Lithia Motors, Inc.

  • Compliance Manager

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/2/2018 4:48 PM)
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  • Overview

    Lithia Motors, Inc.


    “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” What if you could do both?


    We are seeking a self-motivated and highly qualified compliance professional to join our Internal Audit team at Lithia’s headquarters in Medford, Oregon. The selected candidate will play a vital role in delivering an effective compliance program.


    The position will provide you with visibility to our management group and enable future opportunities for advancement and career growth within our company.

    Job Description


    • Assist in developing, implementing, testing, and administering Lithia’s compliance program to ensure organization-wide internal controls are in place.
    • Assess compliance risk, correct compliance deficiencies identified by internal and external examinations, identify root
    • cause of compliance exceptions, and develop corrective actions.
    • Keep abreast of the regulatory environment by conducting compliance research and analysis of new/pending laws,
    • regulations, interpretive rulings, and regulatory agency directives.
    • Work with business management to identify, formulate, and implement compliance risk policies, procedures, and controls for the respective business and/or functional area.
    • Assist with implementation of regulatory changes into business operations in a timely and cost effective manner.
    • Mentor/train peers within business unit, and provide compliance risk expertise to projects and initiatives.
    • Respond to store and department inquiries about compliance issues, utilizing appropriate sources for accurate research.


    •  Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by the Director and Manager of Internal Audit.
    • Thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness in completing essential duties, with discretion and confidentiality.
    • Adhere to schedules and deadlines.


    • The following knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to be successful in this position:
    • Excellent research and analytical skills, with proven ability to distill actionable, practical advice from diverse sources and opinions.
    • Practical familiarity with legal requirements relating to compliance programs.
    • Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data and make recommendations compatible with Lithia Motors standards and regulatory requirements.
    •  Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or
    • approaches to problems.
    • Demonstrated ability to drive successful outcomes with partners at all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to set priorities and perform a variety of work assignments that are complex and broad.
    • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency.
    • Excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Proficiency in MS Office. Experience in the automotive industry, and ADP and/or TeamMate audit software a plus.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Physical Demands: Standing, walking over 1/3 of the time, sitting to 2/3 of time, kneeling/crouching to 2/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time; move, transport or place up to 1/3 of time up to 25 pounds
    • Working Conditions: Indoor office environment, considerable use of telephone, computer and other office equipment


    Lithia Hiring Requirements

    • High school graduate or equivalent.
    • 18 years or older
    • Possess an acceptable driving record and valid driver’s license in state of residence
    • A criminal history background check will be conducted prior to beginning employment
    • Clear pre-employment drug screen

    NOTE:  This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).


    Why Lithia?

    We are an exciting, dynamic, and highly successful team and (LAD) a member of NYSE.  We continue to grow and expand our footprint through acquisitions of new dealerships in many US markets.  We are big community supporters and provide a fun, exciting, and collaborative work place where growth and advancement opportunities abound.


    We offer a generous comprehensive compensation and benefits package and all the tools you will need to be successful.  Our offerings include:

    • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
    • Paid Holidays & PTO
    • Short and Long Term Disability
    • Paid Life Insurance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    • Lithia Learning Center
    • Vehicle Purchase Discounts
    • Wellness Programs




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