Assistant General Counsel

Practice Areas: Corporate Compliance Job #: FOR000638 Exp.: 8+ Years
The Assistant General Counsel – Compliance Auditing & Monitoring will design and lead Fortive Compliance Program’s Auditing & Monitoring efforts. This person will work hand in hand with both internal and external stakeholders in ensuring that our compliance program complies with relevant rules, regulations and guidance, while maintaining alignment with the organization’s business objectives. The Director of Compliance, Compliance Auditing & Monitoring, will be responsible for designing, interpreting, communicating, and implementing compliance requirements and expectations throughout the organization and advising leaders on compliance best practices, along with the implementation of appropriate compliance (including privacy) risk mitigation strategies. This position reports directly to the Fortive Chief Compliance Officer.

  • Develop an Auditing & Monitoring program and approach that is risk-based and robust
  • Design testing protocols and frequency of reviews based on risk
  • Conduct focused audits of identified risk areas; support remediation of issues identified through such audits
  • Provide ongoing training on compliance to employees
  • Monitor changing industry and legal standards to ensure Compliance policies remain current, and that the business is executing effectively to those standards
  • Ensure OpCos/functions are operating within applicable policy and process
  • Review business rules, documents, invoices and information to ensure compliance with regulatory expectations, law, the Fortive Code of Conduct, and Fortive policies
  • Learn the risks of each of Fortive’s OpCos, and design tailored auditing & monitoring plans focused on the higher risk areas
  • Ensure that all internal and external requirements are consistently met in an appropriate manner that allows Fortive to serve customers and grow its business with a commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Maintain compliance reporting documentation systems, including any reporting obligations to external stakeholders
  • Be a subject matter expert in areas of effective corporate compliance programs, and specifically on expectations and best practices for effective auditing and monitoring of compliance programs
  • Partner with other key stakeholders in the OpCos and Internal Audit
  • Be able to leverage technology to enhance and improve auditing and monitoring activities

  • 4 year college degree required
  • JD required; active law license in at least one jurisdiction
  • Compliance Certification preferred
  • Forensic accounting experience preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of corporate compliance experience required, with at least 4 years focused experience in Auditing & Monitoring
  • Some experience in healthcare or medical device is preferred
  • Detail oriented with excellent technology, verbal and written communication skills
  • High-level of familiarity with a broad range of compliance risk areas
  • Location flexible. Option to locate at one of our many sites, or work remotely.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington, and employs more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service, and administrative employees in more than 40 countries worldwide. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company's operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information, please

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