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Compliance Manager - Agribusiness

  • 933148
  • Adelaide
  • Bendigo
  • Melbourne
  • Full Time
  • Closing at: Aug 16 2022 at 23:55 AEST

About us

Our Purpose is the same today as it was when we were founded 160 years ago, and every day, we work hard to bring our company purpose to life; feeding into the success of our customers and communities and not off it.

We live and breathe our core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Performance, Passion, Leadership and Engagement.

Rural Bank is proudly part of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank group, offering a unique value proposition to Australian Farmers.

We are a specialist rural lender who understands the cycles in agriculture, assisting farmers to obtain appropriate finance to grow their farming business. We offer relevant industry insights to assist in making informed business decisions. We also offer our customers the opportunity to support the development of regional communities through our partnerships and initiatives. 


About the team

Agribusiness risk is a first line centre of expertise for risk management and compliance and provides strategy, risk appetite, governance, policy, and framework support to the businesses within Rural Bank to drive sound risk management practice. This includes providing guidance, assistance and support to relevant Board & Board/Management Committee members, Senior Management, internal and external stakeholders and providing leadership to enhance the further development of a strong risk and control environment across Rural Bank.

About the Role

The Compliance Manager is responsible for supporting the further development, implementation and management of the compliance framework. This role will be actively involved in testing, reviewing, and monitoring compliance obligations within the division as well as assessing regulatory change impacts and supporting implementation.

This role will also involve identifying and supporting potential control uplifts to ensure obligations are met, the preparation of regulatory responses and notifications, and supporting the division with additional training requirements that may be required to meet obligations. A key component of the role will be providing operational and regulatory compliance advice in relation to the Bank’s (and specifically Agribusiness) compliance obligations.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a team player with a “one team” approach while looking to promote harmonised compliance practices across the organisation where possible. In return, you will be part of a tight knit, high performing team with a strong focus on fostering a positive team culture.

Please note that this position can be based in either Melbourne, Bendigo or Adelaide locations. We are also open to the option of a hybrid working arrangement.


Capabilities, Experience and Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Risk Management, Law or Business-related fields - highly desirable.
  • Agri or Business lending experience – highly desirable
  • 3+ years of Compliance experience in Banking & Financial Services (Line 1 or 2)
  • Experience in analysing and interpreting financial services legislation
  • An understanding of the wider industry including legislation and regulatory requirements.
  • Proven relevant product, compliance, risk or legal experience gained within a financial institutions or regulator. Knowledge of Financial Services and related markets.
  • Demonstrated technical skills with well-developed expertise across compliance and risk activities
  • Highly developed influencing and communicating skills with staff at all levels, including senior and executive management to convey big picture or complex issues
  • Highly motivated, adaptable to change in an ever-changing environment with the ability to work autonomously

For additional information regarding this opportunity, check out the attached Position Description.Download File Position Description Compliance Manager Agribusiness v2.0 final (2).pdf


What we Offer

Here you’ll have variety and choice in your career direction; with opportunity to move up or across the organisation, through a diverse mix of business areas and roles.

We also support flexible work arrangements, so talk to us about how this role could be made flexible so you can better balance your individual needs

At Bendigo and Adelaide Bank we believe a diverse workforce supported by an inclusive culture is central to our success and we actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity of thought to our business. We support candidate requests for adjustment to accommodate an illness, injury or disability to equitably participate in the selection process.

If you’re excited to be part of an organisation with strong values and a community focus - then this could be the role for you! Apply now.


Screening and interviews may commence prior to closing date. 

“It is a condition of employment with the Bank that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless you have a medical contraindication or acute illness which prevents you from receiving the vaccine and you provide satisfactory evidence of this to the Bank”

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