Compliance Officer

The Compliance Officer is responsible for the operational management of the compliance function across Regional Australia Bank

About the role

The Compliance Officer reports directly to the Head of Legal and Securities and is responsible for the operational management of the compliance function across Regional Australia Bank.

You will be responsible for managing the compliance matters pertaining to Regional Australia Bank. This will involve establishing, developing, implementing, evaluating, maintaining and continually improving an effective and responsive Compliance Management System in accordance with the Australian Standard Compliance Management Systems Guidelines AS/ISO 19600:2015.

About Us

Regional Australia Bank is a progressive customer owned bank that has been helping Australians achieve their lifestyle goals for almost 50 years. It has a reputation for being flexible, personable and being able to make the complex simple. With roots in regional NSW and head office located in Armidale, Regional Australia Bank has grown to be one of the premier banking alternatives to the 'Big Four' banks.

So if you've got the skills, are passionate about people and creating better, more sustainable places to live, then connect with us at Regional Australia Bank. We feel that being connected with regional Australia and people the who live here is without a doubt the most inspiring part of our brand. In fact, the success of our business is determined by how well we share our passion for championing regional prosperity, including the financial prosperity of the people residing in it and we'd love to have you on-board!

This position is located in Head Office - Armidale.

The successful candidate will maintain constant monitoring and review of compliance related changes to regulatory and statutory obligations of Regional Australia Bank and administer the risk based Compliance Management System and maintain the necessary operational compliance reporting.

This role will assist the Head of Legal and Securities to ensure the Compliance function is efficiently and effectively embedded into Regional Australia Bank.

To be successful in this role you will be able to collaborate with all departments of Regional Australia Bank to create a culture of compliance; work collegiately with internal stakeholders regarding ongoing compliance; ensure that the Compliance function within Regional Australia Bank adds value on all matters relating to the operations and governance of Regional Australia Bank.

You will have demonstrated lateral thinking, planning and organisational skills in the management and administration of compliance obligations; demonstrated understanding of and ability to interpret legislation, policies, rules, regulations and procedures; ability to work as part of a team and to develop and maintain effective and excellent written and oral communication skills, strong listening and negotiating skills and the ability to liaise at a high level.

Skills and Responsibilities

To be successful in your application please submit a resume and a cover letter addressing the following criteria:

Essential criteria:
  • Strong working knowledge of the ADI sector, in particular the regulatory and statutory compliance requirements;
  • Strong working knowledge of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), Banking Act 1959, Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006, Privacy Act 1988, Financial Services Reform Act 2001 (Cth), National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth), APRA Prudential Standards and ASIC Regulatory Guides as well as other operational based statutory and regulatory legislation
  • Previous experience in an ADI, in particular in a compliance role;
  • Demonstrated highly-developed interpersonal skills, including acumen, discretion, sound judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality at the highest level.


If this sounds like you, we would love the opportunity to hear from you.

Please submit your resume by using the application form below.

Applications close 5 pm Monday 26th February 2018

To apply for this role please complete the form below.