• Operations – Operations Risk Management – Risk Management – Associate – Salt Lake City or Dallas

    Location(s) US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Business Unit
    Risk Management
    Employment Type

    Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all areas of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world. Alongside this vital service delivery role, Operations provides essential risk management and control, preserving and enhancing the firm’s assets and its reputation.


    Looking for an individual that exudes energy, curiosity, and enthusiasm to join the Divisional Risk Management Team within the Operations Division focusing on Assessment & Certification. The team is comprised of individuals with varying backgrounds and works to ensure more effective risk management across the Division primarily through the global Firmwide and Quarterly Risk & Control Self-Assessment Program (RCSA). The team leverages its experience in financial products, operational functions, operational risk management, markets and regulations to support the Operations Division. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to work within an international organization located in New York, Salt Lake City, Sao Paulo, London, Warsaw, Bengaluru, Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong.




    We are looking for an experienced Operation’s professional to work within the SLC ORM team. Responsibilities include the following:

    • Assist with running the global risk and controls self- assessment quarterly program. This includes coordinating with various global stakeholders, preparation of the presentation material and analysis of divisional results. This is a key part of the risk framework which has a high level of global and senior management participation
    • Challenge the status quo – challenge, test and enhance the Operations risk and control framework (e.g. risk reviews, risk assessments, incident reviews, spot checks) to further enhance the control environment
    • Connect the dots across the Operations Division in the identification of emerging risks and issues - especially those with the potential for broad applicability across the division that can be effectively remediated through the use of a common set of controls and solutions
    • Work closely with the respective product aligned Embedded Risk Managers, Controls Assurance, and Risk Solutions teams in other locations to share key initiatives and best practices to achieve common risk management goals
    • Conduct analytical risk reviews to identify opportunities to uplift the Assessment framework and put forward tactical and strategic solutions to mitigate the risks and enhance the control framework
    • Identify potential compliance and reputational risks, and effectively escalate to appropriate individuals


    Other Skills

    This role requires an energetic self-starter that can liaise with various Operations & other Federation teams both regionally and globally.  Experience and knowledge in the Firm’s operational processing and control requirements are required together with strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills for this role – an ability to interact with individuals at all levels. Other skills include:

    • Risk management experience with ability to connect the dots to build the bigger picture
    • Commercial sense and ability to multi-task across various projects with varying stakeholders
    • Ability to positively influence via strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate with global stakeholders across the business
    • Strong analytical skills with proficient use of excel to gather data, analyze results, and document
    • Committed team player with a collaborative and global outlook


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher
    • Knowledge of financial products, markets, and operational processes
    • Strong communication skills to clearly articulate issues and ideas with different levels across Operations and Federation stakeholders
    • Highly motivated, delivery focused, analytical and detailed self-starter with strong academic background
    • Proven track record of improving processes and demonstrating successful teamwork
    • Proven ability to effectively manage operational risks and to develop control enhancements
    • Sound time management skills to be able to effectively prioritize and multi-task
    • Ability to learn quickly, evaluate, and form independent judgments
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments to tight deadlines



    Preferred Qualifications:

    • At least 4 years of professional experience in relevant field
    • Practical experience of working in Operations, Internal Controls, ORMA, or Internal Audit
    • Risk management and project management experience
    • Experienced in data manipulation for reporting/analytics and strong proficiency with MS software including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint



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