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12808 Gran Bay Parkway West, Jacksonville, FL, 17500 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR, 500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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Posted Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

The Compliance Manager reports to the Compliance Director and is responsible for managing the processes and procedures used to plan and execute Compliance testing. The Compliance Manager will have a critical role in staff development and establishing effective relationships with other independent risk management teams and business partners at Ally. This role requires knowledge of and familiarity with consumer regulatory requirements and a solid business understanding associated with Mortgage, Deposits, Digital & Marketing.

The Work Itself

  • Executes testing to a sample of data, process, transactions, controls, identified risks and captures results, compliance risk and root cause(s).  Then, communicates to relevant parties (compliance, line of business, auditors, examiners, etc.).
  • Responsible for the development of test scripts and test methodology in support of test procedures and regulatory requirements applicable to the business line.
  • Partner with compliance staff to identify business line compliance controls, develop a corresponding test plan and independently lead the execution of testing compliance controls with a test of design and test of effectiveness
  • Lead discussions with support partners and business unit management along with senior level management to communicate the compliance testing scope, objective, exceptions/issues and associated regulatory risk identified.
  • Effectively identify and communicate unusual and difficult problems to compliance leadership.
  • Serve as contact within compliance in a collaborative way to foster positive working relationships, provide control advice and issue trends and to stay abreast of major business activities and process changes; and make compliance plan recommendations as necessary.
  • Assist the Compliance Testing Professional in the development and execution of compliance testing and report results in accordance with the Enterprise Testing and Monitoring Policy and the Compliance Testing Procedures.
  • Review and interpret workpapers and analysis presented by team members and ensuring workpapers align with program requirements and are clear, concise, and consistently draw the right conclusions.
  • Mentor & develop compliance staff and act as a knowledge resource.
  • Perform second level review of detailed desktop procedures or methodology documentation ensuring clear documentation is present to provide testing guidance for less experienced team members to execute testing.
  • Serve as a second level review for transaction test scripts ensuring applicable regulatory requirements have been identified and appropriate test scripts have been written.
  • Ensure adherence to the compliance issues management program including timely and accurate updates.
  • Possess a strong foundation and the ability to determine which Consumer Laws, Rules and Regulations are required for new areas/processes and keep abreast of relevant changes in laws, rules, regulations that impact the financial services industry.
  • Participate in timely responses to regulatory exams and internal audit requests.

The Skills You Bring

  • 5+ years auditing / testing experience including experience developing and executing and leading the execution of test plans as Project Lead, with 7+ years preferred
  • 5+ years of Compliance experience, with emphasis on Consumer Regulations including a strong understanding of applicable law and regulation requirements.
  • Financial services testing experience across multiple business areas (Mortgage, Deposits, Digital & Marketing).
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and understand laws and regulations, ensuring appropriate requirements ensuring related controls have been identified and appropriate test plans have been developed, coaching/mentoring staff as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated effective project management skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to learn and assist in training of less senior staff on new processes, systems and controls.
  • Ability to identify the most appropriate testing technique and execute testing and/or lead testing efforts accordingly.
  • Ability to identify, quantify and communicate risk and related root cause to all levels of management.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong management relationships within the compliance and business lines areas noted above.
  • Attention to detail and superior written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong leadership skills (detail-oriented, deadline driven, self-directed, organized, etc.) with proven track record of increasing responsibilities within the organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Bachelors’ degree in business or a related major.

How We'll Have Your Back

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are:


Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit


Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.


Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.


We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.