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Risk Manager
Ref No.: 17-00339
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 07/27/2017
Job Summary: A risk manager role in the 1st line of defense responsible for ensuring all open issues identified by banking regulators, internal audit, corporate compliance and management that are assigned to Financial Management are actively managed, remediated, and closed.

  • Manage the independent review and challenge of open issues closure requests by FMA managers and executives. Ensure integrity of issue closure requests and senior management review and approvals for submission to Internal Audit and Regulatory Affairs and regulators.
  • Understand risks and controls, root cause analysis of control deficiencies, audit and regulatory issues. Ensure remediation and supporting evidence is appropriate and timely. Provide feedback to managers
  • Provide training and guidance to FMA business line managers and issue owners.
  • Track and monitor remediation progress across all Finance business units. Deliver updates to Risk Manager, committees, and other Sr. management.
  • Work with the Business Units and other groups to enhance protocols to and improve efficiency and effectiveness of the issue closure process across the bank.
  • Prepare periodic open issue management (OIM) reporting for Financial Management of the bank for review by the Risk Manager and senior management in preparation for Executive of Committee of the Americas.
  • Manage quality assurance related to open issues management reporting.
  • Establish strong working relationships with FMA Business Unit Risk Manager and the California and AZ.
  • Manage relationships with 1st line of defense business managers across Financial Operations of the US and other Business Unit Risk Management teams
  • Build relationships with 2nd line of defense colleagues of the Risk Management.
  • Manage relationships with 3rd line of defense and external stakeholders including Internal Audit and the Regulatory Affairs Office and banking regulators.

  • College degree or equivalent professional experience
  • CIA certification preferred, not required
  • 8+ years demonstrated experience in financial services risk and controls related function such as Operational Risk or Audit.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in financial processes risk and controls.
  • Good knowledge of 12 CFR 30 – Banks & Banking Safety & Soundness, appendices A through D.
  • Experience performing independent review and challenge of audit issues (e.g. root cause, remediation evidence, validation)
  • Strong hands on data analysis and mining experience to generate reports.
  • Advanced skills in Excel (pivots, vlookup)
  • Attention to detail in internal control activities & reporting
  • Ability to communicate and liaise with all levels of management
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and multi-task, make decisions & work under tight deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of Banking background including core processes of a finance organization.
  • Extensive knowledge of governance, risks and controls related to a diverse set of finance functions in a bank.
  • Experience working with Risk and Control Self Assessments in the Ops Risk area.
  • Extensive knowledge of evaluating control environment including tests for design and operating effectiveness
  • Good knowledge of internal audit practices and perspectives.