The Ethics Program Manager serves as a trusted internal consultant to employees and leaders on ethics-related issues, investigates suspected and reported violations of Assurant’s ethics policies and standards, and promotes a culture of ethics and compliance across Assurant.
This position will report to the Vice President, Ethics Office and work closely across the Ethics team, as well as internal partners in Legal, HR, and Compliance.
- As a subject matter expert, provides proactive and reactive support to employees and management on ethics-related matters.
- Collaborates with internal partners, conducts investigations and fact-gathering activities of ethics-related allegations, documents findings and prepares necessary reports.
- Manages the Assurant conflict of interest program.
- Develops and refines systems for monitoring, measuring and validating the effectiveness of ethics program initiatives.
- Supports the periodic update and refresh of Assurant’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, including development of an interactive code of conduct using new technologies and related communications/training concepts.
- Develops and revises ethics policies and guidelines, such as the Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Work with the Global Ethics Training Director in support of developing ethics content for training and awareness initiatives.
- Partner with compliance teams in countries that Assurant operates to address ethics risks and support local ethics initiatives.
- Researches best practices benchmarks within the ethics industry and makes business proposals for adoption of such practices.
- Champions speak-up, transparency and a culture of integrity throughout the organization.
- Acts as project manager on ethics and compliance special projects, as needed.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
- 5+ years of’ experience in internal ethics and compliance function.
- Experience working at a large multinational and highly matrixed organization.
- Experience leading small to medium investigations from initiation to resolution.
- Experience supporting an enterprise-wide conflict of interest program.
- Travel up to 20%
- CCEP, LPEC preferred; Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or law degree a plus
- 5+ years of experience in a role providing advice and guidance to employees and leaders around ethics & compliance
- 3+ years of program management experience, including experience in an ethics and compliance and/or audit function
- Experience with working with conflicts of interest and case management software
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite with specific emphasis in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Experience developing innovative communication and training tactics, such as an interactive code of conduct
- Knowledge of core concepts related to corporate compliance and ethics, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements, including conducting investigations, measuring program effectiveness, investigative report writing, and conflicts of interest.
- Demonstrated ability to use technology to develop trend analysis, data visualizations, or other documentation.
- Demonstrated project management skills including ability to plan and conduct multiple investigations simultaneously.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with both internal and external partners on operational initiatives.
- Demonstrated ability to develop engaging ethics content for training and awareness initiatives.