Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.
Abt Associates seeks a qualified Corporate Counsel / Senior Compliance Manager to support the General Counsel Office in Rockville, MD. The Senior Compliance Manager will assist the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer with administering the company’s compliance program.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Partner with General Counsel to formalize governance model for compliance program
Develop governance model for policies, maintain and revise policies and procedures designed to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct. Experience with government contracting is critical
Work with Abt communications professionals and the Learning Team to develop communications strategy and programs to educate, train and motivate employees to embrace the importance of and ensure compliance with the Code of Ethics, policies and the law
Interact with business units, senior Abt leadership, and leaders of corporate functions to implement and monitor the compliance program
Develop, execute, and maintain processes that provide for the uniform handling of ethical, compliance and employee policy violations, and which ensure that the company quickly identifies suspected incidents of non-compliance and that each is dealt with effectively and consistently within those guidelines
Conduct investigations and manage responses to potential compliance issues
Develop systems to continually evaluate the effectiveness of ethics compliance activities and processes, addressing ethical trends that have broad implications for the Company.
Support Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer by preparing reports for Finance and Audit Committee
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive
Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
Effective communication skills and ability to negotiate and sell ideas, concepts and innovations to executives and employees at all levels of the organization
Superior written and oral communication skills, with an ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels of the organization
Excellent judgment and the capacity to make decisions and give advice which demonstrates an understanding of the risk/rewards of each situation
Practical and creative problem analysis and resolution skills
Maturity and strong leadership skills with the capacity to articulate positions and provide direction
Excellent organizational skills
Superlative project management skills
Strong executive “presence” and the ability to quickly gain the confidence of clients, enhanced by a strong sense of team and outstanding people skills
Flexibility of style as a member of multi-disciplinary team and as a business person
Integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values
Ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments and prioritize work assignments as needed to meet client needs
A high level of passion and self-motivation
10-12 years of experience and BA degree (JD preferred) or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.