closely with business unit partners to ensure thorough implementation. Includes researching and analyzing impact of deposit and loan regulatory amendments and changes as it relates to company processes and procedures.

-Act as a compliance resource to answer questions, provide training, make recommendations and collaborate with management. Serve on and act as a contributing member of committees as required. Make recommendations to improve efficiencies yet ensure risks are mitigated.

-Serve as subject matter expert and provide support to lines of business on compliance-related issues such as large bank Community Reinvestment Act (“CRA”) and Safe Act knowledge. Act as back-up to CRA Officer.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of three years of bank operations experience, with an emphasis on compliance and bank regulatory experience
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations
  • Knowledge and understand of the operating and regulatory environment for community banks
  • Strong technology aptitude and ability to pick up on new technologies quickly

First Business Financial Services, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, military service, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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