Compliance Officer - Charitable Trust - Chicago Office
OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
BUREAU: Charitable Trust
SALARY: Commensurate With Experience
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Chief Compliance Officer and the Senior Compliance Officer of the Charitable Trust Bureau, the Compliance Officer shall be responsible for performing complex reviews of registration and re-registration statements received from charities and/or professional fundraisers, to ensure that applicable forms are submitted timely and fees are received in compliance with statutes, rules and regulations. In relation to professional fundraisers, the Compliance Officer shall also be responsible for reviewing online charitable solicitations to determine if registration is required and for reviewing contracts to ensure that all statutory requirements are met.
The Compliance Officer shall be responsible for reviewing financial reports, tax returns and legal instruments, to ensure that all required information has been provided. It is the duty of the Compliance Officer to verify that registrations and re-registrations meet statutory deadlines and are posted to the Charitable Trust Database in a timely manner.
The Compliance Officer shall also assemble, organize and document any evidence of non-compliance with state statutes, rules and regulations, and follow up with the applicable charities and/or professional fundraisers when necessary. The Compliance Officer shall be responsible for contacting registrants or re-registrants to resolve discrepancies and for returning incomplete documents for resolution. The Compliance Officer shall also be responsible for establishing a process to track and monitor the status of all returned documentation. It shall be the responsibility of the Compliance Officer to keep the Chief Compliance Officer and the Senior Compliance Officer informed of any issues of non-compliance and the status of the Compliance Officer's follow up with the non-compliant charity/professional fundraiser.
The Compliance Officers shall be responsible for other compliance-related duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
A Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Legal Studies or a computer-related field is required for this position, or an equivalent combination of education and applicable experience. A Compliance Officer must have knowledge of financial accounting concepts, legal instruments and tax documents. Experience using PC applications and databases is also required, and a familiarity with e-commerce applications is preferred for this position. A Compliance Officer must be able to maintain accurate records and reports, possess good written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to document and follow up on non-compliance issues. The ability to establish and maintain a satisfactory working relationship with other employees and charitable organizations/professional fundraisers is also required. Attendance is an essential function of this position.
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