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Sr. Operational Risk Advisor - Talent & Culture

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In general, a Talent & Culture Risk Advisor provides operational risk management and internal control support to the Talent & Culture area of the bank as well as supports all US entities in the identification and mitigation of Human Resources related risks.
A Talent & Culture Risk Advisor will also serve as a key contact between the lines of business and Central Operational Risk Management (CORM), Corporate Internal Audit, External Auditors, Compliance Monitoring, and Regulatory Relations to resolve issues as needed. This individual will proactively develop business partnerships with clients by understanding their goals and deliverables, key processes, technologies, and areas of potential operational risk.


Specifically, a Talent & Culture Risk Advisor will:


  • Identify operational risks and internal controls through the completion and/or evaluation of applicable line of business risk assessments, key risk indicators, projects, business continuity plans, operational loss events, processes, policies and procedures, etc.
  • Develop control test plans and perform testing of key controls to ensure critical operational risks are mitigated and to ensure compliance with identified laws and regulations (i.e. Sarbanes-Oxley and Employment Laws)
  • Work with business unit management to create, monitor and update action plans from testing results
  • Ensure all risk management tools are updated to reflect the current risk inventory and testing results  
  • Prepare documentation and/or presentations that will be presented in Senior Management meetings
  • Lead and/or support process discovery initiatives in order to analyze operating policies and procedures



- Bachelor's degree required with Accounting or Finance emphasis preferred.  

-Three or more years of progressive audit or risk management experience with emphasis on operational risks and internal controls; broad knowledge of risks associated with Human Resources and ability to lead projects of cross – department teams.

- Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with both internal and external constituencies, including bank regulators and external auditors are critical

-Experience monitoring key issues and risks as well as related mitigation efforts associated with projects as assigned.

- Professional certification such as CPA, CIA or CRP preferred

- Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint required

- Knowledge of Employment Laws preferred

- Bilingual (Spanish) a plus


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