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Legal and Compliance Assistant

Company name
Financial Accounting Foundation

3 yrs required

Norwalk, CT, United States

Employment Type

Legal, Compliance

Posted on
Jan 09,2019

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Position Summary:

Opportunity to support a premiere organization!!!  

The Legal and Compliance Assistant assists the FAF’s Vice President & General Counsel in managing effectively and efficiently all aspects of the documentation relating to FAF’s legal functions.  


Position Responsibilities:

The Legal and Compliance Assistant assists the FAF’s attorneys in a broad range of matters, including:

  • managing the FAF’s tracking, execution and filing of contracts;
  • reviewing routine contracts and purchase orders against FAF precedents and applicable FAF policies, and escalating appropriate issues to the FAF’s attorneys’;
  • managing the filing and administration of corporate policies and governance documents (include minutes);
  • managing the FAF’s workflow processes for periodic reviews of risk management assessments and of internal policies;
  • managing various compliance-related confirmation processes and assisting with other compliance projects, including administration of any policy hosting and compliance portal that the FAF may establish;
  • managing the FAF’s external portal for ombuds reporting, including periodic testing of the system, and appropriate escalation of issues to the FAF’s attorneys;
  • reviewing routine revisions of or amendments to contracts and legal or compliance documents, as supervised by the FAF’s attorneys;
  • assisting the FAF’s attorneys with research and analysis; and
  • general support on administrative and operational matters.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college (or equivalent)
  • At least three years of legal administrative experience in a law firm or corporation
  • Paralegal certification preferred but not required
  • Mature and capable of effectively communicating with attorneys and other employees
  • Ability to operate independently and take ownership of projects
  • Ability to prioritize and to manage multiple and simultaneous deadlines
  • Must be responsive to a wide range of demands and must show significant initiative in addressing issues
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment and exhibit attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to handle confidential information professionally and consistent with legal and ethical policies
  • Demonstrated skills in creating, editing and comparing electronic documents in a variety of formats, including Excel spreadsheets, and the general ability to serve as an administrator of a compliance or contract management platform.

Company info

Financial Accounting Foundation

Company Profile
The FAF supports the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in establishing and improving the accounting standards that guide how public and private companies; not-for-profit organizations; and state and local governments share financial information with investors, citizens, and other financial report users.  Learn more about the FAF at 

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