First Line Compliance Specialist

Compliance Nashville, Tennessee Franklin, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Bowling Green, Kentucky Birmingham, Alabama Knoxville, Tennessee


This position is remote eligible, but you MUST be located in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, or Georgia. 


Position Summary

The First Line Compliance Specialist support’s the bank’s First Line of Defense for compliance.  Specialists support the First Line Compliance Manager and will partner with all segments of the bank to help with the development, implementation and execution of the institution’s first line controls and monitors within the various areas of the bank. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform first line daily check backs, weekly reviews or monthly reviews for quality control of critical bank compliance processes and procedures
  • Perform periodic testing of procedures as governed by the bank’s Enterprise Risk Management function
  • Support the First Line compliance manager in responding to 2nd line compliance monitors.
  • Perform research in areas of compliance to ensure a good understanding of the recommendations and findings presented in audits.
  • Develop best practices of ongoing quality control reviews for bank compliance
  • Periodically review governing processes and procedures for specific bank functions and provide suggestions for improvement. 
  • Support the bank’s goal of validating existing controls are consistently applied.



  • Demonstrated detailed knowledge of banking regulations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of bank processes and procedures related to bank operations.
  • Ability to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally or in writing with all levels within the company.  This includes communicating potential needs for improvements in a way that fosters teamwork and cooperation.
  • Willingness to complete training courses that are available to compliment work experience.

Education and/or Experience

  • 3 years or more experience in bank compliance and areas of bank operations or a combination thereof.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Compliance certifications are a plus

FirstBank does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and staffing firms. Recruitment agencies and consultants may not submit resumes directly to managers. FirstBank will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement as an approved vendor. FirstBank in an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability.