What will be suitable position title for my role?

I have landed this new job and the employer has asked me if I want to rename my position title. I will be working in a financial industry in AML compliance and operational risk related functions. I will be responsible for not only finding the business risk but also come up with soltions to fix them and work with relevant staleholders to implement the solution.

What do you think will be suitable position title? I want something which will look good on my linkedin profile, resume and appealing to future recruiters.

Ps: Can`t use Manager in position title.

Thank you for your assistance in advance.

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  • +52 votes

    Junior vice president?

    • +19 votes

      My last company tried to "outsource" HR to an external company. We were a small IT company (15 employees).

      The HR lady sent us a spreadsheet to fill in our info. One item was "Title". Since there were no formal titles, I put "Lead Executive Managing President of Software Development".

      • +2 votes

        And they kept it, right?

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          Never heard from them again after that - maybe they gave up?

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      Exactly what I was going to say when I read the heading. Well played

  • +4 votes

    what job title did u apply for then?

  • +6 votes

    Senior Associate - Risk and Compliance

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      On the right track. Synonyms for manager can include executive, principal, associate, controller, superintendent, officer and perhaps administrator.

      But I would counsel that you don't use head zookeeper, overseer, overlord, tyrant, slave driver, top dog, brains or head honcho.

      Then add "operational risk and compliance" in front. A hyphenated title could be just the thing too:
      * Principal - Operational Risk and Compliance

      You're welcome!

  • +5 votes

    Global President of Risk Operations

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      International President of Risk Operations - Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.

  • +15 votes

    Captain Snooze

  • +2 votes

    Is Chief Executive Officer title taken?

  • +24 votes

    Captain Risky

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      Risky McRiskface

      But seriously, why do you have to come up your own job title? Doesn't HR do anything at this place?

      • +4 votes

        It`s not mandatory to change title but if they have given option then why not avail it.

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          A small number of people in Australia place store in job titles.
          A much, much larger number will treat people with exaggerated job titles with contempt behind their back.
          This is very likely to include co-workers and managers if you change 'Compliance Officer' to anything more exotic sounding.
          Maybe Compliance & Risk Officer if you want it clear that risk assessment and management is under your remit.

        • +5 votes

          @mskeggs:

          Agree.

          Risk & Compliance Officer is better, imo.

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    Risk Controller

  • +49 votes

    Assistant TO THE Regional Manager

    • +7 votes

      Assistant to the Assistant Regional Manager

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      I love dwight

      • +2 votes

        that's what she said!

  • +4 votes

    Financial Protection Analyst

  • +2 votes

    What is the position currently called? That seems like a vital piece of information as to whether you want it to be changed.

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      Compliance Officer

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        There's your answer then.

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        Yep - there you go. If not that, then Captain Wannabe.

  • +18 votes

    Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

    • +6 votes

      Great to know you are doing well.

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    Financial Risk Analyst.

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    Executive Director Risk and Compliance

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    Business Risk Analyst - Finance

  • +3 votes

    Amway Distributor

  • +12 votes

    The Man

    • +5 votes

      The Dude

      • +3 votes

        Dudeman Jones

  • +26 votes

    Risk Associate Senior Compliance Analyst Lead.

    RASCAL for short.

  • +3 votes

    You should add a poll after you pick your favourite 3

  • +2 votes

    His Highness

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      HRH reads better than HH

  • +7 votes

    Susan

    • +1 vote

      Shazza?

  • +13 votes

    junior risk protection analist

    • +18 votes

      I hope that last word is a typo, otherwise you'll screw up your career.

      • +6 votes

        He said what he meant.

      • +4 votes

        Wouldn't be the only thing getting screwed either

  • +5 votes

    chief risk officer
    CRO

  • +7 votes

    I hope you're not doing risk management for spelling errors/incorrect punctuation.

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      Was waiting for this. Grammar as well.

  • +4 votes

    Donald Trump

  • +3 votes

    Haha :D I knew there'd be some funny answers for this question.

  • +7 votes

    At work my title: Slave first class

  • +34 votes

    Compliance Risk Analysis Provider.
    Financial Underwriting Compliance Knowledge Extension Registrar
    Systemic Hazard Investigation Theorist

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    Grand Poobah of Risky stuff?

    In all seriousness though, I don't see anything wrong with your current title.
    If you have people reporting to you (and/or have experience in the field) consist adding Senior to the title, unless "Senior" titles already exist a level above you.
    If you're going to be doing a lot of the investigations/number crunching yourself, you could consider something with analyst in the title like "Fraud and Compliance Analyst".

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    Business risk analyst (BRA).

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    Unrelated, but this discussion reminded me of the movie "Hello Dolly" where the stingy boss promoted the worker from "Clerk" to "Chief Clerk". Hoping to make him happy. But with no added benefits at all - no salary increase and he still works 7 days a week :-) So title can be pretty meaningless.

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    The dude

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    God

  • +2 votes

    I think Financial Compliance Analyst is a fitting title.

  • +3 votes

    Vice President of (Anti) Money Laundering

  • +2 votes

    Taxi Driver
    Pizza Delivery Expert

  • +2 votes

    Regulatory Risk & Compliance - Senior Specialist

  • +2 votes

    Senior Coordinator - Compliance. Bitches!

  • +3 votes

    The Terminator of Compliance (Risk Promotions Officer)

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    Business Doctor

  • +2 votes

    Grand Nagus

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    Acting Deputy Assistant Senior Compliance Officer - Trainee

  • +2 votes

    Risker of the Biscuits

  • +8 votes

    反洗钱专员

    • +1 vote

      What

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        Learn some world language…

        Haha, just call yourself whatever you like, regulatory supervising consultant for instance, and get on with your life.

  • +1 vote

    Adding senior or executive usually makes a title stand out.

  • +3 votes

    Senior Analyst of Other Employees' Lunches - Refrigeration Division.
    Job description is outlined here https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/288199

  • +1 vote

    Keep what you have, later on your resume you can write whatever you want anyway.

  • +1 vote

    Risk Deterrence Officer (RDO)

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    Chairman.

  • +1 vote

    Captain Planet.

  • +3 votes

    OzBargain Consultant

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    Analyst Therapist

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    You should trawl Linkedin for similar roles and roles more senior which relate to what you do.

    Perhaps even titles you'd aspire to as your next role

  • +6 votes

    You need something that sets you apart in this competitive corporate world. You've been given the perfect opportunity here.

    You need to change the "title" to a symbol of your choice, not only making you look like a creative badass, but also forcing people to refer to your job as the "position formerly known as compliance and operational risk officer."

    Each time you get promoted (which will be ridiculously regularly after this game changing move) you just keep the symbol as a title. When you reach the top, you'll be in "the position formerly known as president/ceo."

    • +4 votes

      Excellent advice. I'd even pick a HTML entity or something more obscure so that again people are left in awe of the complexity behind the symbol and it's lending to be represented in multiple ways.

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    Chief of risks

  • +2 votes

    Minister for Finance. It's a great career path. You could go on to be Treasurer. And then when everyone is sick of you you could become an Ambassador.

    • +3 votes

      I always thought tiphe minister for finance was another name for SWMBO, or chief cook and bottle washer, or minister for recreation and war.

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    Staleholder liaison

  • +1 vote

    Grand Theft Auto: The Cunning Expert

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    Risk Analyst…

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    The Fixer

  • +2 votes

    Fun Police

  • +1 vote

    Assistant to the Travelling Secretary

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    "Bored Ozbargainer"

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    Stay at home son/daughter