VP of Compliance

First Heritage Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered credit union that was founded in 1954 with a strong commitment to improving the communities it serves through monetary donations to local charities and volunteering efforts with non-profit organizations. Since then, they have grown to be the 28th largest credit union headquartered in New York with $685mm in assets and more than 44,000 members across eleven counties in New York and Pennsylvania. First Heritage Federal Credit Union offers a comprehensive member-centric digital banking experience with the goal of enhancing the financial well-being of its members by meeting the evolving needs of the industry.


The VP of Compliance will report directly to the CFO and be responsible for ensuring Credit Union compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidance. They will serve as the designated Credit Union Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer and be responsible for maintaining and administering the Credit Union’s BSA Program. This person will be responsible for maintaining and reviewing all Credit Union policies to ensure compliance with state and federal laws. They will also develop and maintain relationships with third-party compliance resources, perform reviews of all Credit Union contracts, and provide recommendations to mitigate legal and regulatory risks. Additionally, they will compile and issue reports that detail their conclusions and provide recommendations for improving compliance policies and practices across all segments of the organization. Finally, they will keep management informed of emerging compliance and regulatory risks to the organization.


For additional information about this leadership opportunity, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact Nathan Townsend (ntownsend@smithandwilkinson.com) or any member of our team.

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