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Senior Specialized Consultant at Wolters Kluwer

Senior Specialized Consultant

Wolters Kluwer Washington, DC (Onsite) Full-Time

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer combines deep domain knowledge with specialized technology. Our portfolio offers software tools coupled with content and services that customers need to make decisions with confidence. Every day, our customers make critical decisions to help save lives, improve the way we do business, build better judicial and regulatory systems. We help them get it right.

Basic Function

The Senior Specialized Consultant identifies, researches, analyzes and summarizes new and updated legal- or compliance-related statutory and regulatory requirements for inclusion in Wolters Kluwer banking products. The Senior Specialized Consultant effectively translates complex regulations into product solutions by authoring legal/compliance content, creating product content design requirements, writing business rules and summaries, and educating internal and external customers on legal/compliance requirements and their implications. The Senior Specialized Consultant assesses compliance and business risk, designs risk mitigation options for Wolters Kluwer and our customers, provides regulatory compliance consulting to support software implementation, consults with customers on business and industry needs, and identifies and recommends product enhancements and new business opportunities.

General Duties and Responsibilities for a Senior Specialized Consultant

  • May provide support to sales team through various stages of customer engagement

  • Lead complex and diverse compliance-related projects

  • Function as Commercial Lending Subject Matter Expert (SME) to provide business requirements for implementation in WK products and educate internal customers (Product Management, Customer Support, etc.) on regulatory requirements

  • Identify and lead product content review projects

  • Ensure all work done by the team on assigned product/line of business is completed according to design specifications and all content updates are of the highest quality

  • Cultivate a culture that includes customer focused product innovations with speed to market. Work with team members to identify and assess opportunities and present to Product Management

  • Contribute to development of business requirements and specifications for internal processes and products, and updates to content management systems

  • Provide time, effort and risk estimates for regulatory changes and larger projects (enhancements/new features)

  • May share compliance expertise by creating and presenting webinars, writing white papers and providing media interviews

  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring to help other employees acquire and apply compliance knowledge

  • Demonstrate enhanced knowledge relevant to Wolters Kluwer banking, insurance or securities products including legal and compliance knowledge, financial transactions expertise and industry best practices, and apply this knowledge for continuous improvement of WK products in the areas of content quality, product enhancements and operational efficiencies

  • Demonstrate enhanced understanding of software architecture concepts and comfort with software development, including topics such as database architecture, XML based authoring, business rules, and application interfaces

  • Track, review and analyze complex regulatory/statutory changes, customer requests and market opportunities, and determine impact to WK products; and provide guidance to consultants

  • Monitor external websites and publications for legal/compliance and industry changes

  • Author customer communications (e.g., release notes, alerts, etc.) and provide guidance to consultants

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers and appropriate industry contacts

  • Respond to compliance and product related inquiries from internal and external customers with priority and excellence

  • Develop enhanced compliance expertise and stay abreast of regulatory changes through self-study, continuing education classes and attending industry webinars and conferences

  • Focus on continuous improvement and drive execution of product and/or process improvements

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide quality work product on time (within project scope, schedule, and budget) and without defects. Immediately identify and remove any impediments that put a deadline at risk

  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with Wolters Kluwer departments

  • Demonstrate an ability to manage administrative requirements, including timely submission of time sheets/billings, and adhere to CCOE deadlines

  • Uphold professionalism, professional responsibilities and Wolters Kluwer core values

  • Perform other duties as requested

Required Skills for a Senior Specialized Consultant

  • Enhanced ability to assess business risk to make sound judgments, recommendations and decisions for customers and Wolters Kluwer

  • Enhanced understanding of business strategy to help achieve the business objectives and goals; drive individual and team work effort to achieve business strategy

  • Demonstrated enhanced research ability

  • Demonstrated enhanced analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated enhanced organizational skills

  • Organize and plan to maximize productivity and to promptly achieve individual and team results

  • Work on multiple projects or tasks and budget time appropriately

  • Prioritize and apply appropriate judgment to daily tasks

  • Demonstrated enhanced verbal and written communication skills

  • Summarize legal/compliance issues for legal or non-legal audiences

  • Present to a large internal or external audience

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, including self-organizing teams; team leadership ability

  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and other MS Office products, as well as other software products and tools

Additional Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Certifications for Banking Role

  • Demonstrated enhanced ability to apply the major financial institution regulations requirements including, but not limited to, Regulation B (Equal Credit Opportunity Act), Regulation C (HMDA), Regulation CC (funds availability), Regulation DD (Truth in Savings), Regulation E (Electronic banking), Regulation X(RESPA), Regulations Z (Truth in Lending).

  • Bar admission in at least one State

  • Current "active practice" law license and in good standing within all jurisdictions to which admitted

  • Current with on-going continuing legal education requirements

  • No pending investigations for violation of the Rules of Professional Responsibility in any jurisdiction

Job Qualifications


  • Juris Doctorate and/or industry professional certification(s)


  • 5-8 years of experience in banking or financial services preferred

  • Relevant business acumen or business-to-business experience required

  • Significant transactional experience as a legal analyst involving a high degree of responsibility and independence

  • Demonstrated excellence in researching, analyzing, and managing moderately complex products or projects

Travel Requirements

  • Occasional domestic travel is estimated at 5% of work time

Physical Demands

  • Normal office environment

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds [HR to validate if this is needed]

  • Ability to work remotely

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They’re not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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