full time legal management

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Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.

At Amherst, we have an innovative and collaborative culture and believe our meticulous approach to risk control, governance, and compliance helps create long-term alignment of our interests with our investors.
As the market continues to evolve, we believe that our industry-leading platform provides a clear advantage. Amherst is poised to alter the real... estate finance landscape with our distinctive intellectual capital and proprietary data and analytics designed to help clients meet their portfolio needs.
Profile Summary:
The Corporate Compliance Manager will assist the CCO of Real Estate Operations and CCO of Investment Management with the effective implementation and administration of The Amherst Group’s compliance program. This position also works closely with Amherst’s Legal and Treasury areas to ensure that any AML / KYC requests are effectively addressed and completed on a timely basis. This position proactively works with subject matter experts to identify and escalate compliance risks and achieve strong compliance results.

In addition, s/he will support the business in developing appropriate controls and procedures to mitigate business and product-specific risks and is primarily responsible for developing and performing compliance monitoring/testing of the business’s controls.
Primary Responsibilities:

Assist in the administration of and ongoing enhancements to all aspects of the firm’s compliance program, including management of the compliance calendar and oversight of recordkeeping

Manage oversight of firm-wide compliance policies and procedures

Coordinate the development and administration of compliance training initiatives for the firm

Primarily responsible for the administration of the firm’s Code of Conduct

Conduct compliance risk assessments, testing and monitoring in accordance with firm policies and procedures and best practices

Train employees (new and existing employees) regarding firm and applicable regulatory compliance requirements

Primary support to the business with respect to firmwide AML and KYC requirements, including requests from counterparties.

Assist in the documentation and maintenance of the firm’s organizational structure

Required Skills:

Bachelor’s degree

MBA degree or professional certification preferred

5+ years’ relevant auditing or compliance experience in real estate or alternative asset management preferred

Understanding of Enterprise Compliance Risk Management and best practices

Excellent investigative, problem-solving, analytical ability, oral and written communication skills

The ability to manage stressful situations with internal clients and regulators, while maintaining a professional approach to problem-solving

Ability to effectively communicate with senior management and executives

Strong interpersonal skills to influence and impact business decisions

Ability to evaluate federal laws and regulations and evaluate financial, transactional or other data to determine trends

Strong analytical mindset with an ability to synthesize data and quickly identify and resolve issues and with attention given to detail and accuracy

Technical and professional skills or knowledge of testing methodology, risk and controls analysis

Experience with the review and approval of marketing/advertising materials a plus

Ability to lead and execute multiple projects (short and long term) and tasks independently, accurately and on time

Experience with drafting, implementing, and testing policies and procedures

Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Our full-time employee benefits include:
A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
Professional career development and reimbursement
Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events

​Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply

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