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Regulatory Compliance Specialist / Sr. Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Date: Dec 29, 2021

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92108 Long Beach, CA, US, 90806 Riverside, CA, US, 92501 Keller, TX, US, 76248 Denver, CO, US, 80123 Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80901 Orange County, CA, US, 92859 Dallas, TX, US, 75201 San Bernardino, CA, US, 92410 TX, US, 78006 Fort Collins, CO, US, 80526 Las Vegas, NV, US, 89107 Tucson, AZ, US, 85641 Sacramento, CA, US, 95652 Los Angeles, CA, US, 9001 Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will decide whether your preference is to work from home, work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live and work in any state where Wawanesa currently operates in the U.S.

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

The  Regulatory Compliance Specialist /Sr. Regulatory Compliance Specialist is a key player in Wawanesa’s compliance regime. Working under the supervision of the Regulatory Compliance Manager, the Regulatory Compliance Specialist is a subject matter expert who guides, educates, advises and monitors business team members handling first line of defense compliance activities. He or she also reviews applicable laws, regulations and best practices and develops and uses compliance program processes, procedures and tools in order to further enhance and refine Wawanesa’s compliance program, and works closely with other members of Wawanesa’s Ethics, Compliance and Legal group to advance group and enterprise-wide objectives, including providing advice and support to Compliance Specialists and Coordinators.


Compensation: Depends on experience and varies by state


• The pay range for this position is $70,207 - $105,310 per year, depending on experience.


Job Responsibilities

  • Advises the business on the development and implementation of compliance processes, procedures and tools to mitigate compliance risks for the business
  • Provides guidance, advice and support to Compliance Specialists and other members of the Ethics, Compliance and Legal group.
  • Leads Compliance Review Programs across various disciplines to identify gaps of compliance requirements relative to Company Policies, Procedures, Regulatory obligations, and industry best practices 
  • Works with the Regulatory Compliance Manager to provide regular reports on compliance events and activities, and the overall state of compliance programs to Senior Management
  • Identifies learning opportunities, coordinating training development and delivering training to the business on new or changed regulatory or other developments requiring compliance oversight
  • Develops and enhances business relationships by liaising with peers within the business , including employees involved in first line of defense compliance activities
  • Works with and under the direction of the Regulatory Compliance Manager and with other members of the Ethics, Compliance and Legal group and business stakeholders to assist with the development of new compliance practices and processes, and enhancement of existing compliance practices and processes
  • Coordinates and executes projects assigned by the Regulatory Compliance Manager
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • 5 years’ prior experience in a compliance setting, preferably working in a regulated industry; experience in Property & Casualty Insurance preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years’ relevant and related experience, or in place of a degree, 7+ years of relevant and related experience. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to conduct detailed analysis of information, and to select and implement best solutions in a timely manner
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate at the right level for the audience and present information or arguments in a convincing manner
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills, with the ability to develop and prioritize effective plans that define activities, resources and timelines
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to influence key relationships

Benefits and Other Total Rewards Components Include:
•   Medical, Dental and Vision
•   Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
•   Voluntary benefit plans – accident, hospital indemnity and critical illness
•   Supplemental short and long-term disability benefits
•   Life insurance
•   Enhanced 401K plan
•   Paid time off (PTO) accrued at 0.0693 hours/per hour worked to a maximum annual accrual of 18 days (135 hours)
•   You will be eligible for Wawanesa’s annual bonus plan, entitled “Goal Achievement Plan” (GAP), that rewards employees for driving Wawanesa’s success.
•   Tuition Assistance and much more


If you have questions about compensation and benefits, please contact our Human Resources department at 858-874-5404 or email

Wawanesa General Insurance Company is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status.  If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation to assist in the application process. Reasonable accommodations are also provided for other protected reasons such as religious creed. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling the Human Resources department at 858-874-5404 or emailing Human Resources at

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego