Senior Risk Officer
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP - Washington, DC

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Large DC Metro based financial institution seeks Senior Risk Officer. The Operational Risk and Controls Unit is looking for an experienced individual with excellent communication skills to lead the work on operational risk in the finance complex and internal controls over financial reporting. Key responsibilities include oversight of operational risk within the finance complex including regular monitoring and reporting of risks, preparing and supporting managements assertion on internal controls over financial reporting in partnership with respective business units evaluating risk and control issues for major system implementations and new products ensuring the overall quality and coordination of the various internal control initiatives being carried out by CTR and other units throughout the institution through sharing of best practice and investigation of internal control failures and coordination with business units and external auditors on operational risk and internal control issues

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e s and Responsibilities: The role of the Senior Risk Officer will focus on enhancing operational risk measurement and analysis and operational risk reporting for the finance complex and overseeing the work on internal controls. The senior risk officer is expected to work closely with Finance complex and business control units, the office of the Chief Risk Officer and the Manager of CTRRC to help:

Define and Implement a practical methodology for measuring operational risk based on best practices

Develop and Apply a Scenario Analysis Framework for operational risks in the finance complex

Refine and Review indicators and thresholds used to report operational risks in the finance complex

Provide advice and guidance to finance complex business units to mitigate or reduce operational risk

Co-ordinate and deliver quarterly operational risk reports for the finance complex

Support the secretariat of the operational risk committee for the finance complex

Advise senior management on technical operational risk and control issues

Write reports for management and the Board that summarize operational risk and internal control issues

Position Requirements :

Master's degree or equivalent in a business or finance related discipline

Internationally recognized risk certification such as FRM and/or a professional qualification such as CFA would be an advantage

Minimum of 8 years practical experience in an operational risk/internal controls role in a financial services operation.

Track record in implementing operational risk methodologies in a banking/financial services environment including experience in scenario analysis and calculation of operational risk capital

Excellent understanding of risk and control frameworks, methodologies and regulations such as Basel III, COSO Internal Control and ERM framework.

Knowledge or extensive experience of treasury and systems related risks and controls is an advantage.

Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues, various levels of client staff and management.

Strong communication skills, written and oral, including the ability to explain and express views/opinions articulately and confidently.

Proven quantitative and analytical skills, especially skills of independent and innovative issue analysis and problem solving.


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