Compliance Risk and Controls Specialist

FMC Corp., Agricultural Chemical Group

Philadelphia, PA

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FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you. Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Compliance Risk and Controls Specialist plays a key role in the detection and mitigation of compliance risk and adherence to applicable laws and regulations globally. This position works closely with the Ethics Office, the Law Department, and Internal Audit, and reports directly to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Counsel.


Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Ethics and Compliance Counsel, and often requires collaboration with members of the Ethics Office, the Law Department, and Internal Audit.

  • Serve as an SME for global compliance data, including data-driven compliance tools and system solutions
  • Understand and stay informed regarding best compliance practices, including selection, establishment, and management of compliance systems
  • Use data to diagnose and manage global compliance challenges, perform compliance monitoring and testing, design global program improvements, and execute on compliance remediation activities
  • Develop and maintain quantitative data analytics to gain insight into compliance topics, such as compliance program effectiveness, compliance risks, trends in internal investigations, and general regulatory and enforcement activity
  • Develop and maintain dashboards and other data visualization tools to identify, assess, monitor, and clearly communicate risks, and provide clear and concise reports for the Ethics Office, Corporate Responsibility Committee, and other stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain global risk assessment frameworks for key compliance areas
  • Lead global compliance testing for the Law Department, including use of risk dashboards and periodic soft audits of non-financial policies
  • Support the Ethics Office and Internal Audit on investigations, particularly those that are finance-based and require IT and accounting forensics skills, and including, for example, evaluations of internal controls, evaluations of potential fraud activity, and use of fraud detection tools
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, computer science, data analysis, accounting, or information systems
  • Knowledge of financial controls and/or CPA strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of international compliance regulations and/or SCCE or CCEP certification strongly preferred


The individual in this role will be ethical, motivated, creative, discreet and results-oriented, and will be able to follow through independently to task or project completion. This work requires considerable independent judgment and initiative to ensure the achievement of Ethics Office and Law Department objectives.

  • 8-10 years relevant experience in a (a) large accounting firm, (b) large law firm, and/or (c) a multinational public company, in the company’s law, compliance, or internal audit department
  • Well-versed in establishing and managing compliance systems, with particular emphasis on systems applicable to fraud, corruption, and third-party risk
  • Accomplished in establishing and managing risk assessments
  • Knowledgeable in internal and financial controls; strong accounting skills, including accounting forensics; and strong technical skills, including IT forensics, and expert knowledge of Microsoft Office business software and data analytics tools and languages, including Alteryx, Tableau, and PowerBI
  • Experience finding and analyzing data to reveal insights & making and testing hypotheses, particularly within technical data sets
  • Ability to share insights and key risks from technical data sets to senior management
  • Ability to apply a working understanding of substantive areas of law relevant to a global business setting
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and proactive, while exercising good judgment and discretion; confident but flexible personality
  • Excellent team and interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with other departments to advance organizational goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to marshal resources in an environment with changing priorities and orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal
  • Ability to adhere to FMC’s high ethical standards and maintain strict levels of confidentiality

Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Full vaccination means that two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). All applicants will be required to show proof of their vaccination status upon receipt of an offer of employment. Exemptions will be granted only to those applicants who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief. FMC will work with those who apply for and are granted exemptions in an effort to identify reasonable accommodations which will permit those individuals to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department.