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Compliance Manager

Company: Kiddie Academy
Location: Abingdon
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Kiddie Academy -, a leading provider of educational childcare centers, is looking for a Compliance Manager to join our Legal team as we continue to expand and grow nationwide. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and join a team with a forward-thinking organization, then Kiddie Academy is the place for you.The Compliance Manager promotes and protects brand equity, and supports best in class operations, by effectively monitoring and managing franchise agreement compliance, including insurance, financial reporting, health and safety practices, as well as other system standards. The position is primarily responsible for routinely monitoring, analyzing, and formulating strategies to ensure execution of key franchisee accountabilities, and managing documentation of various franchise agreement transactions and processes. The position serves as an important liaison among the Operations, Accounting, and Development departments in building relationships and procedures to facilitate effective business process management.
This position reports directly to the General Counsel and is based in our corporate office located in Abingdon, Maryland. It is classified as Exempt and designated as Corporate Staff for vacation award purposes.
About this role:

  • Primary responsibility for management and implementation of insurance compliance program and processes to include:
    • Review all franchisee insurance coverages for compliance with requirements
    • Consult with various stakeholders, including Accounting, Operations, and Real Estate and Construction Departments to ensure that franchisees are compliant with all insurance related obligations
    • Work with franchisees, brokers and carriers to achieve compliance
    • Continually evaluate sufficiency of Company mandated franchisee insurance requirements
    • Secondary responsibility for development and maintenance of franchise compliance documents and processes to include:
      • Defaults; terminations; expiration notices; as well as various addenda
      • Final review of franchise agreements, addenda, amendments prior to execution
      • In collaboration with the Operations and Accounting Departments to identify and contact all franchisees that meet the criteria on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to resolve compliance issues. This includes collecting missing reports and other submittals, issuing and escalating notices up to and including default (if necessary)
      • Develop strong relationships to foster an advisory and/or collaborative approach to achieving franchisee compliance.
      • Research, resolve, and respond to internal and external questions/issues relative to franchisee contract compliance concerns including but not limited to Academy Action Plans.
      • Lead and facilitate monthly compliance meetings with various stakeholders.
      • Review and analyze franchise agreements and identify/understand franchisee contractual obligations.
      • Communicate compliance issues to the appropriate parties, including leadership; produce and maintain various reports that track and analyze compliance activities.
        About you:To be successful in this position, we are seeking candidates who have:
        • Bachelors degree in business or related field with compliance experience/contract administration
        • Experience in the franchise field highly preferred
        • 3 5 years business experience
        • Process driven but creative and innovative
        • Detail oriented
        • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment to achieve business objectives while minimizing legal risks
        • Ability to multi-task, understand and meet deadlines, work independently, and interact with all levels of staff and management
        • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills are critical, including the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization
        • Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
        • Minimal travel required
          Why join the Kiddie Academy team?Kiddie Academy - Educational Child Care has been preparing young minds for future success since its founding in 1981. With more than 280 independently owned franchises throughout the United States, this stable company is poised for continued growth to over 300 locations this year. In this role, you will:
          • truly make a lasting impact in the lives of families, communities, and entrepreneurs nationwide
          • enjoy generous benefits, including 100% company-paid medical and life insurance for you, plus company-paid dental and vision for you and your family; generous 401K match; childcare tuition discounts; paid maternity/paternity leave, and more
          • have a balance of flexibility combined with in-person collaboration-while we value collaborating in person at our corporate headquarters, we also offer flexibility with generous paid time off and holidays, paid volunteer time off to support local nonprofits, and an allowance of remote workdaysFor the second-straight year, Kiddie Academy - Educational Child Care ranked tops among child care category in Entrepreneur's 2021 Fastest-Growing Franchises rankings and in Franchise Gator's 2021 Top Franchises List. Locally, we are ranked by the Baltimore Business Journal as #14 on its list of Top 100 Private Companies, #24 on its list of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Greater Baltimore, and in the top 10 Best Places to Work in 2020 and 2021.
            Our franchisees and customers come from all walks of life and so do we.We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do,but because it makes our company stronger.

Keywords: Kiddie Academy, Baltimore , Compliance Manager, Executive , Abingdon, Maryland

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