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Req ID:  3513

Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Compliance Testing Officer

FT/PT:  Full-Time

First Midwest, with assets over $15 billion, is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the dynamic Chicagoland banking market. As one of the Chicago metropolitan area's largest independent bank holding companies, First Midwest provides the full range of commercial, retail banking, and wealth management services through some 120+ offices located in communities in metropolitan Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Central and Western Illinois, and Eastern Iowa. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years compliance testing or internal audit experience.
  • General understanding of regulatory compliance.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, with solid analytical skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Position may require the need to travel to other branch or meeting locations. 



The person shall be directed by the Compliance Testing Manager to complete compliance testing activities designated within the Bank’s annual Compliance Testing and Monitoring Plan or as may be required on an ad-hoc basis.  For assigned items, the person will be responsible for the following key tasks within each phase of the Compliance Testing cycle:



  • Obtain an understanding of the regulatory requirement and business processes to be tested. 
  • Work with the Testing Manager and/or other Subject Matter Experts to review, adjust or develop compliance testing steps to accomplish the objective of the planned test
  • Create information request lists and develop any spreadsheets/worksheets/reports (supporting electronic workpapers) required to complete the steps



  • Perform compliance testing steps, which may include transactional testing on a statistical sampling basis up to full reviews of the compliance control environment
  • Maintain on-going communication with the Compliance Testing Manager and line of business prior to, during and after testing
  • Identify and confirm potential compliance issues, the root causes and recommend any corrective actions
  • Participate in the vetting process and formal exit meetings with management, as directed



  • Document findings/exceptions, root cause and corrective action/recommendations in written report.
  • Obtain line of business management’s response to findings/exceptions identified in report.
  • Complete all checklists, job aids, spreadsheets, etc. and save in electronic workpapers.
  • Assist the Manager in updating issues tracking logs

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